Organist Richard Elliott of the Mormon Tabernacle in performance with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, directed by Brady Allred, at Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh Campus.
Photo courtesy of AGO Member
Stanley E. Yoder.
The Organ Artists Series (OAS) Committee hosts world-renowned performers at concerts in Pittsburgh several times each year. Over a hundred organists have visited Pittsburgh in the past 25+ years under the sponsorship of this series. Visit that link for information about these special concerts.
The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
Holiday Party Time!
By Donna Groom - Sub-Dean (email@example.com)
Every year around this time, I make a promise to myself that I won’t let myself go crazy over the need to “do it all.” Halloween was barely over and the next day there were Christmas trees up at local businesses. The sales, the expectations, the commercials, and especially the people who have shopped, wrapped, baked, and are “done” by Thanksgiving, I could choke! Well....not really, but sort of. As we enter the Advent season, my wish for you is to feel peace. It is a new beginning in our church year and we have time to contemplate and prepare for one of the most loving, wondrous, mysterious gifts ever...God’s gift of His Son. Let us receive him in peace.
On a lighter note, there will be no program but instead, Ed Halo has once again offered to host our Christmas party at his beautiful home! Suzie has created another Jeopardy : Sochi Organ style!!! With the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia in Feb. 2014, test your knowledge on facts from Pittsburgh, National and TAO information! Anything is game from items in the chapter directory, TAO's from July 2013 to present, and Potluck. Prizes will be awarded !!
So Come and enjoy the food by Cindy and a round of fun!!, Let's see who will win Gold Medals for the night!
Reservations are due to Suzie Gilliland by December 20th!!! A few days earlier than usual because of the Christmas holiday!!!
The party is Monday, December 30 starting at 7:00pm. (See below for directions.)
Holiday Party Directions
3574 McClure Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-2172
Travel to Route 65 (intersection of McKees Rocks Bridge and Brighton Heights Boulevard
Turn onto Brighton Heights Boulevard
Bear right at the light onto Termon Avenue
Right onto McClure
Take McClure to Davis, find parking
Never come to a Chapter meeting before? Worried that it's stuffy and you won't know anyone? Don't know why you should come?
Be just and fear not! The Pittsburgh AGO Chapter is a friendly group that starts off the meeting with chit-chat around 6PM and has a wonderful buffet dinner (feel free to get a second helping!) every month (only $15). Dieting? Skip the dinner and come for the program; it's free and a benefit to you as a member.
Reservations are required if you're coming to the dinner; you can make one at www.pitago.org (the Dinner Reservations link above/left) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or to make your reservation.
Do something different in September and come to the meeting - you'll be glad you did!