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2015 Regional Convention
Pittsburgh, PA

June 21-25, 2015


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Organ Artists Series
Concert series
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Pittsburgh AGO Chapter

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Organ Artists Series
Concert Photo

Organist Olivier Latry,
titular organist of Notre Dame de Paris,
in performance at
Calvary Episcopal Church
in Pittsburgh for an
Organ Artists Series concert.

Olivier Latry in concert

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 35+ years under the sponsorship of this series. Visit that link for information about these special concerts.

Monthly updates of local concerts and events are listed in the Noteworthy Events section of the regular Chapter Newsletter. Planned season schedules are listed at Concert and Recital series.

Check the Pictures of Recent Events for some great pictures of recent concerts and meetings!

If you're a friend of music, consider becoming a Chapter member today! Check the Registration Page for more information about the Guild, or visit our AGO National Headquarters home page.

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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.

Hymn Playing With Style
By Donna Groom - Sub-Dean

April showers bring May flowers but April meetings bring welcome greetings with first class feedings for planting the seeding of music ministry needing. Oh,go on…I couldn’t resist.

This will most definitely be a seeding meeting! Won’t you please join us on Monday, April 27, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412.661.1245. Our most distinguished guest, Eric Plutz, will be planting seeds of creativity as he teaches us how to play hymns in different styles.

Pittsburgh Bach Marathon

Calvary Episcopal Church
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Seventeen Organists, Eight Hours,
One Great Composer

Please stop by anytime during the Marathon
to relax with one of the legendary composers
of organ music.

  • 10:00 a.m. Alan Lewis
  • 10:30 a.m. Donald Fellows
  • 11:00 a.m. Kathy Csellar & Friends
  • 11:30 a.m. Ann Labounsky
  • 12:00 p.m. Gail Henry & Rick Murrell (Trumpet)
  • 12:30 p.m. Ethan LaPlaca
  •  1:00 p.m. Barbara McKelway
  •  1:30 p.m. Nathan Carterette
  •  2:00 p.m. Ellen Dodge & Soon Choi
  •  2:30 p.m. Robert Morehead
  •  3:00 p.m. Anthony Rollett
  •  3:30 p.m. Rebecca Rollett
  •  4:00 p.m. Nick Will
  •  4:30 p.m. Daniel Ficarri
  •  5:00 p.m. TBA
  •  5:30 p.m. Edward Alan Moore

Eric is University Organist at Princeton University.  There his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the chapel, academic ceremonies, solo concerts and accompanying the chapel choir in services and concerts.  He also coordinates the weekly afternoon concert series at the University chapel.  In addition, Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and Princeton Pro Musica, both in Princeton, NJ.  He is also instructor of organ at Princeton University and maintains a private studio of organ students.

As an organ concert soloist, Mr. Plutz has accepted engagements in distinguished locations across the United States and abroad. As an accompanist, he has worked with many organizations, including The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, National Symphony Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Washington Symphonic Brass, and the Washington Ballet.

Originally from Rock Island, Illinois, Mr. Plutz earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 1989 and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1991.

Our own Chef Clinton Bleil has prepared a “first class” feeding of field green salad with roasted beets, walnuts and goat cheese, seafood Newburg, classic chicken ala king (old school) pan seared wide egg noodles with parsley & butter, brown rice pilaf, steamed broccoli with side hollandaise, brownie bars, chocolate chip cookies with whipped cream and hot fudge sauce. (I can’t wait!)

Special thanks and appreciation are extended to Peter Luley, George Knight, and Saint Andrew’s Church for sharing their heavenly space and making time for us, as they are quite busy with activities and serving the needs of others. Deadline for reservations is Friday, April 17th. Thank you for your cooperation. Until then……!

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 every month (only $18). 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 in advance (10 days); you can make one at (the Dinner Reservations link above/left) or contact if you need more information or to make your reservation.

Do something different in the New Year and come to the meeting - you'll be glad you did!