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Plan ahead for the
Joint Chapter meeting on
May 23rd.

Check out the preliminary
agenda and plans here

Downtown Pittsburgh

Plan ahead for the
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May 23rd.

Check out the preliminary
agenda and plans here

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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.


April Meeting – Heiller and Bach at Saint Paul Cathedral
By Nathan Carterette - Sub-Dean (

Our April meeting will take place at Saint Paul Cathedral and will feature Bruce Stevens, on faculty of the University of Richmond, discussing Anton Heiller and Bach's Orgelbüchlein. Bruce Stevens is active as a recitalist across the United States and Europe. He frequently plays for the annual national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, and he has performed for regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and for the national convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders. After receiving degrees in music from the University of Richmond and the University of Illinois, he moved to Europe, going first to Denmark for a year of organ study in Copenhagen with Finn Viderø and Grethe Krogh. Later he moved to Vienna to become a student of Anton Heiller for several years. He also studied at the Royal School of Church Music near London. Mr. Stevens has been a finalist in the American Guild of Organists competition as well as in other national competitions held in Los Angeles and Fort Wayne. Active as a recording artist, he has produced seven discs for Raven Recordings, including a series of four CDs devoted to Josef Rheinberger’s organ sonatas played on various historic American organs.

Mr. Stevens is director of Historic Organ Study Tours (HOST) which he founded in 1994 to further the study of historic organs in Europe and elsewhere. He also works as a writer-editor for the Virginia Department of Education.
Dinner will feature grilled sausage, stuffed shells, broccoli and of course a dessert which will be pound cake.
Finally don't forget that our May meeting will be at Saint Vincent Abbey in Latrobe, PA, with several other AGO chapters.  Check the web site,, for the planned events for that day.  If you have more questions or want more specifics about that exciting event please email me or Rev. Cyril Hurnyak at


Pittsburgh Goes National!

In the summer of 2015 organists from the northeast region of the US met in Pittsburgh, PA, to attend the AGO Regional Convention which the Pittsbugh Chapter hosted here.

Listen to a performance from the convention which was played at Calvary Episcopal Church. We are honored that National AGO organization is using this video as promotional material.

Interested in hearing world-renowned organists?

Organ Artists Series (OAS) held in Pittsburgh.


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!