Organist Olivier Latry,
titular organist of Notre Dame de Paris,
in performance at
Calvary Episcopal Church
in Pittsburgh for an
Organ Artists Series 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.
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.
Historic North German Organs At October Meeting By Nathan Carterette - Sub-Dean (email@example.com)
Greetings from your Sub Dean. This month's meeting will be at heavenly Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Monday October 26th. Our caterer, Clint, has prepared a classic Waldorf salad to precede such delicious meats as pan seared Pangasius and pork loin; peas, peppers, carrots and cauliflower fill out the basic food groups; and we will end with frightful Hallowe'en cookies.
Our special guest for the meeting will be Theimo Janssen from Nordern/Eastern Fresia, the current steward of the famous Arp-Schnitger organ built in 1688. Thiemo Janssen, together with his wife Agnes Luchterhandt, is organist and choirmaster at the Church in Ludgeri North/East Frisia, home of one of this most historic instrument. He will talk about historical organs of northern Germany and relate them to the grand Von Beckerath at the Cathedral.
Thiemo is also notorious in the organ world for his international campaign to save the Pankratius-Kirche in Neuenfelde and its very important pipe organ, preventing it from becoming an airport runway.
In addition to hearing Theimo speak at the meeting you'll also have a chance to hear him on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:30pm in concert at Saint Paul.
We hope to see you at the meeting on Monday as well as back at the Cathedral on Tuesday for the concert!
Friday, October 23, 2015 – 8:00 pm
Scott Dettra at Calvary Episcopal Church; co-sponsored by Alice C. Young, Gretchen Young Fineman, Rebecca S. Young in Memory of Hugh D. Young, AAGO
Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 4:00 pm
Jonathan Rudy at Shadyside Presbyterian Church; Co-sponsored by Shadyside Church’s Music in a Great Space Series
Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 4:00 pm
Isabelle Demers at Westminster Presbyterian Church; co-sponsored by Westminster Church Music & Arts Series
Friday, April 22, 2016 – 8:00 pm
Christian Lane at St. Paul Cathedral; co-sponsored by St. Paul Cathedral Concert Series
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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.
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Do something different in the New Year and come to the meeting - you'll be glad you did!