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June 15-21, 2015
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Organ Artists Series
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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!

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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.“Things My Teachers Taught Me” – Sharing and Recitals
By Donna Groom - Sub-Dean (

Traditionally November is the month for our Thanksgiving holiday. There is so much to be thankful for. With appreciation and gratitude I wish to express my feelings towards you, my dear friends and colleagues. It is behind a very different “desk” in which we sit, and oh, how lucky we really are! We have been blessed with gifts of the spirit. We are special and in our own unique way we serve others while giving back to the Creator simultaneously.

The November 17, 2014 meeting will be at Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 , 412.531.7131,   The original program has been s changed due to the untimely passing of our dear friend Don Wilkins who was to be our program guest. Since he was such an influence as an educator and mentor, we decided that we would honor him and others who have taught, influenced, and mentored, in a dedicational recital given by our very own members. The new program is “Things My Teachers Taught Me.” It will be a celebratory sharing of music and memories! Very uplifting!

Our caterer, Joe’s Rusty Nail, is preparing a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal for us.  This month our meeting is on the 3rd Monday to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.  Because of this reservations are due by Friday November 7.  Don’t delay!  Get your reservations in early!

Also, I’d like to extend many thanks to our hosts Dr. Gretchen Franz and Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, for inviting us to use their warm fellowship and worship space.

I’m looking forward to seeing (and hearing) you at the November recital event as we share and enjoy our musical gifts and memories.

Attention Students and Teachers
Organ Competition & Scholarship Opportunity

The Winston-Salem (NC) Chapter of the AGO has announced its 4th annual High School Organ Festival & Competition, co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The competition is open to any high school senior or younger who has not previously won the competition’s First Prize. In addition to cash prizes and potential scholarships, all prize winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Hymn Prize) will receive a copy of one of the eight volumes of Bach works published by Wayne Leupold Editions, compliments of the publisher.

A CD Recording and application is due (received) by 19-Dec-2014.

For full information about the competition, festival events, and instruments, please visit:

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!