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.
Duquesne University Organs at November Meeting By Nathan Carterette - Sub-Dean (email@example.com)
Greetings from your Sub-Dean. Our November meeting is certainly special. We will be on the edge of the bluff, Duquesne University, in order to hear Richard Spotts perform Tournemire on the new Jaeckel organ at 8:00pm. But that's not all. At 7:45pm, before the recital, Peter Luley will give a very detailed tour of the new instrument along with a very comprehensive list of solutions to common organ problems that may come in handy f to help you survive them a problem surprises you before a performance on your instrument.
Duquesne University is home to one of the Pittsburgh areas most well-known programs in sacred music. Organ students there have access to a Schlicker tracker organ that once belonged to the noted composer and organist Paul Manz, two Moeller practice organs and a three manual Allen digital organ. In addition, local organ builder Peter Luley recently enlarged a three-manual solid state Moeller studio instrument and enhanced and rebuilt a three-manual Aeolian-Skinner organ both on the campus. The newest instrument at the University is a three-manual tracker organ by Jaeckel, Inc. from Duluth, Minnesota. This has been installed a few months ago in the Chapel where sacred music students regularly perform.
We'll begin to assemble around 6:00pm on the 5th Floor of the Power Center (See map, right) for dinner at 6:30pm. Please don't forget to make reservations! The cost is the usual $18, though beloved caterer Clint will not be serving. The Duquesne cafeteria will serve up classic Caesar salad, pasta with diverse sauces, and meatballs. Following the meal we will file off to the Chapel for the program and recital.
Parking has been arranged for no cost in the Forbes Garage. The Duquesne students will be available following dinner to shuttle any members that would like a ride to the Chapel. We hope to see you at the meeting on Monday as well as at the November Organ Artists Series concert on Sunday the 22nd at Shadyside Presbyterian Church featuring Jonathan Rudy.
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 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 the New Year and come to the meeting - you'll be glad you did!