Pittsburgh Organ Academy
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Organ Artists Series
Organist Olivier Latry,
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.
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.
Hello friends! Our last meeting of the AGO season (September-May) is a very exciting one. Three Guild Chapters, Pittsburgh, Greensburg, and Indiana, will converge at the Saint Vincent Basilica in Latrobe to experience the new Buzard organ.
We have reserved a 56-passenger Lenzner Coach tour bus to carry members to and from Latrobe; so, park your car, and join AGO Chapter friends for a fun, comfortable bus ride to and from Latrobe! The bus departs from the Calvary Episcopal Church (315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) parking lot. Members taking the bus will have access to ample parking in the lot. Driving to Latrobe takes about one and a quarter hours, outside of rush hour should you not want to take the bus.
Dinner will be at the usual time. 6:00PM Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments on the second floor of Placid Hall followed by a catered dinner at 6:30PM.
A 7:45PM recital in the Basilica will be by Father Cyprian Constantine, Basilica organist.
Remember that additional events are offered earlier if you have time. At 2PM there will be an open console for anyone to try out the organ. At 3PM there will be a DVD on the short history of the organ and interactive session with John Buzard, the organ builder, as well as Father Cyprian. At 4PM there will be an organ crawl with a special monitor for those who do not wish to climb the 47 steps.
At 5PM Choral Vespers will be sung both by the Monastery Community and Schola Camerata.
Thanks again to the leadership of the three participating chapters as well as our own Reverend Cyril Hurnyak who has continued to work through the logistics of this to make this great experience available for our Chapter members. Looking forward to seeing you at the May meeting on the 25th.
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Organ Artists Series (OAS) held in Pittsburgh.