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.
Welcome To The New Guild Season! By Donna Groom - Sub-Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you ready for the best year ever? It is a pleasure to serve you! The program committee along with myself, would like to thank you for your help and suggestions in this upcoming year of planning. I trust that you had a refreshing summer and that you’re ready to gear up for lots of music and socializing. There is so much yet to do with the upcoming regional convention, so I will be taking notes throughout this year to be ahead of the game for next year’s programming. It is not too early to make suggestions.
The September 22, 2014, meeting will be at First English Lutheran Church, 615 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412.471.8125.
I am honored to introduce our distinguished guest. Volodymyr Koshuba, from the Ukranian city of Kiev, will not only perform, but speak to us about his life and experiences in his homeland and abroad. He graduated from the Kiev State Conservatory with a distinguished prize in piano only to return for an additional five years to study organ with Professor Hugo Lepnurm, a noted student of Marcel Dupre. He has concertized extensively all over the world and has been awarded numerous titles and honors. We welcome him and look forward to hearing his stories and music.
I am also looking forward to seeing you and hearing your stories and music! I would like to thank Cynthia Pock and First English Lutheran Church for graciously hosting the event.
Please take note of the changes for reservations that will be explained in detail in this newsletter.
Chapter Programs - 2014-2015 Date Location Program
22-Sep-2014 First Lutheran, Downtown Volodymyr Koshuba-Lecture/Recital
27-Oct-2014 Saint Paul, Oakland Haig Mardirosian-Vox Humana Live
17-Nov-2014 Mount Lebanon Methodist Don Wilkins, Hindemith Sonata #1
29-Dec-2014 Ed Halo's house Holiday Party
26-Jan-2015 Wallace Memorial, S. Hills Local Composers-Approachable
23-Feb-2015 Church of the Redeemer Duquesne Students-Jenkins Tribute
23-Mar-2015 Ben Avon Community Church Penny Anderson-Hymnody, Early
27-Apr-2015 Saint Andrew, Highland Park Eric Plutz-Hymn Playing-in Different Styles
18-May-2015 Mount Lebanon Lutheran Docent lecture-Pittsburgh Music Heritage
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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 email@example.com 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!