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Next Meeting May 22, 2023 – 7:30pm @ Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Members’ Recital hosted by Doug Starr, DMA, featuring the music of PitAGO
composers; a celebrative Centenary Anniversary reception is planned to follow the recital.
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A Message From The Dean…
Dear friends and colleagues,
Soon our chapter will elect new leadership to guide us for the next 2 years, 4 years for members of the Executive Board. It is an honor and a privilege to be called to serve, especially for our chapter that has enjoyed over 100 years of association. I know that you will give great thought and care to selecting leaders who have insight and energy.
During these unprecedented times, we all are aware of the challenges that are occurring in our society. Somehow, in spite of this, our chapter must continue to meet the changing needs of our membership. Let us appreciate our past accomplishments while looking forward to new opportunities with open hearts. In planning for our chapter’s future, I hope that you will encourage our leaders to explore possibilities, and to support and thank those who are attentive and helpful to our concerns.
Please stay tuned as we continue to journey and travel together to fulfill our mission–”to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.” I often wondered if anyone will remember us when we are gone, either from end of employment or end of life, and wish that there were a record for future generations of our service and commitment to the parish family. Is there an official record in your church or institution of those who have served? Do you have access to it? Does the community know the names of those who have led their worship, taught their musicians, served in ministry, helped them celebrate life events?
I am proposing that as a way to honor those who have served before us, we gather names, dates, and pertinent information for a historical record that becomes part of parish archives, including names of musical leaders, directors, organists, choir members, choir librarians, vocalists and instrumentalists. This could be an accessible public document kept with parish records. With so many parishes combining or closing, we should remember those who helped us to use our musical gifts to praise God.
It is important to be remembered as part of an institution’s legacy and leadership, just as Mark was our
dean in the years 2003-2005, in addition to all the lives he has touched with his music ministry.
Kenneth Danchik, FAGO