Next Meeting January 23rd, 2023 – 7:30pm @ Saint Rosalie Church (411 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207) – Peter Luley and Colleagues demonstration of their refurbished instrument.
A Message From The Dean…
Dear friends and colleagues,
I don’t know about you, but I’m still in the Christmas spirit! In fact, I will be until at least February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. In the Slavic countries, this is the usual end of the Christmas season. Having been immersed in Christmas music since at least Thanksgiving, it seems that I cannot really let go of Christmas music until after the New Year, when I have a bit of breathing time to relax and ponder all that just happened in the previous weeks. I will be programming a few of the lesser known French Organ Noels thru early February.
Hopefully you and your musicians are healthy this New Year. Troubling information about the ongoing triple threat of Covid, Flu and RSV suggests continued vigilance and precautions.
The landscape of opportunities for church musicians is changing: fewer full-time jobs, smaller congregations, aging choir members. Political and ideological changes also have an impact on what we do as church musicians. Somehow our Guild tries to support all of us in these difficult times.
In this New Year let us resolve to be patient with each other, helpful and understanding. We’ve always supported each other this way.
Kenneth Danchik, FAGO