Click here to view our 2023-2024 season meeting schedule!

NEXT MEETING – October 30, 2023 @ 7:30pm (Dinner at 6pm!) “Voices of the Temple and Literature from the non-Western Christian Rite” Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Click HERE to watch the livestream.

A Note From The Dean…

Greetings, Pittsburgh Chapter Members and Friends!

Occasionally for my church’s newsletter, my Musical Notes column is a hodgepodge of miscellaneous stuff that I call “Notes from a Messy Desk.” Some are things I want to pass on to my parish, like announcing the Chapter’s OAS concerts or other area musical programs. Other times it might be educational in nature, such as why we picked a particular hymn or why the choir sang a particular anthem. And quite often it is begging for more choir members! So I will be using this same format from time-to-time in my Dean’s Notes. Which is what I’m doing this month. So here goes!

Notes from a Messy Desk:

…Last month, my Dean’s Note’s stated “We’re Back!” And this month, we take the next step in our
return to familiar Chapter activities: ”We’re Back” to our Chapter dinners before most of our monthly
programs! I say most, because at a few meetings this program year, we will have a post-program
reception instead of pre-program dinner. So keep an eye on Pipelines or the Chapter website ( for the details about each month’s program!

…Because of the pandemic, this will be the first time that Elna Johnson will handle dinner reservations – so please be patient and give her a chance to become accustomed to these duties while checking in at the meeting! My thanks to our new Sub-Dean, Regina Kettering, who handled these prior to the pandemic interruption, for lending her expertise to help Elna get familiar with the procedures!

…Sr. Cynthia Pock, who is in charge of our Education Committee, is stressing the importance of taking Guild Exams in 2023/24. We will be looking into holding “coaching sessions” if there is an interest. Please touch base with her if you would like to take an exam or are interested in the chapter holding a coaching session.

…The Organ Artist Series got of to a rousing start with an outstanding concert at St. Paul’s Cathedral
by Nicholas Capozzoli on September 8th! There are four more exciting concerts in their program year, so make sure you mark your calendars and support this wonderful series, this year featuring outstanding young organists

Have a great start to Fall!


Jeffrey H. Gray