AGO Chapter Events
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Celebration and Annual Meeting
Concert by our Advanced Improvisation class
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
625 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Followed at 4:00pm by Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, desserts - walk the grounds and hear the recently installed organ, see a bit of the OHS Archives, and enjoy time with colleagues.
330 North Spring Mill Road • Villanova, PA 19085 – 1737
$35 per person. Net proceeds to benefit AGOPhila POE in July.
Kimmel Center Organ Day
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Pop in and out of Verizon Hall to hear free and varied programing by numerous local and guest artists.
Pipe Organ Encounter
July 8 to 13, 2018
Girard College, Philadelphia
Pipe Organ Encounters are designed for teenagers, ages 13-18, who have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency. Previous organ study is not required. Special consideration with regards to age and training may be allowed by the POE Committee on an individual basis.
2018 - 2019 Chapter Events
September 22nd, 2018
9:00 to 11:00am
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne
Rebecca Groom te Velde will lead a presentation on the “Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists” series of which she is one of the two major editors and also a contributing composer. Members are invited to perform pieces; we’ll focus on the “Autumn Festivals,” “Advent and Christmas,” and “Epiphany” volumes.
October 5th, 2018
Christ Church, Philadelphia
Celebrating Leo Sowerby! Join us for an evening of Sowerby’s finest organ works on the recently installed Fisk at Christ Church; performers to include Brian Harlow, Parker Kitterman, Eric Plutz, and Kathleen Scheide.
December 30th, 2018
4:00 to 8:00pm
Annual Chapter Holiday Party
Stoneleigh: 330 N. Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085
An evening of food, drinks, and social time with colleagues and friends. Unwind after the busy Christmas season and gear-up for the New Year!
January 12, 2019
8:30am to 3:00pm
January JumpStart at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Carson Cooman will be our featured artist; other presentations by local musicians and chapter members. Join us for a day of learning, music-making, and a worship service in BMPC’s Sanctuary. $25 for AGO Phila members; lunch additional fee.
March 31, 2019
Christ Church Christiana Hundred: 505 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Renée Anne Louprette in recital. Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York’s finest organists,” Dr. Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor, and teacher.
May 5th, 2019
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Lansdale
Full of vitality and an endless passion for the arts and learning, legendary octogenarian organist, Dorothy Young Riess, will lead a lecture and recital about her life in music and beyond.
June 8th, 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Kimmel Center Organ Day
Pop into Verizon Hall throughout the day to hear free and varied programming on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ.
June 16th, 2019
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise and Annual Meeting
We will end our season with a celebratory cruise on the Delaware River; dinner and DJ included, cash bar. $50 per person.
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