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Philadelphia Chapter Dean

David Furniss



The American Guild of Organists was first organized in New York City in 1896.  In 2007, the A.G.O. has over 20,000 members, who if they are not organists or organ builders themselves, share common interest in all things related to the King of Instruments and choral music.

In 1896 the A.G.O. was one undivided body, and in 1902 The Philadelphia Chapter (originally the Pennsylvania Chapter) was organized as the first of chapter.  Today there are 348 chapters in the USA, Europe, Korea and even Argentina!

If you are not currently a member, I encourage you to join our ranks.  You are not required to play or sing to join this unique organization.  You only need to share our enthusiasm.  An application for membership is available on this website for download.  Also, see our calendar of events for our varied program offerings ranging from recitals to workshops.  We are most proud of our ongoing collaboration with The Kimmel Center which houses the largest concert hall organ in the country built by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders.  Our visibility has never been better and now is the time to continue the momentum by supporting and being a part of our efforts.

Our official statement of purpose best describes who we are and what we are about:  The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a professional organization whose varied members are committed to advocacy of the art of the organ through education, professional development, and performance.

You are cordially invited to attend our events whether or not you are a member.  And spread the word!

David Furniss