Eastern New York AGO
OUR NEXT EVENT!
Come out to support your fellow chapter
members as they play a varied program on the three-manual Kerner &
Come early to peruse the latest
additions to the chapter's music collection (music for sale).
Proceeds benefit the chapter's scholarship fund.
May 19, 2012
recital; music sale before and following
United Presbyterian Church
1915 Fifth Ave. in Troy
Castro, host organist
For further information,
PIPES & PIZZA!
people ages seven and older
a “hands-on” day of learning about the pipe organ, the
“King of Instruments”
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Presbyterian Church and St. George’s
in Schenectady’s Stockade
will have the opportunity to play three pipe organs, see how a pipe is
see the inside of a pipe organ, and lots more! Piano
students are encouraged to bring sheet
and pick up will be at First Presbyterian Church (115 Union St., Schenectady).
register and for more information, phone Andrew Krystopolski,
and welcome at First Presbyterian Church
(115 Union St., Schenectady)
10:10 Performance: “REX: The King
to the Casavant organ console at First Presbyterian
get to play the organ
11:05 “How a
Pipe Is Made” (Part I) / “How
the Organ Works”
of main organ and antiphonal division
movie: “The Dog Outwits the Kidnapper” (1908)
walk to St. George’s Great Hall for pizza and
All the Stops” DVD
to the Moller console at St.
the organ and look inside
organ (Schreiner, Opus 5) in Lady Chapel
a Pipe Is Made” (Part II)
back to First Presbyterian Church
Finale: Carillon de Westminster
January 21, 2012 / 9:00
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Albany (21 Hackett Blvd.)
Jonathan B. Hall, FAGO, ChM
"Lift Up Their Hearts: Tools
Effective & Joyful Hymn Leadership"
Dr. Hall will discuss and demonstrate an
array of skills needed to enhance hymn playing and heighten worship in
the 21st century.
Sheet Music Sale
precedes and follows workshop
Steven Rosenberry, host organist
manuals, 68 ranks
May 21, 2011 / 11:00 am
● Student Scholarship Winners
Organ Recital, Annual
Meeting, and Lunch
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
Neil Keen, host organist
Schlicker organ (1977)
Three manuals, 75 ranks
and annual meeting to follow at TASTE
February 16, 2011 / 7:30
pm ● Organized Rhythm
Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady.
Clive Driskill-Smith, organ
Music of Bach, Holst,
Cochereau, and Saint-Saëns
23, 2011 / 4:00 pm ●
Members and Friends Concert
Pius X Roman Catholic
Church, Loudonville (23 Crumitie Rd.);
Charles Jones, host. Celebrating the Year of
Collaborative Music, we will meet for a reading session
followed by a brief recital of music for organ and
“others.” Do you have a favorite duo you’ve always
wanted to play through with someone, but haven’t had access to a
player? Here’s the opportunity! Several
instrumentalists will be joining us, including a violinist, pianist,
and brass player, to read through a piece that you bring. Our
guests will also be performing a prepared work with chapter
members. If you would like to bring a friend and perform a
prepared piece at the end, please contact Program Chair Todd Sisley at
518-462-2405 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 20 / 10:00
am–noon ● Healthy Vocal Technique for Your Choir (with Anne Z. Turner)
First United Methodist
(603 State St.).
Organ music sale and refreshments; peruse the chapter’s Choral
October 29 / 6:00 pm ● The Very Scariest Organ Music
First United Presbyterian
Church, Troy (1915 Fifth Ave.).
Half-hour concert featuring Maury A. Castro playing Bach’s
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Gounod’s Funeral March of a
Marionette, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, and
Saint-Saëns's Danse Macabre (assisted by Todd Sisley). Organ
demonstration for all ages follows (Dan Lemieux, organbuilder, Lemieux
October 2 / 8:00 am to
4:00 pm ● Autumn Study Tour
College, South Hadley,
Larry Schipull, college organist and associate professor of music,
hosts us in Abbey Memorial Chapel, which houses two organs of
very different styles: a four-manual electropneumatic action instrument
by Hutchings/Skinner located in the front of the sanctuary and a
organ (Opus 84, 1986) in its own balcony at the rear of the
chapel. The Fisk organ will be the primary focus of the trip.
May 22 / 11:00 am ● Student
Scholarship Winners Organ Recital, Annual Meeting, and Lunch
Episcopal Church, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Farrell Goehring, host
Casavant organ, Opus 2927
With organists Alanna Wilson,
Jonathan Denham, Fritz Hermann, and Colin Sweeney
12:00 pm ● Lunch follows at The Olde Bryan Inn
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Please contact Todd Sisley by
May 18 if you plan to attend.
April 25, 2010 / 4:00 pm ● Fedak Choral Festival
Presbyterian Church, Albany
Celebrating Al and Sue Fedak's 20 years of music ministry at Westminster Church.
Festival choir will sing anthems and hymns by Al. Sue will
conduct. Guests: The Rev. Dr. Carl P. Daw Jr., Gene Marie
Callahan Kern, Donald Ingram, Kathryn Norman, and Eugene Tobey.
February 13, 2010 / 10:00
am ● Service Playing Test Preparation
First Reformed Church of Scotia.
Barbara Adler and Iteke Prins offer an overview on taking the Guild's
Service Playing Test.
January 23, 2010 / 9:00 am
● “The Chorale as Cantus Firmus,” with Robert
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany
Come and warm up to an overview of chorale prelude
composition—looking at numerous examples by the masters in which
a pre-existing melody is set in a particular texture; using repertoire
from early Baroque to Mendelssohn, Vierne, and Langlais.
November 20 / 8:00 pm ● Isabelle Demers, organist
First United Presbyterian
This internationally acclaimed artist, who wowed the audience at the
2008 National Convention in Minneapolis,
will play a recital of original works and transcriptions.
October 31 / 12:00 noon ● Phantoms & Pipes
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy
(corner of State & Third Streets). Introduction to the organ
followed by a recital of spooky music. Pizza party
following. For the young and "young at heart"; costumes
welcomed! Free admission.
October 19 / 8:00 pm ● Bach's Monumental "The Art of Fugue" with Jon Gillock &
Emerson Hall, Union
For many years musicians and theorists have considered The Art of Fugue
a purely academic work in demonstrating the ultimate in the handling of
the most complicated fugal techniques. These two performers,
during their coast-to-coast tour, will present this rarely performed
work on two pianos (as arranged by Bruno Seidlhofer for the Neue
Bachgesellschaft in 1937). Chapter members must reserve their seat by September
21. $20 tickets will be offered to the public beginning on
September 22. (Members may make reservations for non-members, to
be paid at the door, when they reserve before 9/22.) To reserve,
contact Todd Sisley at email@example.com or phone 518-462-2405.
2009 Student Scholarship Winners Recital
(at State St.),
am, followed by Annual Meeting and Buffet Luncheon at
Porto Restaurant, 85 Fourth St.
per person (paid individually)
Charles Jones, if you plan to attend
2009 Bach Birthday Concert
the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach"
Nancy Frank, Steven Rosenberry, Alfred Fedak, and Brian Hoffman
and chapter members free
further information, phone 518-463-2257
by Casavant, Opus 2819 (1965)
2009 Introduction to the Pipe Organ & Church Music Workshops
14, 2009 Introduction to the Pipe Organ & Church Music
2009 Improvisation Workshop with Jason Roberts
Pius X Roman Catholic Church
9:00 am to
2009 Annual Skills Fair
Certification and Diagnosing Organ Problems"
9:00 am to
14–15, 2008 AGO Choir Festival
Advent and Christmas": Choral Music of Daniel Pinkham
McGhee (conductor), with choir, organ and brass
Cathedral of All Saints, South Swan St.,
17–19, 2008 Organ Spectacular Weekend
Friday: "From Sea to Shining Sea"
262 State St.,
$10 adults, $7 students and seniors
Saturday: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza
153 Nott Terrace, Schenectady
Sunday: "Pipe Organ Spectacular in Downtown Albany"
Presbyterian Church, 362 State St.
King of Instruments" by Daniel Burton
Fedak, organist; Sue Fedak, narrator
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State St.
Keen and Mary Bon
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 107 State St.
Recital and Festal Evensong
Bynum, director; Robert Richter, organist
Cathedral of All Saints, South Swan St.
21, 2008 Opening Meeting
Pot luck dinner and organ demonstration
60th anniversary of the Austin organ at Old
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