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The American Guild of Organists -- Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter

Serving the San Francisco Peninsula
Community Since 1990

Program Year
2014-2015



Program Year
2013-2014



Program Year
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Conference 2015
38th Annual Conference
rural northeast
New South Wales
end of September 2105

We represent a diverse group of people who have in common a passion for organs and organ music. We include professional and amateur organists who play and enjoy organ music from the most ancient to the most modern. Our community contains a tremendous variety of organs in churches, synagogues, concert halls, theaters, and residences.

Through our AGO Chapter, we provide a wide range of programs to educate, inspire, and involve our members and the community in the love of the organ and organ music.

Our current newsletter, January/February 2015, is online.

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Our next events ---

Friday 23 January, 7:30pm -- Along with the San Jose Chapter we are sponsoring an Alzheimer’s benefit recital played by Angela Kraft Cross at St. Bede's Church. Donations at the door will go to the Alzheimer's Association.

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February is dinner-and-movie month! Every Saturday night in February at 6:00 pm at the Kraft-Cross residence we will dine and watch a movie about the history of the organ followed by homemade slide shows of places of interest. Please leave a $10 donation for the food. Let me, Rani, know a week in advance (650) 793-4849 if you need a ride or if you have trouble with stairs. Also, bring your half hour of slides on a laptop or memory stick. Please tell me that you want to show them so that I can plan properly.

Below is the menu of movies and dinners. You don’t have to come to all of them, but I hope you can make at least one.
-- February 7th
Latin Origins
vegetarian spaghetti with meatballs
broccoli rabe
cannoli gelato
-- February 14th
French Romantic Organs
salade d’endive, pommes, and Roquefort
vegetarian steak tips with Bearnaise sauce
crème de coeur with fresh raspberries
-- February 21st
From Sweelinck to Bach
asparagus and orange salad
smoked salmon, potatoes, leeks with beurre blanc
German chocolate cake
-- February 28th
The Golden Age
carrot soup
Rueben sandwiches
poached pears

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Chapter Officers:
David Sheetz, Dean dasheetz@comcast.net
Rani Fischer, SubDean and Registrar ranifisc@gmail.com
Tim Getz, Secretary and Newsletter Editor tim@gracepa.org
Ed Jennings, Treasurer
Jay Martin, Web Master martinjg@flash.net