Pipe Organ Encounters
POE Brochure 2016
August 7-13, 2016
POE 2016 Registration
and surrounding area
Sunday 07 - Friday 13 August
Our Facebook page
American Guild of Organists
Houston, June 19Ė23
Rhonda Furr, Convention Coordinator
AGO Houston 2016
Kansas City, July 2-6
Lynn Bratney, Convention Coordinator
Atlanta, July 5-10
Organ Historical Trust
39th Annual Conference
the south island of
Monday 26 September --
Sunday 02 October
Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter
PO Box 582
Menlo Park, California
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 2016, is online.
The next chapter event ---
CAGO Workshop, Saturday morning 20 February, 10 am - noon,
Congregational Church in San Mateo.
Angela Kraft Cross, AAGO, leads a workshop which targets specific aspects of the Colleague's exam: transposition and improvisation. These are two skills which keep many from passing or even attempting the CAGO. Feel free to tell her in advance of specific hymns or tricky spots you are working with right now and bring them to the workshop.
Next month ---
Saturday 05 March -- Improvisation
We have a stimulating first weekend in March with masterclasses two days apart. The Assistant Organist at Harvard,
Thomas Sheehan, will be playing a compline-themed organ and choir concert at Christ Church Portola Valley on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., and has consequently agreed to meet with us to share his insight on improvisation the following day on Saturday, March 5.
We are very privileged to have him on the West Coast!
Monday evening 07 March, 7:30 - Stanford Memorial Church
Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist, Master Class
Robert has agreed to have four people play the organs at Stanford. Let Tim know if you would like to play. As an aside, Robert is hosting St. Johnís College Choir from Cambridge, England, March 29 and 30, and Robert is conducting the St. Johnís Passion this spring. Don't miss these sublime choral experiences!
Tim Getz, Dean
Lynda Alexander, Secretary
Ed Jennings, Treasurer
David Sheetz, Registrar
Duane Soubirous, Newsletter Editor
Jay Martin, Web Master
2016 Class -- Daniel Gonzalez, Jin Kyung Lim, Duane Soubirous
2017 Class -- Peter Bassford, Tysen Dauer
2018 Class -- Catha Hall, Curtis "Fjord" Hawthorne