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

Serving the San Francisco Peninsula
Community Since 1990

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Regional Conventions,
June and July

Atlanta, 05-10 July
Sunday - Friday

Organ Historical Trust
of Australia
Conference 2019
Adelaide, South Australia
Monday 30 September --
Friday 06 October

Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter
mailing address
PO Box 582
Menlo Park, California

Our current chapter newsletter June 2019 is available online.


Our next chapter event ---

Third Salon Event: Low Pressure Public Performance Practice
Saturday afternoon 01 June 2019 at 1:00
St Andrew's Episcopal Church, San Bruno

Back in the time of Mendelssohn, friends would often gather for "salons" to play music in a casual setting and enjoy each other's company. We're bringing that tradition back with our series of salons for beginner to intermediate level organists. If you've got some pieces you would like practice performing in front of a friendly audience and you're interested in trying out different organs, but you aren't yet comfortable performing in a recital setting, then this event is for you!

We'll each get to spend some time at the organ setting up registrations, playing our pieces for each other, and and enjoying the company of our fellow organists. Pieces could range from a postlude you're working on to just playing through a hymn or two.

This salon will be at: St Andrew's Episcopal Church,
1600 Santa Lucia Avenue, San Bruno
Saturday afternoon 01 June 2019 at 1:00

Rodgers electronic, 2 manuals, large installation including 32' stops!

If you're interested, please RSVP to Curtis 'Fjord' Hawthorne so I can get an idea of how many people to expect. But please feel free to come, even if you don't RSVP!

Hope to see you there!



Chapter Officers:
Donald Mulliken, Dean
Rani Fischer, SubDean
Tom Lohmuller, Secretary
Ed Jennings, Treasurer
David Sheetz, Registrar
Katherine Ou, Newsletter Editor
James Martin, Web Master


Executive Board
Class of 2020 -- Eric Lebel, Jin Kyung Lim
Class of 2022 -- Catha Hall, Curtis 'Fjord' Hawthorne, Jeff Kabel


Matthew Burt, Regional councillor
John Karl Hirten, District convener