Exciting news about our Opening Service!
     The Opening Service will be held on Monday, September 11th at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul at 138 Tremont Street, funded by the Carole Lawton Memorial Fund and featuring Alice Parker of Melodious Accord.  Alice Parker’s music at the Opening service will honor Carole with vibrant singing!  We will all be the choir.  Together we will make this a joyous occasion.
     Many of us sing Alice Parker’s music, and we know her because of her choral arrangements,  but in a recent conversation, she said that Melody is where she is most at home. Alice, a native of Boston, studied the organ with Wilson T. Moog at Smith College; and in her own career she has often noted the parallels between the organ and the voice.  Her work has been to help congregations find their own voices, and so on September 11th we will explore about twelve hymns, singing them all a capella.
         Here is the lineup for Sept. 11th:
5 – 5:45 pm Open console ((Andover organ, 2 manuals, 24 stops) Pianists, this is especially for you! An organ technician will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
5:45 pm Prelude played by Louise Mundinger, Interim Music Director at the
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
6 pm Alice Parker with Chaplain Carl Daw and Acting Dean of the Cathedral Nancy Gossling
7 pm Installation of Officers
7:15 Reception

The Chapter’s 2017-2018 Program Book is in preparation.  Information and an Advertising Contract are available at this link:   AdvertisingContract


The AGO Organ Library, housed in the School of Theology at Boston University, has lots of used organ music for sale at relatively inexpensive prices. At the moment our supply is large, and we are offering discounts on Bach Scores, especially if you are a student. The Library is physically open only on Sunday afternoons, but it’s much easier (for you and for us) if you shop online anyway, so visit our website and click on “Music Sales” in the menu along the right side of the picture. There are various categories to look in (individual composers; collections; method books; books about organ music.) Then send us an email with your order (don’t try to call on the phone); We’ll email you back with the total and the shipping cost. We’re not fast (our staff is very tiny, often only 1 person) but we are cheap, very knowledgeable about the repertoire, and only charge necessary shipping costs. Our email is orglib@bu.edu.

Happy music hunting,
Carl Klein, DMA
AGO Organ Library Administrator
www.organlibrary.org – orglib@bu.edu


Pursuant to the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Guild has revised the Code of Ethics.  In addition, we are required to remove all information regarding employment contracts and the like from our website.  Further information is available on the national office website at this link.  Cheryl Duerr, Northeast Region Counselor, has offered some comments on the implications of the Settlement, here.

Saturday, October 21-11:00 a.m.
Marsh Chapel, Boston University
735 Commonwealth Avenue
Students in Grades 6-12 are invited to audition
Click here for an application.

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