Joan Lippincott Celebration


Colleagues, Students, Loved Ones, and Friends from Across the Country Will Gather to Celebrate Her Lifetime Achievements at AGO Endowment Fund Benefit

NEW YORK CITY — The American Guild of Organists (AGO) has selected internationally acclaimed organist and teacher JOAN LIPPINCOTT as the honoree for the 2017 AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award Recital and Gala Benefit Reception on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Princeton, N.J. Complete information can be found online at

The celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Princeton University Chapel, where the honoree, joined by organists Scott Dettra and Eric Plutz, will play a recital that is free and open to the public. A Gala Benefit Reception (advance tickets required) will follow at Prospect House, the private dining club of Princeton University.

Joan Lippincott has been acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding organ virtuosos. She is professor emerita of organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and was principal university organist at Princeton University from 1993 to 2000. Her many recordings on the Gothic label include music of Bach, Duruflé, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Widor, Alain, and Pinkham. Lippincott’s most recent CD is J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, recorded on the Fritts organ at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Gala sponsorship opportunities are available at the $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 levels. Full descriptions of sponsorship and benefits are available online at

Gala Benefit Reception Tickets are $150 (75% tax deductible, includes preferred seating at the recital) and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308. Gala Benefit Reception ticket sponsors will have their names printed in the commemorative program book. The deadline to be included is March 31.

Display Advertising opportunities are offered in the full-color commemorative program book and include inside and back covers ($1,500, each includes four gala tickets), full-page ($1,000, includes two gala tickets), and half-page ($500, includes one gala ticket) insertions. Congratulatory messages ($250, text only) are also available. Advertising orders can be placed online at or by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308. The advertising deadline is March 31. E-mail for further information. The publication will become a part of the American Organ Archives.

Participate from a Distance by making a contribution to the AGO Endowment Fund in honor of Joan Lippincott. Contribute online at or by sending a check to: AGO Endowment Fund, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, New York, NY 10115. Contributions received by March 31 will be reported in the commemorative program book.

All proceeds from the Gala will honor Joan Lippincott in perpetuity through the AGO Endowment Fund. For further information, please call 212-870-2311, ext. 4308, or e-mail ?

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