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Read the Article in the November 12, 2023 edition of the Boston Globe:

“For Organists, Boston is a City of (Pipe) Dreams”




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Trinity Church in the City of Boston
206 Clarendon Street

Handel’s Messiah – Sunday, December 10th @ 2pm

Begin your holiday season with Boston’s only performance of Handel’s masterpiece in a sacred setting. 
The Trinity Choirs, soloists, and orchestra perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (Part the First)
along with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.

Tickets can be purchased using this link: Messiah tickets


Candlelight Carols – Saturday, December 16th  @  4pm & 7pm;   Sunday, December 17th @ 2pm
A beloved Boston tradition since 1909, Candlelight Carols celebrates the coming birth of Christ 
through carols and anthems, by candlelight, offered by the Trinity Choirs and Brass.

Tickets can be purchased using this link: Candlelight Carols tickets


Fridays at Trinity Organ Recital Series – for more information, click here
Join us on Friday afternoons at 12:15 pm for this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation of $10. All performances take place in the Church.


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First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA  02116
December 16, 2023
7:00 PM


Come join us on December 16, 2023, at 7:00pm for a magical evening at First Church Boston! Director of Music Gigi Mitchell-Velasco leads the First Church Boston Choral Ensemble in A Ceremony of Carols – A Christmas Celebration, featuring Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Modern motets, instrumental music and carols from other lands follow, including the original Ukrainian carol “Shchedryk, Shchedryk” arr. Mykola Leontovych, from America, “Lux Aurumque” of Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium”, from France, Henri Büsser’s exquisite “Sleep of the Infant Jesus” for cello, harp and organ, from England, “Sussex Carol” arr. Dale Wood and Meditation on Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Down Ampney for flute and harp by Noel Velasco, and the Scottish carol “Tàladh Chriosda” arr. Paul Halley.  

The evening will conclude with an audience Christmas Carol Singalong.

Special guests are harpist Hyunjung Choi, cellist Eleanor Blake and organist Heinrich Christensen.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Christmas around the world, deep in the heart of Boston.

Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome to benefit the Music Program of First Church. Mark your calendars for this unforgettable event!




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2020 – 2022 Officers and Executive Committee
Our Chapter has elected the following people as Officers of our Chapter:

Dean: Mitchell Crawford
Sub-Dean: Cathy Meyer
Treasurer: Daryl Bichel
Secretary: Joshua T. Lawton
Registrar: Jeffrey Mills

Members at Large- Class of 2024
Don Hodgkins
Christine Hogan
Jonathan Wessler

Members at Large – Class of 2026
Sean Glennon
Andrew Scanlon


 Deans of Our Chapter

The Massachusetts Chapter was founded in 1905.  Our first Dean was George Albert Burdett (pictured here).  Our website now has photos and biographies of all of our past Deans.  You may view that resource by clicking here.

If you have any additions or remembrances of past Deans to add to our page, please contact us.

The History of the American Guild of Organists in Massachusetts by H. Winthrop Martin has been digitized.  This resource includes Deans’ biographies from 1905 through 1954, along with programs and recitals held during those years.  The full history of those years is available now by clicking here


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