Pedals, Pipes and Pizza!
Sunday, September 18, 2022, 2PM at First Parish Concord, 20 Lexington Road, then walking one block to Trinitarian Congregational Church at 54 Walden Street. Young musicians are invited to come and learn about the King of Instruments! Students will not only be able to hear the instruments but will also be given the opportunity to try playing them as well, so pianists should bring their music. Parents should plan to stay. The afternoon will conclude with a pizza snack and a chance to ask any follow up questions. Click here to register.
Opening Service and Installation
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6-8PM at Milton Academy Chapel, 170 Centre Street, Milton. Parking available. Installed in 1971, the Casavant Frères, Opus 3120, at Milton Academy has recently received some TLC and would like to receive some more from YOU, BAGO members, at the Opening Service on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. Reception first at 6:00, followed by the service at 7:00PM.
An Evening Retreat of Self Care
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 7-9PM at Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church Street, Winchester, MA. Come, relax, and enjoy 90 minutes of spiritual practices including a sound vibration meditation (with tuning forks), walking meditation, crystal bowl sound bath, and centering meditation. Following the retreat, the four practitioners will be available for a 30-minute discussion and Q&A for anyone who is interested. Dress comfortably, and you may choose to bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion; chairs will be provided.
Event to Honor Barbara Owen
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10AM-12PM at BAGO’s Organ Library at Boston University 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Rm. B2B. Barbara recently released a book, Pioneers in American Organ Music which was reviewed in the latest TAO. “Pioneers in American Organ Music is a joy to read….and deserves a place in every organist’s library” (The American Organist, September 2022, pp. 74-75). Scot Huntington will speak and attendees will have a chance to tour the BAGO Organ Library.
First Night at The Mother Church
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Following a massive restoration project, The Mother Church Extension is once again open. BAGO is delighted to return to this iconic space to share in the Mother Church’s First Night organ recital, which features three BAGO performers in an hour-long program.
Annual Chapter Potluck
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 5PM.
Masterclass with Dr. David Hurd
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10AM at Harvard Memorial Church
Few living have contributed more to American sacred and organ music than Dr. David Hurd, formerly of General Theological Seminary and now organist of The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Times Square, New York City. His Masterclass for BAGO will be one not to miss!
Boston Bach Birthday 338!
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA. BAGO is thrilled to continue its co-sponsorship of First Lutheran’s annual Bach Birthday Bash. This all-day event will include a German lunch and Vespers at 5PM will feature Cantata BWV 1, Wie schön leuchtet, Bach’s cantata for the Annunciation, and Schütz Uppsala Magnificat.
Chapter Recital by Ahreum Han
Monday, April 24, 2023, 7PM. A highlight of the program year, BAGO is thrilled to present virtuoso organist Ahreum Han in concert. Han, whose imaginative, powerful, and extraordinary performances have captivated audiences throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, serves as organist for First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth.
Walking Organ Crawl
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 8:45AM. Join us for coffee and Linda’s famous donuts before visiting three churches with delightfully interesting organs, ending at Saint Paul’s Cathedral where lunch will be served. Each organ will be given a narrated, stop-by-stop demonstration followed by a musical offering and communal singing.