WorcAGO PROGRAM YEAR, Spring-Winter 2015
January 4 Twelfth Night Party
Private Residence – Huge Success and lots of fun!
February 6 (13 snow) Friday 7:00 p.m. Hymn Festival with Organ Preludes
St. Peter’s Church, 931 Main Street, Worcester (across from Clark University). This ecumenical event will feature WorcAGO organists performing and leading the congregational hymns. Free will offering. Snow date 2/13/15.
Composers: Franklin Ashdown (SLANE), Aaron David Miller (FINLANDIA), David N. Johnson (WONDROUS LOVE), Robert Hobby (ST. COLUMBA), our own Dorothy Frisch (AR HYD Y NOS), Wilbur Held (FOUNDATION), Samuel Walter (LAUDA ANIMA), Janet Linker (HERE I AM, LORD). GET SOME GOOD IDEAS FOR YOUR OWN SERVICE MUSIC!
Come lift your voices and spirits in a beautiful setting with the
III/53 Casavant Frères Ltée., Opus 2938, 1967 (Stoplist).
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM String Quartet “plus” concert Shrewsbury Congregational on the Common
Chamber music for strings with three different keyboard instruments, including Schumann’s celebrated Piano Quintet in E flat major, the Rheinberger Suite for violin, cello and organ, op. 149, and the world premiere of Fitchburg composer Robin Dinda’s Organ Concertino #1 with the J. W. Walker Box organ.
March 14 (no snow) 10AM Workshops: Practical Ideas for Hymn Playing/Leading and 1PM Choir Directing for Church Musicians
Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
Lunch, open console, music sale fundraiser
April 15 Noontime Brown Bag Worcester Organ Concert, Peter Krasinski, organ
Celebrate the Hook organ in classic repertoire, along with a Silent Film accompanied by Peter.
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
April 17 Humanarts Organ Recital Friday 7:30PM - Ezequiel Menendez(Hartford), organist
Assumption College Chapel
April 24 Young Artists Showcase: Jonathan Wessler, organist Friday, 7PM
Innovative Transcriptions and Works by Ludwig van Beethoven (Leonore 3),
Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Alexandre Guilmant.
First Unitarian Church, Worcester
May 15 William Ness, organist 7:15PM
First Baptist Church, Worcester
May 18 Scholarship Recipients’ Recital and Annual Meeting 6:30PM (Catered Dinner adjacent)
Bolton Federated Church, Rev. Mr. Richard Jones, host
June 5 Young Artists Showcase: Nicholas Capozzoli, organist Friday, 7PM
First Unitarian Church, Worcester
Congratulations to WorcAGO, winner of 2013-14 National Creative Programming Contest!
See our winning year’s events at http://worcesterago.org/membership/2013-14-pgms.php
IT’S TIME to RENEW!
Scholarship Fund Donation Appeal
Celebrating 25 years, the WorcAGO Scholarship Program is one of the hallmarks of our chapter. It’s an important part of our Mission, to provide not only educational programming throughout the year, but also financial support for training of member organists who are taking lessons from member teachers. Our program has had over 100 student awards in its history, and many years have featured a recital by scholarship recipients to demonstrate their progress.
See our alumni list at www.worcesterago.org/about-ago/scholarships/ and what they’re up to these days!
A great example is that of Brett Maguire – a 1995 scholarship recipient – who had gone on to be an organ scholar at Holy Cross, received his masters at Oberlin, and won first prize as well as audience prize in the 2006 Marchal International Organ Competition in France. He has held several organist/director positions in churches since, and is currently at Wesley United Methodist in Worcester.
Our coffers are meager. We would like to be able to support more students with a larger stipend than our current balance will allow. The next funding period is Spring 2014, and now is a perfect time for you to help us ensure the longevity of the fund (and help your tax deductions!). People have commented about the future of organs and organists, now is the time you can take action!
If 25 people donated $25 each, we could add another student for 2014.