[last updated 11/25/14]
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Chapter website. We are happy to welcome new people at any time. Our membership covers a wide geographic area including a portion of Central Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.We have meetings, workshops, master classes, and concerts that will interest people involved in church music.The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
600 Knightsbridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Chapter Program Schedule 2014-15
Monday, September 15 – 6:30 p.m.
Potluck Dinner, Free Music Exchange
Guild Service with Installation of Officers
Zion Lutheran Church
David Loy, host
Friday, October 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Organ Spooktacular Concert, combined with Chambersburg
Mercersburg Academy Chapel, Mercersburg, PA
Jim Brinson and Richard Rotz, hosts
November, 22nd – 9:30 a.m. to late afternoon
Organ Crawl in Washington, D.C.
Meet at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown (lower parking lot)
Carpool leaves at 9:30 a.m.
Arrive back at St. John’s late afternoon
Sunday December 7 – 4 p.m.
AGO Christmas Concert
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Debbie Zacher, host
Members Christmas Party following the concert
at the home of Clair Johannsen
Sunday, January 25 – 4 p.m.
Organ Plus Recital
Christ Reformed UCC
Cheryl Wilson, host
Monday, February 23 – 7 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Mary Ward, host
Sunday, March 22 – 4 p.m.
Bach Festival Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church
Greg Shook, host
Sunday, April 12 – 4 p.m.
AGO Students Recital
John Wesley United Methodist Church
Benjamin Ball, host
Year End Banquet
Combined with the Chambersburg AGO Chapter
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
Jim Brinson/Richard Rotz, hosts
Recitals and Musical Events in the Region
|Thursday December 4 – 12 p.m.
A Woodwind Christmas
Feat. Carla Ball, flute, Hall Ball, Clarinet, Ben Ball, organ/piano
John Wesley UMC
|Saturday December 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday December 7 – 3 p.m.
Seasons of Light Holiday Gala Concert
Feat. Shepherd University instrumental and vocal ensembles
Frank Center Theater
|Sunday December 7 – 4 p.m. AGO Christmas Concert
Evangelical Lutheran Church Waynesboro, PA
Debbie Zacher, Host
Members Christmas Party following the concert at the home of
|Thursday December 11 – 12 p.m.
Benjamin Ball, organist
John Wesley UMC
|Saturday December 13 – 3 p.m.
Appalachian Wind Quintet
27th Annual Christmas Concert and Festival of Lights
Rest Haven Funeral Chapel
|Saturday December 13 – 5 p.m.
Annual Christmas Concert
Feat. Delta Brass and the Haven Lutheran Church Senior Choir
Haven Lutheran Church
|Saturday, December 13 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 – 3 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays
|Sunday December 14 – 5 p.m.
Advent Lessons and Carols
Sung by the St. Thomas’ Parish Choir
The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Jr., Officiant
J. Gwynne Cavey, Organist and Minister of Music
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
|Thursday December 18 – 12 p.m.
Greencastle-Antrim High School
Jazz Choir, Chamber Choir, and “Ah! Capella” Choir
Directed by Mrs. Roz Bingaman
John Wesley UMC
|Sunday, December 21 – 4 p.m.
Advent Lessons & Carols
The Rev. Steven L. McCarty, Officiant
Daniel O. Weatherholt, Organist
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Clear Spring, MD
|Wednesday, December 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Tapestry of Light – A Celtic Christmas Cantata
The St. Mark’s Parish Choir
Daniel O. Weatherholt, Choirmaster and Conductor
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Center
|Monday, January 19, 2015
Grace United Methodist Church
Michael Britt, Host
|Sunday, January 25 – 4 p.m. Organ Plus Recital
Christ Reformed UCC Hagerstown, MD
Cheryl Wilson, host
|To add your event, please contact Stephen Pastena by email:
For information regarding joining our chapter, please contact Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator to receive a Membership Brochure and application. Email:email@example.com or call 304.263.6026
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
The American Guild of Organists is committed to:
– improve the proficiency of organists and conductors,
– evaluate by examination attainments in organ playing,
– choral and instrumental training, and the theory and
general knowledge of music, and
– grant certificates to those who pass examinations.Information regarding eligibility, application procedures, examination fees, certificates, exams, free Hymn Booklet, exams for the visually challenged, and individual examination requirements can be found on the American Guild of Organists National website, www.agohq.org
David Loy, Dean – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Pastena, Sub Dean – email@example.com
Secretary: Elizabeth Krouse, 240-204-8314, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Judy Miller, 301.223.4211, email@example.com
Cheryl Wilson, Newsletter Co-Editor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark King, Newsletter Co-Editor – email@example.com
Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Clair Johannsen, Executive Board Member – email@example.com
Elizabeth Krouse, Executive Board Member/Archivist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ward, Executive Board Member – email@example.com
Debbie Zacher, Executive Board Member – firstname.lastname@example.org