Northwest Arkansas

Last updated: June 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Chapter Events for 2014-2015 Program Year


Calendar not yet established for 2014-2015


September – Convocation at First UMC Siloam Springs, Friday, September 27th, 6:30 p.m.

October – Heinavanker Singers at St Paul’s Fayetteville, Monday, October 7th, 7 p.m.

October – Gail Archer Recital at Bella Vista FUMC, Sunday, October 27th at 2 p.m.

November – U of A Schola at St Paul’s Fayetteville, Friday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.

March – Members Recital at FUMC Springdale, Sunday, March 30th, 3 p.m.

May – Annual Dinner – Marketplace Grill, Springdale, Sunday, May 18th, 6 p.m.


Message from the Dean

Welcome to the web page for the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of AGO. Our small but active chapter includes members mainly from Benton and Washington counties, with a diverse culture. We can boast of several fine pipe organs including two recent installations: a 52-rank Temple organ at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers (2007), and a 30-rank Casavant at First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista (1971, 2008).

In recent years we have enjoyed concerts presented by outstanding guest organists, including Mary Preston, Jan Kraybill, the Chenault Duo, John Obetz (performing for our Organ Spectacular Concert in Oct 2008), Joel Martinson, and Nathan Laube.

We are a congenial group, always ready to welcome newcomers.
When you are in our area, contact us so we can get acquainted, show you some lovely organs, entertain you a bit and become good friends.

All the best,

Ernest Whitmore, Dean
Northwest Arkansas Chapter, C703
The American Guild of Organists
2000 W University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761 *

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Our local Education Coordinator is Dr. Jan Helmut Wubbena, FAGO, *

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Contact Us

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Open, Treasurer
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