Redwood Empire

Last updated: December 19, 2013 at 20:08 pm

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the Redwood Empire Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists (AGO) in California!

Need an organist? Your local AGO chapter is the right resource for finding an organist, either substitute or permanent. Call or e-mail our Dean or Webmaster (below) and we will publicize your open position for an organist and provide your information to all of our members. (Fees for organ playing service are negotiable with each organist.)

The Redwood Empire Chapter of the AGO invites organists, choral directors, music students, and organ enthusiasts who live or work north of the Golden Gate to join our chapter. The Redwood Empire Chapter includes the California counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake. If you are already an AGO member, we invite you to dual membership.

Our chapter will sponsor and present periodic organ and choral recitals throughout the year. See the following entry below.

Dean: Harold Julander

707 538-3250

Web-Master: Doug DeForeest
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.


Local Events

Program for 2012-2013, Redwood Empire American Guild of Organists

2012-2013: Mini Organ Recitals each 2nd Friday, 6 p.m. ending Friday, June 14, 2013. Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA. Each program is 1/2 hour in length followed by a no-host dinner at a local restaurant with the guest artist. Harold Julander is the program director. Free will donation admission for installation of electronic 32′ organ pedal stop.

September 14, 2012, Harold Julander, organist Church of
the Incarnation

October 12, 2012, Adam Detzner, Stanford University

November 9, 2012, James Hicks, Guest organist from
New Jersey

December 14, 2012, Beth Zucchino, organist,
harpsichordist, pianist

January 11, 2013, Carol Menke and Harold Julander, program
of voice and organ

February 8, 2013, Angela Kraft Cross, South Bay organist,
Congregational Church, San Mateo

**SATURDAY, February 9, 2013 WORKSHOP on FELIX

March 8, 2013, Janice Timm, organist United Church,

April 12, 2013, Michael Lindsay, local organist

May 10, 2013, Bruce Rasmussen, organist Pacific Union

June 14, 2013, Robert Huw Morgan or Alison Luedecke,
organist, Stanford University

Tuesday, 7:00 October 30, 2012, Hallowe’en Organ Program, First United Methodist Church, Santa Rosa. This will follow the weekly church supper (5:45) to which all are invited. Doug DeForeest is the program director.




Our chapter Dean’s Letter is published via the internet at frequent intervals. Request for e-mail copy: Harold Julander



Contact Anthony Koepfle, to join. Choir directors, organists, and those who like to hear the organ are invited.



Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.





Contact Us

Harold Julander, Dean -
Janis Wilson, sub-Dean -
Anthony Koepfle, Treasurer, Membership -
Lawrence Brunke, Secretary -



AGO National website