Last updated: September 9, 2014 at 10:51 am

Message from the Dean 

Greetings to all AGO Colleagues and Chapter Friends!  I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer.   We are all very excited and happy to get the AGO going again here in the Fayetteville-Sandhills region.
Our first meeting will be Monday, August 25.  This will be a Covered Dish Dinner/Get Acquainted Time/Installation of Officers -6:30pm @ The Village Chapel in Pinehurst.  Stephen Gourley will be our host organist for this event.  Everyone bring their best dish to share and we look forward to meeting each other and making new friends in the organ world.

Other programs planned for this year include:

Friday, October 24 (Fourth Friday)- Spooktacular Concert – Downtown Fayetteville – venue to be decided.

Monday, January 5 – Epiphany Dinner and Party – Venue to be decided. 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 11 – Organ Crawl – see the  new C.B. Fisk organ being installed at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines- 6:30 p.m.  Dr Homer Ferguson, host.

Soon we will be back to business with choir rehearsals and services.  Let us be available to support and help each other in our work.  We would love to be able to exchange ideas and insights.  We want everyone to contribute something to our new Chapter.  We need all of you to make it work as it should. Please take advantage of everything your Chapter offers.  We want to make it the best that we can.

Diana Kirkpatrick, Dean


Local Events

Sunday, September 14, 5:00 PM – The Village Chapel Music Series – Stephen Gourley, organ; works of Bach, Hancock, Sowerby, Vierne, Franck, Byrd, Mulet, and others.  The Village Chapel, 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374;  No admission charge, donations accepted

Sunday, October 12, 5:00 PM – The Village Chapel Music Series – Elizabeth Winstead, voice; Stephen Gourley, piano/organ; works of Mozart, Purcell, Handel, Faure, Giannini, Herbert, and others; The Village Chapel, Pinehurst; No admission charge, donations accepted

Friday, October 24, 7:00 PM – Spooktacular Concert; Haymount United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, NC; Performers needed

Sunday, November 2, 5:00 PM – The Village Chapel Music Series – Duke University Chorale; Rodney Wynkoop, conductor; program includes Faure Reqiuem with Stephen Gourley, organ; The Village Chapel, Pinehurst; No admission charge, donations accepted




Coming soon




Membership coordinators Homer Ferguson and Michael Howe may be contacted at homer.ferguson@asu.edu and music@brownsonchurch.org.



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

For posting in the chapter newsletter, please contact Stephen Gourley at stephengourley@my.unt.edu.





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Executive Board

Dean—Diana Kirkpatrick

Secretary—Monica Sparzak

Treasurer—Marcia Heirman-Mervin

Membership Coordinators—Homer Ferguson and Michael Howe

Newsletter Editor/Webmaster—Stephen Gourley

Chaplain—The Rev. Dr. John Jacobs




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