2015 Pittsburgh Regional Convention Videos Now on YouTube

In the summer of 2015 the AGO Mid-Atlantic Regional Convention in Pittsburgh hosted performances by organists Nathan Laube, Elise Smoot, Marvin Mills, Brian Harlow, Christopher Jennings, and vocalist Marlissa Hudson. The performances, nine in all, were video-recorded and are now available in a playlist on the AGO's YouTube Channel. Totaling more than two hours of performance, these high-quality videos feature the organs of Calvary Episcopal Church, Duquesne University, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and St. Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral. Narrated by WQED's Jim Cunningham, the videos showcase several impressive examples of church architecture in Pittsburgh. Members of the AGO's Pittsburgh chapter provided logistical and financial … [Read more...]

Watch Marvin Mills and Marlissa Hudson Perform “Three Spirituals”

In a recent email to members AGO President John Walker called attention to a new video on the AGO's YouTube page. Walker wrote: "I am delighted to be able to send you a link to a performance of Three Spirtuals, arranged by Marvin Mills and performed by soprano Marlissa Hudson, accompanied by Marvin Mills. Ms. Hudson’s performances of “Somebody Talkin’ ‘bout Jesus,” “Jesus, Lay Yo’ Head in da Window,” and “Plenty Good Room” are deeply moving; her conclusion to “Plenty Good Room” is truly spectacular. I know that you will enjoy it, too. I am very pleased to be able to send this to you now at the start of Black History Month as part of the American Guild of Organists’ recognition and celebration of the contributions and accomplishments … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh to Host 2015 AGO Mid-Atlantic Regional Convention

David Briggs, Chanticleer, Nathan Laube, and Ann Elise Smoot will be among the featured artists at the 2015 AGO Mid-Atlantic Regional Convention. Venues will include Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trinity Cathedral (Pittsburgh), St. Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh), Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Sacred Heart Parish, Heniz Chapel, First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Epiphany Catholic Church, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, and Calvary Episcopal Church. … [Read more...]