Archives for January 2015

New Haven to Host 2015 Northeast Regional Convention

Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and Yale's Woolsey Hall are three of the venues where concerts will be performed during the Northeast Region's 2015 Convention. New Haven, Connecticut is the host city. Featured artists include Diane Meredith Belcher, Peter Richard Conte, Ahreum Han, Martin Jean, Thomas Murray and Scott Perkins. Choirs include the Elm City Girls' Choir, Trinity Choir of Men and Boys, and the Choir of St. Paul's, Fairfield, CT. The convention runs from June 28 through July 1, 2015. … [Read more...]

2015 AGO West Regional Convention features the Spreckels organ

The  San Diego AGO chapter is hosting the 2015 West Regional Convention. San Diego is home to the fhe famous Spreckels organ, one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs. This unique treasure is turning 100 this year. Other convention highlights include an organ master class by Douglas Cleveland, a workshop on improvisation by John Karl Hirten, and a discussion of communications and marketing for organists led by Matthew Burt. Other venues will include St. Paul's Cathedral, Clairemont Lutheran Church, St. Brigid Catholic Church, Balboa Park Village Church, San Dieguito United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of San Diego, All Souls' Episcopal Church, Paradise Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Point Loma Community … [Read more...]

January 2015 TAO Feature Article

Zion Lutheran Church, Baltimore MDPatrick J. Murphy & Associates Inc., Stowe, PA Zion Lutheran Church of the City of Baltimore is located directly across the square from City Hall, just a short walk from the celebrated Inner Harbor. This historic German congregation was founded in 1755 and obtained its first instrument from the celebrated Pennsylvania organbuilder David Tannenberg, who was paid £375, or $600 in “Pennsylvanisch money”—roughly three times the pastor’s annual salary. The original receipt survives today. Regrettably, the Tannenberg instrument was lost to a fire in March 1840 and was replaced with a Henry Knauff instrument of two manuals and 30 stops, which was rebuilt in 1924 by M.P. Möller. In 1959, a new Möller of … [Read more...]