Archives for November 2015

Support the AGO on Giving Tuesday: December 1, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 was Giving Tuesday. Thank you for making the AGO part of your Giving Tuesday plans. Contribute to the AGO … [Read more...]

AGO Student Member Featured on NPR’s “From the Top”

Forrest Eimold, a 16-year old AGO student member in the Boston Chapter, was recently featured on "From the Top," which airs on National Public Radio. He played Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6, by Louis Vierne. The performance took place thirty-six feet above the stage of Emory University's Emerson Concert Hall in Atlanta, Georgia on the Werner Wortsman Memorial Organ. The organ was named in memory of alumnus Werner Wortsman in recognition of his generous support of the arts at Emory. The organ, a mechanical key-action tracker instrument of fifty-four stops and 3,605 pipes, is playable from three manual keyboards and pedal board. From Winthrop, MA, Forrest is the current organ scholar at St. Paul's parish in Harvard Square. He's a … [Read more...]

December 2015 TAO Chapter News

Northeast Region Cape Cod and the Islands, MA September 27, the chapter held its annual Convocation. A Choral Evensong for Michaelmas was held in the Orleans United Methodist Church. The service was officiated by the Rev. Judith Davis, chapter chaplain and rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Harwichport. Organist for the event was Nancy McCarthy, chapter secretary and organist-choirmaster at the Orleans church. After the Declar­a­tion of AGO Religious Principles was read, officers and board members were installed for the 2015–16 season. Following the service, a reception was held in the fellowship hall. —Grace McGill-Gora Merrimack Valley, MA September 27, the chapter held its installation of officers and a potluck dinner … [Read more...]

December 2015 TAO Feature Article

Chapel of St. Joseph, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, MO A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, GA By Arthur E. Schlueter III Every organ commission that has been awarded to our firm has left us humbled and thankful for the opportunity to build instruments for worship and praise. This was amplified by the opportunity to build an instrument in support of the daily life, prayer, 
and worship for the clergy, staff, and students at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. When I arrived for our first visit to the seminary, I was informed of plans to renovate the chapel that would include a new pipe organ. I had numerous discussions about how the organ would be used in worship and sought to design an eclectic specification that would … [Read more...]