AGO honors Joan Lippincott at Princeton University Chapel

The American Guild of Organists presented its fourteenth annual Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award Recital and Gala Benefit Reception honoring Joan Lippincott on Friday, April 21, at Princeton University Chapel, where Lippincott served as organist for seven years following her 37-year-long tenure on the faculty of Westminster Choir College.

An audience of more than 350 colleagues, students, friends, and loved ones came together to celebrate her lifetime achievements and dedication to the pipe organ and the literature composed for it. More than 500 viewers from 25 countries participated in the Gala Recital via live stream Internet broadcast.

The Gala was sponsored by the AGO National Council and its Finance and Development Committee in cooperation with the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University. The event raised more than $43,000 to be invested in the AGO Endowment Fund in Lippincott’s honor. Annual earnings from the Endowment support the educational activities of the Guild.

Joan Lippincott (first row-center, in blue) at the 2017 AGO Gala.  Photo: Joseph Routon

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  1. Timothy Hall says:

    So proud of my beloved teacher! Thank you, AGO, for this great event.

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