The AGO Mourns the Death of John Obetz

JOHN OBETZ, a resident of Leawood, Kans., passed into life everlasting on February 12, 2015. We remember fondly his dedicated service to the AGO as a chapter dean, regional chairman, and his membership on AGO National Council that spanned two decades. His inspired leadership, profound wisdom, sage advice, charismatic charm, and keen sense of humor will long be remembered by the Guild. Our hearts are filled with love for John, his devoted wife Grace, son Peter, daughter-in-law Christy, and granddaughters Riley and Taylor. John was one of America’s most widely heard organists. For nearly three decades, his radio program, The Auditorium Organ, reached thousands of listeners each week via satellite broadcast from the headquarters of the … [Read more...]

AGO Past President Charles Dodsley Walker Dies at Age 94

A Memorial Service for Charles Dodsley Walker (1920-2015) will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 3:00, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest (2 East 90th Street, New York, NY 10128). A reception immediately following the service will take place in the church. Charles Dodsley Walker, distinguished Past President of the American Guild of Organists, passed into life eternal on January 17. For many decades Charles has shared generously of his rich insight, wit, humor, and musicianship. As his grateful friends and colleagues, we will miss him deeply; we wish him eternal rest and joy everlasting. His obituary can be found online. … [Read more...]