Canton Chapter

Last updated: January 15, 2019 at 15:52 pm

Message from the Dean 

Greetings from the Canton, Ohio Chapter of the AGO!

The Canton Chapter was chartered on June 14, 1954 and continues to be an active chapter to this day. We have 95 members in our chapter serving in local churches of every denomination.

Our chapter meets monthly at a different church or other venue from September through May. Visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings.


Local Events


PROGRAMS 2018-2019


Monday, September 24, 2018

Kegg Shop and Home Organ Tour

6:00pm Meal at The Hartville Kitchen – Hartville

7:15pm Meet at the Kegg Organ Shop

Following the shop tour we will drive to Mr. Kegg’s house to see his newly installed house organ and



Sunday, October 21, 2018

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Canton

3:00pm – Piano/Organ Recital by member Levi Muriuki


Monday, November 26, 2018

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Canton

Fall, Food, Frolic – a concert of collaborations

6:30pm – Pot Luck Dinner

7:30pm – Program


December – no meeting scheduled

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Monday, January 28, 2019

Organist/Clergy Banquet at the Massillon Woman’s Club

6:00pm Punch

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Program – Keller Consort of Akron


Monday, February 18, 2019 – (President’s Day)

Members’ Recital at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Massillon

7:30pm Members perform on new 3 manual Allen pipe/digital. Theme:patriotic music


Monday, March 18, 2019

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Canton

7:00pm Pre-Program Evening Prayer Service featuring the new Kegg Organ

7:30pm – Open Console of accessible music – manuals only, minimal pedal


Monday, April 29, 2019

St. John’s UCC, Dover

7:30pm Program on the newly refurbished 3 manual Holtkamp by our Tuscarawas members.



Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bus Tour to Pittsburgh, Pa. – Pt. 3!

7:30am bus pick up at Trinity UCC, Canton Parking Lot

Visit – Pittsburgh – Shadyside Presbyterian, 3rd Presbyterian, Ascension Episcopal Church and

Eastminster Presbyterian Church.


















The Official Newsletter of the Canton Chapter AGO

NOTES FROM THE DEAN, Anthony Montagno

Welcome to 2019 in the life of the Canton chapter AGO. I hope that after the busyness of the Christmas season we might all find rest and rejuvenation as we begin a new calendar year! As all of the Christmas music is behind us, our upcoming Organist & Clergy Banquet is a great way to focus on some of the more relational aspects of being a sacred musician through fellowship and a great dinner with our clergy colleagues. However, please remember that all in the guild are welcome, even if you are not connected with a church or serving as an active organist.

Looking back, it was great to end our last meeting in November with a bang! Our ‘Fall, Food, Frolic’ dinner and collaborative concert was a great success thanks to the talented guild members sharing their skills in the kitchen and on the bench!

January’s Meeting

On Monday, January 28 at the Massillon Woman’s Club our chapter will be hosting our annual organ/clergy banquet. Members are to invite their pastors and their spouses to this event for a sit down dinner and entertainment. Starting at 6:00pm we will have punch and you may walk through the house and enjoy the many rooms of the mansion. At 6:30pm dinner will be served. There will be three choices of entree: Baked Chicken Bread lightly breaded baked in broth, or Ham Loaf, accompanying both will be tossed salad, green beans w/almonds, cheesy potato casserole and pie. The cost will be $15.00 per person. There is also a Vegetarian choice on the form as well.Please be specific if you select a vegetarian meal. Some eat fish, some only pasta etc. This helps the kitchen prepare the right meal for you. You can pencil that information in the blank area underneath the entree choices. We will need your reservation no later that Monday, January 21st. Following dinner we will go to the ballroom for our program by the Keller Consort. This will be a most enjoyable evening of fun, food and fellowship with our members and their clergy, won’tyou please plan to attend?

Ask you pastors now so they can get it into their schedule, perhaps they can use this as an excuse to skip a meeting at the church! Please, Please, Please get those reservations in on time, it makes it ever so much easier on those of us who are trying to prepare this event for you And remember, if your pastor is not able to attend please bring yourself. This after all is OUR monthlymeeting and ALL members are encouraged to come regardless or not if you bring someone. Cut the form below and mail to our treasurer at the address listed on the form.













*A note from the Membership Chair, Mark Thewes

Dennis Roden

Carolyn Dunbar

Jordan Provost

Jimmy Thieret II

Daniel Colaner

John Pellegrino





Paradise United Church of Christ – 619 East Main St. Louisville, Ohio 44641

Must be available for Thursday night choir rehearsals and must be able to play choir parts and accompany the

choir on Sunday on the piano.

Play for two worship services 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday and any other special services the church

would have.

Please contact Patricia Fallot at 330-495-7219 for further information.

3 manual, 28 rank Schantz Pipe Organ



Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in Akron is looking for an organist/director of music

Church services Sunday 8:30am and 11:00am

Choir rehearsal Wednesday at 7:00pm

The organ is a Rogers Oxford 925 hybrid

Address: 2406 Ardwell Ave. Akron,Oh.44312

Church# 330-784-2432

Contact Tim Anderson at: or Janalyn Ayers –







AGO National Website:

Charles Kegg organ builder and member of the Canton Chapter:

Canton Symphony Orchestra <>

Tuscarawas Philharmonic:

Akron Chapter:

Buffalo (NY) AGO Chapter:




Dean – Anthony Montagno

Sub-Dean – Kevin Kutz

Treasurer – Sid Pryor

Secretary – Vicki Ryan



If you would like to join the Canton chapter, please contact:

Mark Thewes – membership 330-833-6301 home




Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.









Contact Us

Anthony Montagno – Dean



Kevin Kutz  – Sub-Dean



Sid Pryor, Treasurer


Vicki Ryan – Secretary




Charles Kegg organ builder and member of the Canton Chapter
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Tuscarawas Philharmonic
AGO National website