Canton Chapter

Last updated: November 7, 2018 at 12:54 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

November 2018

As the beautiful changing colors of the leaves usher us into another

autumn season, I reflect upon how thankful I am for the members

of the Canton AGO. The talent and knowledge that we have in our

guild never ceases to amaze me! Our November meeting is a great

way to show off some of those musical (and cooking) talents as

well as having an opportunity to get to know fellow members better

at the pot luck dinner. If you are interested in participating as a

performer in this collaborative effort, please do not hesitate to

contact me or Bob Morrison by November 19th as there is still time

to participate. Don’t forget your covered dish and I’ll see you on

the 26th!

Also, many thanks to Levi Muriuki who played an absolutely

wonderful program at the last minute for our October meeting.

Levi’s sensitive playing and technical prowess paired beautifully

with the capable Kegg organ and fabulous acoustic of St. Paul’s

Episcopal Church of Canton. Thanks also to Bill Kendrick and the reception team of St. Paul’s for allowing

us to use the space and providing us with a top notch reception.


“Fall, Food, Frolic” – A Concert of Collaborations – Monday, November 26, 2018

6:30pm – Pot Luck Dinner

*Help us have a successful and diverse potluck dinner by providing the following type of dish using your

last name…

A – J Casserole or Side Dish

K – Q Salad or Vegetable

R – Z Any Dessert, except Cookies…

Which will generously be provided by St. Mark’s

7:30pm – Program

*Please contact Anthony Montagno, if you would like to participate in the

program as a performer. Any combination of keyboard instruments, vocalists and instrumentalists are


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

415 48th St. NW

Canton, Ohio 44709













*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