Last updated: July 27, 2016 at 6:10 am
Message from the Dean
108th Annual Organ Festival in the Great Auditorium
Ocean Grove, NJ
Featuring Gordon Turk
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
July 27, August 10, 17, 31 (no performance on August 3 or 24)
Saturdays at noon
July 30, August 20, 27 (no performance August 6, 13)
Michael Hey, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Paul-Martin Maki, August 31, 7:30 p.m.
Princeton Summer Carillon Concerts
Cleveland Tower, Graduate School
88 College Road West
Sundays, 1:00 p.m.
July 31, Toru Takao
Aug 7, Yale Guild of Carilloneurs, Guild of Carillonneurs in North America members, and Tiffany Lin and Michael Soltke
Aug 14, Lisa Lonie presents “Family Fun & Frolic”
Aug 21, Daniel Kehoe
Aug 28, Janet Tebbel
Aug 4, 7:30 p.m.
Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ
Grand Orchestra & Great Organ Concert
Gordon Turk, organist
Jason Tramm, conductor
MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra
Symphonie Concertante by Jongen
Admission: $16; student: $10
Aug 6, 9:00 a.m.
Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church (170 Watchung Ave, North Plainfield, NJ)
Choral Reading Workshop
Sponsored by Plainfield Music Store
Choral clinician, Mark Miller
Sacred piano clinician, Karl Kaefer
Organ clinician, John Novik
Registration fee: $20; includes $10 worth of free music
Substantial display of music, discounted at 20%.
Contact Karl Kaefer, workshop coordinator for more details
Aug 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mechanical Organ Rally
Sponsored by Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA)
Various locations in Princeton (Palmer Square, Monument Park, All Wars Memorial, Garden Theater, Arts Council, Hinds Plaza, Princeton Shopping Center, YMCA)
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Welcome new member, Joe Coulter! It was good seeing you at the picnic/business meeting.
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Current chapter members with AGO certification:
Ronald Hemmel, FAGO
Kathleen Connolly, CAGO
Joyce Irwin, CAGO
Noel Werner, CAGO
John Milas, AAGO
Beverly Jerold Scheibert, AAGO
Mary Giordmaine, SPC
James Litton, SPC
Lois Sortor, SPC
Nicholas Steltzer, SPC
If you are interested in working towards AGO certification, please let Justin Hartz (firstname.lastname@example.org) know. He will be glad to provide information and details on the certificate you wish to pursue.
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Ocean Grove Summer Music schedule
Free internet downloads of complete organ works of J.S. Bach http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach
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Central Jersey Choral Society