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gray-bar-1pxChapter Meeting and Event Calendar 2017-2018

Most chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at various churches in the area.

Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Annual Potluck follow by Guild Service (Blessing of the Hands)

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike,
Greenwood, VA 22943
Bring a dish to share, meet new and old friends
Contact: Barbara Moore, Sub Dean, for more information at

Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Reformation 500: Celebrating the Church Year with Hymns of Martin Luther
Presenters: Florence Jowers, organist; Paul Weber, Officiant
AGO members and any and all choir members are invited to sing in the choir.  The choir will sing the anthem, “Grant Peace, We Pray” by Felix Mendelssohn as well as lead the hymns of Martin Luther.
Christ Episcopal Church
2nd and High Streets
Charlottesville, VA
Contact: Alice Layman, Secretary, for more information at

Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Hands for Life – a hands-on workshop with a certified hand therapist.
First United Methodist Church
101 E. Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA
Presenter: TBA
Contact: Barbara Moore, Sub Dean, for more information at

Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Jovial January Party

Blue Mountain Brewery
9519 Critzer Shop Rd
Afton, VA 22920
Join us at the spectacular Blue Mountain Brewery for some post Christmas fun!
RSVP to Barbara Moore by January 7.
Contact: Barbara Moore, Sub Dean, for more information at

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Conducting Clinic
University Baptist Church
1223 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA
Presenter: Walden Moore (Trinity on the Green, New Haven, CT)
Interactive session on conducting techniques.
Contact: Alice Layman at

Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Steven Tharp in concert
Internationally acclaimed organist, Steven Tharp will perform a program on the historic 1893 Woodberry and Harris organ in celebration of its 125th anniversary
First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro
249 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA
Contact: Roger Daggy at

Tuesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Gourmet Desserts and Year in Review
Where are we now and where do we need to go?  Possible Q&A with those who have taken choirs on choir tours.
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Ivy
851 Owensville Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Contact: Barbara Moore, Sub Dean, for more information at



2017 October Organ Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville VA (2nd and High Streets)

Each Thursday in October, there will be a 30-minute organ concert on the 2011 Andover organ (restored E.&G.G. Hook organ originally built in 1868). The concerts are FREE and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy lunch while listening to the concert. You may bring your own lunch or box lunches will be available for sale at the door (Baggby’s: $7)
October 5 ~ Virginia Bolena (Trinity Episcopal, Staunton, VA)
October 12 ~ Rich Spotts (Doylestown, PA) – excerpts from Tournemire “L’Orgue Mystique”
October 19 ~ Albrecht von Gaudecker (Indianapolis, IN, previously St. Paul’s Memorial, Charlottesville)
October 26 ~ David Jaronowski (Cleveland, OH)

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New members are welcome to join the Charlottesville-Albemarle chapter. You may join online using the new ONCARD system at  If you prefer to fill out a paper membership form, please contact Kirk M. Dunklee, our chapter treasurer at



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Charlottesville-Albemarle AGO Chapter Board Members

Rick Maryman ~ Dean

Barbara T. Moore, MM, SPC ~ Sub-Dean

Alice Layman, MM, SPC ~ Secretary

Kirk M. Dunklee ~ Treasurer

Ted Bickish, MM ~ Member at Large

Bruce Hively – Member at Large

Diane Kingsbury ~ Member at Large



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