Message from the Dean
Welcome and thank you for visiting our web page!
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists conducted its first year of programs during 1976 and 1977. From that beginning, we continue to be musicians and supporters who are warm and welcoming. We work to exemplify an active and diverse group of people who exhibit their love of our instrument while providing networking, fellowship and mutual support. Throughout the Covid-19 health restrictions, we continue to meet monthly online through video presentations and social time; and we are beginning to plan our regular in person meetings. This Chapter regularly encourages member performances, supports an ongoing scholarship program and continues to engage wider audiences through collaborative concerts. It would be my pleasure to tell you more about our Chapter. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Kingsbury, Dean
Chapter Meeting and Event Calendar 2020-2021
Most chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at various churches in the area.
Saturday, March 20, Time 9:00am – 9:00pm
Bach Around the Clock
Online – link TBA
Sponsored by The Heifetz Institute and Christ Lutheran Church, Staunton, VA
Bach Around the Clock represents a community partnership to celebrate Bach’s magnificent music. On this Saturday before Bach’s birthday, from 9 am until 9 pm, both passionate amateurs and polished professionals will perform. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, everything will be pre-recorded and put up online. It will go live on Saturday, March 20th at 9:00 AM and will run all day, but the link will remain active for some days after that. Performers will include strings, organ, keyboard (piano, harpsichord, and organ) and solo vocal selections. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the virus, we cannot have any choral performances this year. Our Chapter members will participate by providing organ selections for a portion of this day.
Contact: Diane Kingsbury, Dean, for scheduling at Email
New members are welcome to join the Charlottesville-Albemarle chapter. You may join online using the new ONCARD system at http://www.agohq.org/membership/join-as-a-chapter-member/. If you prefer to fill out a paper membership form, please contact Kirk M. Dunklee, our chapter treasurer at Email
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
Charlottesville-Albemarle AGO Chapter Board Members
Diane Kingsbury ~ Dean
Barbara Moore, MM, SPC ~ Immediate Past-Dean
Alice Layman, MM, SPC ~ Secretary
Kirk M. Dunklee ~ Treasurer
Bruce Hively – Member at Large
Deke Polifka – Member at Large
Kevin White – Member at Large