Greater Anderson


Message from the Dean 

I hope you and your choir will join us for a Sing-a-Long MESSIAH on Sunday, November 25 at 4:00 pm. Trinity Baptist Church will host this event in their beautiful new sanctuary. The church is located on 504 South Oak Street, Seneca, SC. Please arrive by 3:45 for seating in the choir loft.

This is a wonderful way to begin your Christmas season by inviting your choirs and other interested folks to sing favorite Messiah choruses together. Singers are asked to bring their own music scores if possible. Limited copies of Messiah (G. Schirmer and Novello editions) are available to borrow. Non singers are also invited to come and enjoy the music!

Please let me know if you’re interested in or call the church office 864-882-2603.

Dr. Richard Williamson, Professor of Music and Head of Choral Activities,
Anderson University will conduct. Guest soloists are:
Deedy Francis, soprano – Associate Professor of Music, Anderson University
Rebecca Yates, alto – Adjunct vocal instructor, Anderson University
Chuck Chandler, Tenor – Assistant Professor of Voice, Reinhardt University
D.J. Seaman, Bass – Freelance Singer, Greenville, SC

Bring your choir, family, friends and neighbors! We look forward to seeing all of you there for a fun evening of music.

This event is partially sponsored by the American Guild of Organists Greater Anderson Chapter, Saint Mark UMC and Trinity Baptist Church.

David Wilcox
Director of Music, Saint Mark UMC
Dean, Greater Anderson AGO



Our chapter donated $200 to the Columbia chapter for the upcoming 2013 regional conference. This money came from designated gifts to our chapter.

David Wilcox


Local Events

Sunday, September 1, 5PM
Past and Present Boulevard Organists’ Recital
Boulevard Baptist, Anderson
Kenneth Varner, Contact

Saturday,October 13, 11AM
Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza
Grace Episcopal, Anderson
Bill Ducworth, Contact

Sunday, November 4, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Improvisation by David Wilcox and Steve Grant
This meeting also has dinner
Central Presbyterian, Anderson
Steve Grant, Contact

Sunday, November 25, 4:00 pm
Third Annual MESSIAH Sing-A-Long
Trinity Baptist, Seneca
David Wilcox, Contact

Sunday, January 20,4:00 pm
Members’ Recital with reception
Location to be determined

Sunday, March 24, 4:00
Anderson University Concert Choir
presenting the Lent and Easter portions of MESSIAH Boulevard Baptist, Anderson
Kenneth Varner, Organ and Contact



Many thanks to Steve Grant for hosting our Nov 4 meeting on Improvisation. And thanks to April Swanson for a delicious meal. Approximately 20 members and guests attended.

Many thanks to Bill Ducworth for hosting Pedals, Pipes and Pizza at Grace Episcopal, Saturday, October 13. Judy Bonham and Bill reported that it was a great success with 10 children and 10 adults attending. Our chapter membership was represented by Bill, Judy, Frank and Richard.

Planning ahead?

Check out these National AGO Conventions…
National Convention, June 24-27, 2014 – Boston

National Convention, June 20-23, 2016 – Houston

National Convention 2018 – Kansas City



All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.

For membership forms or information, contact treasurer Steve Forms can be emailed as a PDF or in MSWord



The Church of the Ascension in Seneca is looking for an organist. Contact Dee Mango,, 864-710-8603

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





Contact Us

David Wilcox,Dean –
Kenneth Varner, Sub-dean –
Judy Bonham, Secretary –
Steve Grant, Treasurer –



Greetings from the Charleston Chapter!

The Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Charleston is seeking applicants for organ performances on the 2013 L’Organo series, which is part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. DEADLINE NOV 16.

The Tallahassee Chapter of the AGO invites all
church musicians to its Church Music Conference
from January 31 to February 2, 2013. More information
about the conference may be found at or at their
Facebook page,
tallahasseechurchmusicconference. Any questions may
be directed to Jonathan Hehn, Sub-dean at or 850-778-3405.

For the most up to date calendar of events, please also
visit these websites:
Regional AGO:

AGO National website