Nassau Chapter

Last updated: February 18, 2018 at 15:30 pm

Message from the Dean 

Greetings:

New Officers of Nassau AGO

Henry DeVries is taking a well deserved rest after serving many years as dean of the Nassau Chapter.  He will remain on the board of directors as the past dean.  I have accepted the position of dean, and I will do my best to provide some interesting programs this year.  Meredith Baker has graciously accepted the position of Sub Dean.  Likewise, David Schmidt is retiring as Secretary and Newsletter Editor.  Den Collins has graciously accepted this position.  Carol Dort remains as our faithful treasurer.  Thanks to Henry and David for their service to the chapter!

Recent Events, (highlighted here) will appear in the November issue of our “Pipeline” with reviews, comments and photos.

The Nassau AGO recently co-sponsored 2 recitals:

  • Stephen Tharp, Sunday October 1 at St. John’s Church, Cold Spring Harbor
  • David Baskeyfield, Wednesday, October 25 at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre

Other events:

  • Bernie Anderson Jr. accompanied the silent film The Last Laugh on Chaminade High School’s Morton Theater Organ. The film was shown on Saturday, October 28th.
  • Nassau AGO member Matthew Koraus FAGO has been busy! On September 24th he gave a recital at the Church of St. Patrick, Huntington, where he is Director of Music, and on Wednesday, October 4th, he gave a recital at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as part of the church’s noontime organ recital series.
    Congratulations Matthew!

– Elizabeth Bailey, Dean

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Local Events

Upcoming events:

MARCH

Organ Expo: Pipes, Pedals, and Pizza
Sunday, March 4
St. John’s Church, Cold Spring Harbor

This is a great chance to introduce people to the pipe organ, especially young people.  Please encourage the parents of children you think might be interested in learning about and exploring the possibilities of the pipe organ to bring them to this event. Following the playing of the scheduled young performers, the console will be open to anyone else who wishes to play.  Please RSVP to Chris Cusumano, 631-271-4635, or chapelcus@optonline.net.  The afternoon will conclude with pizza and soft drinks for all.

APRIL

Silent Movie: Sparrows
Sunday, April 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Chaminade High School, Darby Auditorium
Corner of Saville and Jackson, Mineola, NY 11501

NYTOS & AGO $10, General admission $12, Seniors $10, and 13-18 year-old for $5.

This will be a screening of Sparrows, a hit perfect for around Easter.  It stars Mary Pickford – and the film was produced by her as well.  The title refers to the eponymous birds – all of whom are counted by the Lord – and who symbolise the children in the story.

Bernie Anderson Jr. will be at the console of Chaminade’s 3/15 theatre pipe organ –  improvising for the entire session on themes he has either created or researched.
– Bro. Rob Lahey

Long Island Choral Society:

Carmina Burana and Organ Crawl
Saturday, April 15, 4:00 p.m.
St. Anthony’s High School Chapel
275 Wolf Hill Rd, South Huntington NY

$20, general admission, $10 for Nassau AGO members.  Full write-up and photos about this event on p. 4.

Members Recital
Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.
Garden City Community Church
245 Stewart Ave, Garden City

Members scheduled to perform are Meredith Baker, Frank Crosio, Henry DeVries and Michael Haigler.  The recital will be followed by a reception with recognition of both Henry DeVries, past Dean, and David Schmidt, past Secretary, and the installation of new chapter officers.

JUNE

Pennsylvania Youth Chorale
Saturday, June 2, 7:45 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hicksville

Free.  You are welcome to attend the Saturday morning rehearsal to observe.

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Newsletter

P I P E L I N E

To receive a complimentary copy of our most recent newsletter “Pipeline” contact Den Collins at den.collins@verizon.net or 516-935-3913.

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Membership

If you are a visitor and would like to join our chapter, please contact our Registrar: Carol Dort, CGwenDort@aol.com

You may obtain an online membership registration from the National AGO Website: www.agohq.org

We hope you’re enjoying our website which also links you back to the National website and other chapters in the USA!

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Placement

For churches and temples who wish to list their vacant organist/choir director positions or who are seeking a substitute organist please contact: Christopher Cusumano
Chapelcus@optonline.net (631) 271-4635

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

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Certification

For information about certifications, please contact: Frank Crosio, FAGO. frankcrosio@yahoo.com

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Contact Us

C H A P T E R
O F F I C E R S

DEAN
Elizabeth Bailey, CAGO
emb158@aol.com
516-307-7764

SUB DEAN
Meredith Baker, FAGO MA ChM
MeredithEB@aol.com
914-261-0028

SECRETARY
Denward Collins, III
den.collins@verizon.net
516-935-3913

REGISTRAR
Carol Dort, SMM ATCL
CGwenDort@aol.com

PLACEMENT
Christopher Cusumano
Chapelcus@optonline.net
631-271-4635

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Henry DeVries
hdevries11801@yahoo.com

Carl Gscheidle
gsch1@verizon.net

David Schmidt
dschmidt2272@gmail.com

Lawrence Tremsky, MMus
larrytrem@yahoo.com

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Links

The Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America
www.apoba.com

Organ Clearing House
www.organclearinghouse.com

The Organ Historical Society
www.organsociety.org

The Encyclopedia of Organ Stops
www.organstops.org

Pipedreams WQXR 105.9 FM Sundays: 10 – 11 pm
www.pipedreams.org

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
www.acdaonline.org

The Hymn Society
www.bu.edu/sth/hymn

Chorus America
www.chorusamerica.org

AGO National website