Nassau Chapter

Last updated: November 17, 2017 at 20:43 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:

NOVEMBER 2017

The Love of Christ Compels Us: A Celebration of Christian Unity and Reconciliation on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Sunday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.
St Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church, Farmingdale

  • The preacher will be The Most Rev. James Massa, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.
    also attending:
  • The Most Rev. John O. Barres, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre
  • The Right Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
  • The Rev. Robert A. Rimbo, Bishop, Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Long Island Choral Society
Sunday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.
St. Anthony’s High School Chapel, Huntington

  • Harmoniemesse – Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Miriam’s Song of Triumph – Franz Schubert

Tickets: $20.00, $10.00 for AGO members

DECEMBER 2017

Advent Taize Services on Wednesday evenings
December 6, 13, and 20, 7:30 p.m.
St. Bernard’s Church, Hempstead Trpk, Levittown

These services were lovely last year, and promise to be just as good this year.

Long Island Choral Society
Messiah, Part I – George Frederick Handel
preceded by Christmas Carols
St. Anthony’s High School Chapel, Huntington

  • Open Dress Rehearsal, Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.  Tickets $10.00 at the door
  • Concert, Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.  Tickets: $30.00

JANUARY 2018

Mini-Convention
Monday, January 15: Workshop sponsored by three Long Island AGO chapters, Nassau, Queens and Suffolk, to be held at Douglaston Community Church.

Here are some highlights of the program:
Many AGO are aware of the FTC’s complaint that the AGO rules restrained competition and harmed consumers and the AGO response (TAO, August 2017, p. 7). Mr. James Thomashower, Executive Director of the AGO, will make a presentation regarding this issue at the workshop.

Other presentations will include:

  • Steven Frank on digital solutions for home organs.
  • Matthew and Debra Koraus on collaboration between the organ and other instruments.

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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