New London County Chapter

[Updated 2 March 2019]

 

From Your Dean

Matthew Provost, Dean
Matthew Provost, Dean

 

Hello dear friends!

EVENT ALERT! Our next Second Monday is right around the corner. On March 11, Janet Yieh will give a presentation about historical and contemporary women composers for organ, including Jeanne Demessieux, Clara Schumann, and Rachel Laurin. Janet currently serves as associate organist at Trinity Wall Street in New York City and is a graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. We are so fortunate to have secured Janet for this presentation. Just days prior to visiting us, she will perform an organ program at Trinity Wall Street of music by women composers in their Time’s Arrow series (https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/music-arts/2018-2019/times-arrow). We have not yet secured the location for the event, so stay tuned in the upcoming week for a Quick Note from your Dean regarding that venue.

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Nathan Laube: McIvor Organ Distinguished Artist, Calvary Church, Stonington

Nathan Laube
Nathan Laube, Recitalist

Wonderful news! Mark your calendars! On Friday, May 10, at 7:30 pm, Calvary Church in Stonington will inaugurate a new organ recital series featuring the world’s most renowned artists! Thanks to the generosity of The Miller Foundation, Calvary’s hope for the establishment of the McIvor Organ Distinguished Artist Series has become reality. The recital will take place annually in May, and feature organists from all over the globe. To inaugurate the series, Calvary has invited one of America’s brightest stars: Nathan Laube, Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Nathan has taken the national and international organ scenes by storm, succeeding in ways far beyond his years. His technical and musical prowess is simply astonishing. Our chapter board has generously agreed to partner with Calvary in bringing Nathan to our area. So, the event is also an AGO event! What a joy it will be to welcome Nathan here!

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2nd Mondays!
  • October 8: A Service of Installation for Chapter Officers to take place at Calvary Church in Stonington
  • November 12: An Advent & Christmas Anthem Reading Session
  • December 10: Holiday Potluck Social with Advent Christmas Mini-Recital
  • January 14: New Music Presentation and Score Swap
  • February 11: Roberta Bitgood Scholarship Auditions Open to Members as Auditors
  • March 11: Janet Yieh Presentation
  • April 8: Crossover Repertoire Presentation – Music That Suits Either Organ or Piano
  • May 13: Post-Easter Members’ Recital
  • June 10: End of Year Banquet

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About Our Site

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Executive Board, 2018-2019

Dean — Matthew Provost — matthew.n.provost[at]gmail[dot]com

Sub Dean — Maryann McCary — maryann0320[at]aol[dot]com

Secretary — Armand Lambert

Treasurer — Susan Rees Jones — uppereight[at]aol[dot]com

Members-at-Large

John Anthony — jpant[at]conncoll[dot]edu

Ellen Bowlin — bobellenbowlin[at]gmail[dot]com

Susan Paisley — spaisley[at]optonline[dot]net

Simon Holt — smo.artisticdirector[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jake Troy — j.troy[at]icloud[dot]com

Newsletter Editor — Kathleen Bartkowski — kittenskb[at]gmail[dot]com

Membership Directory — Matthew Provost — matthew.n.provost[at]gmail[dot]com

Education/Exams — John Anthony

Librarian — Douglas Green

Placement — Alan McNeely

Professional Development — Douglas Green

Scholarship Coordinator — Jesse Glaude

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Newsletter

Things Great & Swell  is published on the first of each month from September through June, with one unscheduled summer issue published at the Dean’s discretion. Issues are disseminated to members only via e-mail (or snail mail, as needed).

Past issues of TG&S are available for download at this archive page.

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Membership Policy

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. Membership in the New London County chapter of the AGO is open to anyone with an interest in the organ and to all organists from new beginners to seasoned performers.

The New London chapter welcomes church musicians regardless of education or ability.

A directory of local members is published and disseminated annually. To update your information in the directory or provide other content, please contact Matthew Provost (matthew.n.provost [at] gmail [dot] com).

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to log in and post or search listings of available positions on the AGO national website. Also, you may join our chapter to receive the monthly Things Great & Swell  which does publish relevant local information. Thanks to Alan McNeely for agreeing to serve as our new local placement officer!

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Certification

For local information about continuing education opportunities or official AGO Exams, you may contact John Anthony (jpant [at] conncoll [dot] edu).

 

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Contact Us

DEAN Matthew Provost — matthew.n.provost[at]gmail[dot]com

SUB DEAN Maryann McCary — maryann0320[at]aol[dot]com

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Roberta Bitgood Organ Scholarship

2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Katy King, of Groton
William “Billy” Wolfe, of Colchester
Congratulations!

For further information, see: Roberta Bitgood Scholarship

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Links

AGO National website