Redwood Empire

Last updated: August 23, 2016 at 11:34 am

Message from the Dean 

Read the July 2016 REAGO Newsletter

2016-2017 Chapter Programs and Events
All events are the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 3pm (except the May recital to avoid Mother’s Day). A separate email invitation with all details will be sent for each event. There is a 7th event at Shoenstein, and that date is still TBD.

September 11, 2016 3-5:00 PM Opening Social
Paul Blanchard’s House, 1188 Felta Rd. Healdsburg
With amazing food by Kira Poluektov (please RSVP to the invitation you will receive)

October 9, 2016 3-6:30 PM Mont La Salle Organ Crawl
Christian Brothers Center, 4401 Redwood Rd. Napa
followed by a “No-Host” Dinner at a restaurant (TBA) in Napa

November 13, 2016 3-6:30 PM Repertoire Sharing by Members and Friends
United Church, 439 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale
followed by potluck supper in the church social hall

February 12, 2017 3-6:30 PM Improvisation Workshop with John Karl Hirten
Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa
followed by a “No-Host” Dinner at a restaurant (TBA) within walking distance of the church

March 12, 2017 3-6:30 PM Hauptwerk/MIDI Workshop with David Parsons
David’s House in Sebastopol
followed by potluck supper

May 7, 2017 3-6:30 PM Recital by Members and Friends
First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave. Santa Rosa
followed by potluck supper in the church social hall

Thank you to the program committee who has been working diligently to set up the upcoming events. We are beginning plans for 2017-2018 and all members are welcome to attend our meetings! Contact Paul Blanchard ( to be added to the email list regarding meetings, etc.
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The purposes of the American Guild of Organists are:

  • To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase their contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences, and to promote their understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment.
  • To improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.
  • To evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of attainment.
  • To provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.


Local Events




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Contact Janice Timm, to join. Choir directors, organists, and those who like to hear the organ are invited.



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


Service Playing Certificate (SPC)
Colleague (CAGO)
Choir Master (ChM)
Associateship (AAGO)



Contact Us

Beth Zucchino, Dean –
Janice Timm, Administrator & Treasurer –
Paul Blanchard, Sub-Dean  –


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