Redwood Empire Chapter


Chapter Officers


REAGO 2020 Programs and Events

NEW DATE –Sunday, January 5, 2020 @ 4 PM  –  Meditation Service (Taizé Style) & “How To” Workshop
Led by Janice Hawthorne Timm –– United Church of Cloverdale · 439 N Cloverdale Blvd · Cloverdale, CA 95425

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 10 AM – 3 PM  –  Widor Symphony Lecture & Open Console with David Hatt
St. Mary’s Cathedral · 1111 Gough St · San Francisco, CA 94109

Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 5 PM  –  JS Bach Organ Concert (Member’s Recital)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church · 209 Matheson St · Healdsburg, California 95448

April XX, 2020  –  Creative Hymn Playing Workshop
Details soon

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 10 AM – 3 PM  –  Hymn Workshop & Festival
First Presbyterian Church · 1550 Pacific Ave · Santa Rosa, CA 95404

REAGO Fall 2019 Programs and Events

A wonderful time was had by all who attended the social at Paul’s house and the organ crawl/lunch in Napa. Thanks to everyone who came out to join us and play on some lovely instruments.

The event for the Taizé -style meditation service and “how to do it seminar” has been re-scheduled to January 2020 (see above) due to the Sonoma County fires in October 2019.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 1 PM  –  Potluck Social
Paul & Jim’s House · 1188 Felta Rd · Healdsburg, California 95448

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 4 PM  –  Meditation Service (Taizé Style) & “How To” Workshop
Led by Janice Hawthorne Timm   —   United Church of Cloverdale · 439 N Cloverdale Blvd · Cloverdale, CA 95425

Saturday, November 9, 2019  –  Napa Organ Crawl – complete schedule forthcoming via email
1st Presbyterian (John Partridge)  –   St. Mary’s Episcopal (Travis Rogers)  –  Mont la Salle (Ted von Pohle)


Contact Paul Blanchard, dean, to:  carpool to any event, if you would like to play on the members’ recital above, or be added to the email list regarding meetings, events, etc.

PS – We’d love to have you as a member!!  Please RENEW or JOIN AGAIN if you membership has lapsed.

PPS – You can become a Chapter Friend for $25 which you can do through the AGO website membership system and look for “Redwood Empire – Chapter Friend”.  Having more people involved makes it easier for us to put on interesting programs.

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.





Membership is coordinated through the national web site [click here to open that page].   Contact Janice Timm, if you have any questions regarding Membership (that aren’t answered for you on the AGO web site). ALL are invited to join- especially choir directors, organists, and those who like to hear the organ!



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

Paul Blanchard, Dean  –
Janice Hawthorne Timm, Administrator & Treasurer –