Southeastern New Jersey

 Last updated: March 10, 2016 at 17:25 pm

WELCOME TO THE SOUTHEAST JERSEY AGO CHAPTER WEBSITE

………………………..Atlantic City (In ivory

 

LOCAL EVENTS

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The Masterworks Choir and Orchestra

for programs: www.masterworkschoirocnj.org

John Gregory Bate, Musical Director and Conductor

Saint Peter United Methodist Church, 8th and Central, Ocean City

609-399-2988

 

 

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Cape Shore Chorale

Scott J. Breiner, Director

Broadway Melodies
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3 PM

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
30th and Bay Avenue
Ocean City, NJ

Featuring many favorite tunes from Broadway’s vast repertoire.

Freewill offering.
Light refreshments.

www.capeshorechorale.org

 

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BOARDWALK HALL RECITALS AND TOURS

DR. STEVEN BALL, Outreach Director and Dean

www.boardwalkorgans.org

please call for info: 609-515-5857

 

OUR LAST CHAPTER RECITAL 2015

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Thank you to David Condo and St. Mary’s Stone Harbor

for hosting the member’s recital last October…

We are looking forward to another recital this year.

 

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the Organ Historical Society

annual Meeting is in Philadelphia Pa on June 26 to July 1, 2016

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall will welcome the members on July 1, Friday

Everyone is invited to Recitals on both:

Noon: The Midmer-Losh: largest pipe organ in the world

3pm: The Kimball: largest non-altered Kimball Theatre organ

for details: please call: 609-515-5857

 

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Girard College Organ Concert

April 16, 2016 in Philadelphia, Saturday 4pm

a GRAND opportunity to hear our dean in action…

for information please call: 609-515-5857

 

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Fred J Cooper ORGAN DAY at the Kimmel Center

Join us for a day of FREE family fun at our 6th Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day. A beautiful addition to the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ ranks as the largest mechanical action concert hall organ in the United States! Join us and experience the ‘King of Instruments’ with a day of music, recitals, demonstrations, and more. Check back later for a schedule of events throughout the day.

June 11, 2016   Saturday   11 am  Philadelphia Broad Street; free admission

https://www.kimmelcenter.org/pdp-pages/201516/free-at-kimmel/6th-annual-fred-j-cooper-memorial-organ-day/

for information please call: 609-515-5857

 

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Wanmaker ORGAN DAY

June 4, 2016 Saturday   Philadelphia Broad and Market

www.wanamakerorgan.com all day program

for information please call: 609-515-5857

 

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Saturday April 23, 2016 at Wanamaker’s Grand Court Organ

our friend Gordon Turk;  admission free

Philadelphia Broad and Market

 

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May 21, 2016   7pm

Tedde Gibson and Don Kinnier Concert

This free concert is in Wilmington Delaware

www.dtoskimball.org

An opportunity to hear the Dickinson High School Kimball at no charge

for information please call: 609-515-5857

 

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LONGWOOD GARDENS ORGAN CRAWL ATLANTIC CITY

June 16, 2016  8am to 6pm

Spend the day listening to the largest musical instrument on earth at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Dr. Steven Ball will perform on this magnificent organ—built by the Midmer-Losh Co.—in the Main Auditorium of Boardwalk Hall (formerly Convention Hall). Afterwards, he will lead a private tour of the organ pipes. Next, Dr. Ball will demonstrate the Kimball organ located in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom. Travel by luxury motorcoach to hear these two extraordinary instruments. Lunch is on your own on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Where

Group Visits Area in the Visitor Center

Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

for more information please call: 609-515-5857

 

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Stay all week and join us for these exciting events:

Lectures
Organ Crawls: Spend the day listening to some of the world’s finest organs.

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 International Organ Competition, please email organcompetition@longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5457.

Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition drew musicians from around the world to compete for the largest cash award for an organ competition anywhere: the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. Open to organists between the ages of 18 and 30, the Competition began with a qualification round that featured performers from nine different countries. An audition jury comprising six esteemed members of the organ community anonymously evaluated the competitors’ audition recordings and selected 10 of the organ world’s brightest rising stars to compete live before a panel of renowned judges in a quest for the top prize. Benjamin Sheen was awarded the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize on June 22, 2013.

 

FYI 

The Southeast Jersey Chapter of the AGO has a scholarship program available for member organists who wish to improve their skills.

For further information please call 609-515-5857

 

 

Student singers of all ages available for church solo and ensemble work.  Trained and prepared by Fox Vocal Arts instructors.  Seeking singing opportunities as part of their musical and vocal education in sacred music.

POSITIONS

Please let us know of any OPEN positions in South East Jersey.

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SUBSTITUTE ORGANISTS

 

Helena Bew 609-884-7068 (H), 609-425-8112 (C), Thebews@comcast.net

Dennis E. Cook 609-641-2330, 609-345-7686, 609-641-6555(F), decook5454@gmail.com

John Curtis 609-536-8379 (H), satb6891@gmail.com

John K. Gottschall 609-701-0091 (H), jkg329@verizon.net

Sallie B. Mellem 609-884-8625 (H), 609-884-3065 (W)

Jean C. Ridgway 609-399-7186 (H), 609-398-3155 (2nd), 609-399-1833 (W)

 

CHAPTER BOARD

 

Dean: Steven Ball(2014-16) please call anytime: (609)515-5857

please email anytime: sball@boardwalkorgans.org

Sub-Dean:

Secretary: Ryan McAteer (2014-16)

Treasurer/Registrar: Dennis Cook (2014-16)

Councillor: George “Buddy” Grover (2014-16)

Councillor: David Condo (2014-17)

Councillor: Charles Gibson (2014-17)

Councillor: Scott Breiner (2014-17)

 

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

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I want to express my appreciation to the membership for selecting me to this leadership position.  I also want to thank the members who participated in the member’s recital in October and the Winter social in January.  I am looking forward to hear your suggestions for our upcoming programming…  I have listed, here, programs that may be of interest and within about an hour of our region, and would like to encourage this venue for listing programs that you think would be of interest to the membership.  Please do not hesitate calling me, anytime,  609-515-5857 with you suggestions.

Sincerely,  Steve Ball, Dean

 

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