Youngstown Chapter


Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Prelude on an old folk tune: The Fair Hills of Eire, O!, opus 91 / Amy Cheny Beach.
Postlude:  Andante maestoso founded on an old Irish church melody, opus 101, no. 5 / C. V. Stanford.

On an Irish Air from An Organ Collection / Eric H. Thiman.

Intermezzo Founded upon an Irish Air No. 4 from 4 Intermezzi, op. 189 C. V. Stanford.

Irish Air from County Derby / Edwin H, Lemare.
Londonderry Air / Richard W. Ellsasser, Mills Music Inc. New York — my favorite.
Most scores found on IMSLP unless otherwise indicated. Also, settings of Londonderry Air for organ by J. Stuart Archer,
Frank Bridge, Noel Rawsthorne, and Herbet Sanders on IMSLP.
  — by Steve Repasky




Friday, March 22 — 7:00 pm  BURNING RIVER BAROQUE

St. John’s Episcopal  Church, 323 Wick Avenue, Yongstown   Free-will offering


East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland, Pittsburgh, PA


Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pmDUPRÉ STATIONS OF THE CROSS     (details below)

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown      Dr. Richard Konzen, Organist

Friday, April 5 – 7:30   YSU DANA  SPRING CHORAL CONCERT 

St. Columba Cathedral,  159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown

Sunday, Apr. 7 — 4:00 pm  ORGANIZED RHYTHM,   Organist – Clive Driskill-Smith with Percussionist, Joseph Gramley     Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect, Akron

Sunday, Apr. 7 – 4:00 pm  DANIEL COLANER13 yr. old, child prodigy, has appeared at Carnegie Hall, featured on Good Morning America and other TV shows, was diagnosed with cancer at an early age. This will be one of his first full programs on the organ.  Daniel studies with Lynn Frey-Steward and David Higgs at Eastman School of Music.  Bach to the Present   Fairlawn Lutheran Church   3415 W. Market St., Akron

Sunday, Apr. 14–   3:00 pm   ARSENAL DUO   Edward Moore, Organ, Nathan Carterette, Piano

East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday,Apr., 26 —   7:30 pm    JOHN WALKER, Organ     ORGAN ARTIST SERIES OF PITTSBURGH

former AGO National President, AGO Gala Concert  at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA co-presented with Music in a Great Space Series.

Saturday, April 27, 9 AM to 11 AM.

Youngstown Chapter April AGO PROGRAM Chelsea Chen Master Class     Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, Ohio.  Students of Nicole Keller (Baldwin Wallace) and Todd Wilson (CIM) will perform.  Arrive early, coffee and donuts will be available.  Class will begin promptly at 9.


Sunday, Apr. 28   —  4:00 pm      STAMBAUGH ORGAN SERIES… CHELSEA CHEN,    ORGANIST

Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, and beyond. As a composer, she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folk songs. She has received recognition since premiering her own “Taiwanese Suite” (2003) and “Taiwan Tableaux” (2007) at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego. The recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and winner of the 2005 Augustana/Reuter National Organ Competition, Ms. Chen is a graduate of Juilliard, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown    Tickets   330-259-0555

Sunday, April 28   — 7:30 pm   WEST SHORE CHORALE, John Drotleff, Director

Handel’s Messiah (Parts 2 and 3)

Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts, 20770 Hilliard, Rocky River

Tickets $15     available at the door.  All students Free

MARCEL DUPRÉ – LE CHEMIN DE LA CROIX (STATIONS OF THE CROSSFriday, April 5, 2019 7:00 pm St. John’s Episcopal Church“Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace.” (The Liturgy of the Palms, BCP) On Friday evening, April 5, we will have an opportunity to hear one of the most significant organ works of the twentieth century in a performance that mirrors the first hearing of this music. Each of the fourteen sections of music (or stations) will be preceded by a dramatic reading written by the French poet Paul Claudel. With his photographic memory and seemingly unlimited musical skills, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) was considered to be one of the greatest organists of the twentieth century. He was the successor to Charles-Marie Widor at the Parisian parish church of St. Sulpice and taught at the Paris Conservatory for many years. It was Dupré’s skill in improvisation that brought this composition to be. A professor at the Brussels Conservatory approached Dupré about a recital of poetry and improvisation. The proposal for the poetry was to use the work of Paul Claudel and to read each section of poetry followed by commentary on the scene just described. Dupré agreed and began research on musical ideas that could be used. After a dry run in Paris, it was decided that the project would be presented in Brussels. The success of the first performance led Dupré to write down his improvisation from memory and it was presented in Paris in 1932. Each station is clearly pictured in the music, and combined with the poetry of Claudel, it makes for a profound statement about God’s redemptive acts on behalf of fallen humanity as they unfold in the last hours of Jesus’ life.


Contact Person  Gary Richards