[Updated 30 October 2022]
Welcome to the New London County Chapter AGO Webpage
Our chapter was founded in 1949, with Beatrice Hatton Fisk at the helm as the first Dean. We will celebrate our 75th Anniversary in 2024!
Greetings dear friends and colleagues! We are proud to present the 2022-2023 program year for your planning.
Traditional favorites, new events, and the hospitality of members across the chapter beckon.
We sincerely hope you will be excited to attend and participate in all of these events; they won’t be the same without you!
Kathy Cooper, Dean, New London County Chapter AGO, on behalf of the entire Executive Board
New London County Chapter 2022-2023 Program
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1 pm ~ Luncheon & Installation of Chapter Officers With organ selections played by Roberta Bitgood Scholars Katy King, Stephen Johnson, and Stephen Gamboa-Diaz at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Niantic, CT, Chaplain Robert Bowlin presiding. Luncheon to follow–please bring a dish and/or beverage to share.
NEW addition! Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 5 pm ~ The Anglican Singers, Evensong at St. James Episcopal Church, New London Reception to follow, co-hosted by AGO New London County Chapter, for a special celebration of The Anglican Singers’ 25th anniversary.
Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 4 to 7 pm ~ Trivia Night at the home of Cheryl Banker, Norwich, CT Designed to be fun & social: “pub grub” provided, trivia, prizes, and Cheryl’s new 3-manual Viscount is in place and ready to explore!
Monday, January 16, 2023 from 9:45 am to 2:30 pm ~ Annual MLK Day Organ Crawl We are invited to join the Waterbury Chapter in visiting instruments in the Wallingford area (Daniel Kendzior, coordinator).
January 2023 ~ Festival / Workshop Day for Young Musicians (Planning in progress)
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm ~ Chapter Library Open House hosted by Michael Lianos at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Our host, Director of Music and Organist at the Cathedral, will present new music in our library and tell us about his collaborative project to work with composers; he will offer musicians a chance to explore copies of music before purchase. Afterwards, stay to try some of the music on the instrument, or meet up with colleagues and friends at The Harp & Dragon (no-host).
February & March 2023, Fridays at noon ~ Lenten Series at First Congregational Church of Madison Join us for inspirational organ music presented by stellar artists on the restored 1930 Möller pipe organ. Sponsored in part by the AGO New London County Chapter.
May 2023, Friday evening TBD ~ McIvor Organ Distinguished Artist Series recital at Calvary Church in Stonington Sponsored in part by the AGO New London County Chapter.
Sunday, May 28 at 5:00 pm ~ Jeremiah Mead, Recitalist, at St. James Episcopal Church, New London A native of Madison CT, Jeremiah has served as a substitute for many churches in our area. He completed his undergraduate degree as a student of Paul Jacobs at The Julliard School, and is currently studying at Indiana University. Sponsored by the AGO New London County Chapter.
June (TBA) ~ Annual Meeting
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