3 October 2022
Message from the Dean
We have just finished celebrating 75 years of our chapter’s existence! The past year of 2021-2022 was again very rewarding and informative having: recitals with and without a choir, workshop on the authenticity of hymn singing, an international Netherlands day with food and organ music, AGO organ Fest highlights, and Review of the AGO book ” Employing Musicians in Religious Institutions”, to name a few. We continued our May 21st Meeting in Wellsboro, PA where an organ crawl and performance by Marian Miller took place at First Presbyterian Church and an organ demonstration was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The year 2022-2023 promises to be another exciting, informative, and joyful year as well. Programs will include music performed about hymnology, our third community Christmas at the Organ, music composed by well-known composers, organs and culture about Estonia, and demonstrations on a variety of pipe organs within the Williamsport chapter area.
Please feel free to email us for any program information. We will be glad to be of assistance.
All area musicians are welcome.
Completed and Upcoming Program Highlights
7 October – In celebration of Lowell Mason’s anniversary year, Sub-dean Leatha Kieser presented the history and hymnody of Lowell Mason. Chapter members assisted by providing organ music based on the hymns. Trinity Episcopal church has an Austin organ.
On 19 November at 1:00 P.M. both chapter and community members will meet to enjoy the music of another anniversary composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Organ and choral music will be performed at Covenant Central Presbyterian church that has a Schantz organ.
Donna Elkin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Waltz: email@example.com
18 September Lecture about Snyder County pipe organs and performance by Dr. Hegberg – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Freeburg, PA
7 October 2022 Program featuring the music of Lowell Mason, a major composer of hymn tunes – 7 P.M. – Trinity Episcopal Church- Williamsport, PA
19 November 2022 Ralph Vaughan-Williams music – 1:00 P.M. – Covenant Central Presbyterian church, Williamsport, PA
6 January 2023 Christmas at the Organ – 6:30 P.M. – Trinity Episcopal Church, Williamsport, PA
28 January 2023 Winter Vacation in Estonia – 7 Estonian Organs presentation-12 Noon – by Dr. C. Getchell
25 March 2023 Program featuring music of Cesar Franck – Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury, PA
May 2023 Mansfield, PA area pipe organ exploration
*Luncheon at Johnson’s Restaurant located in Montoursville, PA, every third Thursday of the month. Please check with C. Walz or D. Elkin in case a different location has been planned.
|For membership information: Please contact: Mrs. Carol
Waltz, 345 Bayard St., So. Williamsport, PA 17702 or phone
570-323-3311. You are also very welcome to contact any officer of the Williamsport Chapter for information.
Carol A. Waltz, Sec./Treas. 570-323-3311
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