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Our Final 2014-2015 program will be a carillon recital and tour joint with the Cincinnati chapter.  

On June 7, AGO Dayton Chapter members are invited to join the Cincinnati Chapter for a fun picnic and bell concert at the Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon in Mariemont OH, carilloneurs Richard Gegner and Richard Watson will perform. Tours of the tower will be available from 6:00 to 6:30. Starting at 6:30 p.m. a free box lunch from Panera with beverage will be served to AGO members and one guest in the new shelter area., The box lunches are provided through the kindness of our two carilloneurs. See RESERVATIONS below. The carillon concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. (open to the public). You may want to bring folding chairs for the music program. Bathroom facilities are available on site.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE for the box lunch (member and one guest only). We need the exact name of each member or guest who would like a box lunch, and their choice of a sandwich selection (see choices below), so we can write these names on the correct box lunch. The DEADLINE for submitting this information is May 31, and it should be emailed or phoned directly to Cincinnati Chapter member Paul Welch:, or (513)232-3942. Food reservations cannot be accepted after that date, but please feel free to come even if you're not taking part in the meal.

FOOD CHOICES: Please indicate choice A, B, or C.

(Each sandwich comes with chips, fruit cup, cookie and beverage.)

Choice A -- Roasted turkey sandwich with bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato and avocado.

Choice B -- Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich.

Choice C -- Half garden salad and half ham & Swiss cheese sandwich.

DIRECTIONS: The Carillon is in Dogwood Park, at 3725 Pleasant Street, Mariemont OH, 45227, on the east side of Cincinnati. Take I-75 south, exit to I-275 East. From I-275, exit right on to I-71 south. Take Exit 9, Red Bank Road, and continue straight ahead through several traffic lights. Pass a Walmart on your left. About a half-mile or so after that, turn left on ramp for US-50-EAST. Merge onto US 50 East (Columbia Parkway/Wooster Pike). Drive through business area and into Village of Mariemont (road has a median). Very soon, turn right on Pleasant Street (for Dogwood Park). The park and carillon are on your right. Mostly street parking, plus a small pull-in parking area.

 About the Carillon... This is a full concert instrument of 49 bells, the original 23 bells of larger size dating from 1929 and the other 26 dating from 1969. The bells compose a true carillon that is completely touch responsive (like organ tracker action); no electrical assistance of any kind is used during regular concerts. In 2008 the carillon was renovated with a new playing keyboard, new sealed ball bearing playing action and new cast iron ball clappers.


Hope to See You There!  


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We are not a stuffy group of high-brow organists, who all have organ performance degrees. No, no, far from it. We are teachers, students, part-time composers and arrangers, office workers, singers, music directors and pastors, professors, engineers, full-time and part-time organists, keyboard and electronic organ aficionados who enjoy supporting one another (and even borrowing from one another) as we play excellent church music that makes a joyful noise to the Lord! (And we eat together from time to time.) Come and join us this coming year.

The Mission of the AGO is:

To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase organ and choral music contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences, and to promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of organ and choral music.

To improve the proficiency of organist 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 that contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the guild.

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