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Our 2013-2014 program is half done! Thanks so much to all the Dayton Chapter members who played for the Concert and First Lutheran.   Nearly fifty chapter members and friends attended the recital which featured ten members of our chapter.  A delightful variety of music was presented ranging from a piano and trombone arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise to an original composition by member Deborah Macaulay to Vierne’s Beceuse and Carillon.


The recitalists varied as widely as the music including organ/piano teachers, engineers, a university English professor, directors of music for large congregations and part time church musicians from smaller churches.  The organ pieces were performed on a beautiful 4-division, 3-manual Schlicker organ with wonderful reeds on Swell, Choir, and Positiv--including a lovely English Horn. The resonant acoustics of the stone church along with the stained glass and painted woodwork ceiling made this a great venue for the concert.  The broad range of music and musicians made for wonderful afternoon of music and camaraderie both during the recital and at the reception and Chapter Board meeting held following the program.   
Check out all the photos on Facebook.

Up Next is a Dayton Organ Crawl including a water powered organ as well as a Dedication Recital by our own Yun Kim. Come join us for as many of these events as you can.  See the Events for Program Details.

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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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