Welcome to the Southeast Region Blog!
Welcome to the Southeast Region Blog!
Greetings to all members in the Southeast Region of the American Guild of Organists. I hope that this blog can be an easy way for us to keep in touch. Please contact me for news and events from your chapter that should be included. I'm happy to spread the word! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the regional events calendar.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2015-2016 season.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Earlier in the day, we traveled to UNC-Greensboro to hear a splendid recital by Chelsea Chen and a unique recital by Andrew Willis on fortepiano. Afternoon workshops followed (I attended a great session by North Carolina legend Margaret Sandresky).
Five days in Greensboro -- organ music, choral music, and great fellowship. What a wonderful week! Thanks to the Greensboro steering committee for doing a GREAT job!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I'm about ready to hop on the bus for the featured evening recital by Dame Gillian Weir. Gotta love regional conventions . . . thanks, Greensboro AGO!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Each competitor performed a major P & F of Bach (we heard the DM, FM, Wedge, am, and 9/8 CM), a romantic work (ranging from Franck, Vierne, and Bossi), and a contemporary work (Langlais to Demessieux to Hakim).
The judges of the event had a difficult decision to make -- the playing was fantastic! Thanks to judges Dr. Faythe Freese, Dr. Boyd Jones, and Dr. Timothy Olsen for their time and expertise. Also, thank you to Dr. Andre Lash for serving as director of the competition and overseeing a myriad of details.
Drum roll, please??? The results of the Region IV AGO/Quimby RCYO held on June 25: 2nd place, Wesley Hall; 1st place: Bryan Anderson. Bryan will play for Region IV convention attendees on the morning of Tuesday, June 28.
Congratulations, Bryan! And, thanks to all of the competitors for their hard work and fine playing. The future of the organ is certainly in good hands.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
What a great looking group, eh?
After lunch, Dr. Bradley Welch gave a masterclass for POE participants. Some fine playing!
After dinner, we traveled to East Lake United Methodist Church for a concert of transcriptions and improvisations. Hmm . . . . Star Wars and Star Spangled Banner were highlighted! A sudden thunderstorm welcomed us as we returned to the dorm.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Following afternoon lessons all were treated by a colorful recital by Dr. Bradley Welch at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. And, oh my, what a reception! A photo of recitalist Dr. Welch:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
(Mr. Buffington, left photo; Mr. Elsholz, right photo).
POE attendees pictured with recitalist
Weston Jennings in the balcony of
St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
What a great bunch!
(see picture at left)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Richard Elliott is right at home at the massive console of the Tabernacle organ, having previously served as an assistant organist for the world's largest functioning pipe organ in Philadelphia's Lord and Taylor (formerly John Wanamaker) department store. His background in jazz and popular music has likewise prepared him well for his role as accompanist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, with its broad range of repertoire.
Richard Elliott will be in recital at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, in Sarasota, on the Sunday afternoon following Easter, April 15, 2012 at 4 o'clock. Tickets can be reserved at the church (924-4664) for $15 and AGO members with membership cards will be admitted free.
On Saturday, April 14th, at 10 AM at the church, Elliott will conduct a workshop on hymn playing, choral accompanying, and other issues related to the church musician. This event is $10 and is open to anyone.