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.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter has opening dinner

On Friday, September 30, the Durham-Chapel Hill chapter began its 2011-2012 program year with a kick-off dinner at the Top of the Hill restaurant in Chapel Hill. Twenty-five organists and friends enjoyed a meal and fellowship with each other. This was followed by an Organ Dedication Recital at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill. Organist John Allegar dedicated the recently installed 2 manual Casavant organ by playing pieces from Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Rogg. This was followed by an organ-piano arrangement of Franck’s Prelude, Fugue, et Variation performed by husband-wife team of Valerie and Adam Lefever Hughes on organ and piano, respectively. Valerie is Organist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The opening festivities were concluded with a Masterclass led by Allegar on Saturday, October 1. He demonstrated ways organists can reduce tension at the console. He discussed methods of physical and mental preparation before services or performances and encouraged attendees to try out those techniques by playing a piece or a hymn they had prepared beforehand.

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