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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, October 11, 2012

Crowds line up for AGO event in Columbus, GA!

Who says there are no audiences at organ recitals? I just received news of a very successful “Four Hands/Four Feet” program hosted by the Columbus, Georgia, chapter. Rick McKnight, Dean of the chapter, shares these thoughts about their event: "We considered a regular member’s recital but that “same old, same old” idea was quickly overthrown. Deciding we would concentrate on audience-friendly duos and duets, we named the program “Four Hands/Four Feet.” . . . The concert was free and began at 4 PM. When the doors opened at 3:30 there were over 300 people in the lobby. We left the doors open at the rear of the hall and still turned away 200! By 3:45 the hall was completely full at 318. Who would think that over 500 people would show up for an organ recital? And not a ‘star’ performer in sight!”

The event celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the installation of the Le Tourneau, Opus 60, at River Center in Columbus. Players included Rose Slonaker, Paul Culp, Jack Buchanan, Nancy McKee, Rick McKnight, Janie Lee Bullock, Ken Bailey, Sue Dietrich, Adleyn Scott, Zack Wright, Tom and Denise Bernard, Joseph Golden and Aesook Lim. Here are folks pictured at the organ:

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