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, November 14, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
From left, performers of the Widor Symphony:
Jane Gamble, Eva McPeters, and Karen Strawhecker
Dennis Janzer following the premiere of his organ concerto.
Movement titles: Intrada, Basso Ostinato, Flourishes and Fanfares
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
For more details, please visit the competition website.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Finally, we stopped at Trinity Church--Scott Dettra will perform here and we'll be there for the annual meeting!
The altar area (at left)
Join us at AGO Boston 2014 this summer!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Here is a great view of the area near The Mother Church:
More views of The Mother Church (http://christianscience.com/church-of-christ-scientist/the-mother-church-in-boston-ma-usa).
Among other events scheduled here, Stephen Tharp will perform a recital that includes a transcription of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"!
Ceiling view of The Mother Church.
Venue #2 on our morning walk: St. Cecilia's (http://www.stceciliaboston.org). Among other events, Chelsea Chen will perform here.
Friday, October 4, 2013
5: Reminder to all chapters to be sure all paperwork is up-to-date with the IRS (argh! please encourage your treasurer to fill out that pesky postcard)
4: The new AGO board structure will be in place this summer (officially after the installation of officers at the annual meeting this summer).
3: The chance to eat great seafood, just a short walk from the hotel.
2: The hotel is connected to a very ritzy mall -- window shopping only for me (can you say Tiffany, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton? Okay, so I probably could afford something at Nine West . . . )
1: Boston 2014 will be great! Register today: http://www.agoboston2014.org
Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Maybe a trip to Canada is in your future?
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Memphis AGO Chapter presents a Centennial Celebration Concert Series honoring Tennessee AGO’s Centennial
2) OCT 7, 2013 Play
It Again, but on the Organ – Popular orchestral favorites performed by concert artist/composer Dr.
Dennis Janzer, hosted by Memphis Chapter, American Guild of Organists (AGO) in
its Centennial Celebration season. This program includes organ arrangements of
Ravel’s Bolero, Entry of the Gladiators by
Julius Fučík, Light Cavalry overture by Franz von Suppé, and Claude
Debussy’s Claire de Lune. All ages will enjoy this event that includes all the
bells and whistles of the 1921 Möller Organ!
Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.-
Location: Scottish Rite, 825 Union Ave. Memphis, TN; Tel: (901) 526-7679
This once-in-a-lifetime Centennial celebration event showcases members of American Guild of Organists (AGO)—Memphis chapter, the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra, and musicians from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Tel: (901) 683-3521
At 26, Paul Jacobs was invited to join the faculty of the Juilliard School, and in 2004, at age 27, was named chairman of the organ department, one of the youngest faculty appointees in the school’s history.
-Location: St. Mary's Cathedral, 700 Poplar Avenue; Tel: (901) 527-6123
Monday, July 15, 2013
Below: Bryan Anderson following his recital on the Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby organ in Reid Hall, Samford.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
What a successful convention in Columbia! Thanks to all involved (Tony Roof, Convention Coordinator, steering committee, performers, presenters) for all of their hard work.
5: A post-convention journey to Winthrop University to hear the Skinner organ at Byrnes Auditorium played by Christopher Houlihan (I especially liked the newly commissioned piece entitled 'Steel Symphony')
4: Workshops (I went to two very good sessions -- care of the young and aging voice and improvisation with David Arcus).
3: A great recital at St. Peter's by Janette Fishell -- complete Vierne 3 . . . what more can be said?
2: Meeting so many wonderful folks from Region IV and beyond. Thanks to all that attended!
1: Columbia . . . a great destination :-)
Saturday, July 6, 2013
5: Charles Tompkins in recital at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Stunning - AND - the premiere of a new work of Robert Powell.
4: Evensong in Trinity Cathedral . . . what a way to end the evening.
3: Rain, again??? (and, again?)
2: Hymn Festival by Michael Burkhardt -- if you have never attended one of his hymn festivals, do. Inspiring and innovative!
1: Intriguing Haitian Mass performed by the Sandlapper Singers. Who knew??
Ready for Day Four . . .
Thursday, July 4, 2013
5: The raffle at the regional meeting. Some good prizes this year!
4: Hearing fireworks as we left Shandon UMC following a performance of the Stars and Stripes by the Chenaults! What a way to end the 4th of July.
3: Seeing lots of people at the exhibit hall after our busy day -- exciting to meet artists, composers, and presenters.
2: Dongho Lee's performance at USC . . . graceful.
1: Carolyn Craig's performance as the Quimby/RCYO winner. Gotta love hearing young organists . . . the future is bright!
More news tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
So, the top five list for Day One at the Columbia Regional:
5) Nice reception at the exhibit hall one the first floor of the Hilton. Smiles all around!
4) Got caught in the rain while walking to the hotel following the Quimby/RCYO competition at Trinity Cathedral. Hey, the rain is really keeping Columbia cool so far!!!
3) Stefan Engels playing Karg-Elert on the E.M. Skinner/Colby at Washington Street United Methodist. Lovely strings and yes, an antiphonal! Also, wonderful to hear the newly commissioned work by Trey Clegg (Toccata on "Go Tell It On The Mountain")
2) Watching the young faces of the Capella Pueri sing at the opening convocation at St. Peter's Catholic Church.
1) Listening to a great Quimby/RCYO competition this afternoon. Congrats go to all who performed. 1st Prize went to Carolyn Craig; 2nd Prize to Thomas Williford.
In back row are judges Patrick Pope, Dr. Pamela Decker, and Susan Talley.
In front are competitors Thomas Williford, David Harrison, Emily Caitlin Dowling, and Carolyn Craig.
And the winners are (from left): Thomas Williford, 2nd Prize and Carolyn Craig, 1st Prize. Carolyn will represent Region IV as a Rising Star at the National Convention in Boston. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Inquiries and questions may be directed to Greg Roberson, POE 2013 Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pictured in front of the organ at Hyde Park UMC are (from left): Penny Walsh, Tom Huffman, Glenn Osborne, Michael Hunter, Charles Sims, Annette Sims, Michelle Klima, Laura Ellis, and Shawn Thomas.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
All four young organists will be competing in the finals of the Region IV Quimby/RCYO in Columbia, South Carolina. The competition will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (http://www.trinitysc.org)
Again, thanks to all who made the local chapter competitions a success. Join me in Columbia this summer to hear these fine young organists compete! Remember, the winner will appear in Boston 2014 as Region IV's Rising Star . . . . neat, eh?