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, September 29, 2014

Durham-Chapel Hill Hymnfest

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Durham-Chapel Hill chapter and University United Methodist Church co-sponsored a hymnfest titled "Lord Send Out Your Spirit and Renew the Face of the Earth: A Festival of Hymns" led by organist-composer, Dr. Michael Burkhardt. The choir consisted of members from Christ United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Durham; United Church of Chapel Hill; and University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill. The service consisted of readings from various sources of literature, including John William Lowe, Jaroslav Vajda, Jan Berry, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Robert Baden; and hymns, most of which were Burkhardt's own settings for choir, organ, and brass quartet. Many thanks to Michael Burkhardt, who led a wonderful hymnfest, to Tim Baker and University United Methodist Church for hosting, to Daniel Steinert for arranging to bring Dr. Burkhardt to Chapel Hill, to Laurel and Nick Siviglia for their hospitality, and to Daniel Steinert, Jacqueline Nappi, Mary Beth Peterson, and Tim Baker, who brought their choirs to participate in this hymnfest.    

Above, acting Dean, Tim Baker (l) and Michael Burkhardt pose for a picture next to the Möller organ at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

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