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posted Jun 15, 2016, 5:44 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

Incoming chapter officers for 2016-2018 are working hard on chapter meetings, events, and the chapter calendar! Check back soon for more information on the next program year.

2015 Opening Meeting September 27, 6:00pm

posted Sep 18, 2015, 6:01 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

“Registration: Getting the most out of digital organs.” – Realizing that a large number of our chapter members play digital organs, it's time to offer programs that cater to their needs. With that in mind, we are meeting at the Evangelical Covenant Church (where member Sharon Carlson is organist), at 3025 Edison Rd, South Bend. The organ is an Allen digital computer organ, of the type with the punch cards for “alterable voice.” John Gouwens will be the presenter and will show a number of ways to use that type of organ for repertoire.

This is also a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to share!

Updates Coming Soon!

posted Jun 27, 2014, 8:34 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

The chapter website is being updated! Visit again soon for information on the upcoming program year and musical events in our area.

September Opening Meeting!

posted Sep 14, 2013, 8:21 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 8:22 AM ]

The Chapter year begins with dinner and Vespers at St Peter Lutheran Church (MS) in Mishawaka on THIS SUNDAY, 15 September.  See the September Newsletter for detailed information.

Meeting Saturday, April 27

posted Apr 25, 2013, 6:53 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

Join guest organist Jonathan Oblander for a masterclass on hymn and service playing this Saturday, April 27, at 10:00am at Grace UMC, South Twyckenham Dr, South Bend (host Jane Flora).  The bench will be open for anyone who wants to play a hymn for Jonathan, followed by his own presentation and ideas on hymn playing.  See you there!

February Meeting Recap

posted Feb 11, 2013, 6:48 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

What a great meeting we had on Sunday, 10 February, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in South Bend (Bev Butler, host).  After a wonderful organ performance by student Eva Lapp, we held a roundtable discussion on clergy/musician relations, church music education, and clergy/musician training with panel members Fr. Michael Driscoll, Fr. Henry Randolph (former chapter chaplain), Dr. Rebecca Slough, and Fr. Peter Rocca CSC.  More details will follow in the March newsletter.

November Chapter Meeting Pictures Posted

posted Nov 13, 2012, 6:00 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

View pictures of the Troyers' house organ (1950 Fuhrer) here.  We had a lovely evening of music including pieces played by local organ students and a wonderful improvisation on St. Theodulph by past-dean John Gouwens.

September Chapter Meeting pictures posted!

posted Sep 18, 2012, 11:32 AM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

Go to the Photo Gallery page to see pictures of our meeting at First English Lutheran Church, Goshen.

Upcoming Concerts

posted Aug 30, 2012, 3:27 PM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO   [ updated Aug 30, 2012, 3:29 PM ]

September 9th will be a wonderful day for music in the St. Joseph Valley Chapter!  Executive Committee member Karen Schneider Kirner (pictured) performs a solo organ recital on the gallery organ of Ancilla Domini Chapel in the PHJC Ministry Center (convent of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in Donaldson) at 4:00pm; admission is free and a reception follows.  Goshen College Music Center hosts AGO Rising Star Katelyn Emerson who performs a solo organ recital on the Taylor & Boody organ in Rieth Recital Hall at 4:00pm; tickets required and a reception follows.  At 5:00pm in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame early music ensemble Fleur de Lys performs music of the German High Baroque with chapter member Darlene Catello, harpsichord; tickets required.  No matter where are you on September 9th, be sure to catch some of this wonderful music!!!

September Newsletter is Online!

posted Aug 30, 2012, 3:15 PM by St Joseph Valley Chapter AGO

The most recent newsletter for the chapter membership is now available HERE on the Newsletters page.

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