Saturday, October 12 @ 11am
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal, Lockport
Organ Reading Session with Tom Secor
January 25, 2014
Winnetka Congregational Church
WFMT Bach-immersion with Dr. David Schrader
February 2014 (Time and place TBD)
March, 2014 (Date and Time TBD)
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal, Lockport
Centering Prayer for Musicians
May 4, 2014 (Time TBD)
St. Charles Borromeo at Lewis University
Annual Members' Recital
Our ever popular annual Members' Recital will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm. This year's venue will be St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park.
St. Julie's is located at 7399 159th St in Tinley Park, IL 60477 - (708) 429-6767
Please send in the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st to be included in our program:
· Title of your piece
· Composer's dates
· Length( in time) of your piece - please try to keep it to about 6 minutes
2 Manuals and Pedal
Electric Key Action - Electric Stop Action
17 Stops - 24 Ranks
This Friday, January 18, 2013, 5pm the SW Suburban AGO will sponsor a Member-Clergy dinner at Bonfire Restaurant, located at 15905 South Bell Road in Homer Glen, IL 60491.
All SW Suburban AGO Members and their pastors are invited to this social event. Please RSVP to Roxanne Packer ASAP.
SW Suburban AGO will cover clergy expenses.
Dr. Jay Peterson will present an organ recital at The Church of the Holy Family, 102 Marquette Street, Park Forest, IL on October 28, 2012 at 4:00PM.
Dr. Peterson has performed organ recitals throughout the United States and in northern France and Germany. For over thirty years he was music professor, music chair and college organist at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois. While at MacMurray Jay was awarded the Wilkins Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1988), the McGaw Fine Arts Award (1991), and the United Methodist Board of Higher Education Award for Teaching Excellence (1999). Dr. Peterson has been a chosen participant in summer seminars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities; topics have included Ghanain drumming and Schubertian lieder interpretations. He has also been listed in editions of Who’s Who in American Education (2000, 2004). Jay has especially enjoyed taking students on study tours to various parts of the world, including Bali, Indonesia, Italy, and New York City.
His three academic degrees in music were awarded by the University of Illinois and the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. While a scholarship student at Eastman Jay earned the coveted performer’s certificate as a student of David Craighead. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, Austria, where he studied organ with Anton Heiller and harpsichord with Isolde Ahlgrimm. He has also experienced several periods of study at the North German Organ Academy with Harald Vogel and at Sweden’s GOArt.
Jay is currently very active as a board member of three organizations, both local and national: the North Shore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (presently the elected treasurer), the Chicago Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, and the International Chamber Artists (currently serving as president). He also has extensive experience as a collaborative pianist and for sixteen years was music director and conductor of the Springfield (IL) Choral Society. He serves as Organ Associate at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Winnetka; the parish choir recently enjoyed a week’s residency at Canterbury Cathedral, England. Jay is also a keyboard accompanist for the Chicago Chamber Choir.
He produced two recordings (1990 and 2002) that feature the widely acknowledged Aeolian-Skinner organ in Merner Chapel at MacMurray College--available from the Organ Historical Society catalogue. In 2004, Jay released a commercial recording of pipe organs in eleven Jacksonville (IL) churches, sponsored by the Morgan County Historical Society.
He will play works of Dieterich Buxtehude, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Joseph Bonnett and Walter Pelz. A Choir Spaghetti Dinner will follow the recital. All are invited to attend.
For further information, please call Mark Downey at 708-748-1100.
George Tarasuk will lead our first event of the season in a discussion on Hymnary.org.
Please join us from 10am-noon, Saturday, October 13th at The Laverne & Dorothy Brown Library located at The University of St. Francis - 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, Illinois.
Join us for this popular chapter event! Given last year's success our 2011 Members' Concert, SW Suburban AGO will return to St. Raymond's Cathedral, Joliet on March 11, 2012 at 3 PM. All members are invited to participate. Email your selections to the dean at email@example.com as soon as possible and no later than February 29. This year's theme will be organ repertoire for Lent and Holy Week.
The recital is open to the public and a free will offering will be collected. A reception will follow.
October 9th at 6:30pm, George Tarasuk will host another Techno-Tyme Workshop at
All Saints Anglican Church, Bolingbrook.
On Sunday, May 22nd at 5pm, our chapter’s Organist/Clergy Dinner will take place at Petey’s II, Located at LaGrange Rd and 159th St in Orland Park.
SW Suburban AGO will sponsor the pastor’s portion of this event.
Don’t delay! Invite your pastors for lively discussion and a great dinner. This is a social event you will not want to miss!
Please email your RSVP to George Tarasuk at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, May 15, 2011.
On Sunday, April 3rd and 3pm, SW Suburban AGO will present its annual “Members’ Recital” at St. Raymond’s Cathedral in Joliet. This recital is also part of St. Raymond’s Cathedral music series. A reception with refreshments will be served following the recital, compliments of St. Raymond’s.
This grand space is home to two instruments: a 3manual, 58 rank Wicks pipe organ and a 2 manual Allen digital in a lively acoustic. Repertoire will include sacred and secular pieces for organ solo/duet.