The Holland Area Chapter of the American Guild of Organists was formed in September of 1985. It is a group of organists, music directors, and organ enthusiasts that exists to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members in 330 chapters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.
Schedule of Events - 2016 - 2017
Sept 9-10 - Hope College Jazz Organ Summit
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts - with Organissimo and Tony Monaco Trio
Thursday, Sept 22 - 7:30pm - Hope College, Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
Hear Hope College alumni Susan De Kam in recital as part of Hope's new Alumni Recital Series
Monday, Sept 26, 7:00pm - Third Reformed Church, Holland
Funeral Repertoire - with Third Organist Linda Strouf - listen and take notes as Linda and members play favorite funeral repertoire
Bring your shoes and a favorite piece to share with others.
Friday, October 28, 7:30pm - Donia Recital, Organist Wolfgang Reisinger (Vienna)
Come celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hope College's Vienna Summer School in this recital from European organist Dr. Reisinger
Saturday, October 29, 9:30am - First United Methodist Church, Holland
Dean Rhonda Edgington will interview Dr. Reisinger on church music and higher education in Europe and America, as well as take questions from members
Monday, November 14 - 7:30pm - Joint meeting with Grand Rapids AGO chapter - Dr. Huw Lewis, Hope College Students, and the new Hope College Casavant- The Continuing Legacy of the Hope College Organ Department
Dr. Lewis will share with us reflections on building and maintaining a successful organ studio and his students will perform
Coming in the spring (exact info TBA)
Member Micah Vanderhall on combining organ and praise band
Organbuilder Martin Pasi and Grace Church organist Steve Jenkins, on the new Pasi organ for Holland's Grace Episcopal
Members Recital - Sunday, April 30 at 3pm, First United Methodist Church
End of year Potluck Picnic
If you have events for this page, please email dean Rhonda Edgington, or newsletter editor Paul Dalman (see the Contact Us page).