The Holland Area Chapter of the American Guild of Organists was formed in September of 1985.  We are made up of around 30 organists, music directors, church musicians, and organ enthusiasts.  Our programs are open to all, and we seek to support one another professionally and provide avenues for organ music to thrive in the Holland area. 

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

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.

Pillar Recital Series 2023


What/When: 30-minute organ recitals recitals offered in Holland on the following Wednesdays in June and July.

Where: Pillar Church, 57 E. 10th Street, Holland. Historic Pillar Church enjoys a beautiful air-conditioned fully accessible sanctuary.

Time: Mid-day recitals that begin at 12:15 p.m.

Free Admission

Free Parking


Here is the schedule of performers:


June 7 -   Stephen White

June 14 - Rob Hlebinsky

June 21 - Bethany Dame

June 28 - Thomas Gouwens

July 5 -    Fourth of July holiday week—no recital

July 12 -  Linda Strouf

July 19 -  Caron Farmer

July 26 -  David Schout


Schedule of Guild Events     2022 - 2023

 Saturday September 17, 2022 9:30 a.m. Bernard Wayne Sanders: His music for organ and instruments, and his easy, hymn-based service music. Hope Church Holland
 Monday October 10, 2022
 6:00 p.m.  Music for Funerals (with potluck preceeding)  First Reformed Church Holland
 Monday November 14, 2022
7:30 p.m.  Music for Organ and Other Instruments  Harderwyk Christian Reformed Church  Holland
 Friday November 18, 2022 6:00 p.m.  Senior Recital - Alex Cross

Hope College  Jack H. Miller Concert Hall 

 Sunday November 27, 2022 3:00 p.m.

"Joy to the World" - An Advent Organ Recital

Rick Van Oss - organist with the First Reformed Church Handbell Choir

 First Reformed Church Holland 
 Monday January 9, 2023  6:00 p.m. Annual Epiphany Party Linda Fulton's home Holland
 Sunday February 26, 2023  3:30 p.m.  Pre-concert talk for AGO chapter members with
French organist Frederic Blanc
Second Reformed Church  Zeeland
 Sunday February 26, 2023 5:00 p.m. Frederic Blanc Organ Recital Second Reformed Church Zeeland
 Friday March 3, 2023 7:30 p.m. Concerto and Aria Concert

Jack H. Miller Concert Hall

Hope College

 Saturday March 4, 2023

6:00 p.m. Timothy Nechuta Senior Organ Recital

Jack H. Miller Concert Hall

Hope College


 Monday March 13, 2023 6:30 p.m. Organ Crawl

    Maplewood Reformed Church       Trinity Reformed Church                  First United Methodist Church

 Sunday March 19, 2023 4:00 p.m. Audrey Thomas Organ Recital

First Presbyterian Church

508 Franklin Ave.

Grand Haven
 Wednesday April 5, 2023 6:00 p.m. Kelli Trudeau Senior Organ Recital

Jack H. Miller Concert Hall

Hope College


 Wednesday April 12, 2023 6:00 p.m. Bethany Dame Senior Organ Recital

Jack H. Miller Concert Hall

Hope College


 Sunday April 23, 2023 5:00 p.m. Community Hymn Sing Christ Memorial Church  Holland
 Monday May 22, 2023  7:30 p.m. Members' Recital  Grace Episcopal Church  Holland
 Monday June 19, 2023 6:00 p.m.  Annual End of the Year Potluck Picnic  Gordon Bruns' home Holland



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