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.


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 

 Holland
 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  TBA  
 Late February 2023    Possible Master Class with organist M. Frederic Blanc  TBD  Holland
 Monday March 13, 2023 7:30 p.m. Organ Crawl  TBD  Holland
 Sunday April 16, 2023 5:00 p.m. Community Hymn Sing  TBD  
 Monday May 12, 2023  7:30 p.m. Members' Recital  Grace Episcopal Church  Holland
 Monday June 19, 2023    Annual End of the Year Potluck Picnic  TBD  

 


 

If you have events for this page, please email Rick Van Oss, or newsletter editor Paul Dalman.