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
|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.