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.
The AGO National Council is committed to membership recruitment, retention, and growth within our organization. During the Year of the Young Organist, July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022, any individual under the age of 30 can become a member or renew her/his membership for free as part of this program. Events and new initiatives will be held throughout the year. Click here for more information.
Schedule of Guild Events - 2021 - 2022
|Monday September 20, 2021||7:30 p.m.||
Hope College Annual Donia Organ Recital - Nicole Keller
|Hope College Miller Concert Hall||Holland|
|Monday September 27, 2021||6:00 p.m.||
Potluck and members recital
|Christ Memorial Church||Holland|
|Monday October 25, 2021||7:30 p.m.||
Aging Voices - Linda Dykstra, retired Hope College voice professor
|Third Reformed Church||Holland|
|Monday November 22, 2021||7:30 p.m.||
Brenda Portman – Significant 20th and 21st Century Composers for the Organ
|Monday January 10, 2022||6:00 p.m.||
Annual Epiphany party
|Linda Fulton's house|
|Monday February 21, 2022||7:30 p.m.||
South side Holland organ crawl, ending up at the First Reformed Church's music library
|Starting location TBA||Holland|
|Monday March 21, 2022||7:30 p.m.||
Larry Visser's Music
|Second Reformed Church||Zeeland|
|Monday April 25, 2022||7:30 p.m.||
Music for organ with other instruments
|Monday June 20, 2022||6:00 p.m.||
Annual members picnic
|Judy Koeman's house|
If you have events for this page, please email Rick Van Oss, or newsletter editor Paul Dalman.