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May 2018 - Hymn Festival lead by Bob Batastini with Grand Rapids AGO chapter and NPM chapter 

Organists Phil Konczyk, Peter Kurdziel, and Rhonda Edgington at St. Francis Catholic Church along with Bob and other musicians, led us in a spirited hymn festival with hymn tunes of the 20th century, singing those tunes we nerdy musicians think are so fun!  

 

March 2018 - Aaron Tan - Serving Two Masters: Thoughts on Being a Dual-Career Musician

We can say we heard him back before he was famous!  Aaron won the AGO Organ Playing Competition this summer at the Kansas City national convention!

He also gave a fascinating Saturday morning talk, that was a glimpse into what a hard-working and inspired musician and scientist he must be. 

Here is Aaron with our host for the morning, Dr. Huw Lewis, Aaron's good friend, former boss, and mentor.

 

February 2018 - The Hammond B3 with Tony Monaco

Hope College's Jazz Organ instructor instructed us in many of the complexities of the Hammond organ - it's fascinating history, the construction of the instrument and how it works, and how to use those drawknobs!  He even let us play and try them out ourselves. 

November 2017 - Our Favorite Wedding Repertoire

Hope Church - Gordon is serenading us, we are getting good ideas, and getting ready for homemade baked goods afterwards!

 

The newest pipe organ in town! - Martin Pasi, Opus 26

Steve Jenkins showing some local organ enthusiasts the instrument - as well as Steve Jenkins and Martin Pasi at a guild event in Spring 2017

 

2017 Members Recital

April 30, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, we celebrated a members recital filled with musical delights (including pieces for organ and violin and cello, organ and harp, student members, and hymn singing)  and we honored two new inductees to our League of Distinguished Service - Mike van Doornik and David Roossien

 

Fall meeting and discussion with Viennese organist Dr. Wolfgang Reisinger

October 29, 2016 at Hope Church

 


2015 Annual Members' Recital

April 12, 2015 at Western Theological Seminary Mulder Chapel (1995 Van Daalen organ)

New Hymns Meeting with Bob Batastini

February 23, 2015 at 14th Street Christian Reformed Church

Meeting on Teaching and Learning the Organ with Huw Lewis

February 3, 2015 at the Hope College Organ Studio

What to do Before the Organ Repair Person Arrives with Jim Folkert

March 2, 2015 at Second Reformed Church in Zeeland

Photos from the September 15, 2014 Joint Officer Installation Service

with Holland, Grand Rapids, and Muskegon Chapters at Dimnent Chapel, Hope College.

Pictures from Our Chapter's Member Recital

on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Harderwyk Church in Holland.

Pictures from Our Meeting with Dr. Pam Stover

AGO Regional Councillor for Professional Concerns

on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church in Holland.

Casavant introduction with Huw Lewis and Simon Courture

on October 22, 2013 about the new Casavant organ being built for the Concert Hall in the new Music Building at Hope College.

 

Jim Folkert Demonstrates his House Organ

Rededication of the Skinner Organ at Hope College's Dimnent Chapel


Miscellaneous Photos from the Past