Message from the January 2016 Newsletter

Hello AGO Friends!

I hope you're able to kick back and relax a little after the "whew-we-made-it-through-all-the-Advent-and-Christmas-music" season! Now is a great time to look through some of that new-to-you music you may have purchased at our used music sale back in September. I know I've found several things I am anxious to sit down and learn. What? You say you weren't able to come to the used music sale?? Never fear! You will have another chance-there are still SEVEN boxes of music residing in my guest room that will make a repeat appearance at our February social, so stay tuned-there's still time for you to find that gem of a piece that's now out of print, or that book by a composer you've been wanting to try.

In other late-breaking news, our Advent/Christmas POE fund-raising recital raised $650 towards this summer's POE! We had a nice audience and a great variety of pieces on the hour-long program. Thanks to everyone who participated and to those of you who attended and donated to our worthy cause. Thanks also to Sub-Dean Larry Sharp for this great POE fundraising idea!

Speaking of the POE, our brochures were mailed a few weeks ago so you should have received yours in the mail. We printed extra brochures and would like to give them to you to distribute to young pianists/organists whom you think would be interested in attending the POE. Please let Zach Klobnak or me know how many you would like and we will get them to you.

Check our calendar of events in this newsletter so you won't miss any of our upcoming activities, and please let us know if you are playing a recital or hosting an organ-related event that we will want to publicize to our membership. Here's wishing you a relaxing January, because Ash Wednesday and Lent are just around the corner!

Happy New Year!


Upcoming Programs

Please see our events page for a full list of upcoming events. Performers are welcome to submit programs (preferably in PDF format) for inclusion here.

Lexington Chamber Orchestra Mar 16, Tates Creek Presbyterian

POE Coming to Lexington July 17-22, 2016

Thanks to Lexington AGO member Zach Klobnak, Lexington will host a POE in the summer of 2016! Please consider how you might help with arrangements. Volunteers are needed!

Kentucky Bach Choir

The Kentucky Bach Choir will perform the first Cantata of J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Mozart's Solemn Vespers on Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington. 2015 Audrey Rooney Vocal Competition Winner Erica Intilangelo, soprano, will be featured.

Admission $25 - General; $20 - Seniors (65+); $10 - Students


Sponsors for 2015-2016

Thanks very much to the following for sponsoring our newsletter and website!! And thanks to Larry Sharp for making all of the arrangements.

  • Asbury University
  • B. Rule
  • Goulding and Wood
  • Rivierstad
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington

Be a Member! Join the Lexington AGO Chapter

Joining the AGO is easy and can be done online via the AGO National website. You can join as a chapter member, join as an independent member, or subscribe to the TAO magazine. Those who prefer not to join online can contact our chapter dean, Jane Johnson, jhjohn -at-

Mission Statement

The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.

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Lexington, KY chapter