Message from the Dean
From the May, 2013 newsletter
Hello AGO Friends
Wow - it seems like this year has gone by very quickly. We have had great programming which I hope you have been able to attend. And we're not finished yet! Be sure to travel with us to Ashland KY on May 18th for a chance to meet with our AGO colleagues from the Huntington WV chapter, and enjoy the new sounds of the organ at First Christian. We're arranging carpools, so let me know if you need a ride or if you can drive. Lunch is being provided by the ladies of First Christian, so come spend the day with AGO. And don't forget to RSVP now - see details elsewhere in this newsletter.
Your executive committee is putting the final touches on programs for next year. We have an assortment of educational programs and recitals planned, in addition to traditional favorites such as our reading session and Bach Marathon. And of course we will feature our two new local instruments at Christ the King Cathedral and Church of the Good Shepherd. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. So watch your mailbox-we will send all the details to you as soon as they are finalized.
It is an exciting time to be a member of Lexington AGO, and I am so pleased to be serving as your dean for another year. I hope everyone has a wonderful, restful summer. See you in September!
Pedals, Pipes and Pizza
On Saturday February 23 the Lexington chapter hosted a successful Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event with twelve future organists in attendance!
A note from Spindletop Hall
On February 10, 2013, Lexington AGO chapter Dean Jane Johnson received the email below. Interested parties should directly contact Chef Valente, email@example.com.
I hope this e-mail finds you healthy, happy and ready for a great 2013.
Here at Spindletop we are excited to have some major repairs done to our historic 1937 Kimball organ in the last few months and I am looking for a few people in the area who would be interested in playing this organ on a regular basis for club events, brunches and weddings.
This Kimball-Welte reproducing organ needs a total renovation but in the mean time it is playable (not perfect) and we would like to start using this and hopefully produce some donations for the restoration.
Schuyler has been here and played so he might be able to give you some additional information.
Can you help me in this area?
Chef Ed Valente
Edward J. Valente, CEC, AAC
The Club at Spindletop hall
3414 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
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