Message from the November 2015 Newsletter

Hello AGO Friends,

I hope you have been able to attend some of the recent events in our area. I continually hear from other chapters about how they are envious of all our great programming, and it is true that we have a wealth of organ- and choral-related events from which to choose! The next couple of months are no exception-from Jonathan Rudy's organ recital this Friday to organ and choral concerts of all description, there should be several things to please each of you. I love being a part of making music, but it's also so enjoyable to be able to just sit and soak up music that I didn't have to have a part in creating. Despite our busy schedules at this time of year, I hope you will be able to give yourself the gift of time to enjoy some of this musical outpouring.

In other chapter news, plans are speeding ahead for our Pipe Organ Encounter this coming summer. See Zach's article elsewhere in this newsletter for all the details. Our POE brochure will be mailed in December, in hopes of getting twenty interested students to register. There are so many demands on teenagers' summer time that we hope by getting the word out early we will have a full POE. If you know of any piano students who might be interested, now is the time to let us know so we can be sure they receive a brochure!

Later this month, your sub-dean Larry Sharp and I will be traveling to Frankfort to meet with the dean and sub-dean of the Louisville AGO; Glenna Metcalf, our state convener; and Karl Bruhn, Great Lakes Region Councillor. We hope to come away from the meeting with ideas for recruiting new members and making our chapter even more relevant to our overall membership.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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.

James Humlong, Sun 11/8, 2:30 pm, Southern Hills UMC, Lexington

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.

© 2015 American Guild of Organists
Lexington, KY chapter