Message from the April 2016 Newsletter
Hello AGO Friends,
Now that Holy Week and Easter Sunday are in the books I hope you've had time for some rest, or at least a long nap. Your Executive Committee hasn't been napping, though-we have been putting the finishing touches on the rest of this year's programs. Next up is the American Boychoir at The Presbyterian Church in Danville. We're arranging dinner beforehand in Danville for anyone who would like to come (Dutch treat), so look elsewhere in this newsletter for all the details.
We are also finalizing all the arrangements for our hymn festival with David Cherwien, co-hosted by Louisville AGO. You won't want to miss this one! We'll have a workshop on Creative Hymn/Service Playing on Saturday, May 21st at 2 pm. The hymn festival will be at 7 pm on Sunday, May 22nd, with the theme "All Creation Sings Praise." We want a large choir for the festival, so please invite your choir members and other singing friends to join us. There will be one rehearsal on Sunday, 2:30-4:30 pm. The choir for the festival will be singing primarily special harmonizations and descants, but there will be one octavo as well. We'll learn all the music at the rehearsal. It will be fun, so start spreading the word now!
There are some exciting programs in the works for 2016-17. We hope to have a little something for everyone, from great recitalists to some educational and fun programs including something on improvisation for those members who have been begging for another improv workshop. Thinking ahead to next year, if your membership expires in June you should soon be receiving notification from AGO National to renew your membership via ONCARD. It's fast and easy, so when you receive the renewal notice please don't delay-renew today. Tell your organ-loving friends about AGO, too. They can become a friend of Lexington AGO for only $25/year. With our Pipe Organ Encounter this July, plus what we already have planned for 2016-17, it's going to be a great year to be a member!
I hope to see you at an event real soon,
New Sponsor - DC Schroth Organ Builders
We welcome the support of our newest sponsor, D.C. Schroth Organ Builders.
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
- 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- email.uky.edu.
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