Welcome to the website for the Lexington KY chapter of the American Guild of Organists!
Our large and diverse membership includes professional musicians and those who love the organ, students and retirees, and everyone in between. Please browse our site to learn more about our chapter and to view upcoming events. You will also find archived pdfs of our chapter newsletters. We would love to talk to you about becoming a member of the Lexington chapter! We have several membership categories, and one is sure to be just right for you. To get started visit the Join as a Chapter Member page of our national organization. We hope that you'll join us and participate in our 75th season of great presentations, recitals and masterclasses!
Jane Johnson, CAGO
Dean, Lexington AGO
September Dean's Message
Hello AGO friends,
"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." This quote attributed to Yogi Berra sure sums up what we're all probably feeling about life in the time of coronavirus. How hard it is to plan - meaningful worship experiences for our congregations, practice time if we're unable to get to our regular instruments, performances to support our fellow musicians, social activities, the list just goes on and on.
Your Executive Committee has discussed how best to bring you quality programming during this challenging time (won't you be glad to never again hear the words "challenging time", or "unprecedented time", or any other variation of Covid-time that spills so easily from our mouths!) We are investigating livestreams of some upcoming scheduled performances and trying to find the best ways to help everyone stay connected while still staying safe and healthy.
Our September kick-off 75th anniversary celebration and officer installation will be held as planned on September 26th. Look for details elsewhere in this newsletter to find out more about how we will accomplish this. I hope to see you there! Until then, please stay well.
We're on Facebook!
Be sure to check us out on the AGO Lexington KY Facebook page.
LexAGO is including monthlong sponsorships on our website and newsletter. Please see the full page ads in our newsletters and our Sponsors page. Contact Dr. Larry Sharp for details and rates on how to become a monthlong or yearly sponsor.
Sponsors for 2020-21
Thanks very much to the following for sponsoring our newsletter and website!! And thanks to Larry Sharp for making all of the arrangements. Check out their ads on our Sponsors page.
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Milnar Organ Company
- The Piano Shop
- Goulding & Wood
- D.C. Schroth Organ Builders
- B. Rule
- Rodgers Classic Organs
Be a Member! Join the AGO Lexington 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.
Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
The AGO Mission statement has been modified as of May, 2016. The entire statement can be seen on the AGO National Mission, Vision, and Values Statement page.
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.
The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.