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
January Dean's Message
Hello AGO friends,
Happy New Year! I hope you all survived the holiday season and are now enjoying some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Our virtual Christmas Pipes concert was a rousing success! It has been viewed by nearly 200 people from all across the country. Thanks to everyone who participated, and special thanks to Lynn Vera for putting all our videos together into such a beautiful and entertaining product.
Now your Executive Committee is looking ahead to the rest of this program year and is starting to compile ideas for 2021- 22. Since we haven't really had much of a chance to celebrate our chapter's 75th anniversary year, we will bill next year as our 75th anniversary plus one! Hopefully we will be able to celebrate it properly once the Covid-19 vaccine is widely available. Until that time, we are being cautious about gathering. It pains me to tell you that our planned activities for February and March have been cancelled. It's not possible to have a Pedals, Pipes and Pizza program for young students when most of them are not even back to in-person school yet. So we will try again next year for this worthwhile activity. Recitalist Marcelo Giannini had already cancelled his planned trip to the U.S. because of the pandemic. And the Executive Committee has also decided to cancel our March choral and organ reading session, since our planned venue is not yet allowing outside activities. However, the EC has come up with some different virtual programming that we hope you will enjoy. Details are elsewhere in this newsletter. I look forward to continuing to navigate this very strange time with you all.
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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.