September Dean's Message
Happy September! It's time for leaves to begin changing, weather to start cooling down, and choir rehearsals to start back! The Lexington AGO is certainly in full swing, and I'm glad you're a special part of it.
Coming up first is the David Briggs recital at Trinity Episcopal in Danville this Sunday, September 9, at 4:00pm. This will not be one to miss! Included in the program, he will be using a couple of improvisations on themes submitted by AGO members. No stranger to the Lexington AGO, David Briggs always entertains and brings the full organ to life like no other!
Next month, we will have a very unique event with the Bluegrass Theatre Organ Society, which you can read more about further down in the newsletter, but it will be a very exciting program. This is a ticketed event ($20) and will certainly be worth your money. $19 of each ticket goes to the restoration of the 1926 Wurlitzer organ that was once an integral part of the Kentucky Theater. I'm proud that the AGO is helping the BGTOS with this noble endeavor to bring a piece of history back into action in the community.
Please take a few moments to read through this issue of Principal Pipings, and I hope to see you at an event or two soon. As always, thank you for your continued support of the Lexington AGO.
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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 2018-19
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
- B. Rule
- Bluegrass Theater Organ Society
- D.C. Schroth Organ Builders
- The Piano Shop
- Rodgers Classic Organs - Tom Magee
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, Dr. Larry Sharp, firstname.lastname@example.org or Treasurer Dr. James Humlong, email@example.com.
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.