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
October Dean's Message
Hello AGO Friends,
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our kick-off picnic a few weeks ago. The setting and weather were perfect, and it was so good to have a chance to visit with people we haven't seen for some time. Thanks to Angela Hurley for hosting, and to Hospitality Co-chair Gwen Frazier for procuring some delicious cupcakes to celebrate the chapter's 75th anniversary.
We are trying something completely different for our October meeting. The Kentucky Theatre has temporarily closed due to the pandemic, and the Allen digital theatre organ that has been providing intermission music has been stored until the theatre reopens. So our October meeting has been retooled by Tim Jones and our own Bill Webber, president and vice-president of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. Through the magic of video, compiled masterfully by Lynn Vera, we will present virtually what we had planned to bring you in person from the theatre. You can find all the details elsewhere in this newsletter. We hope you'll tune in!
Until next month, stay well,
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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.