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,
I hope your New Year is off to a good start! There's just that pesky groundhog's prediction to deal with, and then we can look towards springtime!
As we enter into the season of Lent, we are delighted to be presenting a special Lenten organ recital that will be livestreamed for your enjoyment. Look elsewhere in this newsletter for more details.
If you haven't already contacted Lynn Vera with a piece that you'd like to play for our collaborative Easter Exultations video, please give it some thought and sign up by February 15th. You'll have until March 15th to give her your video. We look forward to hearing your joyful Easter music!
Your Executive Committee is beginning to collect information for potential 2021-22 programs. We welcome your input so if there's a recitalist you'd like to hear or a subject you'd like to have covered in a workshop, please let me know and we'll consider it as we make programming decisions for next year.
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.