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December Dean's Message

Happy December!

The time is here - all your hard work practicing is finally getting ready to pay off! If your calendar looks anything like mine, you have more days playing for events and recitals and cantatas than you do at home. Make sure to make time for yourself this Christmas season to relax and enjoy the holidays. My favorite thing to do is to go to the late Christmas Eve service at Christ Church Cathedral. I hope you find your own thing to help you appreciate this special time.

This month, we will be having our fourth annual Christmas Pipes recital at Central Baptist Church at 2:00, Sunday, December 9, and will feature Larry Sharp, Mark DeAlba, Anna Pan, Bill Webber, Grant Holcomb, and myself. Afterward, we will have a lovely reception hosted by Angela Hurley and Nancy Dunn. All donations received will go toward our Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza program in February, so invite your churches and friends! I hope you will be able to join us.

Finally, mark on your calendars our "Twelfth Night Party", hosted by Larry Sharp at his home in Winchester on January 5. It will be a nice evening to socialize and relax after a busy holiday season.

Thank you for everything you do throughout the year for the AGO, as well as music as a whole in your communities. I hope you have a blessed Christmas.

James

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Monthly Sponsors

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
  • Rivierstad
  • 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. James Humlong, james.humlong@gmail.com or our treasurer/registrar, Anna Pan orgelan@yahoo.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.

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Lexington, KY chapter