There is nothing quite like the feeling of impending freedom that comes around every late May for liturgical musicians. No matter the size of our parishes, no matter the hourly demands of our positions, no matter the number of decades we have led choirs and congregations – the precious months of June and July hold the promise of renewal and rest for the weary.
Whether you used the time to prepare and plan for the upcoming liturgical year, took advantage of continuing education opportunities, got away to a favorite vacation spot, or just chilled, I hope you had a restful and refreshing summer!
From our incoming Dean…
What an honor to be elected Dean!
The past AGO concert season was an inspiration. Beautiful music played in a most artistic way featuring many of the fine instruments in the Memphis area. Building on this exceptional year of celebration, your program committee has developed a wonderful 2014-2015 season. Our goal was to ensure our monthly Monday evening social/meeting/educational/entertainment format, with the caveat of including and providing the greater community with organ programs.
The past year let Memphis know we are a vital and talented assemblage. With this goal in mind, several of our meetings are doubleheaders featuring a full open-to-the-public concert on a Sunday and still providing our Monday gathering. Who can have too much organ music in two days!
Thank you to those churches providing co-sponsorship.
Mark your calendars and spread the word – The Memphis AGO is beginning its second century of music-making!
AGO Memphis is a local chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields.
The Chapter was chartered February 1914 as the Tennessee Chapter and rechartered in 1954 as the Memphis Chapter, the Original Tennessee Chapter.
Programs are open to the public and free. We welcome you to join us anytime. Visit our programs page for a schedule.
Membership is open to anyone. Music skill is not required, only interest. Visit our membership page to learn more.