2018-19 Chapter Programs

NH AGO Patrons

Dues alone fall short of Chapter Program and publicity needs. 

We thank our Patrons for their additional support.  

            Gift Level                  Up to:  

  • Symphony                    Above $500.00
  • Improvisation             $400.00
  • Toccata                         $300.00
  • Prelude and Fugue     $200.00
  • Chorale Prelude          $100.00
  • Anthem                         $50.00
The NHAGO is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization.  Send donations to:
Adam Peithmann, Treasurer, NH-AGO
508 Union Street
Manchester NH 03104


Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, February 9, 10:30 am Organ & Orchestra Repertoire Workshop – “Organ Symphony Assistant (OSA)”.

First United Methodist Church, 34 So. Main St., Rochester, NH.     (Snow date: February 16)

Laura Belanger, creator of “Organ Symphony Assistant“, will lead a workshop on how we can all be inspired to study, practice and even perform the oft-neglected music for organ and orchestra. Laura has created an amazing collection of orchestra-only audio files of both known and not-so-well known organ and orchestra repertoire from the 18th-20th century. “Organ Symphony Assistant” supplies the orchestra part; you supply the organ part!

In addition to her demonstration, Laura will be looking for volunteers who would like to give Organ Symphony Assistant a try. If you are interested, please visit the OSA pages on her website, HTTPS://LVBMusic.com . Pick a piece or one movement from the OSA collection, email Laura ( Laura.bela@icloud.com ) and she will send you the corresponding audio file along with more details. The OSA website also provides links to the organ sheet music, most free from the IMSLP website.

Saturday March 9, 2019.     (CANCELLED)    

Due to a family medical issue Paul Ayers cannot be away from London more than a couple of days, making it neccessary for him to cancel his planned workshop with our chapter.   Please stay tuned as we seek to fill in the day or come up with a different alternative.     STAY TUNED.

Exciting News from Cheryl Duerr

about the next POE close to home:

The Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of The American Guild of Organists is hosting a Pipe Organ Encounter July 15th through 20th, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to give eighteen young people a rich experience with the organ and organists while bringing the organ forward into the musical and arts mainstream of the Cape Cod summer.  Outreach to the public, especially children, is a high priority.

The faculty includes Christian Lane, James Jordan, Caroline Robinson, Janet Yieh, Clara Gerdes and Steve Young.  The venues include Dennis Union Church (Casavant), West Parish, West Barnstable (Mander 2005 Mechanical), St. Mary’s, Barnstable (Wilhelm Tracker), Yarmouthport Congregational (Hook and Hastings), The Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans (Skinners/Barden), and Chatham Methodist (Noack) among others.

The students will visit two iconic organ destinations in Massachusetts.  The Church of the Transfiguration complex and organ of multiple Skinners is a mandatory stop for organ lovers on the Cape.  James Jordan will share his knowledge of this instrument. Methuen Memorial Music Hall will host us for their Wednesday evening concert and tour of the organ, preceded by a tour of the Andover Organ factory.   You can find a little bit more information at the chapter website capeandislandsago.org.

Pipe Organ Encounters are the single most popular program AGO supports.  Our colleagues agree that this program is vital to the future of our profession.