2018-19 Chapter Programs

Sunday, October 21, 2018 

Organ Crawl in Laconia, NH beginning at 2:30 pm.

All invited to either listen or play at this informal event! Open console at each site (bring shoes) to be followed by optional dinner at a local restaurant. Please feel free to join us at any point of the tour.

Itinerary –

  • 2:30pm, Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Sq., Laconia
    • 1989 Austin Op. 2720 3 manual/35 ranks
  • 3:15pm, South Baptist Church, 85 Court St.
    • 1895 Brennan, Gleason & White 2 manual/13 ranks
  • 4:00pm, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave.
    • C. Lewis/William Hill & Sons (U.K.) restored by George Bozeman
  • 4:45pm, United Baptist Church, 23 Park St.
    • 1892 George H. Ryder Op. 168 2 manual/14 ranks
  • 5:30pm, dinner at Fratello’s Restaurant, 799 Union Ave.


Please Note:

Members & friends planning to attend dinner at the conclusion of the Organ Crawl (order from menu/separate checks) are asked to please contact ASAP Nick Girgus (603)424-4743 (leave msg.) or ngirgus@yahoo.com  to help us determine the restaurant count.

USED ORGAN MUSIC, will also be available  for attendee’s to sift through and purchase with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund of the NH-AGO, supporting students who wish to attend POE events.   



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!


Friday, December 7, 7:30pm , Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols for Advent. Cathedral of St. Joseph Chapel, 145 Lowell St., Manchester, NH. NHAGO collaboration w/the Cathedral Choir, Soloists and Lectors.

For more information contact Nick Girgus ngirgus@yahoo.com or host Eric Bermani stcatherinemusic@aol.com.

January, 2019, date & time TBD. Evening Worship for Epiphany followed by potluck supper. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 1 Park Ct., Durham, NH. (more details in the next Cypher).

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.

London based Composer, Choral Director, and Organist PAUL AYERS, will be leading a Choral Workshop / Master class, for area choirs at the First United Methodist Church in Rochester NH. The afternoon session details are still being worked out but the format looks to have choirs practice choral settings under Paul’s direction, with a closing worship service of the music worked on, along with scriptures and prayers highlighting the music. He will be in NH for a couple of weeks with a premier of a choral setting commissioned by the Lebanon Congregational Church in Lebanon NH for the 150th anniversary of their church building on March 3. More details of this exciting visit will be shared via the chapter Newsletter CYPHER, email blasts, and on the Chapter website.