2018-19 Chapter Programs
Friday, December 7, 2018 ~ 7:30 PM
Advent Lessons and Carols Service at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester NH
In the gentle warmth of a candle-lit chapel, the Cathedral Schola led by Director Eric Bermani and assisted by NH-AGO Member organists; guide us through the Advent narrative with Carols, Congregational singing, organ solo’s, and readings. The Organ in the chapel is a 1 Manual Hook and Hastings with flat pedal-board. Chapter member’s interested in assisting with playing at this service are encouraged to contact Sub-Dean, Nick Girgus.
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
UPCOMING NH-AGO PROGRAMS
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.
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.email@example.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.