WELCOME to the Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists website! The AGO is a national organization that seeks to promote the pipe organ and its music, so if you love the sound of the organ then the AGO is for you. The Greater Hartford Chapter is quite active and made up of a very welcoming group of musicians. We present workshops and concerts, offer educational opportunities for young musicians and host social events so that we can share ideas with our colleagues. Check our “Chapter Events” calendar for upcoming programs in the Hartford area. The “Regional Calendar” features events presented by our members and by members of nearby chapters of the AGO. While you’re here, check out our forum where any topic related to the organ can be discussed, or browse the “Organs of Hartford.” We hope you’ll be sufficiently impressed to join our chapter, in which case you may find all the information you need under the “Join us” menu!
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Jolidon Fund Committee Commences Work
The Jolidon Fund advisory subcommittee met in March for the first time. The meeting served as a catch- up session for members to learn what the chapter’s executive board has done to date to set up the fund and what intentions they have for the committee. The discussion revolved around establishing a structure for operating the fund, including legal protections. More research is needed since this is a new enterprise for the chapter, and everyone agreed that it will be a while before the committee is ready to recommend expenditures to the board. Jim Gower was appointed chair of the committee and Joan Pritchard will serve as
the secretary. Committee members also include Deb Gemma, Suzanne Hertel, Jason Charneski, Nancy Robbins, Christa Rakich and board liaison John Coghill. You are welcome to send ideas and comments to Jim Gower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Rave Reviews
March 8, 2014 – The chapel at Trinity College provided just the right warmth and ambience to sustain an exquisite performance of Handel, Albinoni, Dubois and Poulenc played by organ soloist Ezequiel Menén-
dez and an 18 piece professional orchestra conducted by Adrian Sylveen. Ezequiel deftly extracted colors, subtleties and heft from the Austin organ …read more