American Guild of Organists, Lancaster PA Chapter

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Chapter Programs 2019-2020

Next Chapter Event

Monday, February 10, 6:15 p.m., “Utilizing Your Instruments in Worship” by Karl Moyer and Frank Dodd. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster. 6:15 Repository shopping and “Cookies and Cocoa,” 7:00 Presentation.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m., Multi-media presentation “The Blind Organist of Notre Dame – L. Vierne.” Location: TBD. $10 suggested donation.

Monday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., Masterclass: The Music of Wilbur Held by David Shelat. Location: Church of the Apostles UCC, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster.

Monday, May 11, 5:30 p.m., Annual Chapter Banquet. Location: Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster. Cost TBD.

Thursday, June 11, 7:00 p.m., Lancaster Summer Arts Festival Organ Recital. Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster. Free-will offering.

 

Calendar of Musical Events, Chapter and Other Area Events

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Sunday, January 26: Organ Recital by Dr. Karl E. Moyer, F.A.G.O. Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St. Lancaster PA (Parking in lot across Orange Street, accessible from Ann Street). 2:30 PM. The event is the kick-off of the year’s celebration of the parish’s 150th anniversary. Music by Saint-Saëns, Bach, Brahms, and the Grande Pièce Symphonique by César Franck. The printed program will include an historical sketch of the organs in the church nave. The program will be kept a bit short, providing folks a chance to return home, should snow melt begin to freeze into ice during the four-o’clock hour.

Sunday, February 23: Choral Evensong and Organ Recital. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. 6 PM Evensong, 7 PM recital by Alexander Ashman, minister of Music, Organist and Choirmaster, St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg PA.

Sunday, January 26, 4 PM: FANTASIA!. Of all musical forms, the fantasia is the wildest and most overtly expressive. As defined by Merriam-Webster, a fantasia is, "a free...composition not in strict form," or, "a work...in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted," or, "something possessing grotesque, bizarre, or unreal qualities." In a concert presented by our Cantor, Chris Prestia, you will experience the breadth, depth, and full span of the human experience and imagination in music. Nothing about this concert will be tame or predictable. From William Byrd to Billy Joel you'll hear some of the best fantasias for organ, piano, and cello. Come, unleash your imagination, and let the music take you places you've never dreamed of! Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Road, Lancaster PA, 17601. Free. Snow date: Sunday February 2 at 4 PM. For more information visit www.GoodShepherdLancaster.org

Saturday, March 21, 7 PM: Cedarville University Concert Chorale. Dr. Lyle Anderson directs a concert of choral masterpieces and sacred anthems presented by the 50-member Concert Chorale of Cedarville University. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster PA, 17601

Sunday, February 29, 3 PM: Vocal Recital. Amy Yovanonich, mezzo soprano. Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 36 Church St., Rothsville, PA. Free-will offering

Sunday, April 5, 6:30 PM: The Gospel According to Bach. Featuring readings and musical excerpts from Bach's "St. Matthew Passion." Performed by trombonist Tom Eliot, violinist Cheryl Minor Stewart Eliot, and cellist Richard Amoroso, with chamber strings, organ, and congregational singing. Westminister Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster PA, 17601.

Sunday, April 26: Choral Evensong and Organ Recital. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. 6 PM Evensong, 7 PM senior organ recital by Patrick McMullen, Lebanon Valley College, Annville PA

Sunday, May 3, 4 PM: Hershey Handbell Ensemble. The Hershey Handbell Ensemble was formed in 2004 and is based in south-central Pennsylvania. It was formed to fulfill the need for an auditioned community ensemble comprised of persons able to play advanced literature, interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance while uniting people through the musical arts. The fifteen member group under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich performs on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes, and other assorted instruments. The Ensemble will have their selection of popular CD recordings available for purchase. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Road, Lancaster PA, 17601. Free. Snow date: Sunday February 2 at 4 PM. For more information visit www.GoodShepherdLancaster.org

Sunday, May 17: Choral Evensong and Trio Concert. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. 6 PM Evensong, 7 PM concert by Musica Spira Baroque Trio (harpsichord, violin, and soprano) entitled, "The Ugly Virtuosa."

Sunday, May 31, 6:30 PM: The Valley of Vision: A Festival of Hymns. A congregational hymn festival including Puritan prayers from, "The Valley of Vision," and featuring the musicians of Westminster Church. Westminister Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster PA, 17601.

Sunday, June 14: Choral Evensong and Solemn Benediction. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon PA. 6 PM Choral Evensong and Solemn Benediction.

 

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