Dean’s Message

Dear AGO Friends,

I certainly had to “reach back in my memory bank” to come up with the answers to questions when we played Organ Jeopardy at our February social held at First Church of the Brethren on Sunday, February 9.  What a fun evening of visiting, laughing, eating, and learning (or re-learning!).  Many of us picked up music from the organ library that is stored at the church.  A special thank you to Ralph Phillips and Marlene Hallstrom who helped organize and review the music.  I am also grateful for the time Ralph and Marlene spent in providing the evening’s entertainment.

On the weekend of March 8-9, the Wichita Chapter will hold its scholarship auditions in both Hutchinson and Wichita.  Our chapter has committed both financial and personal resources toward the education of a future generation of organists.  On the national level, AGO is hosting four Pipe Organ Encounters (POE), One POE Advanced, One POE Technical, and three POE-plus.  Visit the AGO website for further information and registration for these events.

Looking ahead to April, the Chapter is pleased to co-sponsor with First Presbyterian Church’s Angulo Memorial Concert Series. Damin Spritzer in a masterclass on Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m., and a recital, Sunday, April 19, 3:00 p.m.  Both the masterclass and recital will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 525 North Broadway, Wichita.   On Sunday, April 26, 2:00 p.m., Hillside Christian Church, the Wichita Chapter is also partnering with the Wichita Choral Society in their 75th anniversary concert and reception at Hillside Christian Church, 8330 East Douglas, Wichita.

As we prepare and prepare our students for the Lent and Easter services and liturgies, may each of you be blessed during this season.

Sincerely,

Annette Lindal

WAGO Dean

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