Chippewa Valley Chapter

Message from the Dean 

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Welcome to the Chippewa Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. We are located in the west central part of Wisconsin, in Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls, and the surrounding area. We are one of 300 chapters of the national organization, which serves approximately 15,500 members in the U. S. and Europe.

The mission of the AGO is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. We share our passion for the organ by public concerts by members and guest recitalists. Knowledge is shared by offering student scholarships, and in workshops and scholarly presentations.

All are welcome to attend our public events. Membership is open to all.

Elaine Mann, Dean

(Organ pictured is from the First Congregational Church in Eau Claire, WI)

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Chapter Events-2018-2019


ORGAN PLUS CONCERT

September 30, 2018, 3:30 pm

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

310 Broadway, Eau Claire, WI

Freewill Offering

Organists: Lynn Emmons, Paul Kosower, Judy Lies, Elaine Mann, Gary Steffenhagen

Instrumentalists: Christa Garvey–oboe, Paul Kosower–cello,

Tim Lane–flute, Judy Lies–piano, Liz Wilson–clarinet,


AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PIPE ORGAN

Tuesday, Nov 13, 1:30-3:00 pm————Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave, Eau Claire

The Chippewa Valley Chapter will collaborate with Chippewa Valley Learning in Retirement for a program to explore the history and construction of a pipe organ. Performances by guild members Paul Kosower, Elaine Mann, and Don Patterson, with narration by Liz Wilson will demonstrate the sounds using Grace Lutheran’s 58 year old Schlicker organ. Videos of an organ installation will be included. See info about registration for this program at www.cvlr.org.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter

Current and past issues of Passing Notes (the Chapter newsletter) may be obtained from the Chapter Dean, Elaine Mann–egfmann@gmail.com

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Membership

You don’t have to be an active organist or choirmaster to join the Guild. In fact, you don’t have to be a professional church musician at all. Membership in the Guild is open to all, and the only real requirement is an interest in the organ and/or sacred choral music. Information about joining a chapter is found at

https://ago.networkats.com/members_online/members/ago_new_member.asp

Or email Liz Wilson at wilson.elizabeth.ann@gmail.com or Elaine Mann at egfmann@gmail.com

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Links
www.facebook.com/chippewavalleyago

AGO National website

Pipedreams http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/