2022-2023 Chapter Program Calendar 

Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.                              Annual Organ Scholarship Student Concert

                                                                            Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Denver

The opening concert of the 2022-2023 season features students who received scholarships for organ lessons this summer: Battseten Erdenebulgan, Abrielle Gardner, Kaitlyn Heyd, William Hoffman, Edward Nolen, Elizabeth O'Rourke, Gabriel Richard Lopez Smith, and Max Wilson. Piano and organ teachers: your students are especially encouraged to attend and learn about the scholarship application process. A reception and music swap will follow the concert.

Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.                            Hymn Festival with Michael Burkhardt:

                                                                            Singing the Psalms of Life

                                                                            Ascension Lutheran Church, Littleton

Internationally renowned composer-organist Michael Burkhardt, Artist-Professor of Organ at Eastern Michigan University, will present an inspiring hymn festival featuring choir, handbells, timpani, and brass quartet. The festival will cover many facets of our life journey, seasons of the church year, and musical genres, using arrangements that can be applied in church music programs. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 9-11 a.m.                           Hymn-Playing Workshop with Michael Burkhardt

                                                                            Ascension Lutheran Church, Littleton

Dr. Burkhardt will offer a workshop designed for organists who play in worship settings.

Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.                             Hymn Festival with David Cherwien

                                                                            First Congregational Church, Boulder

Famed organist-improviser David Cherwien, Cantor at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, will present a hymn festival as the church's annual Sawyer Memorial Organ Concert. Free to AGO members.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon             Hymn-Playing Workshop with David Cherwien

                                                                            First Congregational Church, Boulder

Dr. Cherwien's workshop will cover hymn-playing and improvisation skills. A book-swap table will be available, and refreshments will be served.

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2023               Eleventh Annual Historic Organ Tour

Every year, the Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter partners with Historic Denver to present a morning of history, architecture, and beautiful organ music. Details on the itinerary and ticket information will be available soon.

Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.                              Organ Concert: Nicole Keller

                                                                            Saint John's Cathedral, Denver

Nicole Keller is the newly appointed assistant professor of organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has performed around the world and is particularly known for her varied programming.

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