2020-2021 Chapter Program Calendar
Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Music in the Mountains and the Plains:
A Brief History of the Pipe Organ in Colorado
In this Zoom presentation, Daniel Romero tells how Colorado's boom-and-bust economy and the region's geographic isolation have impacted organbuilding in the state. In addition to photographs and descriptions of the state's most significant pipe organs, the program will include music played by Mr. Romero and Linda Mack on the historic 1890 Farrand and Votey organ at Our Merciful Savior Episcopal Church in Denver.
Saturday, March 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ninth Annual Historic Denver Pipe Organ Tour
The Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter and Historic Denver are happy to offer our annual walking tour of three historic downtown churches as an in-person event. We'll begin at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St., then walk a few blocks to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center and First Baptist Church. At each site we will hear about the history and architecture of the church and be delighted by a pipe organ demonstration. Although these are large venues, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Masks and social distancing will be required throughout the event.
Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Member Concert: Hope and Resurrection
Calvary Baptist Church, Denver
Chapter members Denise Lanning, Norman Sutphin, Kathryn Walsh, Linda Mack, and Faythe Freese will perform music for the Easter season on Calvary Baptist's outstanding McManis pipe organ. Livestreaming will begin at 7:15 p.m. To watch, click here. To download the program, click here.
Sunday, June 13, 4 p.m. Organ and Brass Concert: The Light Is Shining
First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village
The Denver Brass joins organist Ricki Vorrath-Moyer in a program celebrating the end of a difficult year. A light is shining for both our chapter and our community. This livestreamed program will include a Service of Remembrance for departed members. To watch, click here. To download the program, click here. To download the Service of Remembrance program, click here.
Sunday-Friday, June 27-July 2 AGO OrganFest 2021
OrganFest is back with more outstanding organ performances, featuring performers and instruments from around the country, as well as Rising Stars and Pipe Talks. Recorded programs are still freely accessible to anyone at the OrganFest website.
Monday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Annual Organ Scholarship Student Concert
Denver South Seventh Day Adventist Church, Denver
Our first concert of the 2021-2022 program year features the nine students who received scholarships for organ lessons this summer. 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. The church requests that unvaccinated attendees wear masks, which will be available at the door; masks are optional for vaccinated individuals.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 9-11:30 a.m. R-R-Rocktober Skills Fest
Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Denver
Join Jay Kraybill, DMA, FAGO, as she presents strategies for mastering what every organist needs to know. Topics include Guild certification skills and AGO Achievement Awards. Masks are required for all participants. The workshop is free; click here for an outline.