2020-2021 Chapter Program Calendar
Monday-Friday, July 20-24 AGO OrganFest 2020
Join organists around the world for five days of outstanding organ and choral performances, including world premieres and selected programs from AGO Atlanta 2020 and performances by 2017 and 2018 competition winners. All programs are still freely accessible to anyone on the OrganFest website.
Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Reflection and Remembrance: Music, Readings, and Prayers
Livestreamed from Christ Church Denver
Chapter members present music and readings from a wide range of cultures and traditions. Organists Phil Bordeleau, Billie Busby Smith, Carole Hedrick, Linda Mack, Daniel Romero, and David Vogels are joined by cellist James Fittz and pianist Stephen Lockwood. We also honor the memories of members who have passed away since our last Service of Remembrance in May 2019. To connect to the concert, click here. (This link will be live until May 13, 2021.) To download the program, click here.
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.