2021-2022 Chapter Program Calendar 

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.

Friday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.                               Unusual Repertoire:

                                                                            The Undiscovered Genius of Women Composers

In this Zoom presentation, Lyn Loewi talks about the barriers to women composers and the benefits of diversifying our repertoire, through the eyes of such significant composers as Elfrida Andrée, Dame Ethel Smyth, Florence Price, and others. Dr. Loewi is a member of the AGO Task Force for Gender Equity and the Women's Sacred Music Project. Her Stanford DMA dissertation was on women composers for the organ.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      Tenth 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. The three churches on this year's tour are Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway; Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1900 California St.; and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place. Tickets must be reserved in advance through Historic Denver. AGO members are eligible for a ticket discount; see the Drawknob for more information. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required, and masks must be worn inside the churches.

Friday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.                                    Organ Concert: Jason Roberts

                                                                            Saint John's Cathedral, Denver

Saint John's Cathedral presents a free concert by the Director of Music Ministries at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New York City. Winner of the 2008 AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation and the 2007 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition USA, Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Rice University, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Manhattan School of Music.

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