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 2023-2024 Chapter Program Calendar 

Monday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Annual Organ Scholarship Student Recital

Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Denver

The opening concert of our 2023-2024 season features the students who received scholarships for organ lessons this summer: Jacoby Butler, Jackson Kastens, Annemarie Montgomery, Raditya Muljadi, Juliana Neufeld, Adrian Schreurs, and Isaak Vaughan. Their teachers were Mark Alan Filbert, Cindy Lindeen-Martin, and Wil Smith. 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. Free and open to the public. To watch the YouTube video of this concert, click here.

Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Organ Concert: Alcee Chriss

Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village

Join us for an exciting program by the first-prize and Bach prize winner at the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, a featured star in the 2019 PBS documentary Pipe Dreams. Click here for the program. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Chriss is currently the university organist and artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University and assistant organist at Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City. A reception with a music swap will follow. Free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20 per adult (at the door using cash, check, PayPal, or credit card).

Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Home for the Holidays: The Denver Brass5 with Rick Seaton, organist

Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch

The Denver Brass is an elite ensemble recognized throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the world for its innovative programming. Rick Seaton has been director of music and organist at Bethany Lutheran Church since 2010. For a concert flyer with more information, click here. Free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20.

Saturday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Annual Historic Denver Organ Tour

Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver
Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver

Christ Church, 2950 S. University Blvd., Denver

This popular holiday event, cosponsored by Historic Denver, will focus on churches between Hampden Avenue and University Boulevard. At each venue, the church's unique architecture will be described and the pipe organ will be demonstrated. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for Historic Denver and AGO members; click here to purchase in advance (AGO members, use the "Members" button).

Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Members' Organ Recital

Saint John's Episcopal Church, Boulder

Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter members will offer a wide-ranging program of music suitable for Lent and Holy Week, alternating with readings from various traditions. Unconventional and underrepresented repertoire will be featured, including pieces by Eurydice V. Osterman, Adolphus Hailstork, Charles Tournemire, Philip Glass, Florence Price, Jan Koetsier, Kate Loder, William Grant Still, and Jeanne Demessieux. Organists Linda Mack, Aaron Hirsch, Isaac Johnson, David Vogels, Lydia Morrongiello, Joseph Galema, Dan Nebel, Andrew Crisman, and Yinying Luo will be joined by violist Matthew Dane and hornist Dan Nebel. Free and open to the public, with donations accepted. A music swap and a reception will accompany the recital. To view the program, click here. To watch the livestreamed concert on YouTube, click here.

A Harpsichord Showcase: Bach and Beyond

Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m.

St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Boulder

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver

Cosponsored by Augustana Arts and featuring lead harpsichordist Jerimiah Otto, this program will include J.S. Bach's concerto for four harpsichords and a variety of other works by Bach, Couperin, Mozart, and Soler for harpsichords, organ, and strings, plus an original composition for four harpsichords by Otto. Harpsichordists Robert Hjelmstad, Linda Mack, Mark Alan Filbert, Thomas Strickland, and Aaron Hirsch will also perform. An informal harpsichord walk-and-talk and a reception (Augustana only) will follow the concert. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door for the Boulder program; reservations for the Denver program are requested through Augustana Arts (which has a Pay-What-You-Choose ticketing model). To view the program, click here.

Sunday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Annual Chapter Meeting and Dinner

Saint Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church, Cherry Hills Village

A festive evensong for Pentecost and Service of Remembrance will be presented by music director Mark Kelly and the AGO/Saint Gabriel’s Choir. 

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