All Columbus Chapter programs are open to the public and free of charge, unless otherwise indicated.
We hope you will join us!
The churches at which we hold our programs are very generous with our chapter in terms of resources and building usage. To allow them to recoup some of the costs attendant to hosting us, churches may choose to take a freewill offering during our programs. Please remember that these programs are all open to the public and always free to our members. You are under no obligation to contribute to the offering unless you are moved to do so. Our thanks go out to the many churches and other venues who have so generously supported the work of our chapter.
2017-2018 Program Listing
Todd Wilson Workshop on Choral Accompanying
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Upper Arlington
Todd Wilson will present a workshop on techniques and strategies of effective choral accompanying.
Matthew Bickett Recital
Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. at Broad Street United Methodist Church, Columbus
Great Lakes Region winner of the 2017 Quimby Regional Contest for Young Organists, Matthew Bickett, student at Oberlin College, is presented in recital by AGOColumbus.
Jeremy Bankson Workshop on Improvisation
Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Dublin
Jeremy Bankson will present a workshop on Improvization for AGOColumbus.
Columbus AGO 100th Anniversary Events
February Flourish Workshop
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Columbus
Join us for a day of workshops on various aspects of music performance and teaching. Please note that registrations must be received by February 14th.
Click this link for more information.
Raúl Prieto Ramirez Organ Recital
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, OH 43082
Mr. Ramirez will perform on the church's Muller III/54 pipe organ. The concert is free and open to the public. Click this link for the flyer.
Internationally known on the pipe organ concert scene, Mr. Ramirez has been described as "sizzling," "iconoclastic," "impeccable," and "transcendent." In addition to his concert appearances, Mr. Ramirez is now the San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society.
Spring Social - A 1918 Night Out at the Movies with Clark Wilson
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. at The Brennan Loft, London
Dinner and a silent film with Ohio Theatre Resident Organist Clark Wilson providing musical accompaniment. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in the style of the early 1900s for this "night on the town."
Organ and Choir Concert
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald will direct the Cathedral Choir with organ accompanists Nicole Simental and Dr. David Crean. The Duruflé Requiem and Vierne Messe Solennelle will be the major presentations along with works of Campbell, Thompson and Vaughan Williams.
Organ and Instruments Concert with James David Christie
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Kevin Jones will direct this program featuring works for organ, percussion, strings and brass. Guest artist James David Christie's career has been marked by performance literally around the globe as a solo organ recitalist and as a performer and concerto soloist with the world's greatest orchestras and period instrument ensembles. The program will include the music of Poulenc, Handel, Widor, Dupré and others.
Be sure to read The Guilder each month for details on upcoming programs and other area events.