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.


2016-2017 Program Listing


Organ Crawl – Saturday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and Boulevard Presbyterian Church.

Join us for a fun start to the program year as we see and hear three unique organs on the near north side of Columbus.  The crawl begins at Trinity UMC.  Light refreshments will be served at Boulevard.


Bradley Welch Workshop on Registration – Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Upper Arlington.  Concert that evening at 7:30 p.m.

Nationally renowned concert organist Bradley Welch will present a workshop on registration and an evening concert on the recently expanded Casavant at St. Mark’s.  Dr. Welch is well known both for his impeccable technique and for colorful registrations.  He currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Christ Church (Anglican) in Plano, Texas.


Charles Callahan Workshop  – Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Broad Street United Methodist Church.  Concert on Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Charles Callahan is a respected choral and organ composer whose music is known throughout the world.  He received the AGO Distinguished Artist award in 2014 for his contribution to the profession.  Dr. Callahan will share his ideas on performance and service playing in a relaxed, interactive workshop.


Madame Langlais Workshop – Saturday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. (reception at 9:30 a.m.) at St. Joseph Cathedral.  Concert Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Marie-Louis Langlais will present a workshop and concert featuring music of her late husband Jean Langlais. An accomplished composer and organist in her own right, Madame Langlais will share her insights into the music of one of the great composers for organ of the twentieth century.


Members Recital: Organ and Other Instruments – Monday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran, Dublin.

Members of the chapter are invited to perform music for organ and other instruments.  Please contact Executive Board member Ron Kenreich if you are interested in participating.


Workshop on the Leadership Program for Musicians by Marti Rideout – Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Upper Arlington. 

Marti Rideout will present a workshop based on the principles developed by the Leadership Program for Musicians (LPM).  The workshop is designed for musicians of all levels, but especially those who may be new to the organ or unsure about the role of music in worship.  Marti was instrumental in developing this national program and will offer the same workshop on the two dates listed above.

Student Recital – Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran, 6770 North High Street, Worthington. 

Now in its fifth year, our student recital provides a stage for young organ students as well as adults continuing their study of the organ.  We encourage teachers to sign up their students for this recital by contacting Executive Board member Nancy Renneckar.  A free-will offering will be taken for the Young Organists Scholarship Fund.

Spring Social – Monday, May 1, Ohio Theatre, Columbus.

Join us for food and fellowship at the beautiful Ohio Theatre. Following cocktails, dinner and an official meeting, we will hear Ohio Theatre Resident Organist Clark Wilson give a demonstration of the theatre's IV/34 Robert Morton pipe organ. 


Be sure to read The Guilder each month for details on upcoming programs and other area events.