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.

 

Hauptwerk Presentation on Monday, February 15, 2021

 

Columbus AGO member Stan Osborn will present on the Hauptwerk software for AGO members on Monday, February 15, at 7 p.m. Stan has created a video that shows how to convert a two-manual and pedal organ into a Hauptwerk instrument. During the video, he explains what Hauptwerk is, what it sounds like, and how members might build or acquire their own Hauptwerk instruments for practicing at home.

 

Dean Rebecca Abbott says, “This reminds me of the Mr. Rogers videos. It’s charming and informative. Stan’s personality really comes through. Our members have been curious about Hauptwerk for a while, and I think they’ll all benefit from watching this presentation.”

 

Members have the opportunity to watch the video in one of three ways:

 

  1. Individually on the Columbus AGO Facebook page, posted on January 5: https://www.facebook.com/columbuschapterago
  2. Individually on Rebecca’s Abbott Music Lab YouTube page, also posted on January 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77MW-pY6H04
  3. Together on Zoom on February 15, at 7 p.m.: https://mvnu.zoom.us/j/97260335105 or by phone +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll) (Meeting ID: 972 6033 5105).

 

Around 7:45 p.m. on February 15, after the video has concluded, Stan will be available live at the above Zoom address to answer questions. 

 

In case any of the above links do not work when clicked upon, you may copy and paste the links into your web browser.

 

Stan is an organist himself and has over thirty years of experience as an organ builder. He is currently the Organist/Choir Director for Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and is a technician at Muller Pipe Organ Company, in Croton, Ohio.

 


Alexander Technique Workshop by Dale Beaver - March 13, 2021

Columbus chapter member Dale Beaver will present his sought-after workshop on the Alexander Technique. With the help of his model of a human skeleton, Dale will share information about this method. Additional information to follow in The Guilder.

 

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