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Memorial Tribute to John Weaver

Sunday, November 14, 2021 3:00PM

MAPC's Saint Andrew Music Society and the NYCAGO are co-sponsoring a recital performed by students of John Weaver, featuring organists Chelsea Chen, David Enlow, Andrew Henderson, and Alan Morrison. Dr. John Weaver served Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church as Director of Music and Organist from 1970 to 2005, and as Director of Music Emeritus from his retirement until his death in February 2021. The program will feature favorite organ works by Bach, Franck, Messiaen, Mulet, Sowerby, Widor, and John Weaver.

Admission is free (at the door) for all NYCAGO Members and is $25 for the general public ($20 for students and seniors). Attendees must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19, and all attendees must wear masks. For more information, click here.


2021 President's Day Conference

This year's 2021 President's Day Conference took place entirely virtually, with programs beginning at 3pm EST on Monday, February 15, 2021. Click here to view full details of the event. Videos are below. A sincere thank you to all who attended as well as those who made this wonderful event possible!

Program 1: The French Influence in Contemporary Organ Building, Composition, and Performance - Panel Discussion
Program 2: Performing French Classical Organ Repertoire Today with Dr. Andrew Henderson
Program 3: Recital from Saint Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue by Christopher Houlihan

The NYCAGO is offering two online series of videos, Pipe Organs of NYC, taking the viewer on a virtual musical tour of the grand instruments of our Chapter, as well as Behind The Pipes: Organ Building in NYC. These videos go live on Monday nights at 7 PM EST and are archived on our Chapter YouTube page here.

Pipe Organs of NYC

Episode 1 - Monday, October 12, 2020: Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Episode 2 - Monday, October 19, 2020: Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue & Grace Church
Episode 3 - Monday, October 26, 2020: The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
Episode 4 - Monday, November 16, 2020: Saint James' Church & Church of the Resurrection
Episode 5 - Monday, November 30, 2020: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian & The Riverside Church
Episode 6 - Monday, February 8, 2021: Temple Emanu-El
Episode 7 - Monday, February 22, 2021: Church of the Ascension Catholic & Saint Joseph's Yorkville
Episode 8 - Monday, March 8, 2021: Saint Ignatius Loyola and Saint Vincent Ferrer
Episode 9 - Monday, May 10, 2021: Holy Apostles and Old Saint Patrick's
Episode 10 - Monday, May 17, 2021: First Presbyterian Church and Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church

Behind the Pipes: Organ Building in NYC

Episode 1 - Monday, November 9, 2020: Second Hand Splendor: The Organ Clearing House at 60

The NYCAGO Board has established a committee to address issues of diversity within the Chapter. The committee members are Janet Yieh, Sam Bartlett, Nathanial Gumbs, and Larry Long. In observance of National African American (Black) History Month, the Committee has compiled a list of resources for organ music by African-American composers.

Please consult this useful list available here. It will remain available on our Chapter website as well. If members know of other works, please email them to Larry Long, and they will be added to this list.

In the February Newsletter, the Chapter was saddened to announce the death of John Weaver. Here is a more detailed remembrance of one of America's finest concert organists who was a dear colleague and mentor to many Chapter members.

If you have any questions about the AGO website or to submit additions to the NYCAGO Concert Calendar, please email Sam Bartlett at

NYC Metro Area Concert Calendar

A diversity of concerts and recitals are offered in the metropolitan area throughout the year. Check out the Concert Calendar pages to see listings. More...

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