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NYCAGO Chapter 2022 Elections



The Nominations Committee (J. David Williams (chair), Christopher Babcock, and Eva Sze) has produced a slate of officers and board members for the Class of 2026 for the biennial elections, with the new term to begin on July 1, 2022. The slate, revised (as of April 5th) to include the two positions of Auditor, has been approved by the Chapter Board. No write-in nominations were received. A ballot will be sent to all NYCAGO Members in Good Standing shortly.

The candidates are outlined below. You may read more about them here.

Proposed Slate of Officers

Dean: James D. Wetzel
Sub Dean: David Shuler
Secretary: Raymond Nagem (Incumbent)
Treasurer: Patrick Kreeger (Incumbent)
Registrar: Larry Long (Incumbent)
Auditor: Paolo Bordignon (Incumbent)
Auditor: Andrew Henderson (Incumbent)

Members-at-large, Class of 2026 (for six positions)

Daniel Beckwith
Caitlin Dowling
Rebecca Ehren
James Hopkins
Maria Rayzvasser
Michael Shake
Sandor Szabo


 
   

Upcoming Chapter Programs


Paul Jacobs in Recital


Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
Church of Saint Mary The Virgin
145 West 46th Street

2021 International Performer of the Year Award recipient Paul Jacobs will present the complete major organ works of César Franck, whose bicentenary we celebrate in 2022.

The first recital took place on March 29 to a full and enthusiastic house! The second recital in the series will take place on June 7th, 2022. NYCAGO members will be able to reserve complimentary tickets online. Details will be made available shortly.

Harlem Organ Tour


Satuday, April 23rd, 2022
12PM - 4PM

With Dr. Nathaniel Gumbs as our guide, we will visit three prominent churches within easy walking distance, hearing a brief demonstration-recital on each organ and a presentation about the congregation's musical, architectural, and religious history.

Convent Avenue Baptist Church
425 West 145th Street at Convent Avenue

Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 West 138th Street, between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church
146 West 137th Street, between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard


   

President's Day Conferences



The 2022 Presidents' Day Conference, entitled New York Central returned in-person with a wonderful day of programming. Check out the program booklet at this link.



The 2021 Presidents' 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.


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

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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Chapter Newsletters


The May 2022
e-newsletter is now available online.

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