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Chapter Programs 2016 – 2017


MONDAY • 19 SEPTEMBER 2016 • 7.30 pm

Let Us Entertain You! A Members' Recital
"Let us entertain you!" A Members' Recital and Champagne reception on Monday, September 19th at 7:30 PM.

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street
Map to St. Vincent Ferrer Church - New York City
Host: James Wetzel
Champagne Reception following


Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

The 2016–2017 season begins with a members' recital on the double organs in The Roman Catholic Church of St. Vincent Ferrer: IV/68 Schantz Organ Co., Op. 2224 (2002) in the Gallery, and the II/18 Schantz Organ Co., Op. 2145 (1998) located in the Chancel. Performers include James Wetzel, Chelsea Chen, Colin MacKnight, Ryan Kennedy, Claudia Dumschat, and a surprise duet performance by your very own Dean and Sub Dean! A champagne reception follows the recital.

  Marie Bernadette Dufourcet-Hakim

THURSDAY • 3 NOVEMBER 2016 • 7.00 PM

Master Class with Marie Bernadette Dufourcet-Hakim

Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue at 91st Street
Map to Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City
Host: Keith Tóth

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

  Dr. Andrew Henderson, Organist and Conductor

MONDAY • 21 NOVEMBER 2016 • 7.00 PM

Conducting from the Console Master Class
with Dr. Andrew Henderson

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Map to Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church - New York City
921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street
Hosts: Andrew Henderson and Mary Huff

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

  Jeffrey Brillhart - Organist and Conductor


Improvisation Mini-Festival with Jeffrey Brillhart
1.45 PM – Masterclass
3.30 PM – Solo Improvisation Concert

Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Map to Church of St. Paul the Apostle - New York City
Columbus Avenue at West 60th Street
Host: Valerie Shonel

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general


Presidents Day Conference

Metropolis: The Organ and the Cinema

  Jonathan Ambrosino
  Jonathan Ambrosino
(credit: Len Levasseur)
  John Bishop
  John Bishop
  Chelsea Chen
  Chelsea Chen
(credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)
  Joseph Lee
  Joseph Lee
  Peter Krasinski
  Peter Krasinski
Metropolis: The Organ and the Cinema
Marble Collegiate Church (MCC)
Map to Marble Collegiate Church - New York City
1 West 29th Street at Fifth Avenue
Host: Kenneth Dake
Church of the Transfiguration (CT) Map to Church of the Transfiguration - New York City
1 East 29th Street (btwn Fifth & Madison)
Host: Claudia Dumschat

Conference Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $45 general
Metropolis Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $20 general
Tickets for Metropolis here:
9.30 am
Breakfast (catered by Balthazar Bakery)
10.00 am
Welcome – head up to church
10.10 am
Brief Organ Demo (Glück & Kennerley)
10.15 am
First talk: John Bishop
11.25 am
Coffee Break
11.45 am
Improvisation Masterclass (Krasinski)
1.10 pm
Lunch on your own
2.15 pm
Recital by Chelsea Chen and Joseph Lee
at Church of the Transfiguration
3.00 pm
Leave for Marble Church
3.15 pm
Second talk: Jonathan Ambrosino
4.25 pm
5.00 pm
Screening of "Metropolis" (1927, Fritz Lang)
accompanied by Peter Krasinski, organist
Free to NYC Chapter members; $20 general

  Daniel Roth (photo credit: Sjaak Verboom)
  photo credit: Sjaak Verboom

TUESDAY • 28 MARCH 2017 • 1.00 PM and 7.00 PM

Daniel Roth
2015 International Performer of the Year Award

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Map to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church - New York City
30 West 16th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.)
Host: John Uehlein

1.00 pm. Masterclass (free admission)
7.00 pm. Recital
Admission: Free to all

  Boat Cruise on New York Harbor

MONDAY • 5 JUNE 2017 • 6.30–9.30 PM

Dinner Cruise in New York Harbor
Chelsea Piers Marina, Pier #60
Map to Pier 60 - Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and the Hudson River

6.00 pm. Embarkation commences
6.30 pm. Set sail. Allow plenty of time to get there.
Admission: $75 NYC Chapter members; $95 non-Chapter members
Buy tickets here:

We sail around lower Manhattan and up the East River, taking in splendid sunset views of the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, and Manhattan's iconic skyline. An open bar will accompany a splendid catered dinner. We will return to Pier 60 at 9:30 PM. It will be a superb evening!
Tickets are heavily subsidized by the NYC AGO Chapter and are available for current Chapter members at $75 and non-Chapter members at $95. We are limited to 60 guests so make sure to book early and invite your friends. We look forward to welcoming you on board!