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Message from the Dean

Our 2008 -2009 season began with our chapter’s Organ Spectacular concert on October 19th. Many thanks are due to Sub-Dean, Paul Murray, and the Program Committee for their work putting together this event. The program had great variety and offered something for both veteran concert-goers and first-time attendees.  Thanks also to all the performers: Brian Harlow, Christopher Jennings, Nancianne Parrella, Jorge Avila, (violin), Victoria Drake, (harp), Robert Ridgell, Anthony Rispo, and McNeil Robinson.   Our special surprise guest was composer Stephen Paulus, whose composition “Blithely Breezing Along” I was privileged to perform as part of the program.  So many people attended this concert that we ran out of programs – an unfortunately rare occurrence at organ recitals! 

Please plan to join us for our November program, a Master Class with Dr. John Walker, FAGO.  John is an amazing performer and teacher, and will doubtlessly have much wisdom to share with us!

As this is the month when our nation celebrates Thanksgiving Day, let me take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued support of the New York City Chapter, and the work of the Guild, through your membership, contributions, volunteer work, and attendance at events.

All the Best,
Frank L. Crosio, FAGO

Master Class with John Walker: Organ Works for Worship

  Dr. John Walker
17 November 2008, 7:00 pm

Church of Our Saviour (Roman Catholic)
59 Park Avenue at 38th Street

Host: Robert Prior

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members
$20 / $15 students/seniors

Dr. John Walker, FAGO, is Minister of Music and Organist at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, following distinguished tenures at the Riverside Church in New York and Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Dr. Walker is also Professor of Organ Performance at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Previously, he was on the faculties of Duquesne University and Westminster College, and was Chairman of the Organ Department at the Manhattan School of Music.

Schantz Organ Company
Orrville, Ohio – Op. 2258 (2005)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 49 stops, 37 ranks

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From the Registrar

Thanks to the many of you who have paid your 2008-9 dues. 
To those who haven't yet renewed your membership for 2008-9, please do so now.  If you do not renew, this will be your final newsletter.  Thanks very much, and hope to receive your renewal soon.

Paul Sanner

The next chapter newsletter is the December/January issue. The deadline for submissions is November 15th. Material may be submitted to the Editor. Nine issues are published through the year on a monthly basis with combined issues for December/January, May/June, and July/August. To make changes in your email address or to subscribe to the e-newsletter, please contact Paul Sanner.