The Opening Chapter Program

We kick off the 2015-2016 season with a Service/Concert of Installation, presented the Day after Labor Day on TUESDAY, SEP. 8 AT 7:30 @Saint Cecilia’s Church, Boston – Plan to be there and put it on your calendar NOW!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Marsh Chapel, Boston University, will be joined by organ, stceceliabrass and percussion and will be conducted by, and featuring the music of, Julian Wachner, one of the most prominent and nationally covered young music makers in the United States today. Dr. Wachner’s successor at March Chapel, Scott Jarrett, will also conduct. Boston was an important wellspring for Dr. Wachner, and his work at Boston University continues to influence the Boston musical world today. Designed as a SERVICE/CONCERT featuring the music of Dr. Wachner, the public will be able to learn about the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organist and witness the installation of officers. A brief sermon will be delivered by Boston Chapter Chaplin, Rev. Carl Daw and the Master of Ceremonies will be the Dean of the Boston Chapter, Peter Krasinski.

As an added attraction, local organist Forrest Eimold, who will be featured later in September on the popular radio show, ‘FROM THE TOP”, will play the prelude (with Eric Berlin on Trumpet for “Blue Green Red, for Trumpet and Organ”) and the postlude. Forrest won second place in the chapter’s 2015 organ playing competition, and is Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, Cambridge.  The opening service is designed both for our chapter membership and as an attractive event for the general public.  “Like” us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bostonago.

The Planets!
A Multi-media event, presented by the
Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Written by Gustav Holst for full orchestra and transcribed for pipe organ by Peter Sykes, it will be performed by him and Victoria Wagner at Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston, on Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM.
The recent performance of this piece by Peter Sykes and Victoria Wagner received high praise at the Organ Historical Society convention this summer – this will be a “do not miss” event!

Be sure to let your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and co-workers know about this event and encourage them to attend.

Designed to appeal to both the most discriminating organists and the general public alike, this production will include a multimedia presentation in conjunction with the performance, including live video of the organists playing the massive and powerful pipe organ at Old South Church, Boston, as well as NASA images of the planets and artistic renderings of the gods for whom the planets are named.

Admission: donations to the Boston Chapter gratefully received.

Named sponsorship of this and other performances for the 2015-2016 BAGO season are available. For more information regarding this high visibility opportunity, please contact the Dean directly.

John Scott (1956-2015)

posted on the church’s website on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

Saint Thomas Church (New York City) is heartbroken by the sudden death of John Scott, Organist and Director of Music, on Wednesday, August 12.

A Solemn Funeral Liturgy has been scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the church.

McNeil Robinson (1943-2015)

McNeil Robinson died on Saturday, May 9, 2015 after a lengthy illness. A Service of Light has been scheduled for October 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at Church of the Ascension, 5th Avenue at 10th Street, NYC.

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