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.

Chapter Elections Results

The Elections for the Boston AGO Executive Committee concluded on Saturday July 4th.  Of the 401 members eligible to vote electronically, 107 did so for a participation rate of 27%. Of the 18 members with no email, responses were received from 7, or a 39% participation rate. For our chapter of 419 members, 114 total votes were received for an overall  participation rate of 27%.

The results of this year’s election are:

Recording Secretary: Tish Kilgore
Treasurer: Daryl Bichel
Assistant Treasurer: David Tierney
Registrar: Claire DeCusati
Membership Secretary: Kirsten Johnson
Auditors: Terrence Kerr and Martin Steinmetz
Members at Large: Eric Anderson, Colin Lynch, John Robinson, and Patrick Valentino

Executive Committee meetings resume in September.  All BAGO members are welcome to attend the meetings.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire DeCusati, Registrar

Chapter Organ Playing Competition – click here for information and pictures.

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