This Season's Events sponsored by our Chapter

 

2022-2023 Programs

Saturday 15 October @ 10:30 am
Handbell Workshop with Kerry Dietz

at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Wilmington
1314 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 
 

Kerry Dietz, director of the Wilmington Handbell Ensemble, will lead a hands-on workshop. This is aimed at helping church music directors gear up their handbell choirs for Advent and beyond.

Saturday 12 November @ 12:00-1:00
Nathan Laube Masterclass

Christ Church, Chapel of the Christ Child 
505 Buck Rd, Wilmington, DE  

It’s not every day that a new pipe organ is installed in Wilmington! In connection with his dedication recitals on November 11th and 13th, acclaimed concert organist and pedagogue Nathan Laube will lead a masterclass on Christ Church’s new Fisk Opus 164. This organ is based on northern Italian instruments of the 16th century.


Saturday 7 January @ 2:00-5:00 pm 
Twelfth Night Party

at Joanne Hench’s home
13 Fall Brooke Rd. Newark, DE
The Delaware Chapter of the AGO invites you to a 12th night party at the home of Joanne Hench and Charlie Collier. Each guest is asked to bring a finger food appetizer or dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Saturday 28 January @ 9:00-4:00
January Jumpstart at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian 

625 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
Sponsored by the Philadelphia AGO Chapter
Since 2004, the Philadelphia Chapter has excelled in offering this mid-winter refresher, designed to inspire you with the contributions of leaders in the
profession in a relaxed environment. It's also as much a time for
reconnecting with colleagues and making new friends!


Sunday 19 February @ 1:00-4:00 pm
Spirituals Workshop with Eileen Guenther

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

1502 W 13th St, Wilmington, DE  

A church musician, teacher, scholar, and conductor, Dr. Eileen Guenther is Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary, where she teaches music and worship courses and serves as Director of Chapel Music. She is also author of the book In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals, and regularly lectures on the subject of spirituals. Invite your choir members for this hands-on music-making workshop. There will be a rehearsal at 1:00 pm, followed by the workshop at 3:00 pm.


Saturday 11 March @ 10:00-12:00
(9:30 gather/refreshments)
Demonstration and Recital on the Viscount Organ  

St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Middletown
15 E. Green St, Middletown, DE  

Joint meeting with the Southern DE Chapter, AGO

Come join us in making some new friends from the southern Delaware AGO chapter and learn about the St. Anne's new Viscount digital organ. Refreshments will be provided at 9:30, followed by the meeting at 10:00. Two members from each chapter will present some of their favorite prelude and postlude selections in a recital.


Sunday 30 April @ 3:00-5:00 pm 
Tour of Old Swedes Church 

606 North Church Street Wilmington, DE  

Constructed in 1699, Old Swedes Church is one of the very few surviving
remnants of the New Sweden Colony in the Delaware Valley, and one of the
oldest structures in Delaware. The Church historian of Trinity Parish will guide
us on a tour of the church and historic site, and there will be a demonstration of the organ. Those interested can come to the riverfront afterward for dinner.


Sunday 4 June @ 5:00-7:00 pm 
Annual Banquet, and guest speaker Brian Hehn

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Newark

701 S College Ave, Newark, DE  

"Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord"

When a congregation sings together it shapes faith, heals brokenness, transforms lives, and renews peace. At the core of our singing together is breathing together, so it is no coincidence that the instruments that "breathe" work so well to encourage and support our song. In this presentation we'll explore the idea of breath, song, and the organ...and of course we'll sing together. Presenter Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song which is the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.