September 22, 6:00 p.m.
Silverside Church, North Wilmington
Season-opening potluck dinner. A chance to renew acquaintance with friends, exchange music, and a short program to enhance the evening.
October 20, 10:30 a.m.
8th and Union Kitchen
Come share an informal Saturday brunch with friends and colleagues!
801 N Union St., Wilmington. Parking in the lot or on street.
November 10, 10:00 a.m.
First and Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington
A program about the organ music of Wilbur Held, led by David Schelat.
David studied with Held, who in his long life left a wealth of music that is
both accessible and of high quality.
January 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
January Jumpstart at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Carson Cooman will be the featured artist; other presentations by local musicians and members. Join us for a day of learning, music-making, and a worship service at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Register online.
March 16, 10:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Newark
Choral Reading Session. Chapter members will introduce new and noteworthy anthems, including some easier works suitable for small choirs.
Sat. April 27, 10:30 AM
8th and Union Kitchen
Spring Brunch. Informal time to share with colleagues and friends.
Talk, eat, share stories.
June 2, 6:00 p.m. (TBD)
Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington
Annual banquet with featured speaker Edward McCall, the new CEO of the
Organ Historical Society. Preceding the program, Christ Church will hold a
5:00 Choral Evensong service that all are invited to attend.
Reformation Event 2017
On Saturday morning, 7 October 2017, the Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will host a program marking the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation.
The day’s schedule includes a brief service of morning prayer in a style known to Martin Luther and his sixteenth-century Wittenberg contemporaries followed by a presentation—“The Reformation at 500: What does this mean?”—that explores the meaning of the Reformation for congregations today, particularly for assembly song and music.
The event concludes with an ecumenical hymn festival led by area musicians, choirs, and pastors. The festival features texts, tunes, and arrangements by women and men from the ninth century through the present day, as well as hymns found in Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Methodist hymnals.
All are welcome to attend free of charge, either for the entire morning or just for a portion of the program. For more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/DelawareAGO/.