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September 14, Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Hanover Presbyterian Church, Wilmington 

Season-opening potluck dinner and member's recital.

A chance to renew acquaintance with friends, exchange music,

and meet with our regional councilor, Wayne Wold.

October 19, Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Chelsea Tavern; 821 N. Market St., Wilmington 

Fall Brunch. Come share an informal Saturday  brunch with friends and colleagues! 

November 9, Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Immanuel Church, 50 Market Street, New Castle  

Led by David Herman, members will present new organ music to the group gathered.

Do you have music you think your organist friends don’t know about and would
love to play? Come play for us so we can learn from each other!


January 11, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

January Jumpstart, Abington Presbyterian Church 

A Joint venture with the Philadelphia and surrounding area chapters.

March 21, Saturday 10:00 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church; 701 College Ave. Newark

"How to Sing for Life" led by Suzanne DuPlantis. 

Many of our choir members have become older before our eyes, yet we love them
and want them to keep singing. Suzanne will help. Bring your choir members with
you as all of us form a workshop choir together.


April 18, Saturday 10:30 a.m. 

Chelsea Tavern; 821 N. Market St., Wilmington 

Spring Brunch. Informal time to share with colleagues and friends.
Talk, eat, share stories.

May 31, Sunday 6:00 p.m. (TBD)

Saints Andrew & Matthew; 719 Shipley St. Wilmington 

Annual banquet with featured presenter Rev. Victoria Sirota speaking on the
vocation of the church musician 

"Too Deep for Words: Working Together in God's Holy House"

With an uncanny ability to name that which lies at the heart of the church musician’s craft, Rev. Sirota speaks to us with knowledge combined with pastoral care.

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 or visit