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Chapter Programs 2015–2016

  Organ console at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church - New York City

MONDAY • 28 SEPTEMBER 2015 • 7.00 pm

"Fantasia" – A Members' Recital

Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch (Episcopal)
552 West End Avenue at 87th Street
Map to St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
Host: James Kennerley
Champagne Reception following


Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

The 2015–16 season begins with a members' recital on the recently restored III/44 Casavant Frères, Op. 2892 at Saint Ignatius of Antioch. The evening will also celebrate the installation of a new Flûte harmonique stop given to the church by former Organist and Choirmaster, Douglas Keilitz. Performers are: Michael Hey, Colin MacKnight, Greg Zelek, Sebastian Glück, John A. Woolfe, and Gregg Patruno.

  Carole Ruth Terry, organist
  Carole Ruth Terry

SATURDAY • 17 OCTOBER 2015 • 3.00 PM

Performance Master Class
with Carole Ruth Terry

St. Peter's Church (Lutheran)
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
Host: Dr. Thomas Schmidt

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

The second event of the season will take the form of a master class with Carole Ruth Terry, renowned American organist, harpsichordist, and pedagogue. Professor Terry teaches on the faculty of the University of Washington and as visiting professor at many institutions throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. The master class will take place on the II/43 Johannes Klais Orgelbau instrument at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Interested participants should contact Sub-Dean James Kennerley by clicking here.

  Dennis Keene, conductor
  Dr. Dennis Keene

MONDAY • 9 NOVEMBER 2015 • 7.00 PM

Choral Conducting Master Class with Dr. Dennis Keene

Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
In Parish House at 12 West 11th Street


Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

  Justin Bischof, organist
  Dr. Justin Bischof

MONDAY • 18 JANUARY 2016 • 4:30 PM

Improvisation Symposium and Concert with Dr. Justin Bischof

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
Map to Holy Trinity Catholic Church
213 West 82nd Street
Host: Andrew Yeargin


4.45 pm Master Class; 6.45 pm Concert

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

Presidents Day Conference

An American in Paris: Nineteenth-Century French Organ Music
Ray Nagem, organist
Ray Nagem
Renée Anne Louprette, organist
Renée Anne Louprette
Jeremy Filsell
Jeremy Filsell
Pre-Conference Recital:

SUNDAY • 14 FEBRUARY 2016 • 5.00 PM

Recital by Ray Nagem
(following Choral Evensong at 4:00 PM)

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
Hosts: Kent Tritle and Ray Nagem

Admission: Free

MONDAY • 15 FEBRUARY 2016 • 9.30 AM – 6.15 PM

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Map to St. Ignatius Loyola Church
980 Park Avenue at 84th Street
Host: K. Scott Warren

Free to NYC AGO Chapter members; $40 general

9.30 AM
  Coffee and Breakfast (catered)
10.00 AM
  Recital by Renée Anne Louprette
10.45 AM
  Lecture by Sylvia Kahan
  "The Legendary Salon of Winnaretta Singer-Polignac (1865-1943): Princess, Patron, and Musician"
12.15 PM
  Lunch on your own
1.30 PM
  Master Class by Dr. Matthew Lewis
    organists Colin Frey, Bernadette Hoke, Jon Tyllian
3.15 PM
  Lecture by Sebastian M. Glück
    "Revolution to Romance: French Organbuilding, Registration, and Performance Practice in Tradition"
5.00 PM
  Recital by Jeremy Filsell
Gundula Kreuzer   Dr. Matthew Lewis, organist & conductor   Sebastian M. Glück
Gundula Kreuzer   Dr. Matthew Lewis   Sebastian M. Glück
  Colin MacKnight, organist
  Colin MacKnight, AAGO

SATURDAY • 12 MARCH 2016 • 3.00 PM

Pedals, Pipes & Pizza
Recital by Colin MacKnight

From 3.00 pm.
5.00 pm Recital by Colin MacKnight, winner of the NYC AGO 2015 Competition

St. James' Church (Episcopal)
Map to St. James' Church
865 Madison Avenue at 71st Street
Hosts: Davis Wortman, Loraine Enlow, Stephen Tharp

Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

  David Hurd
  Dr. David Hurd

MONDAY, 23 MAY 2016 • 6.00 PM

Chapter Dinner
with Dr. David Hurd

The final event of the year will take the form of a festive dinner with special guest David Hurd, known to many of us as an organist, composer, and contributor to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982, among his many other endeavors.

St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue
Map to St. Thomas Church
1 West 53rd Street – Parish House
Hosts: Stephen Buzard and Benjamin Sheen
Cocktails at 6; dinner at 7
Tickets: $75 per person