Calendar

Feb
2
Fri
ORGAN CONCERT WITH JOHN ROMERI and DAVID BALL @ Christ Cathedral
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

ORGAN CONCERT WITH JOHN ROMERI, DAVID BALL

Christ Cathedral is blessed with two of the world’s greatest organs: The Hazel Wright Organ in the Cathedral and the Fred Swann Organ in the Arboretum. As we anticipate the reinstallation of “Hazel,” we revel in the beauty of the 82-rank Aeolian-Skinner Organ, affectionately known as “Fred” in honor of Crystal Cathedral organist, Fred Swann, who was responsible for its installation. Principal Organist for this concert is David L. Ball, assistant director of music ministries. Also performing are director of music ministries, Dr. John Romeri and guest organist Fr. Christopher Smith, episcopal vicar and rector of Christ Cathedral. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!

Christ Cathedral Arboretum Free for AGO Chapter members.

13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove.

Feb
18
Sun
WORKSHOP/CONCERT ON LISZT TRANSCRIPTIONS @ First Congregational Church
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WORKSHOP/CONCERT ON LISZT TRANSCRIPTIONS

Dr. Randall Harlow Organist & Transcriber

Co-Sponsored with Long Beach AGO Chapter.

Host Dr. Marc Dickey

First Congregational Church

241 Cedar Ave, Street

Long Beach, CA 9080

Five Manual Moller Pipe Organ

Mar
11
Sun
Duet and Solo recital, Mormon Tabernacle Organists @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Clay Christiansen (tabernacle organist) & Richard Elliott (principal tabernacle organist) Recitalists. Two stellar organists from the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, UT play the new Five Manual, 80 Pipe Ranks & 70 Digital Voices Organ by R.M.Ballantyne Organ Builders Op. 25

Apr
22
Sun
Members Recital! @ Geneva Presbyterian Church
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring organists who have played at Geneva Presbyterian over the years.

The organists are

 

they play the Four Manual Wicks/Walker-Technical 53 Pipe Ranks 70 Digital Voices 1978: Wicks Pipe Organ. 2007 Walker-Technical Digital Stops. Philip Riddick Tonal Designer for Enlargement of Organ 2007.

May
29
Tue
Study Grant recital and Officer Installation @ Concordia University Center
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are blessed with some stellar students in our study grant program.  Come and hear them play.  Also come to support your board for the next season as they are installed.

 

Aug
25
Sat
OC AGO members lunch and board meeting
Aug 25 all-day
Sep
9
Sun
From Sea to Shining Sea – Jeanine Jordon @ St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
6
Sat
Hearts • Hands • Voices: Concordia Church Music Conference and Hymn Festival with Michael Burkhardt @ Concordia University Irvine
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In conjunction with the annual Fall Festival of Hymns, Concordia University is pleased to offer a one-day church music conference in partnership with the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the Orange County Chapter of the AGO. Nationally recognized organist and composer Michael Burkhardt will serve as the plenary speaker and festival leader.
Attendees may also select from a variety of workshops led by distinguished local colleagues and CUI faculty members:
  • ECS Choral Reading Session (Michael Busch and the Concordia Choir)
  • Improving Choral Tone through Movement (Marin Jacobson)
  • Transformational Leadership: Creating Disciples within your Music Ministry (Adan Fernandez)
  • Integrating Worship Elements: Keeping Our Heritage Alive in a Contemporary World (Hanan Yaqub and Frances Johnston)
  • Handbell Techniques: What Do Those Notations Mean and How Do You Ring Them? (Nancy Jessup and Alex Guebert)
  • Panel Discussion: Building and Sustaining Volunteer and Family Music Ministries (William Heide, Carol McDaniel, Linda Brown, Chris Rogers; Tom Mueller, moderator)
Thanks to the generous support of the Orange County AGO chapter, we are pleased to offer a discounted registration rate of $30 ($20 for students) to OCAGO members—a savings of 33% compared to the regular $45 registration fee. Your registration includes lunch, an afternoon reception, and a complimentary ticket to the closing hymn festival.
 
To register using the discounted rate, please use an online registration link that will be shared directly with OCAGO members by mid-September. You may complete your registration online, or you may print a registration form that can be mailed with an enclosed check.
 
A second Hearts • Hands • Voices workshop will be presented at First Lutheran Church in Torrance, California on Saturday, October 20. This event will feature three sessions led by Paul Vasile of Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and will focus on leadership skills and strategies that strengthen and inspire the singing voice of our congregations. A discounted registration option of $70 ($30 students) is available at https://alcm.org/event/irvine-ca/ to attendees who wish to attend both the Irvine and Torrance events.  
Nov
12
Mon
Workshop with Todd Wilson @ Crystal Cathedral
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm

Workshop with Todd Wilson at Christ Cathedral begins at 4:00 PM
Dinner at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (4050 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868) at 5:30 PM
Recital by Todd Wilson at Christ Cathedral begins at 7:30 PM

Dec
9
Sun
40th Messiah Sing-A-Long @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

The event begins at 7 pm, is over circa 8:30 pm, and, is followed by a reception involving home-made cookies >:). All are welcome, no admission fee.

We have about 200 vocal scores to loan to those who wish to help sing the 9 choruses that are included in the program (mostly, Part 1, because of the season, but, of course, we have to do #44 and #53).

Although we do assemble an orchestra (consisting of high schoolers to pros), we feature our wonderful 57 rank Henry Pilcher and Sons (restored, 1st by Ron Kraft and later Ryan Ballantyne) Pipe Organ.