Area Events

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Gary Bonner Singers

Come enjoy a free concert with the Gary Bonner Singers, a 60-voice choir. Click here for more information.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Presbyterian Church of Pacific Palisades, 15821 W Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Tickets are free

Concert with Organists Linda Brown and Lisa Ham

Come enjoy a free concert with organists Linda Brown and Lisa Ham

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12 Noon

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Music for Veteran’s Day at the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

Come enjoy a free concert with First Wednesday at Noon Organ Concerts. William Heide will be at the organ with Music for Veteran’s Day at the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Click here for more information.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM

St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tickets are free as a gift to the community

Concert with Organist Todd Wilson

Come enjoy a free concert with Organist Todd Wilson on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Bach Cantata Vespers Concert

Come enjoy a free concert with Bach Cantata Vespers Concert. Music will include Solo Cantata #82, “Ich habe genung” with Bass Soloist, Orchestra, Cathedral Singers and Charles Raasch at the organ. Click here for more information.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 Time at 6:30 PM

Church of Our Savior, 535 W Roses Rd, San Gabriel, CA 91775

LA AGO Chapter Christmas party

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12 Noon

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Music for Advent and Christmas

Come enjoy a free concert with First Wednesday at Noon Organ Concerts. William Heide will be at the organ with Music for Advent and Christmas. Click here for more information.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets are free

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Desert Friends of Music presents Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This traditional service of Christmas through readings and music with the St. Margaret’s Choir, readers, and organist Frederick Swann highlights the glory of the season. The organ prelude begins at 6:30 pm. A free-will offering will be received and a donation of canned food to benefit the St. Margaret’s Outreach Center will be appreciated.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Christmas Concerts

Come enjoy a free Christmas Concert. Music will include inspiring arrangements of Christmas carols with the Jubilate Choir, Cathedral Bells, Orchestra and Organ. Click here for more information.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets are $30 by advance purchase or at the door

Southern California Brass Consortium

There is nothing quite as exhilarating as the sound of brass and percussion. Featuring a variety of Christmas and holiday arrangements, this 26-member Long Beach based ensemble will play music which is sure to put you in a festive mood. Click here for tickets.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA
Tickets are $10, $20, $25, $40, and $75. Click here for details and tickets.

Christmas at the Cathedral 2018

Celebrate the season with the choirs of Christ Cathedral: The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange, The Diocesan Children’s Choir, and the Christ Cathedral Choirs – English, Vietnamese and Spanish! You will help usher in this blessed season of Christmas with splendid carols, both new and old. This year’s major choral work will be the “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi. The Concert will also feature Guest Tenor, Cesar Sanchez. They will be accompanied by the Arboretum’s 82-rank Aeolian-Skinner Organ and the Cathedral Orchestra. It will be a spectacular event which has already become an annual tradition of your holiday celebrations. Get your tickets early! Last year was completely sold out!!Celebrate the season with the many choirs of Christ Cathedral: The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange, The Diocesan Children’s Choir, and the Christ Cathedral Choirs – English, Spanish, and Vietnamese! Usher in this blessed season of Christmas with splendid carols, both new and old. This year’s selections include John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol, dedicated to our beloved music director Dr. John A. Romeri, and Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, one of the major choral masterworks of the baroque. The concert will also feature appearances by Guest Tenor, Cesar Sanchez. The hundreds of singers in this choral Christmas spectacular will be accompanied by the Arboretum’s legendary 82-rank Aeolian-Skinner Organ and the Cathedral Orchestra. Christmas at the Cathedral has already become an annual tradition of Orange County’s holiday celebrations – get your tickets early as last year’s performance was completely sold out!!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticket start at $15

Todd Wilson and members of the Pacific Symphony

Click here for more information including tickets.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 12 Noon

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Music for Christmas and Epiphany

Come enjoy a free concert with First Wednesday at Noon Organ Concerts. Charles Raasch will be at the organ with Music for Christmas and Epiphany. Click here for more information.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM
St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, 1175 San Gabriel Blvd., San Marino, CA 91108

Masterclass by Alexandre Frey

Masterclass with Alexander Frey – “What Makes a Performance Musical” focused on the 19th century repertoire in the 1930’s.

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Sunday, January 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra

Come enjoy a free concert with the California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra Click here for more information.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM

St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tickets are free as a gift to the community

Concert with Organist Kevin Duggan

Come enjoy a free concert with Organist Kevin Duggan on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
Tickets are TBD.

Concert with Organist Alexander Frey

Come enjoy a concert with Organist Alexander Frey.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets $20 by advance purchase or at the door.

Duo Musagète – Guitar and Flute

Duo Musagète has thrilled audiences in the United States and Europe with their innovative programming and novel approach to the concert experience. Belgian Guitarist Jérôme Mouffe and American flutist Benjamin Smolen, themselves established soloists, founded Duo Musagète in 2007 while studying at the New England Conservatory. They released their debut album, Bach to Beaser, featuring Robert Beaser’s monumental, folk-inspired song cycle Mountain Songs alongside original transcriptions of Bach, Haydn, and Shostakovich. Click here for tickets.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets are available in various prices and packages. Click here for more details.

Organ Recital by Paul Jacobs

The first organist to ever receive a Grammy® Award, Paul Jacobs has been a frequent and welcome guest at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Known for playing demanding programs without scores, he has memorized the complete works of Messiaen, Bach, Brahms, and Franck.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12 Noon

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Organist Neil Stipp

Come enjoy a free concert with First Wednesday at Noon Organ Concerts. Neil Stipp will be at the organ. Click here for more information.

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Monday, February 10, 2019 starting at 9:00 AM

A tour of regional organs in Claremont, CA.  Tour begins at Claremont Presbyterian Church 1111 N. Mountain Avenue, Claremont, CA. Click here for more information.
Tickets are free

Presidents’ Day Organ Festival 2018

Featured Performers include:

  • Gerard De Masi
  • Leslie Deutsch
  • Jung-A Lee
  • Thomas Mellan
  • William Peterson
  • Carey Robertson
  • Russell Weissmann

Organs include:

  • Aeolian-Skinner
  • von Beckerath
  • Fisk
  • Rosales / Glatter-Gotz

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM

St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tickets are free as a gift to the community

Concert with Organist Benjamin Straley

Come enjoy a free concert with Organist Benjamin Straley on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets $20 by advance purchase or at the door.

Concert with Organist Benjamin Straley

The Rev. Benjamin Straley is the former Organist and Associate Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral. Prior to this appointment, he was Organ Scholar at Trinity Church (Episcopal), New Haven as well as Director of Music for the Episcopal Church at Yale. A graduate of Indiana University, he holds both Masters in Music and Divinity from Yale. Currently he serves as Assistant Rector of St. John’s, Essex, Connecticut, and Directs the Anglican Singers in New London, CT. Click here for tickets.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets $20 by advance purchase or at the door.

Concert with Organist Nicholas Schmelter

Regarded for his creative programming, symphonic use of the organ, and virtuosic pedal technique, Nicholas Schmelter is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He is a frequent recitalist, composer, and a sought-after choral accompanist.  He has served as Artist-in-Residence at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bay City, Michigan and is currently Artist-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Flint, Michigan.  His concert at St. Margaret’s is being sponsored by Bill and Beth Schmidt.. Click here for tickets.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets $35 by advance purchase or at the door. Student tickets $20.

The Queen’s Six – Windsor

This varied program explores choral music throughout the ages associated with The Royal Family and Windsor Castle. From songs written by King Henry VIII, and music dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, to pieces and composers heard at the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and folk, jazz and pop arrangements by present-day members of the St. George’s Chapel Choir, there is something to suit all tastes. The Queen’s Six are resident at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, giving over 100 performances annually for the Royal Family when not on tour. Click here for tickets.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA
Tickets are $10, $and $25. Click here for details and tickets.

Organist David Ball and Friends play Bach and Friends

Christ Cathedral Organist David Ball presents a program of the most beloved organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries – from the flashy pedalwork of Nicolaus Bruhns to the monumental Passacaglia of J. S. Bach, and featuring performances by Dr. John A. Romeri, Dr. Ricardo Soto, and the Organ Scholars of Christ Cathedral. As a grand finale, three other keyboard instruments will take the stage with the Arboretum’s pipe organ for a spectacular performance of Bach’s rarely-performed Concerto for Four Unaccompanied Keyboard Instruments!

The Arboretum’s legendary pipe organ “Fred” was crafted by the famed Aeolian-Skinner company of Boston, Massachusetts, and is dedicated to Frederick Swann, the former Crystal Cathedral Organist who was responsible for its installation. As we anticipate the re-installation of the Hazel Wright Organ, take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear the 4,949 pipes of the Arboretum’s world-class pipe organ accompanied by three other keyboard instruments in a thrilling program of the virtuosic music of J. S. Bach and the most renowned composers of his era.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

St. John’s Lutheran Church 182 S. Center Street, Orange, CA 92866
Tickets are free

Organist Charlie Raasch

Come enjoy a free concert with Charlie Raasch at the organ playing Clavier-Uebung III  by Johann Sebastian Bach. Click here for more information.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM

St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tickets are free as a gift to the community

Concert with Organist David Higgs

Come enjoy a free concert with Organist David Higgs on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 at TBD

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticket prices TBD

David James and a Silent Film

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

St Margaret’s Episcopal Church 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tickets $35 by advance purchase or at the door. Student tickets $20.

The Clare College Choir

Returning to St. Margaret’s after their 2017 triumphant California premiere, we again welcome the Clare College Choir, Cambridge (England). Currently directed by Graham Ross, the choir has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs.  John Rutter was one of the former directors of the choir. The group has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide. This is definitely a “not to be missed” event and promises to be one of the highlights of the music season.  Click here for tickets.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Christ Cathedral Arboretum, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA
Tickets are TBD.

Tallis Scholars of London

Tallis Scholars of London – the “Rock Stars of the Renaissance” in concert at Christ Cathedral.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets are available in various prices. Click here for more details.

Organ concert by Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter plays the Glatter–Götz–Rosales at Disney Hall.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tickets are free as a gift to the community

Concert with Organist Tom Mueller

Come enjoy a free concert with Organist Tom Mueller on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ.

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Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticket prices TBD

Concert with Organist Hector Olivera

Program to be announced

One of today’s most sought-after concert organists, Juilliard-trained Hector Olivera is a passionate musician, whose interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world. The Times Reporter describes an evening with Hector Olivera as “an event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.” Experience the might of this organ master as he performs a wide-ranging program of the most virtuosic repertoire. Click here for more information and tickets.


Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM

St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tickets are free as a gift to the community

Concert with Organist Amanda Mole

Come enjoy a free concert with Organist Amanda Mole on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ.

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Monday, May 13, 2019 at Time TBD

Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

LA AGO Chapter Guild Service

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Sunday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets are available in various prices. Single tickets go on sale on August 27.

Organ concert by Iveta Apkalna

Iveta Apkalna plays the Glatter–Götz–Rosales at Disney Hall. Over the past several years, Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna has succeeded in blowing away the cobwebs and establishing a new reputation for her instrument. Through her compelling performances, technical brilliance and charismatic stage presence, she has managed to achieve star status.

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June 30 through July 3, 2019

AGO Western Regional Convention

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Christ Cathedral Arboretum, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA
Tickets are TBD.

Dedication of Christ Cathedral