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Coming up!
Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11

Second Annual
Young Artist Recital
and Workshop

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T2013/2014 Executive Boardhe Binghamton Chapter was founded in 1929 and supports the goals of its parent organization, the American Guild of Organists. Our chapter hosted the Regional Convention in 2001 and has participated in such outreach events as the 2008 Organ Spectacular. This past year saw our first sponsorship of a Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event, designed to introduce young piano students to the organ. Our chapter has been represented at every recent Regional and National convention. Our small but active group of approximately 55 members plans a variety of events to serve a diversity of needs. On many occasions, we invite members of neighboring chapters to participate in our events adding to the enjoyment of each occasion. Some of us are organists, some of us build organs, and others are simply happy listeners.  Most importantly, we enjoy getting together to share our mutual love of organs and organ music.

We welcome visitors to any of our events, and encourage anyone who appreciates the organ, its repertoire and choral music to attend.  Better yet, consider becoming a member of the AGO.  If you are interested in joining our chapter, you may download a membership form or contact our dean or registrar for further information.

Young Artist Recital

Our second annual Young Artist recital will be given this year by Dexter Kennedy. Several of us had the opportunity of hearing him in last year's Westfield Center competition and are quite anxious to hear him again, this time in a full recital prior to his departure for Paris as a finalist in the Concours International Grand Prix de Chartres.
Dexter Kennedy

Dexter's recital will take place at United Presbyterian Church, Binghamton, Friday, October 10, at 7:30 PM. He will also conduct a masterclass on Saturday morning on basic improvisational techniques for those "filler" moments in the service.

Cavaillé-Coll Bicentennial

2011 marked the bicentennial of the birth of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. This milestone has been commemorated with the production of a remarkable documentary production of his origins, life and ouvre.

Better late than never, our chapter will recognize the event with an unusual three part presentation Aristide Cavaill�-Collfeaturing the three films of the documentary, presented as our January, February and March chapter events. Each film will be prefaced with commentary by our new dean, John Holt.

The three films represent the family origins in Spain through Aristide's first major commission at St. Dénis, the early work through St. Sulpice, Paris, and his later work as it begins to follow a more symphonic aesthetic.

Join us for this special presentation - a tribute to an organbuilder of whom it might be said that he uniquely inspired an entire school of composition for our instrument.

New in Archives and Miscellanea is an article on the organ project at the Eastman House in Rochester.

Broome County Arts Council Newsletter

It is very easy to get the BCAC Weekly Newsletter,which is literally packed with all that is happening in the local and area arts world. Individual members of Binghamton AGO Chapter can sign up to receive the newsletter of the BCAC by going to the Web Site, clicking on Get Our Newsletter, and entering one's email address.

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