American Guild of Organists Binghamton,
New York Chapter
Our annual post-holiday gathering
TO THE BINGHAMTON CHAPTER WEBSITE
he 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
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.
Our third annual Young
Artist recital will be given this year by Nicholas
Capozzoli. Another in the long line of exceptional
students from the program at Oberlin, Nicholas is
entering his final year of the combined BM/MM program.
He has been the First Prize winner of several
His recital will take place at United Presbyterian
Church, Binghamton, Friday, September 11, at 7:30 PM.
He will also conduct a masterclass on Saturday morning
at 10:00 AM on the repertoire of the North German
Life into Old Music. The workshop will take
place at Binghamton University Fine Arts 21.
Charles-Marie Widor Documentary
Following our very well received documentary series on
the life and work of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll two years
ago our board voted to support the work of the
producers, Fugue State Films, in their production of
documentaries on César Franck and Charles Marie Widor.
Last year we presented the first of these, on the
life and work of César Franck. The documentary on
Charles-Marie Widor will be the basis of our programs in
January and February of 2016. Join us then for this
opportunity to learn more about one of the more
under-appreciated composers of the late French romantic
literature. Though we as organists are quite familiar
with his organ works, these represent only about ten
percent of his oeuvre.
County Arts Council Newsletter
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 http://www.bcartscouncil.com,
clicking on Get Our Newsletter, and entering one's
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