Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Organ Recital – Alcee Chriss

Auditorium of Ed Landreth Hall, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth TX

Co-sponsored by the Sue Wheeler Smith Memorial Fund for Visiting Organists and the Fort Worth AGO chapter. Alcee Chriss is a dual member of  Fort Worth AGO Chapter.  He is winner of many prizes and is completing his doctoral degree at McGill University in Montreal.  Winner of prestigious compettiions:  2017 Canadian International Organ Competition and Firmin Swinnen Silver Medalist at the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.  Winner of many other competition prizes.  A featured “Rising Star” at the national AGO convention in Boston, 2014. Under management of Karen McFarlane Artists.  He has concertized in important venues in the U.S. and France. Reception follows the program.

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Feb
18
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner, Membership Meeting and “Instruments with Organ”

St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 911 S Davis Dr, Arlington, TX 76013

Dinner & Membership Meeting - 5:30 pm     Program – 7:00 pm

Featuring our chapter member Dr. Yoon-Mi Lim, Organ Professor, Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth Tx. A program with organ and other instrumentalists.  Two manual pipe organ built by Ross King in a favorable acoustical setting.  RESERVATIONS for dinner due by Feb 13th:  email your dinner reservations to Ed Ackermann, AckermannStudio@sbcglobal.net

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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Organ Recital – Ken Cowan

First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

One of North America’s finest concert organists. Maintains a rigorous concert schedule presenting the organ in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Serves as Associate Professor and head of the organ program at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston TX. Program will be presented on the 5 manual pipe organ built by Dan Garland. Ken is under management of Karen McFarlane Artists. Reception follows the program.

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Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Fort Worth Sister Cities Organ Recital – Martin Baumbauer

Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W Broadway Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

The city of Fort Worth Sister Cities International mission  is an exchange of educational, cultural and commerce programs and events to enrich the cities involved.  Trier, Germany, is one of the eight “sister” cities of Fort Worth.  The organ recital is co-sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota, Broadway Baptist Church and the Fort Worth AGO Chapter.  The recitalist, Martin Bambauer, is organist and director of music for the Basilica of Constantine in Trier.  He is an international concert performer and excels in improvisation.

 

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May
19
5:03 PM17:03

Dinner, Membership Meeting & Handbells Program

Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

 Dinner & Membership Meeting - 5:30 pm     Program – 7:00 pm

“Incorporating Handbells in Worship”  presentation will be by Sueda Luttrell, one of the 6 directors on our chapter’s Executive Committee and Organist/Music Associate at Gambrell Street Baptist Church in Fort Worth. A clinician for Handbell Musicians of America, Greater Dallas Handbell Association, Church Music Institute, and Chorister’s Guild, Sueda is also a published author on handbell related topics.  Then the host church will perform “Handbell Spring Concert” with organ accompaniment by our chapter member and organist for the host church, Alan Kerr.  The organ is a 3 manual pipe organ built by Ross King. RESERVATIONS for dinner due by May 15th:  email your dinner reservations to Ed Ackermann, AckermannStudio@sbcglobal.net

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Organ Recital – Chelsea Chen

First United Methodist Church, 800 W 5th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Chelsea is a young artist  under Karen McFarlane Artists Management.  She is Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.  Program presented on the 5 manual Garland pipe organ. Reception follows the program.

 

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Nov
12
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner, Membership Meeting & Member’s Organ Concert

St. Vincent’s Cathedral, 1300 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76022

Dinner & Membership Meeting - 5:30 pm     Organ Concert – 7:00 pm

The primary reason for the members’ business meeting will be to ratify revised chapter Operating Procedures.

The concert features our chapter member organists  Dr. H. Gerald Aultman (Professor of Music Theory, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary),  Ahreum Han Congdon (Principal Organist, First Presbyterian Church),   Dr. Devon Howard (Department of Music Chair &Director of keyboard & Theory Studies,  Southwestern Adventist University),   Dr. Beverly Howard  (retired Professor of Music, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA), and Glenda Robinson (Organist, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church); and baritone David Robinson (Voice Instructor, University of North Texas). Program will be played on the 3 manual tracker pipe organ built by Roy Redman. RESERVATIONS due by Nov 6th:  email your dinner reservations to Ed Ackermann, AckermannStudio@sbcglobal.net

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Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Let’s Get Acquainted Series (Workshop)

First Church of Christ, Scientist – 7318 N.E. Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX  76180

Get acquainted with the first Hauptwerk electronic church organ in Tarrant County. The organ builder, Thomas Gentry of Organ Technology, Plano, TX, will be available to answer questions about Hauptwerk 21st century electronic organ technology.  Bring music to try out the pipe organ digital samples (Willis 4 manual 71 rank organ in Hereferd, England, a 4 manual Aeolian Skinner organ in California, and an early 20th c.  2 manual English organ.) and 2 manual harpsichord sample stored in the organ’s computer.  Dutch treat lunch in nearby restaurant afterwards. Host church organist and our chapter member is Elizabeth Kutz, CAGO.  RESERVATIONS due by Oct 17th:  indicate your attendance at the event and following lunch with an email to Ed Ackermann, AckermannStudio@sbcglobal.net

 

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Organ Repertoire (Workshop)

Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 4406, 5001 Briarhaven Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Workshop presenters are  Dr. Jerry Westenkuehler and Dale Bench, CAGO.  The chapter commissioned Jerry to compose an Advent piece for organ, and he will premiere the music at the event.  Various Advent scores will be presented using the 4 manual Garland pipe organ. Reception follows the program. RESERVATIONS due Oct 11th:  to reserve handouts, email your reservation to Ed Ackermann, AckermannStudio@sbcglobal.net

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