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Coming up!
Saturday, October 1

Organ Crawl with
Chemung and Ithaca Chapters of the AGO

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T2015/2016 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 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 prestigious competitions.
Nicholas Capozzoli
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 baroque: Breathing 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.

Widor at St Sulpice

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.

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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