The mission of the American Guild of Organists is
to enrich lives through organ and choral music.
Annual Renewal Date has Passed!
Thirteen of our 45 members have not renewed their membership yet. I'm not going to name names, but if you have not yet renewed, please do it so we can have some operating capital this season (2017-18). If you do not remember having renewed your membership, you can check with OnCard, or you can send me an email. I have a list of Members, and will gladly let you know your status.
Thanks to those who have responded to this article, leaving only a handful who have yet to renew their membership.
TO BE HONORED AT
AGO ENDOWMENT FUND DISTINGUISHED ARTIST
AWARD RECITAL AND GALA BENEFIT RECEPTION IN PRINCETON
Colleagues, Students, Loved Ones, and Friends from Across the Country Will Gather to Celebrate Her Lifetime Achievements at AGO Endowment Fund Benefit
NEW YORK CITY — The American Guild of Organists (AGO) has selected internationally acclaimed organist and teacher JOAN LIPPINCOTT as the honoree for the 2017 AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award Recital and Gala Benefit Reception on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Princeton, N.J. Complete information can be found online at Agohq.org/2017-gala.
The celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Princeton University Chapel, where the honoree, joined by organists Scott Dettra and Eric Plutz, will play a recital that is free and open to the public. A Gala Benefit Reception (advance tickets required) will follow at Prospect House, the private dining club of Princeton University.
Joan Lippincott has been acclaimed as one of America's outstanding organ virtuosos. She is professor emerita of organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and was principal university organist at Princeton University from 1993 to 2000. Her many recordings on the Gothic label include music of Bach, Duruflé, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Widor, Alain, and Pinkham. Lippincott's most recent CD is J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, recorded on the Fritts organ at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Gala sponsorship opportunities are available at the $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 levels. Full descriptions of sponsorship and benefits are available online at Agohq.org/2017-gala.
Gala Benefit Reception Tickets are $150 (75% tax deductible, includes preferred seating at the recital) and can be purchased online at Agohq.org/2017-gala or by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308. Gala Benefit Reception ticket sponsors will have their names printed in the commemorative program book. The deadline to be included is March 31.
Participate from a Distance by making a contribution to the AGO Endowment Fund in honor of Joan Lippincott. Contribute online at Agohq.org/2017-gala or by sending a check to: AGO Endowment Fund, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, New York, NY 10115. Contributions received by March 31 will be reported in the commemorative program book.
F. Anthony Thurman, DMA
Director of Development and Communications
American Guild of Organists
Three new notices have been sent from AGO HQ:
- 2017 AGO Young Organist Composition Competition
- 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
- 2017 Pipe Organ Encounters