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Fall Kick-Off at St. Paul's Cathedral next Monday, Sept. 13th

Please join us at 6 PM next Monday, Sept. 13th, at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 2120 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, when Bruce Ludwick and Mark Hayes host our first in-person gathering in a very long time. Our guest this month is Nami Hamada, voicer for Noack Organ Co., who will share her experiences as a professional pipe organ technician and answer questions from the group. We'll end the evening with a tour of the Noack led by Bruce and Mark.

Deana Solfronk of Southern Chic Catering will prepare a meal of pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, salad, rolls, and peach cobbler.

The cost of each meal is $16.00.

Dinner reservations are now closed, but if you find your must cancel your reservation or you would like to see if one is available, please contact Mike Burt treasurer@birminghamago.org for assistance.

In consideration of each other, we'll wear masks when not eating. Please join us for a fun and interesting evening!

Change in Calendar Entry Submission Process

Please email notice of coming recitals, concerts, workshops, etc. to Mark Hayes. He will post them to our online calendar within a few days.

Include a description of the event; performers; composers and titles of specific works to be performed; the date, time and location of the event; and any other info of interest. Remember to provide your contact email and phone number. Thank you!

AGO Year of the Young Organist - Investing in the Future

From July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, a membership effort for young organists under age 30 will be underway. A wide variety of workshops and events to develop musical, personal, and professional skills is planned throughout the year. Year of the Young Organist describes these activities.

New and lapsed young organists are encouraged to visit now AGO YO Free Membership to join or reinstate a full year of AGO membership with full benefits. Current or renewing young members will receive a notice from National AGO near their renewal date inviting them to renew their membership for free using the same link.

2021-22 Chapter Program Calendar

Listed below is the schedule of this year's meetings and activities.

Plans will be updated as we near each event, and are dependent on COVID requirements.

Mon., Sept. 13, 2021: Q&A with voicer Nami Hamada and Noack Organ Co. representatives at St. Paul's Cathedral

Mon., Oct. 11, 2021: Continuo Tips and Techniques by Fred Teardo at Cathedral Church of the Advent

Fri., Nov. 5, 2021: Optional carpooling to FUMC Montgomery for David Higgs' dedication recital of new Schoenstein organ

Sat., Nov. 13, 2021: Workshop with Colin Lynch

Fri., Jan. 14, 2022: Epiphany Party at home of Barry Norris

Sat., Feb. 5, 2022: Wolfgang Rubsam: Musical Universe of Polyphony and French Color at Independent Presbyterian Church

Mon., March 14, 2022: Benjamin Kolodziej of Dallas: Copyright-free software sources with recommendations of categories, little-known composers, and more

May 2022: Open.

Coming Events

To add an event to our calendar, email Mark Hayes the details of the event, being sure to include your email address and phone number in case he needs to contact you.


To see full descriptions of events, visit our Online Calendar.

To see information reserved for Chapter Members, complete the form and click the Continue button. If you are uncertain of your password, or of the procedures you should follow, please contact our webmaster via e-mail to webmaster@birminghamago.org.