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North Central American Guild of Organists

2023 Regional Convention

 

The North Central American Guild of Organists (AGO) is pleased to invite you to the following public events as part of the upcoming regional convention July 4-7, 2023 held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets: www.northcentralago2023.org/tickets/

NOTE:  Registered attendees to the North Central AGO 2023 Regional Convention includes one (1) general admission ticket.  Registration required by June 26.

 

Opening Gala – Organ Concerti Concert

Music for organ and orchestra by Paulus, Callahan, and Bach

with organists James E. Bobb, Jacob Benda, and Kristina Rizzotto

Tuesday, July 4 at 7:00 pm

Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

 

Catherine Rodland Concert

Wednesday, July 5 at 1:30 pm

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Kathrine Handford Concert

Wednesday, July 5 at 3:00 pm

St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

 

Organ, Brass and Choral Concert

Music for organ, brass and choir with organists Lawrence Lawyer, Chris Ganza, and Samuel Backman and the Cathedral Choir, directed by Chris Ganza

Wednesday, July 5, 7:00 pm
Cathedral of Saint Paul, 239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102

 

Worship – Lutheran Morning Prayer

with organist Aaron David Miller, soprano Hannah Armstrong, harpist Rachel Brandwein and Reverend John Setterlund

Thursday, July 6 at 11:30 am

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Avenue S., Saint Paul, MN 55116

 

Julia Brown Concert

Thursday, July 6 at 2:00 pm

St. Mary’s Chapel at Saint Paul Seminary, 2260 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

 

Church Opera – The Three Hermits by Stephen Paulus

One-act opera based on a folk story by Leo Tolstoy with choir, soloists, organ and orchestra, conducted by Matthew Culloton

Thursday, July 6, 7:00 pm

The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

 

Worship – Lutheran Evening Prayer

with organists Richard Erickson, Sarah Garner, and Bach Society of Minnesota musicians and Reverend Paul Westermeyer

Friday, July 7 at 1:30 pm

Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 South Robert St, West Saint Paul, MN 55118

 

Monica Czausz Berney Concert

Friday, July 7 at 3:30 pm

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Northrop Celebration, Featuring Wayne Marshall OBE

Celebrated British organist performs music by Ager, Franck, Jongen, and Roger-Ducasse,

on the landmark Aeolian-Skinner organ

Friday, July 7, 7:30 pm

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

 

About the AGO

The mission of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The AGO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), nonsectarian organization. Its members include organists, choir directors, pianists, vocalists, teachers, organ builders and tuners, clergy, and lovers of organ music.  The Guild serves approximately 275 chapters and 12,000 members throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets: www.NorthCentralAGO2023.org/tickets/

NOTE:  Registered attendees to the North Central AGO 2023 Regional Convention includes one (1) general admission ticket.  Registration required by June 26.

 

Jeremy Haug (he/him)

Publicity, Communications, Website, and Program Committee

North Central American Guild of Organists

2023 Regional Convention (July 4 – 7, 2023)

Email:  jeremy.haug@mountcalvary.org

Email:  admin@northcentralago2023.org 

Website: www.NorthCentralAGO2023.org/

Early Registration Deadline Extended until April 24 at 12pm

Early Registration Deadline Extended: Register by April 24 at 12pm to receive early registration discount pricing. All registrations are due by June 26, 2023. Visit our website for pricing information and additional details.  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming regional convention. 

  • David Jenkins, Convention Co-Chair, and Twin Cities Chapter Dean

  • Kathrine Handford, Convention Co-Chair, and Twin Cities Chapter Sub-Dean

  • Jeremy Haug, Publicity and Communications

  • Lise Schmidt, Convention Registrar

Request for Advertisers and Exhibits - February 24, 2023

Overview

This coming July 4-7 the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is welcoming over 150 organ lovers to Minneapolis and St. Paul for the North Central AGO 2023 Regional Convention.   The Twin Cities AGO chapter will provide convention goers the opportunity to celebrate our North Star State identity with great music for the organ–in solo concerts, in worship, and with choirs and orchestra. The exciting and varied venues in the Twin Cities, with their noteworthy pipe organs, will be the setting for outstanding performers of the highest artistic standard, and for informative, relevant workshops. AGO members and friends of the organ from around the Midwest will come together for unique musical experiences, continuing education, professional development, time with colleagues and friends, and the chance to experience the vibrant Twin Cities cultural scene. Our convention headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, The Hilton Hotel at 1001 Marquette Avenue.   We suggest you check out and bookmark the North Central AGO Regional Convention website.  

 

Advertising and Exhibit Booth

Specifically, we want to extend an invitation for you to consider participating in our convention as an advertiser and/or exhibitor.  Check out the Media Kit which contains additional information, including pricing.   Reach out to us at any time before March 31, 2023 to reserve your spot; or discuss any questions you may have.

 

Deadline for receipt of artwork, materials, and payment: Friday, March 31, 2023. Submit all materials to Jeremy.Haug@mountcalvary.org  Note: if you need additional time to submit your artwork and materials, please contact us to discuss options no later than Friday, March 31, 2023.

 

Exhibit Booth

Exhibit booths will be located in the Convention Hotel, Hilton Downtown Minneapolis.  Exhibits will be open for attendees with an opportunity to greet and visit with attendees and artists.  Contact us to reserve your Exhibit table, or for any additional questions at admin@northcentralago2023.org

  • David Jenkins, Convention Co-Chair, and Twin Cities Chapter Dean

  • Kathrine Handford, Convention Co-Chair, and Twin Cities Chapter Sub-Dean

  • Jeremy Haug, Publicity and Communications

February 2023 Update

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for North Central AGO 2023 Regional Convention

 

On behalf of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists we look forward to welcoming you to Minneapolis and St. Paul for the North Central AGO Regional Convention July 4-7, 2023.   Our convention headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, The Hilton Hotel on Marquette. 

 

The Regional Convention will provide you the opportunity to celebrate our North Star State identity with great music for the pipe organ–in solo concerts, in worship, and with choirs and orchestra. The exciting and varied venues in the Twin Cities, with their noteworthy pipe organs, will be the setting for outstanding performers of the highest artistic standard, and for informative, relevant workshops. The Regional Convention will bring us together for unique musical experiences, continuing education, professional development, time with colleagues and friends, and the chance to experience the vibrant Twin Cities cultural scene.

 

Visit and bookmark the North Central AGO Regional Convention website for information about how to register, book your hotel, local bus transportation package, and additional details such as performers, venues and organs, workshops and presenters, exhibits, schedule, and much more.

 

Early registration deadline is April 15, 2023, and all registrations are due by June 26, 2023. All are welcome as we celebrate our love for the organ.

  • David Jenkins, Convention Co-Chair, and Twin Cities Chapter Dean

  • Kathrine Handford, Convention Co-Chair, and Twin Cities Chapter Sub-Dean

  • Jeremy Haug, Publicity and Communications

  • Lise Schmidt, Convention Registrar

January 2023 Update

The North Central Regional Convention team has been actively working to finalize venues, performers, exhibits, transportation, and other details.  We will provide additional information in a communication to be released in early or mid-February 2023; including the details of how you can register.   We appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

  • David Jenkins, Convention Co-Chair

  • Kathrine Handford, Convention Co-Chair

  • Jeremy Haug, Communications & Publicity

  • Lise Schmidt, Convention Registrar

Website Launch

June 2022

On behalf of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists I look forward to welcoming you to Minneapolis/St. Paul for the North Central AGO Regional Convention July 4-7, 2023. We are proud to have the opportunity to feature some of the finest artists on the regional, national and international scene in one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the United States. 


Our convention headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Hilton Hotel on Marquette; further details regarding the program, workshops, etc. will be available in the future.   For now, we suggest you check out and bookmark the North Central AGO Regional Convention website - click here.


Mark your calendars for what promises to be an unforgettable week.


Jeremy Haug

Communications & Publicity

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