Southern Nevada Chapter
of the
American Guild of Organists

 

 

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Welcome to Our Website!

The American Guild of Organists is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the AGO sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The Guild currently serves approximately 16,000 members in more than 300 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. Membership is open to all and includes working professionals–organists, choral conductors, teachers, organbuilders, technicians and suppliers to the field–as well as students, clergy amateur musicians, and dedicated supporters. The Southern Nevada Chapter has been serving organists in the Greater Las Vegas area since 1978.

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music.

To achieve this we:
• Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;
• Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;
• Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;
• Nurture future generations of organists;
• Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles: and
• Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

For ten years the chapter has presented a recital series including the best organ talent from around the world. To see who will be appearing in the next series, please click on the "Events" key to the left. Guest artists perform in Doc Rando Hall on the campus of UNLV on the organ built by the Beckerath Company of Hamburg, Germany installed in 2004. It is a world-class 3 manual, 53 rank, 38 stop tracker instrument. The Advent/Christmas recital is performed at Christ Church Episcopal on Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas on the 4 manual, 54 rank Schantz organ installed in 2009.

Please note the Christ Church Episcopal also has its own Recital Series and information on that series is also located on the "Events" key. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page or click directly on the church's name.

We also warmly welcome any Patron donations which are our main source for funding our recitals.

Please email David Dorway for information about membership or to become a Patron.

If you would like to be on our email list and receive regular announcements about our programs, please email Paul Hesselink.

If you have any questions please contact webmaster, Bruce Behnke.


This site was last updated on August 5, 2015