Southern Nevada Chapter
of the
American Guild of Organists



The American Guild of Organists, Southern Nevada Chapter
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Organ Recital Series
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Gregory Zelek

Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

"A Rising Young Star!"

Praised for his "effortless facility on the instrument" (South Florida Classical Review), Greg Zelek is encreasingly recognized as one of the most exciting young organists on the American organ scene. Greg has performed in many different venues throughout the US, including a performance of Cochereau's Bolero for Organ and Percussion in Alice Tully Hall. A native of Miami, Florida, Greg is a graduate student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. Greg is the Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City. Prior to this appointment, he served as Organ Scholar at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, New York. Greg, who is a Cuban-American and a native Spanish speaker, was the Music Director of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Miami, and has served as a summer organist for San Pedro Apostol Church in Ramales de la Victoria, Spain. He was named by The Diapason to "The Class of 2016: 20 leaders under the age of 30."

Members Recital

Sunday, December 4, 2016
4:00 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Please join us for our annual traditional kickoff to the Holiday Season as members of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists perform some of their favorite holiday selections for your enjoyment. Please note this recital will be presented in Doc Rando Hall this year.

Bach Birthday Celebration

Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Pianist Mykola Suk and Organist Stephen Ackert will present an interesting evening featuring Preludes and Fugues from the Well-tempered Clavier of Bach alternating Preludes on piano and Fugues on organ. Suk is a world-renowned soloist on the piano faculty of the UNLV School of Music, and Ackert is the Head of the Music Department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Dr. Craig Cramer

Sunday, April 23, 2017
4:00 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Craig Cramer is Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame and serves as organist at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Elkhart, IN. One of the most traveled organists of his generation, Cramer maintains an active recital career in the United States and in Europe. He has performed in forty-four states and in Canada. Cramer has performed for Conventions of the American Guild of Organists, and for many AGO Chapters across the county. He performed the complete organ works of Bach during a series of eighteen concerts using a distinguished set of mechanical-action organs in the state of Indiana. This will be the final performance in the new UNLV Baroque Festival. (April 20-23)

The Chenaults

Friday, June 2, 2017
7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

"Internationally Acclaimed Duo Organists" Elisabeth and Raymond Chenault, have performed extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. Specializing in works written for two performers, the Chenaults have commissioned and premiered over forty organ duets. Because of their unique and refreshing repertoire, combined with their exciting and sensitive artistry, the Chenaults are in demand as recitalists and have established themselves as America's leading duo-organists. Their duet career began in 1979 when Arthur Wills of England's Ely Cathedral composed Toccata for Two for them. The Chenaults have been featured on "Pipedreams" and record on the Gothic Record Label. They were featured at the 1992 AGO Convention in Atlanta.



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All programs are open to the public at no charge.

The Organ Recital Series is supported through the generosity of patrons in the community.
Contributions are tax-deductible. To become a patron, send your check made to "Southern Nevada
Chapter, AGO" to Dr. David Dorway, Treasurer, 10613 Shoalhaven Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89134

The Organ Recital Series is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,
a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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