Southern Nevada Chapter
of the
American Guild of Organists

 

 

The American Guild of Organists, Southern Nevada Chapter
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Website: members.cox.net/sncago
Organ Recital Series
2015-2016
Beckerath Organ Picture and Specification

Friday, October 9, 2015

7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Christopher Houlian

One of today's "young" international "star" performers, this will be Mr. Houlihan's first performance in Nevada.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Thomas Strauss

German organist Thomas Strauss has won many competitions and performed organ recitals around the world.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

4:00 P.M.

Christ Church Episcopal

Annual Members’
Advent-Christmas Recital

This holiday season special program by local AGO members will again be presented at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway at 4:00 P.M. Please note different venue.

Friday, February 26, 2016

7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Chelsea Chen

Ms. Chen is having a successful international concert career and captivates her audiences with her playing. She was a featured performer on the Doc Rando organ during the Region IX AGO Convention in 2006.

Friday, April 8, 2016

7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Jens Korndörfer

In the past decade, German-born organist Dr. Jens Korndörfer has given more than 200 concerts at major venues around the world. Critics have called him a "prodigious technician" and have praised his "effortless, poetic," "colorful and exciting playing."

Friday, May 20, 2016

7:30 P.M.

Doc Rando Recital Hall

Dorothy Young Riess

Our own Dr. Dorothy will present this recital in celebration of her 85th birthday. You won't want to miss it.

 

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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."


.Click here to see a PDF of recitalists from previous years

 

Christ Church Episcopal Recital Series - 2015-2016
2000 S. Maryland Parkway - Las Vegas, NV
Featuring the church's 2010 Schantz pipe organ, the largest pipe organ in Nevada.
(click for picture and specification)
(four manuals and pedal, 54 ranks)

Admission to the recitals: suggested donation of $15.

Ty Woodward

Friday, October 2, 2015

7:30 P.M.


Ty Woodward has played classical and theater organ concerts that have ranged from performances at Westminster Abbey, London; Trinity Church, New York; The National Strine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D. C.; St James Cathedral, Toronto and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles to Shea's Theater, Buffalo; the Byrd Theater, Richmond; the Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids; the Alabama Theater, Birmingham and the outdoor pipe organ in Balboa Park, San Diego. Ty holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance and a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from University of Southern California.

Annual Members' Advent/Christmas Recital

Sunday, December 6, 2015

4:00 P.M.

Always a popular recital, this program features local talent from the Southern Nevada Chapter AGO membership. Get your holiday season off to a greeat start! Admission to this recital is free - There will be an opportunity to contriburte to the AGO's Raymond Barnes Scholarship Fund to support organ study for young piano studetns interested in the organ.

Adam J. Brakel

Friday, January 8, 2016

7:30 P.M.

"Adam Brakel is quickly earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest young organists in the profession. His playing is distinguished for its energy, passion, transcendent virtuosity that serves the music without distracting, and most importantly, musical maturity and communicative power." (The American Organist, July 2015) A recemt graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Adam J. Brakel has already embarked on a highly successful concert career, playing from coast to coast in the United States, and concert tours which have taken him to England, Germany, and Hong Kong.

Hans Uwe Hielscher

Friday, February 5, 2016

7:30 P.M.

Hans Uwe Hielscher is a German organist and composer, the organist and carilloneur at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden since 1979, and internationally known as a concert organist. Hielscher studied church music at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, and carillon in Utrecht. In Wiesbaden he created a series of weekly free recitals called Orgelmusik zur Marktzeit (organ music at market time) on Saturdays at 11:30 A.M. Hielscher is active as a concert organist and has played more that 2500 organ concerts worldwide. This is Mr. Hielscher's second appearance on the Christ Church Recital Series. Prior to his recital Mr. Hielscher will present a lecture on the French composer and organist, Alexandre Guillmant (1837-1911) at 6:00 P.M.

David Dorway

Friday, April 29, 2016

7:30 P.M.

Dr. David Dorway received his medical degree in 1972 from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. After completing his Pediatric Residency and serving three years in the Air Force, he moved to Las Vegas in 1978. He retired in 2011 from Children's Clinic after 33 years of practice. Dr. Dorway began playing the organ for youth Sunday School in 6th grade. He has been playing the pipe organ at Grace Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian) since January 1985. He is currently the Treasurer for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the AGO.