Central Hudson Valley Chapter, AGO

Calendar

Upcoming Events

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Events listed in the calendar are not necessarily endorsed by CHVAGO.

Items in RED are Central Hudson Valley AGO Chapter events.
Names listed in bold italics are chapter members.
See also our Links page for lists of colleges and churches where recitals may be held.


If you are interested in having an event posted on this calendar, please contact the web site administrator, Susan LaGrande. Events are selected for inclusion based on their relevance and interest to the members of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The chapter reserves the right to decline or withdraw listings at any time.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Concert at 3:30 PM
Food and Fellowship 5:00 PM
SNOW DATE: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Annual Spuds & Sundaes Social Event
This year our Spuds & Sundaes event will take place at FDR High School in Hyde Park. In addition to our traditional food and fellowship, we will enjoy an organ concert by John Baratta on the Gus Pratt Organ at 3:30 PM, followed by an opportunity to ask questions about and to try out the organ. Food and fellowship will follow at 5:00 PM. Hot baked potatoes and cold ice cream will be provided, along with appropriate toppings for both. We will also have our traditional music sale to benefit the chapter scholarship fund. Bring your used organ, piano, or choral music and find some new musical treasures! Open to all - bring a friend. Info: 914-204-6572.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
8:00 PM
Piano Concert by Polina Kulikova
Department of Music Concert Series presents Polina Kulikova, the 2017 Jacob Flier Piano Competition Winner, is a Russian-born pianist currently studying with Vladimir Feltsman. Program includes Mozard, Schubert, and Stravinsky. Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY. Tickets at the door: $8/$6/$3). Info: 845-257-SUNY (7869).
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:00 PM
Piano Concert by Polina Kulikova
Department of Music Concert Series presents Polina Kulikova, the 2017 Jacob Flier Piano Competition Winner, is a Russian-born pianist currently studying with Vladimir Feltsman. Program includes Mozard, Schubert, Scriabin, and Stravinsky. Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY. Free tickets available, contact the box office at 212-247-7800 (limit 2 tickets per person). Info: 845-257-SUNY (7869).
Saturday, February 24, 2018
2:00 PM
SNOW DATE: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Handbell Workshop - Bells in Worship
The workshop will be led by Susan Guse, using the "Back to Bells" curriculum. Bells and chimes will be available on site for the program. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Free of charge. RSVP by February 10th required to order materials. Info: 845-242-1478
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 PM
Clavier-Übung III (German Organ Mass) - J. S. Bach
The complete Clavier-Übung III will be presented with sung chorales harmonized by Bach. Performers include members of the Nyack Chamber Choir, Joel Jameson, director; Craig Williams, organ; Tammy Lum, harpsichord and piano; Marie Kenote, flute; Jacob Neville, alto saxophone; and members and alumni from Tammy Lum’s piano studio. Nyack College Rockland Campus (Pardington Hall), 1 South Blvd., Nyack, NY. Info: 845-675-4MUS
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 AM
Organ-Plus Reading Session and Workshop
Presented by Laura Ramsey Russell. Open to all organists and pianists who want to get to know some exciting music for organ with one or more instruments.
Music at all levels of difficulty, for different seasons of the church year, and for different combinations of instruments will be presented. A comprehensive list of composers and publishers of Organ-Plus music will be made available. James Fitzwilliam will be on hand to perform music prepared from my list of collections. He will also play any music that you bring in with you. There will be a variety of instrumentalists on hand to play as well. If you have music for Organ-Plus that you would like to perform and/or to show to others, you are welcome to bring it to the session.

Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. RSVP by Saturday, March 3 to ensure that sufficient copies of the music repertoire list and music selections will be available. Contact Laura Russell at laurarus629@gmail.com or 845-485-1648.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Meredith Baker, originally scheduled to play on this date, will reschedule for later in the year following recovery from surgery.
Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
3:00 PM
Concert by Cantus Vocal Ensemble
Cantus is acclaimed as "the premiere men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare). First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
West Point Cadet Chapel Class of 1936 Distinguished Organists Recital. Colin Mark Andrews, international concert organist, will present “A Tale of Three Cities: London, Leipzig, and Paris.” Music of Bliss, Patterson, Howells, Bach, Franck, Bonnet, and Messiaen. Mr. Andrews has traveled the world playing in the finest venues on five continents, from London and Moscow to Singapore and New Zealand. Bringing his prodigious experience and gifts to West Point, this will be a unique and inspiring program!  Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
5:00 PM
Passion Sunday Service of Darkness and Light, with Communion
This service is in lieu of the organ concert originally scheduled for 2:30 PM. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
Bruce Xu is the winner of numerous organ competitions and finalist in this year’s National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). Come support this brilliant young member of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Friday, April 13, 2018
7:30 PM
Annual Members' Recital
Recital Theme: Organ-Plus - Organ plus one or more instruments. Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY. Please Contact Laura Russell at 845-485-1648 if you want to play or if you have questions. RSVP requested by mid-March.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
Victoria Shields is a concert organist and music director at First Presbyterian Church, New Canaan, CT. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has performed solo and with orchestras nationwide. She is a native resident of the Hudson Valley. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
Darren Motise, concert organist, has gained a nationwide reputation as a brilliant organist exploring a wide range of French and German symphonic repertoire. This will be the second recital he has presented at West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
DEUX VOIX – Stephen Distad organ, Justin Langham, trumpet. Acclaimed trumpet/organist duo from Houston, TX. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
2:30 PM
Juilliard Trombone Choir Concert
The Juilliard Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic, principal trombone), returns to West Point for its 7th annual visit. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 PM
Organ Concert by Vincent Dubois
Vincent Dubois, newly appointed as one of the three organists at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, won the 2002 Calgary International Organ Competition and the International Competition of Toulouse, France, in the same year. First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Info: 518-374-4403.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
2:30 PM
West Point Cadet Chapel Organ Recital
Craig Williams is Organist and Choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point. Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, West Point, NY. Free admission. All Cadet Chapel organ recitals and concerts are free to the general public. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital. Info: contact Craig Williams at 845-938-7352 or craig.williams@usma.edu.

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