Join us on March 8 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh for a Hymn Festival featuring Dr. Doug Major. Click on the link below for the full program:
Have a young person who is intrigued by the organ and all its intricacies? Sign them up for Pedals, Pipes and Pizza 2019, hosted by Stephen Aber and Hayes Barton United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 2!
Registration has closed! Please join us for the Friday evening concert!
We’re excited to announce SmOrgansbord 2019! The preliminary agenda is below, followed by a link for registration. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, January 18th, 7:30 pm:
Dr. Carol Williams will present a concert to kick off SMORGANSBORD 2019, Christ The King Lutheran Church, Cary. A meet and greet reception will follow the concert.
Dr. Williams was the Artist-in- Residence presiding over the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
Saturday, January 19th:
SmOrgansBord 2019 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Cary, NC
Registration Fee $45.00
9:00 am to Noon – Rodney Barbour – Using orchestral voices and MIDI in Worship on the organ
Noon to 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Richard and Evelyn Van Auken will be presenting workshops in hymn accompaniments, free harmonizations, registration and piano and organ duet material. All who attend will receive a FREE volume of Mr. Van Auken’s books with free harmonizations.
Rodney Barbour has an extensive and varied background on several instruments including accordion, trombone, theater organ and classical organ. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati Music Conservatory.
Richard Van Auken is a native of Quakertown, PA and was an organ professor at the Moravian College. He studied piano under Eleanor Sokoloff (of Curtis Institute), Susan Starr, Kenneth Amada, and Natalie Hinderas
The Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists had a fall kick-off event the evening of October 12 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh. The 6:00 supper was an enjoyable time of dining and connecting with 27 in attendance. At 7:30 PM Stephen Aber, Assistant Director of Creative Arts at Hayes Barton UMC, presented a dramatic Halloween themed recital. He opened with Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s “Overture” from Phantom of the Opera followed by Hornpipe Humoresque. An innovative addition to the program was a theatre organ interpretation of Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) animated short film. Next, Aber performed his own transcription of Wolaver’s “Magical Medley of Memorable Masterpieces” by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Rossini. After an entertaining Halloween singalong embellished with Stephen Aber’s well-received humor, the evening concluded with Boëllmann’s “Introduction and Toccata” from Suite Gothique. He performed to a full house, and AGO members returned home with great expectations for an outstanding upcoming program lineup offering a wide range of events that will conclude in May.