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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.

July & August Dean's Message

I had the great privilege of attending the West Region Convention from June 10th to June 14th in Salt Lake City. The convention was both refreshing and uplifting, with lots of time hearing the gorgeous Tabernacle organ and the LDS Conference Center organ, both truly amazing instruments! The convention attendees got a chance to hear all of the Tabernacle organists play. The Tabernacle organists played a wide variety of repertoire with the intention of demonstrating the seemingly endless array of colors of the two organs. On Tuesday night we were treated to hearing the Tabernacle choir, Richard Elliott on organ, and Tabernacle orchestra in a concert that was quite breathtaking. We also heard several other organs in churches of various denominations in concerts throughout greater Salt Lake City. The Seattle Chapter was well represented with Halden Toy contributing a splendid harpsichord recital at First United Methodist Church (SLC), and Michael Kleinschmidt leading us in a service of Evensong at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark (SLC). For a more detailed description of the performers, organs, and workshops that were featured at the convention, check out the Salt Lake City chapter website with a link to the Convention contents and descriptions. It was a convention very well done!

Will Simpson, Chapter Dean

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