OUR PROGRAMS FOR THE YEAR
Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 6 P.M.
Program: Welcome Back Potluck & Anthem Reading
Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 40 Central Ave., Glen Rock
Monday, October 16, 2023
Program: Our program cancelled
Monday, November 20, 2023
Program: Alexander Technique featuring Jean McClelland
Community Church, 354 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Monday, January 15, 2024
Program: Mini-Convention with Metro NJ Chapter
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary & St. Patrick Catholoic Church, 215 Court Street, Elizabeth, NJ
Monday, February 19, 2024
Program: Presidents Day Conference with NYC Chapter
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Program: Recital by Rodland Scholarship Winner Aaron Looney
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church,
6 S. Monroe St., Ridgewood
Friday, May 10. 2024
Program: Recital and Silent Movie Improv by Jason Roberts
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church,
6 S. Monroe St., Ridgewood
Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm
Program: 75th Anniversary Celebration “Hymn Festival” with Tom Trenney
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
NORTHERN NJ AGO PROGRAMS FOR 2022/2023 YEAR
See our newsletter pages for the latest information about our upcoming programs
SEPTEMBER 19 (Monday 7:30am - 8:00pm): Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens
OCTOBER 11 (Tuesday 7:30): Anthem Reading at Second Reformed Church
NOVEMBER 14 (Monday 7:30): New Jersey Youth Symphony Ensemble.
JANUARY 23 (Monday - 10:30am - 12:30pm): Organ Tour & Mini Recital at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, NJ with luncheon at Don Pepe's at 1:00pm (reservations necessary)
FEBRUARY 20 (Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm): NY President’s Day Conference
MARCH – no meeting
APRIL 1 (Saturday): Katie Gunn, Rodland Scholarship Recital: West Side Presbyterian
MAY 15 (Monday 7:30pm): Mark Wright at Christ Church’s (Hackensack) rebuilt organ
JUNE 12 (Monday 7:30): Picnic & iPads for Musicians: Yes You Can! Old Paramus Reformed Church, Ridgewood
NNJ PROGRAMS FOR 2021-2022
Monday, Sept 20 - 7:30pm: “Easy Improvisation Secrets for Service Music” Jason Roberts Masterclass - Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday, Oct 16 - 10am to Noon: “Building a Pipe Organ - A Fun STEM Program for Children and Adults.” - Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Monday, Nov 15 – 7:30pm: “Members Recital with Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Music” - St. Gabriel’s Church, 88 E. Saddle River Rd., Saddle River, NJ December: NO MEETING
Monday, Jan 17 – 9:00am through afternoon: “MLK Day Mini Convention” Co Sponsored by NNJ and METRO Chapters featuring Michael John Trotta, Our Lady of the Lake Church, 31 Montrose Ave., Verona, NJ
Monday, Feb 21 – 9:00am - 5pm: “President’s Day Conference” in NYC. Morning events at The Brick Presbyterian Church Park Avenue at 91st Street. Afternoon events at Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Avenue at 90th Street
March 27: Sarah Palmer, St Olaf College in Recital 3pm West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
April: NO MEETING
Sunday, May 15: “Gordon Turk in Recital” - Westside Presbyterian Church 6 S. Monroe St., Ridgewood, NJ
Monday, June 13: BBQ Picnic at Old Paramus Church
News about our programs for the 2020-2021 season
This past season we pivoted to all virtual programs. We added to summer 2020 programs to our line-up.
Tues., July 7, 2020 - "In the Beginning:" An Overview of Church Music
Tues., July 21, 2020 - Comfort in Times of Affliction: Grieving and Healing
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:30: Elizabeth George, Director of Member Services at AGO National Headquarters
Monday, October 12, 7:30: PLAYING HYMNS BETTER - A virtual meeting on Zoom with Organist David Enlow
Monday, November 16, 2020 7:30PM: A virtual recital from AGO FINLAND featuring the 1967 Marcussen Organ at Helsinki Cathedral.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:30pm: Playing Hymns Better, Organist David Enlow
Monday, February 15, 2021, 7:30pm: Organist Michael Caraher , winner of the John R. Rodland Memorial Scholarship at St. Olaf College,
Monday, April 19 at 7:30: A virtual recital featuring organists at The Mormon Tabernacle. Lots of familiar organ works to feast upon!
Monday, May 10 at 7:30: A virtual concert of Vivaldi's music for organ and Mandolin. A very unique combination focused on a beloved composer!
Monday, June 14 - 6pm. We're back. Live! Introducing our new OrgelKit to chapter members! Old Paramus Church,
NORTHERN NJ AGO PROGRAMS FOR 2019-2020
SEPT 10, 2020 - Tuesday
Pot Luck Dinner and Advent / Christmas anthem reading 6:00 pm… Second Reformed Church, 436 Union Street, Hackensack
SEPT 30, 2019 - Monday
Meet & Greet Event with METRO Chapter 6:00 – 9:00pm… MeCloon’s Boathouse, 6 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ ($25.00) Reservations required. By 9/23
OCT 14, 2019 – Monday
Music That Makes Community 7:30pm… A Workshop for Church Musicians, Pastors, and Congregations; led by Paul Visale, Executive Director: Fellowship Hall at Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E Glen, Ridgewood, NJ.
NOV 15, 2019 - Friday
Silent Film: Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last”, accompanied by Jason Roberts, 7:30pm… A family event! West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ.
- NOV 16, 2019 – Saturday
Masterclass on Improvisation with Jason Roberts 9:30-12:00am… West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe, Ridgewood.
- JAN 20, 2020 - Monday
Metro Chapter Mini-Convention 9:30 – 3:30 pm Our Lady of Sorrows Church 217 Prospect Street, So. Orange. Featuring Mark Lawson (Morningstar & G, Schirmer); Workshops and Anthem Reading sessions, Lunch.
- FEB 17, 2020 - Monday CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC
President’s Day Conference with NYC Chapter 9:00 – 5:00pm Temple Emmanuel, 5th Ave & 65th St., NYC. One of the most beautiful sacred spaces in the city is also one of the least well known to the organ community. A recital, lectures & tours and an accompanied silent movie in the afternoon.
- MAR 29, 2019 – Sunday
St. Olaf/Rodland Scholarship Recital by Michael Terry Caraher - 3:00pm West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 So. Monroe, Ridgewood.
Member’s Recital – date and location to be announced
- JUNE 9, 2020 - Monday
A Day in Longwood Gardens with Metro Chapter has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus. An alternative end-of-year event is being planned.
Our Programs in 2018-19
Monday, SEPT 24, 2018: Pot Luck/BBQ Gloria Norton’s house 6:00 pm 93 Ross Ave, Emerson…firstname.lastname@example.org or text 201-970-9032 Installation of Officers. Entertainment: Just 4 Kicks, Sweet Adeline quartet
Saturday, OCT 20, 2018: Organists’ Studio with Hector Olivera 9:30 -12:00 pm West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood
Sunday, OCT 21, 2018: Hector Olivera Recital 3:00 pm Patron’s Series, West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood
Tuesday, NOV 13, 2018: At Home with PDQ Bach 7:30 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harrington Park
DECEMBER No meeting
Monday, FEB 18, 2019 Presidents' Day Conference: On the Avenue - Saint Thomas Church and St. Patrick's
Monday, MAR 11, 2019: An Evening with James Kennerley 7:30 pm Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood
Sunday, MAR 24, 2019: St. Olaf/Rodland Scholarship Recital 3:00 pm Holden Miller, from St. Olaf College; Old Paramus Church, 660 E Glen, Ridgewood
Tuesday, May 18, 2019: Registering French Baroque Music 7:30 pm. St. Philip the Apostle Church. This program will be led by our own David Macfarlane
Monday, JUNE 10, 2019: A "PentaBash" - Chapter Dinner at Local Restaurant – 6:30 pm