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Saturday February 25, 2017 8:30 AM -   North Andover, MA
Annual mini-convention of the AGO Merrimack Valley Chapter
First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Avenue
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $45fullday,; Sr/Stu: $35 - see registration form for updated regist
Performing: Several lecturers
 
This is the annual mini-convention organized by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the AGO in collaboration with the Boston AGO Chapter. Everybody interested in workshops about organ playing, choral conducting or voice practicing is welcome, AGO members and non-AGO members. This year, the presenters are Louise Mundinger, Eileen Hunt, Margaret Harper and Leonardo Ciampa. The detailed program of the day and the registration form will be posted on the MVAGO website a few weeks before the event (www.merrimackago.com/)
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Saturday February 25, 2017 5:00 PM -   Hampton, CT
Soup 'n Silents
Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Main Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $ - $15 Adults, $10 Students, Children 5 and
Performing: Clark Wilson
 
One of Harold Lloyd’s funniest features: Girl Shy! will be this years’ annual silent movie event on Saturday, February 25th at Hampton Congregational Church 263 Main St., Hampton, CT. The church’s special Walker organ will be played by none other than Hollywood’s chosen Clark Wilson, master of silent movie accompaniment. Homemade soups and breads will be served starting at 5pm in the parish hall. Movie time is 7 pm. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling: 860-455-9677 or E-mail: soupnsilents@gmail.com
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Saturday February 25, 2017 7:30 PM -   Newington, CT
Buster Keaton's "The General" with organist Jason Roberts
Church of Christ, Congregational, 1075 Main St.
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Jason Roberts, organist
Saturday February 25, 2017
Buster Keaton's classic comedy, "The General", with live improvised organ music. Jason Roberts, organist at St. Bart's, New York City.
Contact: 860-666-4689
  OrganInfo: http://database.organsociety.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=53054
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Sunday February 26, 2017 3:00 PM -   Needham, MA
Blessing and Dedicatory Recital of Renovated St. Joseph Parish Organ
St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Avenue
Cost: Free
Performing: Leo Abbott, ChM, FAGO
 
BLESSING AND DEDICATION of the newly-renovated and expanded ORGAN. Most Rev. Robert Reed, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, will offer the blessing. Rev. Jonathan Gaspar, Director, Office for Worship, Archdiocese of Boston, will offer greetings. Mr. Leo Abbott, ChM, FAGO, Organist, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, will play the dedicatory recital. Music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Widor, Sowerby, Langlais and Cook.
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Sunday February 26, 2017 4:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
MUSIC AT TRINITY: Ludere
Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Daryl Robinson, Organist
Sunday February 26, 2017
Daryl Robinson, Head of the Organ Department at Westminster Choir College and 2012 Winner of the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance plays a 75-minute program of diverse works as part of the Music at Trinity Series. The concert is free; an offering will be received.
Bio: https://www.darylrobinson.com/
  Contact: Mark Mummert, Cantor
  OrganInfo: https://www.noackorgan.com/instruments/?opus=40
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Sunday February 26, 2017 5:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Choral Evensong
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: St. Johns Youth Choirs, Scott Lamlein, Organist/Choirmaster
Sunday February 26, 2017
The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John's. Set aside time to still your soul for the coming week.
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  Contact: 860-523-5201
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Friday March 3, 2017 7:30 PM -   Wayland, MA
Destination London
First Parish in Wayland, 50 Cochituate Rd,
Cost: Free - $35 Priority seating/$30 General/$10 Stu
Performing: Musicians of the Old Post Road
 
Venture with us to hear music by Baroque composers drawn to London to make their mark on this cultural mecca. Featured cantatas include Pepusch’s utterly charming Menalcas once the gayest swain and Bononcini’s heart-rending and passionate Il Lamento d'Olimpia. A Geminiani cello sonata, a Handel trio sonata, and Handel's delightful but little-known English songs round out the offerings. with soprano Teresa Wakim
Bio: http://oldpostroad.org/
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Friday March 3, 2017 7:30 PM -   Hartford, CT
Chapter Event - Joint Recital by Alexander Pattavina and Daniel Ficarri
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave
Cost: Free
Friday March 3, 2017
On Friday, March 3, 2016, Alexander Pattavina and Daniel Ficarri, two rising talents from Juilliard, will be presented in joint recital at St. James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford.
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Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00 PM -   Boston, MA
Destination London
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St.
Cost: Free - $35 Priority seating/$30 General/$10 Stu
Performing: Musicians of the Old Post Road
 
Venture with us to hear music by Baroque composers drawn to London to make their mark on this cultural mecca. Featured cantatas include Pepusch’s utterly charming Menalcas once the gayest swain and Bononcini’s heart-rending and passionate Il Lamento d\'Olimpia. A Geminiani cello sonata, a Handel trio sonata, and Handel\'s delightful but little-known English songs round out the offerings. with soprano Teresa Wakim
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Sunday March 5, 2017 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Floyd Higgins
Sunday March 5, 2017
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. Johns magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
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  Contact: 860-523-5201
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Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30 PM -   Groton, MA
EMCATOS Theatre Organ Concert
Shanklin Music Hall, 130 Sandy Pond Road
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $25; Sr/Stu: $25 - Age 18 & under - $15
Performing: Mark Herman
 
http://emcatos.com/PipeOrganPopsAndSilentsInTheHouse/Events/Public_Events___Tickets/Mark_Herman/mark_herman.html
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Sunday March 5, 2017 3:00 PM -   Portland, ME
Kids & Kotzschmar Family Concert
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Free - Students: $10, Kids 12 & Under Free
Performing: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ | Ray Cornils, Organist
Sunday March 5, 2017

What is so unique about a huge pipe organ?

Come explore, experience, & encounter the mighty Kotzschmar with Portland’s Municipal Organist, Ray Cornils, to see how it works to produce its range of sounds, and hear some of its NEW sounds! Come early and take part in activities! Hear familiar tunes and walk through the organ after the concert!

Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00pm

Find out more at: http://www.foko.org/


Bio: http://www.foko.org/municipal-organist/
  Contact: https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp?shcode=1782
  OrganInfo: http://www.foko.org/about-the-organ/
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Sunday March 5, 2017 5:00 PM -   Hingham, MA
Evensong
The Parish of St. John the Evangelist, 172 Main St.
Cost: Free
Performing: St. John's Adult Choir; Buffy Gray, Director; Andrew Sheranian, Guest Organist
 
Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent. Howells Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale), Ayleward Responses, Faure "Cantique de Jean Racine". All are welcome. Reception following the service.
Works by Howells, Ayleward, Faure
Contact: http://www.stjohns-hingham.org/
  OrganInfo: http://www.stjohns-hingham.org/about-our-organ/
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Friday March 10, 2017 7:00 PM -   Camridge, MA
Requiem, Op. 9 by Maurice Duruflé
St. Paul's Church | Harvard Square, 29 Mount Auburn Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Choir of St. Paul's | Harvard Square (Boys and Men)
Friday March 10, 2017
Maurice Duruflé's great Requiem Mass, sung in concert at St. Paul's. Admission is free, a good-will offering will be taken.
Works by Maurice Duruflé
Bio: http://stpaulparish.org/music/choir-of-st-pauls-harvard-square/
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Saturday March 11, 2017 7:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Gospel at the Red Door
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Suggested Donation: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $0
Performing: Legacy of Spirituals Singers; G. Ingrid Faniel, Director
Saturday March 11, 2017
Join us for an evening of joyful Gospel music, under the direction of Hartfords own G. Ingrid Faniel. Free admission, suggested donation $20. No tickets required. A reception follows in the church hall.
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  Contact: 860-523-5201
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Sunday March 12, 2017 3:00 PM -   West Roxbury, MA
Mozart's Masterpiece: Requiem
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $30; Sr/Stu: $25 - Free area lots and street parking.
Performing: Commonwealth Chorale, David Carrier, Director, with Joanna Mongiardo, Soprano, Vera Savage, Mezzo, Greg Zavracky, Tenor, and Elijah Blaisdell, Baritone, and orchestra
 
From the spine-tingling “Dies Irae” to the touching “Recordare,” Mozart’s masterpiece offers a sweep of exceptional emotional range and power. Whether this is your first time or your hundredth for this remarkable piece, this Requiem is not to be missed. In addition, Joanna Mongiardo will perform the sparkling, virtuosic motet “Exsultate, jubilate.” Commonwealth Chorale is presenting its second season under a new name, following 39 years as Newton Choral Society, reflecting a commitment to local composers, the diverse communities from which its members hail, and array of concert venues in which it performs. It is under the direction of David Carrier, a gifted organist, conductor and choral director. Carrier has helped to guide the chorale to its position as one of Boston’s premiere metropolitan choral groups. The more than 80 members of the chorus come mostly from communities around Boston and the Metrowest area.
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bio: http://www.commonwealthchorale.com; http://www.joannamongiardo.com
  Contact: Tickets available at www.commonwealthchorale.com, at the door, or by calling 617-527-SING.
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Sunday March 12, 2017 3:00 PM -   Providence, RI
Anne Laver in recital
Sayles Hall, Brown University, Brown University
Cost: Free
Performing: Anne Laver
Sunday March 12, 2017
Anne Laver, Assistant Professor of Organ and University Organist at Syracuse University, will perform the annual E. J. Lownes Memorial Guest Artist Organ Recital on the 1903 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m., Sayles Hall, Brown University. Laver, a Brown Alum and second place winner of the prestigious American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, will perform works of Vierne, Mozart, Pärt, Wammes, and Rheinberger. The recital is open to the public and free of charge.
Contact: Brown University Office of Chaplains and Religious Life
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Sunday March 12, 2017 4:00 PM -   Somers, CT
Music for Organ & Violin
Somers Congregational Church, 599 Main St.
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Joseph & Erin RIPKA, Carly Fleming, Paul Laurence Fletcher
 
Somers Congregational Church will host a recital by the Ripka Duo on Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 PM. The Ripka duo will perform works for organ and violin by Bach, Vivaldi, Josef Rheinberger, Naji Hakim, and Herbert Howells (for the Howells, the Ripkas will be joined by cellist Carly Fleming and Baritone Paul Laurence Fletcher).
Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Josef Rheinberger, Naji Hakim, and Herbert Howells
Bio: http://www.josephripkaorganist.com/
  OrganInfo: http://richardsfowkes.com/pages/3instruments/21/21_index.php
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Sunday March 12, 2017 4:00 PM -   Somers, CT
Music for Organ & Violin
Somers Congregational Church, 599 Main St.
Cost: Suggested Donation: Gen: $10; Sr/Stu: $10
Performing: The Ripka Duo
Sunday March 12, 2017
Somers Congregational Church will host a recital by the Ripka Duo on Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 PM. The Ripka duo will perform works for organ and violin by Bach, Vivaldi, Josef Rheinberger, Naji Hakim, and Herbert Howells (for the Howells, the Ripkas will be joined by cellist Carly Fleming and Baritone Paul Laurence Fletcher).
Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Josef Rheinberger, Naji Hakim, and Herbert Howells
Bio: www.josephripkaorganist.com
  OrganInfo: http://richardsfowkes.com/pages/3instruments/21/21_index.php
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Tuesday March 14, 2017 7:00 PM -   Hartford, CT
Olivier Latry in Hartford
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free
Performing: Olivier Latry, Organ
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Olivier Latry, Organ Notre Dame Comes to Hartford Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus Gabriel Lofvall, Conductor and Ezequiel Menendez, Choir Organ
Works by Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne
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Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00 AM -   Hartford, 06010
Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza!
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St
Cost: Free
Saturday March 18, 2017
hat is Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza? Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza is a fun workshop that introduces kids to the organ. Students will be able to learn about the organ?its history, its music, and how it works
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Friday March 24, 2017 7:30 PM -   Worcester, MA
Organ Recital
Assumption College Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St.
Cost: Free
Performing: Loreto Aramendi
 
Organ recital by Spanish organist Loreto Aramendi. Music by Cabanilles, Arauxo, Alain, Tournemire, Bach, Faure, Saint-Saens.
Works by Cabanilles, Arauxo, Alain, Tournemire, Faure, Bach, Saint-Saens
Bio: http://loretoaramendi.com/en/curriculum/
  Contact: Michelle Graveline
  OrganInfo: http://www.russellorgans.com/opus/worcester-assumption/index.html
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Sunday March 26, 2017 4:00 PM -   Concord, MA
Inaugural Concert Series
Trinitarian Congregational Church
Cost: Free
Performing: D. Eric Huenneke
 
A concert of organ music based on hymn-tune melodies. Composers include J.S. Bach, Biery, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Langlais, Purvis, and Walcha.
Contact: Vickie Wagner
  OrganInfo: Noack
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Sunday March 26, 2017 5:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Choral Evensong
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Bishops Choir School of Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, David Pulliam, Organist/Choirmaster
Sunday March 26, 2017
The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John's. Set aside time to still your soul for the coming week.
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Thursday March 30, 2017 7:30 PM -   Orleans, MA
Daniel Roth Organ Recital
Church of the Transfiguration, 5 Bay View Dr.
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $
Performing: Daniel Roth
 
Daniel Roth, French organ virtuoso, performs at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA March 30th, 7:30PM Widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, Daniel Roth from Paris, will perform at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA on Thursday, March 30th. Mr. Roth has held numerous prestigious positions including over 30 years as Titular Organist at St. Sulpice in Paris, and as Artist-in-Residence at the National Shrine in Washington, DC. As a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, he studied with Rolande Falcinelli and Maurice Duruflé. Experience the musicality and rich interpretation of this renowned organist and improviser, performed on the “overwhelmingly breathtaking” E.M. Skinner Organ. www.churchofthetransfiguration Tickets: 508-240-2400
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Sunday April 2, 2017 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Christa Rakich
Sunday April 2, 2017
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. Johns magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
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Sunday April 2, 2017 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel at College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Edoardo Bellotti, Organist
 
Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
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Sunday April 23, 2017 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel at College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Hans-Ola Ericsson, Organist & Lena Weman, Baroque Flute
 
Hans-Ola Ericsson, Professor of Organ, McGill University & Lena Weman, Chair of the Early Music Department, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
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Friday April 28, 2017 8:00 PM -   Boston, MA
Scores from the Suitcase
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St.
Cost: Free - $35 Priority seating/$30 General/$10 Stu
Performing: Musicians of the Old Post Road
 
Come hear us reveal musical treasures found in early American archives that traveled to this country with 18th-century immigrants! The culturally-sophisticated Moravian community provides an abundance of surviving manuscripts for this adventure. The program features Mozart's beloved Piano Quartet in G Minor, energetic works by Ignaz Pleyel and Andreas Lidl, and gems by Moravian composers John Antes and J. C. Bechler.
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Sunday April 30, 2017 4:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Scores from the Suitcase
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St.
Cost: Free - $35 Priority seating/$30 General/$10 Stu
Performing: Musicians of the Old Post Road
 
Come hear us reveal musical treasures found in early American archives that traveled to this country with 18th-century immigrants! The culturally-sophisticated Moravian community provides an abundance of surviving manuscripts for this adventure. The program features Mozart\'s beloved Piano Quartet in G Minor, energetic works by Ignaz Pleyel and Andreas Lidl, and gems by Moravian composers John Antes and J. C. Bechler.
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Sunday April 30, 2017 5:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Choral Evensong
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: St. Johns Youth and Adult Choirs, Scott Lamlein, Choirmaster, Kari Miller, organist
Sunday April 30, 2017
The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John's. Set aside time to still your soul for the coming week.
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Saturday May 6, 2017 9:30 AM -   Hartford, 06107
Chapter Event - Choral Conducting Masterclass - Jeffrey Douma
St. James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave
Cost: Free
Saturday May 6, 2017
(9;30-11:30) Yale University choral conductor, Jeffrey Douma, leads a masterclass designed for the church musician. Several conductors will rehearse a choir and receive helpful suggestions and methods to improve
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Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30 PM -   Wellesley, MA
EMCATOS Theatre Organ Concert
Knight Auditorium, Babson College, Forest Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15; Sr/Stu: $15 - Age 18 & under - $5
Performing: Phil Kelsall
 
http://emcatos.com/PipeOrganPopsAndSilentsInTheHouse/Events/Public_Events___Tickets/Phil_Kelsall/phil_kelsall.html
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Sunday May 7, 2017 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Peter Niedmann
Sunday May 7, 2017
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. Johns magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
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Sunday May 7, 2017 2:30 PM -   Groton, MA
EMCATOS Theatre Organ Concert
Shanklin Music Hall, 130 Sandy Pond Road
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $25; Sr/Stu: $25 - Age 18 & under - $15
Performing: Phil Kelsall
 
http://emcatos.com/PipeOrganPopsAndSilentsInTheHouse/Events/Public_Events___Tickets/Phil_Kelsall/phil_kelsall.html
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Sunday May 7, 2017 3:00 PM -   Camridge, MA
Célébration Français
St. Paul's Church | Harvard Square, 29 Mount Auburn Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $25; Sr/Stu: $25
Performing: Choir of St. Paul's | Harvard Square (Boys and Men)
Sunday May 7, 2017
French Choral music to include works by Langlais, Fauré, Gounod. Followed by refreshments.
Works by Langlais, Fauré, Gounod
Bio: http://stpaulparish.org/music/choir-of-st-pauls-harvard-square/
  Contact: admin@choirschool.net
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Tuesday May 23, 2017 6:30 PM -   Hartford, 06117
Chapter Event - Annual Meeting & Dinner
Pond House - Elizabeth Park, 1555 Asylum Ave
Cost: Free
Tuesday May 23, 2017
A wonderful way to socialize with your colleagues. Great food and drink in a lovely setting. Included in the evening is the Annual Meeting of the chapter, when new board members are elected and next
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Sunday June 4, 2017 4:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Celebrity Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Suggested Donation: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $0
Performing: Chelsea Chen, organist, with Joseph Lee, cello
Sunday June 4, 2017
Join us for a fabulous concert of organ and cello, featuring celebrity organist Chelsea Chen and cellist Joseph Lee! Admission is free, suggested donation $20. No tickets required. A reception follows in the church hall. This event is co-sponsored by the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists.
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Sunday July 16, 2017 9:00 AM -   Hartford, 06106
Chapter Event - POE
Trinity College
Cost: Free
Sunday July 16, 2017
The Greater Hartford Chapter will host a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) at Trinity College from July 16-21, 2017. POEs have been wildly successful in attracting and retaining talented young musicians
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