AGO events for the 2017-18 season:


January 19, 2018, 7:30pm ~ Jonathan Dimmock Recital

The organist for the San Francisco Symphony, Dimmock will present his recital at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College (615 SW Palatine Rd).  Lewis & Clark is co-sponsoring this event.  The Reformation 500 program will include two chorales and the Prelude and Fugue in E-fl "St. Anne" from Bach's ClavierUbung, a movement from Mendelssohn's Sonata 6, and selections by Bert Matter, Cary Ratcliff, and John Karl Hirten.  Free admission.

January 20, 9:30am-1:30pm ~ Jonathan Dimmock Workshops

Held at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Beaverton (12405 SW Butner Rd), coffee will start the day.  A performance masterclass will begin at 10am, featuring on the topic of Sweelinck, Calvinism, and Their Relevance for America.  There will be a catered lunch. The afternoon workshop will be on The Resonance Project: International Conflict Resolution Through Music.

February 24, 9:30am-noon ~ Don Cook Workshop

Brigham Young University's organ professor and AGO national Councillor for Education, Cook will visit Vancouver to give a morning workshop on The Care and Feeding of New Organists.  Coffee time starts at 9:30, and the session will start at 10.  This will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver (1309 Franklin St).  Parking can be had across the street in the city lot.

March 16, 7:30pm ~ Elisabeth Wright Concert

This special harpsichord recital by Indiana University professor Wright will be co-sponsored with the Western Early Keyboard Association.  The program will be held at Reed College, in Room 320 in the Performing Arts Building.  Parking can be made in the West Parking Lot, located off SE 28th Ave.

March 17, 9:30am-noon ~ Elisabeth Wright Workshop

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will host a workshop for both AGO and WEKA members.  Starting at 10am, the workshop will be Developing Continuo and Other Keyboard Skills at the Organ, with possible examples provided on harpsichord as well.


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April 22, 2-5pm ~ Bachathon

It's that time of year again!  This annual fundraiser for our chapter's scholarship fund will be held at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church (5441 SE Belmont) this year.  Performers this time around will be Hannah Brewer, Greg Homza, Chris Lynch, Helen Hollenbeck, Jeff Wood, and Heidi Kohne (former organist there).  Each performer will provide about a half-hour slot, with opportunities in between for the audience to stand and stretch.  Freewill donation baskets will be available.  Everyone is invited to bring a book, homework, knitting, or other quiet activity.  Come when you want, leave when you must.
Please note that the TaborSpace coffeeshop will not be open this day.  Other activities will be happening in the building.

May 20, 5pm ~ Closing Service

First Presbyterian Church (1200 SW Alder) in downtown Portland will be hosting our year-end closing service.  Participants will include Don Frueh, Greg Homza, and First Presbyterian's Chancel Choir.  No-host dinner will follow at Nel Centro Restaurant (1408 SW 6th Ave, hefty walking-distance from the church).