Chapter Events 2022-2023

September 25, 2022 Sunday, 4:00pm St. John’s Episcopal, W. Queens Way, Hampton, Parish house
     Installation of new officers, wine & cheese social with dinner following (dutch treat) at local restaurant

October 23, 2022 Sunday, 4:00pm First Presbyterian Church, Pacific Avenue, Va Beach
     Organ recital with Alan Morrison (as part of David Kunkel’s retirement from FPC celebration)

November 20, 2022 Sunday, 4:00pm Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg
     Hymn Sing – Dual program with Richmond Chapter – Norman Elton, Beckie Davy, Scott Hayes, and Mary Beth-Bennet

January 21 Saturday, 9:15am-noon Trinity Lutheran Church, Newport News
      Our Regional Counselor, Wayne Wold AGO News and question/ answer session with coffee & muffins followed by Choral and Organ music for Lent/Easter presentation

February 25, 2023 Saturday, 10:00am-noon with Pizza lunch First Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth Edna Broadhurst, Coordinator
      Pianists, Pedals and Pipes Introduction to the Pipe Organ for Piano students and teachers

March 21, 2023 Tuesday, NOON St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk
      Bach Birthday Concert

April – May The Organ Swell Concert Series Brad Norris and Deborah Carr, coordinators

Sunday, May 14, 4pm – Organ Showcase by Colin MacKnight
Named one of The Diapason magazine’s top “20 under 30”, Colin MacKnight is the organist at the Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock, AR.  Co-presented by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists 

June 2023 TBD End of year event 


March 13, 2021 – Organ Music by Women Composers ~ 10:30am
(St. Bede Catholic, Williamsburg)
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This workshop, offered during Women’s History Month, will feature four Tidewater AGO member organists presenting five of their favorite organ pieces written by women composers past and present. The program will be held socially-distanced in person and also livestreamed to our YouTube channel.

February 6, 2021 – Organ Music by African-American Composers ~ 10am
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Dr. Roy Belfield, organist and music director at Hampton Baptist Church and accompanist for the I. Sherman Green Chorale, will introduce music compositions by African-American composers past and present. This event was recorded at Ghent UMC, Norfolk, and is available on our YouTube channel.

December 13, 2020 – Members Recital ~ 4pm
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The recital of the five Tidewater AGO organists who have served and are currently serving at Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth celebrates the restoration of the church’s Casavant organ after a fire in the sanctuary. It will also serve as the annual Christmas concert offered by Monumental for the community, and will include music of the Christmas and Advent season. This program was originally scheduled for March 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic, and will be pre-recorded and available online.

September 27, 2020 – Virtual Officer Installation Service ~ 4:00pm
Watch this event here.
The virtual service for the installation of our AGO officers included organ music and hymns, the liturgy of installation, and a short reflection about music and worship. The service was be pre-recorded at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hampton.