Chapter Events

The Tidewater Chapter is proud to host and/or sponsor several events each year. Click here for a brochure detailing this year’s offerings.

Here is the full listing of events for the 2019-20 year:

September 13, 2019 Grand Organ Dedication Gala ~ 7:30pm
Nathan Laube, organist (Christ & St. Luke’s, Norfolk)

Come hear the grandeur of the newly restored pipe organ of Christ & St. Luke’s Church, one of Hampton Roads’ most glorious concert venues. Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers. His brilliant playing and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences around the world.

October 27, 2019David Goode in Concert ~ 4pm
Organist, St. Eustace, Paris (First Presbyterian, Virginia Beach)

David Goode is organist at Eton College, home to an important collection of historic instruments and some of the United Kingdom’s most talented young organists. Goode was a music scholar at Eton College and an organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. He combines his work at Eton with an international concert career.

November 9, 2019 – Repertoire You Can Count on! ~ 10am
(St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Norfolk)

Five of our favorite organists from a variety of denominations combine to offer their top choices of choral and organ pieces that work for church and choir. This is an opportunity to find some “tried and true piecs” to add to the standards we use, and to give us all fresh music to explore.

February 8, 2020 – Repertoire You Can Count On! Reprise ~ 10am
(St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newport News)

This workshop is a repeat of the November repertoire workshop, offered to our membership living and working on the Peninsula.

March 22, 2020 – Member’s Recital ~ 4pm
Newly Restored Pipe Organ (Monumental United Methodist, Portsmouth)

Tidewater AGO members will delight us with this combined recital of AGO colleagues on the newly restored Casavant organ. After damage by fire in January 2018 the organ was removed and restored. Back in its church home, this concert will celebrate the organ’s glorious new voice.

May 10, 2020Amanda Mole Recital ~ 4pm
Co-sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival (Christ & St. Luke’s, Norfolk)

Amanda Mole is one of the leading concert organists of her generation and the winner of numerous international competitions. She has performed at venues across the USA, Europe, and Japan. Tickets available through the Virginia Arts Festival box office or at the door.

April-May 2020 – The Organ Swell concert series

The Tidewater guild organists combine with professional instrumentalists to present music for organ with instruments as well as solo repertoire for the King of Instruments. A complete listing of the six concerts will be available in early March 2020.