Chapter Events 2023-2024

September 23, 2023 Saturday, 10:00am    St. Andrew’s Episcopal, 1009 W. Princess Anne Rd,  Norfolk

  Meet and greet with John Dixon, composer  Lunch following (dutch treat) at Orapax Greek Restaurant, 1300 Redgate Avenue, Norfolk  

October 21, 2023  Saturday, 10:00am  Ghent United Methodist Church, 531 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

  Organ crawl and playing opportunity during the Stockley Gardens Art Show   Bring some of your favorite organ works  and have a great time trying out the Casavant organ and doing a little shopping later just outside!

January 27, 2024  Saturday, 10:00am-noon   Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd, Va Beach

  Choral Workshop with Dr. Zebulon Highben, Director of Chapel Music,   University   This dynamic choral director and composer will get you going for a great 2024 season with your choirs.  Some of his choral publications will be used with copies available.

February 4, 2024  Sunday, 4pm    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, Newport News

                Recital by Michael Gibson, our Quimby competition candidate from 2023!

March, 2024  Date, time and place TBD   Recital and Masterclass by David von Behren, Harvard Chapel organist at a Williamsburg church.   This is a joint program with the Richmond chapter.

April – May     The Organ Swell  Concert Series at various locations to be announced.   Brad Norris and Deborah Carr, coordinators

May 12, 2024  Sunday, 4:00pm   Christ & St. Luke’s Church Norfolk 

                Virginia Arts Festival  Organist      AGO members receive discount on ticket.

June 2024  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
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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.