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Upcoming Chapter Events


Sunday, January 21, 2024 1:00 PM  

Woodfords Church UCC 

Pizza Lunch and Fellowship/Discussion 

Peruse/Share our Organ Music Library

Bring any music you would like to swap or share

Brief meeting:

Share your favorite Christmas “survival” story!

Saturday, February 10, 2024 

First Church of Christ Scientist

Neal Street, Portland

AGO Portland Music Reading Session 

9am to noon

Monday, March 4, 2024

Women Composers in Organ Music

Zoom with Christa Rakich

7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Saturday, April 13 at 9:30 AM

African Drumming with Annegret Baier

Portland Friends Meeting House

May Event - TBD

Portland, Maine 


The Portland Chapter opened their Fall program year on Saturday, September 30 with a meeting and luncheon at the home of chapter member Ray Cornils and David Belleville in West Bath, Maine.  The members and guests were delighted to hear a presentation of the new Noack Organ, Opus 166 (2022).  Didier Grassin, organ builder/ President of Noack company and Ray Cornils shared the planning and design of this unique home organ. Many members also enjoyed a chance to play on the console of this new instrument.  Our active Portland chapter this year is working diligently to support their chapter members and new musicians in the southern Maine area. This year we are establishing a chapter “Sharing”  music library with both organ and choral music for local churches and musicians.


Paul Schnell, Dean

Portland Maine AGO

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The Portland, Maine Chapter of the American Guild of Organists joined presenter James Woodman on October 14, 2023 for a lecture/demonstration which examined 20th and 21st century repertoire for the small organ from a contemporary composer's point of view. Music included selections from Carl Nielsen, Herbert Howells, Charles Tournemire, Daniel Pinkham, and James Woodman.

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Some Previous Chapter Events!

Watch the Conducter - 1, 2, 3, 4!


           and which piston do I push next?

Portland AGO Members attend the

Saturday, March 18th  Vocal Workshop

with Dr. Nicolas Dosman

Chapter members on the job -

                                  Smile, you're on Candid Camera 

"Now, where does that little spring go?

Past AGO Deans - 


SMILE for the Camera!

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