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
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
Zoom with Christa Rakich
7:00 p.m. (?)
April Event - TBD
May Event - TBD
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
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.
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!