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American Guild of Organists

Chiff 'n' Chatter December 2000

On Sunday, October 29, 2000, Bryan Mitnaul played a recital at First Presbyterian Church of Willoughby, Ohio. The church has had six months of work in refurbishing and upgrading their unique Wicks Pipe organ.

Our sympathy to Judith Higbee (Church of the Saviour) in the loss of her mother, Dorothy Cooper Roberts, who passed away October 20,2000, at the age of 74.

Faculty recital at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory with Regina Mushabac, cello, and Mark George, piano. Pretty regular stuff, eh? Mushabac, of course, is a super-fine cellist; on her program was a piece called Sonata 2000 for Cello and Piano by ANNE WILSON. Vivace; Adagio; Allegro scherzando. Seldom does a new (to me) piece reach me so immediately. This one did. I thought it was excellent, in the variety, the line, the rhythmic excitement, the sweetness with toughness. And B-A-C-H. What else could one ask?? Brava Anne! She also plays a little organ at Forest Hill Presbyterian. What a gift! PG

Looking for a mid-winter pickup? The Princeton Theological Seminary is hosting a colloquium titled The Organ in Christian Worship, February 4-6, 2001. Held to celebrate the installation of their new Fritts organ, the colloquium has a stellar list of participants. For more information, look at www.ptsem.edu. I am planning to go and would like to make travel arrangements with anyone else planning to go. There is inexpensive housing and food available. Fern

Carol Neff, 2003 Convention Chair, attended meetings in New York City at Riverside Church to learn more about hosting our convention. James Thomashower, John Walker, and other national leaders provided much helpful information. Our goal is to have a splendid convention in Cleveland with all of our members helping! The dates for our convention are June 22-25, 2003. Pre-convention activities are also being planned. If you have suggestions for concerts, workshops, or worship services, please let Carol know! All ideas are welcome! CN

Thanks to all from Juanita Schubert, as she wrote ˝thanks to all my dear friends in AGO for their notes, cards, and calls. I am doing great! Expect to be playing December 3.ţ JS

If you have not received an invitation or would like to participate at an AGO table for dinner for the Organ Gala Concert, January 6, 2001, featuring Tim Trotter, soloist, and the Cleveland Orchestra brass, please call Marcia Snavely at (440) 338-6606 or e-mail marciapolyak@aol.com or call Lois McCormick at (440)871-1867 or e-mail loislee53@aol.com. MS

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