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Cleveland Chapter
American Guild of Organists


Music written by Cleveland composer Leslie Adams was performed in February at Carnegie Hall and in upper Manhattan in New York City. "Nightsongs" were presented by tenor Daryl Taylor. Leslie also has a new CD out by Albany Records.

The Piano 300 Exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. has been extended until June 3, 2001. This amazing exhibit has many historical instruments and manuscripts by Mozart and Haydn. Go if you can! Or check out their website at

ORGANARTS.COM announces, "Virgil Fox (The Dish)" by Richard Torrence & Marshall Yaeger, based on a memoir by Ted Alan Worth with contributions by Louise Clary, Andrew Crow, Robert Fry, Robert Hebble, T. Ernest Nichols, Michael Stauch, and Charles Swisher. (Whew!) The Virgil Fox Society has commissioned Circles Inter. to publish a bio of the late Virgil Fox (1912-1980) in the spring of 2001. The book draws an affectionate picture of a brilliant, irreverent artist; and therefore the subtitle. Copies of the 350-page paperback book may be reserved by credit card from The cost is $30 plus $4 s & h. Estimated time for shipping is March 31, 2001. The book also possesses "scores of historical photographs."

Special reduced AGO dues rates are available for NEW MEMBERS ONLY from Feb. 1 to Mar. 31, 2001. Regular membership for this special offer is $40; ($30 goes to the National Hdq. and $10 is retained for local programming;) Special is $25 ($20 to National and $5 local;) Student is $13 (all to National;) Partner„2nd member at same address„is $20 ($16 to National and $4 local.) Click on the Membership button at left

Sandy Tittle, Akron AGO member, writes to Dean Jennings about the wonderful project that St. MartinÍs Episcopal Church in Chagrin Falls is doing. When two members of their congregation heard about Miles Park Presbyterian in Garfield Heights having to close its doors, and the beautiful pipe organ having to be silenced, wheels began to turn and rolled into reality. The 1934 Holtkamp will be completely refurbished and moved to St. MartinÍs in mid-March. She wonders if some of us would like to donate to the project fund for celebration events and continued music events at St. MartinÍs. The Church phone is 440/247-7405, or send contributions to St. MartinÍs Episcopal Church, 6295 Chagrin River Road, Chagrin Falls 44022.

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