CHAPTER AND LOCAL EVENTS
OMAHA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS EVENTS
ORGAN AND CHORAL REALITIES IN A COVID WORLD
September 13, 2020 03:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 847 0851 7665
We are excited to welcome Elizabeth George, Director of Member Engagement and Chapter Development from the National AGO office. She will be part of our Zoom conversation. She will be speaking about the chapter support resources that are available on the AGO website, chapter program collaboration and the importance of staying connected and engage your members during this time of social distancing.
Additionally, chapter members will offer a short discussion starter on the following topics. The floor will then be open for any of us to share, question, or comment.
“Involving Congregation Members Safely.”
Kantor Zachary Zieschang, Zion Lutheran
“The Realities of a Musician in a Closed Building”
Mark Kurtz, First United Methodist
“Music in a Functioning Cathedral during COVID Times.”
Marie Rubis-Bauer. St. Cecilia Cathedral
Pour yourself your favorite refreshment, get out the snacks, and be part of this experience!
A NEW INSTRUMENT: START TO FINISH
Saturday, October 10, 2020 + 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
If you are comfortable, you can attend this presentation in person, and it will be streamed on Facebook Live for those wishing to participate virtually.
Location: Countryside Community Church,13130 Faith Plaza (132nd and Pacific), Tri-Faith Campus
Host Alex Ritter will talk about the process the church went through
to acquire their new instrument: design, bidding, construction, installation---in short, all the steps, the joys and frustrations, along the way. The organ may or may not be ready to demonstrate but reviewing the process of acquisition will make a fascinating program. Additionally, if time permits and the group is interested, Alex will give us an introduction to the Tri-Faith campus.
Be sure to bring your mask if you plan to attend in person, and we will certainly space ourselves out sufficiently to minimize COVID.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ORGAN MUSIC
November 7, 2020
Location: First Christian Church, 6630 Dodge (across from UNO)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Marques Garrett, UNL
This presentation will also be live-streamed for those not wanting to attend in person. Those wishing to attend in person will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks.
Dr. Garrett is a professor of choral music at UNL and a distinguished representative of African American music. His presentation will broaden the horizons of us all on this timely subject.
December: No program planned.
River City Theatre Organ Society
Voices of Omaha