Join us on Sunday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m. as members of the Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present “God Bless America: A Community Hymn Sing for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.” This is a program for the entire community that honors our veterans and allows us to give thanks for our great country. Come, listen to some great organ music and join together in singing some of the beloved patriotic songs as well as the great hymns for Thanksgiving. This year’s program will be held at:
First Baptist Church
411 W. Lake Ave.
Peoria, Illinois 61614
The program is free. A free-will offering will be taken and donated to a charity devoted to helping veterans. A reception will follow the program in the Fellowship Hall. To download a poster for the event, please click here. For more information, please call 309-696-4797.
Nicholas Liese, youngest member of the Peoria AGO, is presenting a concert 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 228 W. Clay St., Brimfield, Illinois. Admission is free. Entitled Music of the Church Year, the concert will include some of Bach’s Eight Little Preludes and Fugues,part of Mendelssohn’s Sonata No 6, and Purcell’s Voluntary on the Doxology , and other music. He is currently studying organ with Dr. Martin Dicke. After High school, Nicholas plans to matriculate to Concordia University Wisconsin, where he will study with John Behnke and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Parish Music and K-12 Choral Education. Ultimately he desires to serve in a full-time capacity as Church Organist & Choir Director. As an organist, harpsichordist, and trumpeter, he has arranged works for solo organ, harpsichord, brass, and also choir. All of which are based on the Hymns of the Church. For the concert poster, please click here.
I would like to offer my congratulations and thanks to Rachel Keehner for her excellent concert last Friday evening at Trinity. We all appreciated the energy, technical skill, and artistry with which you played. Your concert was a GREAT way to begin our 2013-14 Concert Artist Series. All of us with the Peoria AGO are very proud of you.
The Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) is proud to announce the commencement of its 2013-14 Concert Artist Series. This year’s series will consist of several member recitals as well as concerts by organists of national and international acclaim including AGO National Young Artists Competition Winner Scott Montgomery. We will once again hold a Community Hymn Sing featuring patriotic hymns and hymns for Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 10. This year’s concerts begin on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. with a member recital by Rachel Keehner at Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 NE Randolph Ave., Peoria, IL 61606. For more information on this recital, please visit our Concerts and Events page or call 309-676-4609.