Conducting Workshop for Organists with Dr. Dennis Keene
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Conducting Workshop for Organists with Dr. Dennis Keene

Dr. Keene is one of America’s most esteemed choral conductors, serving as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra, based in Manhattan’s Church of the Ascension.  Dr. Keene will present a workshop on choral conducting specifically oriented towards the church organist, with consideration of the special challenges these positions present. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to conduct our volunteer choir under Dr. Keene’s tutelage.

Cost for participants: $20 for chapter members / $30 for non-members
Volunteer singers attend free!

Space is limited and and all participants must RSVP.  To RSVP, please email Chapter Dean John A. Wolfe at dean@brooklynago.org, or via mail:

The AGO Brooklyn Chapter
℅  John A. Wolfe
476 W. 141st St., Apt. 71
New York, NY 10031


 

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Dr. Michael Kaminski in Concert
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Dr. Michael Kaminski in Concert

  • St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (map)
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Organ Music of Bach, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Reger & Vierne

Dr. Michael Kaminski is Director of Music Ministries at Saint Francis Xavier Church, Senior Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts at Saint Francis College and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Brooklyn College, all in Brooklyn, New York.   He has earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University of America. His concerts have taken him to thirty-eight states, Canada and Mexico. He has performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Morelia International Organ Festival and the International Organ Festival in Guadalajara.  He has been heard on the National Public Radio program, Pipedreams, Radio Mexico as well as numerous regional radio broadcasts. Dr. Kaminski is a member of the Music Commission of the Diocese of Brooklyn and is represented by Concerts Artists' Cooperative.

A freewill offering will be gratefully accepted.  All proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn AGO's George Mathison Memorial Scholarship Competition Fund.

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Scholarship Winners' Organ Recital
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Scholarship Winners' Organ Recital

  • St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (map)
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2018 George R. Mathison Memorial Scholarship Competition Winners Roshan Chakane, Evan Currie and Austin Philemon will perform on St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church’s historic 72-rank 1925 Skinner pipe organ.

A suggested donation of $20 will be grateful accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn AGO's George R. Mathison Memorial Scholarship Competition Fund. A reception will follow the performance.


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Greenwood Cemetery Guided Trolley Tour
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Greenwood Cemetery Guided Trolley Tour

The Brooklyn AGO is pleased to announce its first event of the 2018-2019 program year. On Saturday, October 6th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, we'll take a private guided trolley tour of Brooklyn's historic Greenwood Cemetery, burial site of such notables as Leonard Bernstein, Henry Steinway (founder of Steinway Pianos), Elliott Carter, and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The cemetery is a place of astonishing natural beauty amid the urban landscape, and a wonderful site for reflection, meditation and learning.

Tickets for this event are $25, and can be paid by cash or check in advance or on the day of the tour. Since the size of the tour is limited, all those wishing to attend must RSVP by emailing Chapter Dean John A. Wolfe at dean@brooklynago.org or by mailing a check in advance. If the tour reaches full capacity, we won't be able to accept further reservations. Please get your reservations in early, and please see the flyer included with this event page for further details. The tour will be handicapped accessible, but any participants making use of a wheelchair must let the chapter know ahead of time, so that we can relay this info to the tour guides. If you have any questions or concerns about the tour, please feel free to reach out to us.

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