Picture Gallery of the Central Florida Chapter AGO
CFAGO Event – Opening of Season Dinner Banquet and Program featuring the highly-acclaimed VoxO Vocal Ensemble, Claire Hodge, Artistic Director, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, graciously hosted by St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park, FL. We were delighted to have AGO Chief Membership Officer, Elizabeth George, visit us and share news from the national office. Special thank you to CFAGO member Dr. Carl MaultsBy for hosting the event.
CFAGO Event – Rising Stars Organ Recital and 2023 Scholarship Awards Presentation on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, graciously hosted by Winter Park Presbyterian Church. Program included 2022 Scholarship Recipients: Rianne Lee, Jones Hogsed & Joseph Edgar, and CFAGO member Dr. Michael Ging. New 2023 Organ Study Scholarships were awarded to Ivan Kostornyi and Sean MacInnes. Special thank you to CFAGO member Penny Slightom Walsh for hosting the event.
CFAGO Event – The CFAGO enjoyed an after Easter Social Gathering on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, with delicious food. The feature of the evening was a special video documentary on the evolution of the world famous Hazel Wright organ, located at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. We were delighted to have dual-Chapter member Tim Newby from Central Music in Clearwater, FL, join us, as the U.S. Representative of the Fratelli Ruffatti organ company, who shared unique insights on the organ’s renovation process. Thank you to CFAGO member Kai Bailey for presenting the documentary.
CFAGO Event – The CFAGO proudly hosted a Members’ Recital in celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 338th birthday on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. The event was gracious hosted at the Stetson University’s Lee Chapel in DeLand, FL. A special “thank you” to Dr. Boyd Jones for his coordination of many details and wonderful hospitality to our Chapter.
CFAGO Event – Enjoy pictures from our Chapter’s Lunch Bunch that took place at three Church’s in Lakeland, FL on Friday, March 10, 2023. We are so grateful to the host Churches: First United Methodist Church (Schantz, 72 ranks), All Saints Episcopal Church (E.M. Skinner, 32 ranks), and First Presbyterian Church (Austin, 60 ranks), for their gracious hospitality to our Chapter.
CFAGO Event – The CFAGO proudly hosted a Masterclass with Grammy-award winning organist Paul Jacobs on Saturday February 4, 2023. The event was gracious hosted at the Knowles Memorial Chapel on the beautiful campus of Rollins College. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your amazing talents with us.
CFAGO Event – The CFAGO proudly presented international concert organist Colin Andrews, in recital at Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg, FL, on Monday, January 23, 2023. The Program included organ works of J. S. Bach; from the 20th century British school, Herbert Howells, Paul Patterson; from the French school, César Franck, Joseph Bonnet and Oliver Messiaen. Thank you, Colin, for a wonderful program!
CFAGO Event – Enjoy pictures from our Chapter’s Lunch Bunch that took place on Friday, January 13, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Dora, FL. We were treated to wonderful Piano Literature for Worship session by CFAGO member, Dr. Randy Frieling. He shared his amazing musical talents and treated everyone to a delicious lunch at Pisces Rising restaurant. Thank you so much, Randy!
CFAGO Event – Enjoy pictures for our Chapter’s Organ and Carillon Tour that took place on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the University of Florida in Gainesville. We are especially grateful to our host Dr. Laura Ellis, and her students at the School of Music, for such a wonderful experience.
CFAGO Event – Enjoy pictures from our Chapter’s Lunch Bunch that took place on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Reformation Lutheran Church, in Orlando, FL. The program was presented by Deacon Tom Bessa, and our CFAGO Chaplain Pastor Barnett, with an overview of the various branches of the Lutheran Church and their associated hymnals.
CFAGO Event – Enjoy these pictures from our Chapter’s Spooktacular Halloween Concert, that took place on October 25, 2022 at the Orlando Lutheran Towers. A special “thank you” to our performers: Adam J. Brakel, Charlene T. Cranmer, Dr. Michael Ging, Michael Petrosh and Andrew V. Smith. We are especially grateful to the Orlando Towers for graciously hosting the event.
CFAGO Event – Enjoy these pictures from our Chapter Lunch Bunch event, that took place on Friday, October 14, 2022. We began by meeting at St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, Deland, FL, where we were treated to a short program by our gracious host Tom DeWitt.
CFAGO Event – Enjoy these pictures from our Chapter program César Franck Organ Music, Part 2, that took place at St. George Episcopal Church, in The Villages, on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. A special “thank you” to our gracious host, Dr. André Lash, Director of Music & Organist.
CFAGO Goes Virtual – We are grateful to our CFAGO members who attended our virtual Zoom Gathering on August 16, 2022. They were able to hear about many of the exciting programs that are planned for our upcoming season. Enjoy a picture of one of the monitor screens with attendees. (Picture courtesy of Tim Hanes)
CFAGO Members attend the AGO National Conference in Seattle, WA, on July 3-7, 2022. CFAGO Members pictured are: Charlene Cranmer (Dean), Shannon Fore, Dr. Carol Guglielm, Bob Joyner, Dr. André Lash. Included in additional pictures are: David Briggs (concert organist), Peter DuBois (concert organist and Host & Producer for the popular nationally syndicated public radio program “With Heart and Voice”), Evelyn Larter (composer), Morwenna Campbell-Smith (Editor & Head of Publications, RCO)
End of the CFAGO Chapter Season Banquet & Program, at Carrabba’s Italian Grill and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. A special note of gratitude to our host, Dr. William Picher.
Orlando Organ Crawl with both Space Coast and CFAGO Chapter members, visiting the grand pipe organs at the Cathedral of St. Luke, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, on Monday, January 17, 2022
We are grateful to everyone who attended and participated in the 2021 Spooktacular Organ Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at All Saints Episcopal Church, in Winter Park, to make it such a success. Enjoy these pictures from the festive evening.