We would like to welcome you to membership in the Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Consisting of 60-plus musicians throughout the region, the Chapter’s annual activities often include a Celebrity Performance by an outstanding organist, a Members Recital, a musically-based Convocation Service, an Annual Meeting devoted to social fellowship, and several other events designed to be of interest and benefit to church musicians.

The chapter follows the procedures of the national American Guild of Organists and maintains contact with other chapters. A Board of Directors meets monthly to plan and organize the work of the chapter, and if you have an interest in becoming an officer or board member, please let us know and we can be in touch. Names of current officers and board members are found elsewhere on this website. As always, we welcome your ideas and comments as we strive to be an organization which meets the needs of organists and choirmasters in our area; please let us know your ideas at

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.



Held on Sunday, October 22, 2017
Choirs from the
Chapter Convocation and
celebration of the 500th anniversary
of the Reformation at
St. Christopher's Church,
Chatham, MA.


Photo Courtesy of Maury Castro, Organist and Choirmaster


Sunday, November 19 -- 2–7 pm
Visit to three New Bedford Organs, hosted by the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter (Thom Sargent, Dean) Depart in rented van from Barnstable Bus Lot (Exit 6) at 2pm Cost: transport covered by our chapter; dinner is member’s responsibility

UPCOMING in 2018

Sunday, January 7 -- 3 pm
(Snow Date: January 28)
—History of the Organ: “From Pythagoras to Pistons” Presenter: John Bishop, Upper Cape Location TBA Open to the public; free for AGO members; $10 for non-members

Sunday, April 15 -- 3 to 7 pm
Tour of four Outer Cape organs (North Truro and Provincetown), hosted by Roger Castellani Reception at Roger Castellani’s home; dinner in Provincetown Monday,

Monday, June 4 -- 6 pm
Annual Meeting and Dinner
Donna Murphy, coordinator
Location TBA
Price TBA



The Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) provides information, activities, and services for organists, choirmasters, and other musicians who are connected in various ways to the King of Instruments. Annual activities include a Celebrity Concert, a Members Recital, a Convocation, an Annual Meeting, and other topical events as they emerge. Anyone wishing more information about the chapter may contact David Martin at davidchina_2000@yahoo

If you not yet a member, go onto the website, and on the home page, click on Membership and follow the instructions; please specify Cape Cod and the Islands chapter where it asks for chapter affiliation. If you are already a member, go to, and on the home page under Quick Links, click on Oncard; then on the Oncard page, in the upper tool bar, click on Membership, and follow the instructions for renewal. For questions about membership, please contact our Registrar, Christopher Babcock, at

Current Officers are:
David Martin (, Dean
Maury Castro (, Sub-Dean
Nancy McCarthy (, Secretary
Dilys Smith (, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor
Chris Babcock (, Registrar
The Rev. Dr. Judith Davis ( ), Chaplain

Board members are:
Margaret Bossi (
Sandra Cole (
Josette Goff (
Darlene Hagon (
Bruce Lederhouse (


For information on the pipe organs of Cape Cod, go to


David Martin, (, Acting Dean
Dilys Smith (, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor
By US Mail : c/o Dilys Smith, PO Box 1800, N. Eastham, MA 02651-1800


MAY 7, 2017 AGO Members' Recital Program
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