The Cape Cod and the Islands chapter of the American Guild
of Organists will sponsor a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE)
during the week of Monday, July 15 through Saturday July 20,2019.

By past practice, the Guild designs POE’s to provide instruction and practice for young people in learning how to
become organists. Eighteen young people between the ages of 13 and 18 will come to Cape Cod, accommodated
at the Craigville Retreat Center. They will have organ lessons throughout the week with practice opportunities,
along with a series of special events of interest in promoting the organ as an instrument.

Visit to Andover Organ Company www.andoverorgan.com
Visit to Methuen Memorial Music Hall for a concert by John Walthausen mmmh.org
Visit to Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans with a chance to play its mammoth E.M. Skinner organ www.churchofthetransfiguration.org
Visit the country’s oldest organ at South Dennis Congregational Church www.capecodpipeorgans.org/organs/southdenniscongregational.html
Hear Christian Lane in concert on the Casavant at Dennis Union Church www.christianlane.com

Registration is open now as of November 1, 2018, is available on line through the Guild’s website: www.agohq.org. Deadline for registration will be May 1, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the national office of the AGO. For more information, click here. www.agohq.org/poe-scholarships/

Confirmed faculty:

Clara Gerdes, Graduate Student, Yale Institute of Sacred Music; Asst. Organist, St. Bartholomew's Church, NYC
Nathaniel Gumbs, Director of Chapel Music, Yale University
James Jordan, Organist, Church of the Transfiguration
Käthe Kaufman, Organ Scholar, Peterborough Cathedral
Christian Lane, Director, Boston Organ Studio; Visiting Professor, McGill University (Montréal);
Artist in Residence, Canadian International Organ Competition (Montréal)
Julian Petrallia, Graduate Student, Meadows School of Music, Southern Methodist University;
Organ Scholar, Church of the Incarnation
Nicole Simental, Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio
Janet Yieh, Assistant Organist, Trinity Church, Wall St.
Steve Young, Organ instructor, Bridgewater State University

Concerts open to the public:

Monday, July 15 -- 7:30 pm
Clara Gerdes
45-minute recital
West Parish of Barnstable
2049 Meetinghouse Way

Tuesday, July 16 -- 7:30 pm
Christian Lane

Organ Concert
Dennis Union Church
713 Main St.
$15 admission at the door

Friday, July 19 -- 7:30 pm
Organ Faculty Recital
United Methodist Church of Chatham
599 Main St.


For further details, contact Margaret Bossi (bossimargaret@gmail.com).

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