Welcome

Welcome to the Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists website. The chapter serves Berkshire County, Massachusetts along with Southern Vermont and Northern Connecticut.  

Explore our upcoming events, connect with our officers, and explore the organs of the Beautiful Berkshires!

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The American Guild of Organists is a national organization that seeks to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The purposes of the guild are:

 

 to advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase their contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences, and to promote their understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment. 

 

to improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.

 

to evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of attainment.

 

to provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.

It's the Year of the Young Organist! Anyone under 30 years of age can join the AGO FOR FREE!!

The AGO National Council is committed to membership recruitment, retention, and growth within our organization. During the Year of the Young Organist, July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022, any individual under the age of 30 can become a member or renew her/his membership for free as part of this program.

Click the "Join" tab on our page to become a member or Click here for more information and to sign up for your free membership to the Berkshire Chapter of the AGO! (You can actually be a dual member of two chapters! How exciting!

Recent Programs

Toccata Tuesday:

A Virtual Organ Recital

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 2021

 

 

Click here to watch our Members' Recital in Youtube.

Officers

Matthew O.Thomas, Dean

 

Charles Marshall, Sub-Dean

 

Michael Gerhard, Treasurer

 

Nancy King, Secretary

John Cheney, (2022) Member-at-large

 

Scott Bailey, (2023) Member-at-large

Paige Busse (2023) Member-at-Large for Technology

W. Michael Brittenback (2023)

Member-at-large Emeritus (advisory)