Chapter Events

2016-2017 Program Year


Monday, September 19, 2016 | The Art of Transcriptions: Scott Cantrell, lecture; Scott Dettra & Bradley H. Welch, organists
Spring Valley United Methodist Church, Dallas

6:15 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Chapter Business Meeting
7:30 pm – Program

Local favorites, Scott Dettra and Bradley H. Welch, play transcriptions of various representative transcriptions by composers such as Edwin Lemare, orchestral repertoire (Wagner, etc.), accompaniments (Brahms Requiem, Handel Messiah for organ solo accompaniment) and transcribing choral anthems for organ. Guest artists join the organists. The program is interspersed with Dettra and Welch talking about techniques, registration ideas and tricks of playing transcriptions. Music critic Scott Cantrell offers a historical perspective of the history of transcriptions.


Saturday, October 1, 2016, 3:00 pm | Neighborhood Recital
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Plano


Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Choral Intensive Day
North Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas

8:30 am – Coffee & Refreshments
9:00 am – Session 1: Church Musician – Tips and warm-ups for your church choir. Presented by Dale Dietert, Senior Voice Lecturer, SMU.
10:15 am – Break
10:30 am – Session 2: Reading Session, presented by Church Music Institute
11:15 am – Lunch – An optional lunch may be purchased in advance for $10 by contacting Charlene Dorsey at dorseycpd11@msn.com or 817.277.2859.
12:15 pm – Session 3: Working with Children’s Choirs. Presented by Cynthia Nott, Artistic Director, Childrens Chorus of Greater Dallas
1:15 pm – Break
1:30 pm – Session 4: Conducting Masterclass and Workshop. Presented by Allen Hightower, Director of Choral Studies, UNT.
3:00 pm – Event concludes

For more information, contact Glenn Stroh at strohg@smtexas.org.


Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm | Robert T. Anderson Recital Series – Benjamin Sheen, organist
Church of the Incarnation, Dallas
*Patron reception preceding recital


Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4:00-6:00 pm & 7:00-9:00 pm | Twelfth Night Social
Home of Jody & JoNell Lindh


Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:30 pm | Robert T. Anderson Recital Series – Renee Anne Louprette, organist
Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas


Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Exploring Online Publishers and Composers
St. Vincent’s Cathedral, Bedford
*Joint program with Fort Worth AGO chapter

Supplement your service-playing literature with outstanding music from publishers and composers who distribute their scores mainly online. Members of both Dallas and Fort Worth AGO chapters will present and perform organ literature that is refreshing and new to you and your congregations. With the vast amount of online options, it might be overwhelming to look for scores. New scores from current composers will be presented to help augment and add more variety in your service playing.


Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 pm | Neighborhood Recital
Tyler Street United Methodist Church, Dallas


Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 pm | Prelude on REGIONAL CONVENTION
King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas

An evening of inspiration and commitment to the 2017 Regional Convention. Preview of convention offerings, a time to volunteer for various functions and motivate members to participate.


Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Robert T. Anderson Recital Series – John Schwandt, organist
First United Methodist Church, Richardson

6:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – Recital