Chapter Programs:  August 2010 - May 2011



Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Shenk Scholarship Recital

First Lutheran Church, 21 South Bedford Street, Carlisle;

Rev. Steven Middernacht, Host


 The Shenk Scholarship for organ lessons was established in August of 2001 with a generous gift given to the

Harrisburg Chapter by Chapter Member Melvin Shenk in memory of his mother Violette I. Shenk.

The five students who received the scholarship this year are: Sarah Adams, Layton Graves,

Sarah O'Donnell, Connor Schrum, and Quinn Schrum. The teachers from the Harrisburg Chapter

are Tim Braband, Josephine Freund, Richard Frey, and Shawn Gingrich. In addition to the students our host

Steve Middernacht along with teachers Josephine Freund, Richard Frey, and Shawn Gingrich performed.

A free-will offering was received to benefit future scholarships.


Front row left to right: Richard Frey, Layton Graves, Sarah Adams, Quinn Schrum, Sarah O'Donnell, Connor Schrum, Josephine Freund

Back row: Shawn Gingrich, Rev. Steven Middernacht



Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Potluck Supper; Program on Professional Development,

organized by Rev. Steven Middernacht; Members' Music Sale;

Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road, Mechanicsburg; Arnold Sten, Host

Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Harrisburg Chapter AGO 75th Anniversary Guild Service

followed by a gala Champagne Reception,
St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg; Michael Shoemaker, Host
Photos from the event



Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 9:30 AM-Noon

Lecture / Workshop with Timothy Braband:
"Teaching New Music To Congregations"

Zion Lutheran Church, 100 West Main Street, Hummelstown;

Sally Cummins, Host

Coffee time begins at 9:00AM.



Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Catered Buffet Supper

followed by a Members' Recital / Organ Plus Program

Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill;

Anthony Ciucci, Host

Participating musicians:

Front row left to right: Bill Curry, Tony Ciucci, Karen Appel, Lynn Sten, Mary Jane Nelson, Brian Rotz, Layton Graves

Back row lest to right: Shawn Gingrich, Beth Palmer, Robert Lau, Celia Lerner, Zack Sten, Dick Frey



Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Solemn Vespers

Saint Lawrence Chapel, 110 State Street, Harrisburg;
Father James Lease, Chapter Chaplain & Nicholas Basehore, Chapel Director of Music


Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9:30 AM-Noon

Workshop Sessions with Timothy Albrecht (organ)

& Tamara Albrecht (children's choir)

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey

Shawn Gingrich, Host


Schedule for the day:

Worship at 9:45 AM

First Workshop Session 10:00-10:45

Break 10:45-11:00
Second Workshop Session (stay with the same or switch) 11:00-Noon

Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM

A "Grace Notes" Hymn Festival

with organists Timothy & Tamara Albrecht

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey

Shawn Gingrich, Host



Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 9:30 AM-Noon

Arrive early for coffee hour at 9am

Seasons of the Church Year: Anthems, Organ Music for the Church Year

led by chapter members, Suzanne Klinedinst, Victor Fields, Deborah Dillane,

Karen Worley, Anthony Ciucci, Robert Lau and Charles Yocum.

Christ Presbyterian Church, 421 Deerfield Road, Camp Hill
Lou Ann Potter, Host


Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Annual Dinner, followed by a Chapter Business Meeting, including Election / Installation of Officers

at the Home of Karen Appel & Robert Wigand,

465 Countryside Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

$25.00 per person, please make your reservation prior to May 3.

Make your check payable to “Harrisburg AGO”

Mark “May Dinner” on the memo line and

Mail to Brian Rice, Treasurer

1430 Green Street

Harrisburg, PA 17102



Hors d’oeuvres

ham & asparagus roll ups with dill sauce

bacon water chestnut wraps

southwest corn spread with pita chips

prosciutto pinwheels

hot crab dip with crackers


Main Course

beef roast or baked turkey breast

everything mashed potato casserole

special salad with ginger honey dressing

snow pea & carrot saute

green bean bundles

rolls & butter


Desserts (subject to change)

orange angel food roll

banana caramel napoleons

decadent brownie pie

chocolate cake w/peanut butter frosting



Coffee, tea, soda, beer, wine and “good stuff”




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