Chapter Programs:  August 2011 - May 2012



Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Shenk Scholarship Students and Teachers in Recital

First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey; Shawn Gingrich, 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 seven students who received the scholarship this year were: Miriam Dilts, Layton Graves, Christina Mitchell

Hannah O'Donnell, Sarah O'Donnell, Adrian Paskey and Daniel Rothermel. The teachers from the Harrisburg Chapter

of the American Guild of Organists were Victor Fields, Josephine Freund, Richard Frey, and Shelly Moorman Stahlman

The public was invited to attend. A free-will offering was received bringing in $352 to benefit future scholarships.


Program from the Event



Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM

A Quartet of Riches!

Potluck Supper followed by panel presentation

"Tips from Great Teachers"

Panelists were Ellen Hunt, Shirley King, Robert Lau, and Ralph Kneeream


Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church, 125 North 25th Street, Camp Hill; Robert Lau, Host


A Music Sale of Scores donated by chapter members, gained $135 in proceeds going to the Chapter Operating Budget. 


     5:30 pm The music sale will began and it continued throughout the evening.  

 6:00 pm A Gathering time                                         

     6:30 A Fellowship Buffet Supper - country baked ham with rum raisin or pineapple

sauce from the kitchen of Karen Appel. Pot luck dishes from

Chapter Members. Wine available.

     7:30 "Tips from Great Teachers"                                     


Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM

"Duet" (music for organ duet and piano and organ duet)

The day will began at Christ Lutheran Church, 125 East High Street, Elizabethtown, Deb Dillane, Host,

from 9:30 to 10:15. Then all will progressed to

Christ United Church of Christ; 247 South Market Street, Elizabethtown

where light refreshments were served and more music heard 11:00 to 11:45.



Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9:30 AM

Choral Reading Session presented by Dr. William Carroll, Editor, Hinshaw Music

Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg; Suzanne Klinedinst, Host



Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Members' and Organ Plus Recital

Also a catered dinner will precede the recital at 6:00 (see below)

Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 South 22nd Street, Camp Hill; Brian Rice, Host

Catered supper from Premier Caterers -- 6:00 P.M.



Beef and Chicken Stroganoff

Egg Noodles





Coffee, Tea


Register for the dinner now!

(Deadline for registration – January 13, 2012)

Cost:  $12.00 per person


Make check payable to:

“Harrisburg Chapter, AGO”

Mark “January Buffet” on memo line of check.


Mail to:

Brian Rice, Treasurer,

1430 Green Street

Harrisburg, PA 17102



Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Organ Crawl to Hershey


Coffee and Pastry Social Time begins at 9:00.

At 9:30 the group will be divided with half going to Founders Hall and half remaining at First UMC.

Groups will switch locations at 10:30.


First United Methodist Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey; Shawn Gingrich, Host

Létourneau Pipe Organ - Specifications


Founder's Hall, Milton Hershey School, Hershey; Deb Dillane, Host

Austin Pipe Organ - Specifications



Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:30 AM

"Making the Most of Your Anthem" Robert Lau, clinician

St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street, Harrisburg; Michael Shoemaker, Host



Saturday, April 21, 2012

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 “Marcel Dupre:  A PowerPoint Presentation of His Life and Works”,

Ralph Kneeream, clinician presenting the complete version at the

behest of the program committee.

United States Army War College, Memorial Chapel, Carlisle Barracks



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

6:00 PM Happy Hour

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Annual Chapter Meeting

Annual Banquet, Installation of Officers and Board Members, and Chapter Meeting

Venue:  Home of Karen Appel and Bob Wigand

       465 Countryside Lane, Harrisburg



Hors d’oeuvres:

· Caesar salad, Mediterranean, spinach, and salmon mousse tartlets

· curried scallop wonton cups

· spicy Santa Fe chicken spread

· bacon rounds


Main Course:

· roast beef or stuffed chicken breast

· scalloped russet & sweet potatoes or apricot barley casserole

· green beans with caramelized onions

· rosemary carrots

· tossed orange walnut salad with balsamic dressing

· rolls & butter



· Viennese torte

· caramel pecan cheesecake

· pumpkin napoleons

· blueberry soufflé

· chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting



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




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