Charlotte AGO Programs
April 21, Saturday, Sm(organs)bord: Saturday morning workshops
St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270
9:00-10:00 Choral Techniques: John Blizzard
Whether you work with an aging choir or a children’s ensemble, John will show you ways to maximize your choir’s potential through vocal and choral techniques.
10:15-11:15 The Organ and Your Body: Brenda Sorkin
How do you navigate between the complexity of the organ and your own comfort? Are you enjoying pain-free playing? In this Feldenkrais® workshop we will develop your ability to play with greater ease and efficiency. Brenda Sorkin has over 30 years of experience in movement education. For more information see: www.movementdialogues.com
11:30-12:30 Hymn Playing Reminders: John Cummins
David Craighead always said, "90% of teaching is reminding." We will look at examples of tunes and texts from various stylistic periods, as well as registration, tempo, breathing, and phrasing relative to each.
JW Pepper and Choirboy will have sacred music displays in the narthex.
Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.
May 20, Sunday, 5:00 pm: Pentecost Festival and Officer Installation
Myers Park Presbyterian, 2501 Oxford Pl, Charlotte, NC 28207
AGO members are welcome to attend the service, or take a more active role by singing in an AGO-member choir.
If you would like to participate in one of the above programs, or if you would like more information, please contact Michael Lehtinen, Sub Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-676-1002.
For more information, including membership in the Charlotte AGO Chapter, see the website: www.CharlotteAGO.org Membership is open to organists, choir directors, and those who love music.