2017-2018 Chapter Programs
Charlotte AGO Programs 

October 22, Sunday, 7:00 pm: Atlanta Master Chorale: ‘Double Take’
Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
Come and experience how composers of different eras and regions achieve contrasting results—sometimes startlingly so—when using the same text, such as settings of ‘O Clap Your Hands’ by both John Rutter and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tickets $10 at CarolinaTix. To purchase tickets call 704.372.1000 or see

November 12, Sunday, 5:00 pm: Hospice & Palliative Care Benefit Concert 
Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Performers will include Charlotte AGO members and friends. A freewill offering will be received to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region.

January 6, Saturday, 5:00-8:30 pm: Epiphany Celebration
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1510 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
5:00 pm: rehearsal; 6:00 Epiphany Service; 7:15 Chapter Potluck Dinner
AGO members are welcome to attend the service and dinner, or take a more active role by singing in the choir, or playing a voluntary or hymn.

February 9, Friday, 7:30 pm: Peek Memorial Recital: Renee Anne Louprette
February 10, Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Master Class
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Renee Anne Louprette serves at both Rutgers University and the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City. If you were lucky enough to hear her performance at Friendship Missionary Baptist during the 2015 Regional Convention, then you know this is a recital not to be missed!

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 spkmusicschool@aol.com 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.