past programs 2021-22

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Used Music Extravaganza!

November 13, 2021

Allen Organ Studios, 10 Becker Terrace, Delmar

The Used Music Extravaganza on November 13th was a big success! About 30 chapter members and friends attended, finding treasures of organ music, books, CDs, and LPs. How wonderful it was to catch up with each other! There were lots of smiles, laughter, and even some organ playing.

This collection has approximately doubled since the pandemic, due to a large donation from the estate of Robert Wells and several other significant contributions. Thanks go to Joan Pearson, Donna Tallman, Chris Uhl, and Jim Slingerlands for spending many hours sorting and organizing, and to Brad Day for his help preparing for the sale and for housing the collection at his Allen Organ Studios in Delmar.

The proceeds of the sale, $200, will be earmarked for scholarships.  

used music 1 Used music 11     Used music 4  Used music 7

Used music 2 Used music 5

Used music 8      Used music 6

 

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Picnic and Concert at Meta Organworks

August 21, 2021

Members of the Binghamton Chapter joined members of the Eastern NY Chapter for a “Picnic and Organ Concert on the Lawn” at Daniel Lemieux’s Meta Organworks Studio in Argyle, NY.  The concert featured the latest Meta Virtual Pipe Organ which will be installed in the newly constructed 1,000 seat concert hall at the Indian Hill Music School (Groton, MA) in 2022.  The organ consists of 12 Sample sets of exciting pipe organs from around the world, 41,600 Watts and 42 speaker cabinets.

Randy Steere was the guest artist and played works from Mendelssohn, Whitlock, Lidón, J.S. Bach, Widor and Guilmant.  In his concert he played four of the twelve organs sample sets that are playable from this console:  The American eclectic organ built by Rosales (Opus 11 in Portland, OR); Jordi Bosch’s Santanyi, a Spanish Baroque Organ (Mallorca, Spain); Sonnenorgel, A German Baroque Organ (Görlitz, Germany); and Cavaille-Coll’s French Romantic St. Étienne organ (Caen, France).

Despite Mother Nature’s gift of rain during the concert, everyone had a great time listening to some wonderful organ music, meeting and talking with other chapter members.

THANK YOU to our hosts, Dan & Melissa Lemieux and family!

For more information, including a recording of the concert, go to:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_85XR21Wscz0ybCQhENXJg

Website: www.metaorganworks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/metaorganworks

 

Attendees from Eastern NY and Binghamton AGO chapters. It was raining but we had plenty of tents!
ENYAGO members
Stop tabs from the sampled organ are replicated on the left and right panels of the console
Randy Steere with Ned Lemieux at the console
Amplifiers
A small sample of the speakers