Pedals, Pipes & Pizza

A Hands-on Introduction to the “King of Instruments” – Totally Free!

What: Kids explore the King of InstrumentsPedals Pipes Pizza 2013 at Woolsey

Where: Trinity Church, Center Church, and United Church on the Green, New Haven

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10am-2pm

Cost: None! Free pizza too… (Signup required)

The New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites young pianists, ages 8-18, to a fun day of exploring the “King of Instruments,” the pipe organ, on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 10am-2pm. We will begin at Trinity Church on the Green (230 Temple St), then stop by Center Church on the Green, and will end at United Church on the Green (270 Temple St). We will have pizza lunch together. There is no cost to attend! Students need to sign up by emailing  vivmckay@att.net by Friday, March 24.

For centuries, the organ was the largest and most complicated machinery invented by humans. The instrument still fascinates students and music lovers of all ages with its thousands of pipes and rich pallet of musical colors. Students will get to listen to demonstrations of three majestic pipe organs. They will also receive individual time, with a coach, to explore one of the instruments. Students can bring pieces they have studied on the piano, especially music by Bach, and can try those out on the organ. Expert teachers from the organist guild will volunteer their time to demonstrate how organs work and how they are played. The day will end with a free pizza lunch. Piano teachers in the greater New Haven area are encouraged to let their students know about this opportunity to learn about another family of keyboard instruments!

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this, we:Pedals Pipes Pizza 2013 with Tom and Joe

• Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;
• Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;
• Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;
• Nurture future generations of organists;
• Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and
• Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

For questions about this event, see contact info below.

Contact:

Vivienne McKay, Dean, New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Email: vivmckay@att.net