A Hands-on Introduction to the “King of Instruments” – Totally Free!
Where: United Church on the Green, First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, and Woolsey Hall, New Haven
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 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 24, 2018, at 10am-2pm. We will begin and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 23.
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!
• 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.
Vivienne McKay, Dean, New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists