FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2023
YALE INSTITUTE OF SACRED MUSIC
409 Prospect St., New Haven, Connecticut
7 – 9 p.m.
Marquand Chapel’s Taylor and Boody organ, RSV classroom, and Pasi studio organ
“The Physics of Harmony and keyboard tuning and temperaments”
A class given by retired physics teacher and organist Bill Degan, with help from some Yale students and two beautiful pipe organs tuned in unequal temperaments: one in quarter-comma meantone and the other in the circulating well temperament Kellner. Why are there different tuning systems for keyboards (temperaments), and how do they differ from equal temperament so prevalent today? Can I hear the differences? What does it sound like to play early music on these temperaments?
But in the first hour, let’s define pure harmony, and explore it from a physics and mathematics standpoint. Although there will be some physics and math, there is no “pre-requisite” for this class.
Please meet in the chapel, to have a look at the Taylor and Boody organ first.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2023
ST ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
20 Catlin Street, Meriden, Connecticut
Join the members of the Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), MAT* (and their friends) as they play music both conventional and unconventional on the grand Austin pipe organ (III/38) at St Andrew’s.
Come hear the music you thought you’d never hear in church!
Free will offering to benefit New Opportunities, Inc. of Meriden
*Meriden Arts Trust, Inc.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2024
NAUGATUCK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
208 Meadow Street, Naugatuck, Connecticut
6 – 9 p.m.
Our annual Epiphany pot-luck dinner, followed by a carol sing, accompanied by the 1875 O’Dell pipe organ (II/12) and piano.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15 (MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY) 2024
Starts at Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC), Norfolk (1959 Austin III/30)
12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk (intersection of rt. 44 and rt. 272)
Begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and…
[possibly a stop at the UMC in Canaan around 10:30]
11 a.m.: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury (12 Main Street) (1959 Schantz II/18)
12 Noon: Lunch at Provisions at the White Hart Inn, 15 Under Mountain Road, Salisbury. (Note: Participants pay on their own.)
1:30 p.m.: Congregational Church of Salisbury, UCC (30 Main Street) (1963 Schantz III/28)
[possibly a stop at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville at 2:30]
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024
BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING OUR DEAN, RON EBRECHT
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, WATERBURY (1965 Moller III/35, rb. with additions 1995, Foley-Baker)
222 WEST MAIN STREET, WATERBURY
This concert’s offering will go toward a chapter scholarship fund, to encourage study of the pipe organ. Ron taught hundreds of students at Wesleyan University before retiring. He has concertized around the world, and is considered an expert on the life and music of Maurice Duruflé.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024
ANNUAL MEETING AND PICNIC
Hosted by Gwynne and Robert Hopko, 384 Meriden Avenue (rt. 120), Southington, Connecticut
Side dish/dessert/beverage pot-luck. Please bring a lawn chair.
Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Dean: Ron Ebrecht
Treasurer: Michael Petruzzi
Registrar: Michael Petruzzi
Secretary: Toni Sullivan
Chaplain: Rev. Kristen Kleiman
Roberta De Fiore
Job Placement and substitutes, webmaster, and newsletter writer/editor.
Please contact the Dean if interested.