2017-2018 Events

Friday, September 15 Pastor – Organist Dinner
First Congregational Church, 835 Riverside Ave., Torrington
6 p.m. Gather and socialize; 6:30 pizza and… dinner; 7:30 discussion of pastor-organist relationships and issues led by Dr. Glen Segger, Minister of Music at St. Peter Church in Danbury.  Dr. Segger has a Master’s degree in organ from Yale Institute of Sacred Music and a PhD with distinction in Liturgical Studies from Drew University.  This event will be free to participants, but you must notify Ken and Betsy Beyer, hosts, so they will have an accurate count, .

Saturday, October 14 Choral anthem sharing and reading session
St. John’s Episcopal Church (on the Green), 16 Church Street, Waterbury
10 a.m. – noon Bring a folder of copies of an anthem you love for the group to sing, and please be prepared to accompany it on either piano or organ – we plan to set up in the chancel of the church. Please contact Michael Petruzzi, in advance to let him know the anthem title, publisher, and order number so we can type up a list to hand out.

Monday, January 15, 2018 Pipe organ crawl in Waterbury and lunch at a local restaurant. Bill Degan and Michael Petruzzi, , coordinators
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Details to follow.

Saturday, March 3 (Snow date: March 10) Youth Choir Festival; Gabriel Lofvall, conductor (director of Chorus Angelicus)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington
9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Concert/sharing time: 2 p.m.) Bring bag lunches, please.
The music has been chosen. Please see below and order the music so you can teach it to your Youth Choir, and use it throughout this year! There will also be opportunities for individual choirs to present an anthem. Toni Sullivan, coordinator
The music is: Cantate! -Lightfoot CGA794
Go, Tell It On the Mountain -Patterson CGA 1038
Prayer Litany -Helen Kemp CGA 747
Now the Green Blade Riseth -McRae CGA 795
Gaelic Blessing -Rutter Hinshaw RSCM-521 (SSA) or Hinshaw RSCM-522 (Unison)
Ubi Caritas -Paul Halley Pelagos 2003 *Note, Pelagos will sell you the rights to make your own copies, or you can order a minimum of 40 copies, printed. Bill Degan is ordering 40 copies, and will sell some while supplies last. Contact him regarding obtaining the copies:

Sunday, April 29 4 p.m. Concert by Members – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  However, we encourage you to attend an organ concert to be given by resident organist Daniel Scifo on Saturday, May 19 at 4 p.m.
Woodward Chapel, Taft School (formerly Christ Episcopal Church), 25 The Green, Watertown.

Sunday, June 3,  4 p.m. (NOTE new start time of 4 p.m. rather than 5 p.m.)  Picnic and final meeting at the home of Bob and Gwynne Hopko.
384 Meriden Avenue, Southington

Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
2023-2024 Officers

Dean: Ron Ebrecht
Sub-Dean:William Degan
Treasurer: Michael Petruzzi
Registrar: Michael Petruzzi
Secretary: Toni Sullivan
Chaplain: Rev. Kristen Kleiman

Cornell Bialicki
Roberta De Fiore
Bob Havery
Gwynn Hopko
Robert Hopko
Dan Kendzior
Toni Sullivan

Opportunities for:
Job Placement and substitutes,  webmaster, and newsletter writer/editor.
Please contact the Dean if interested.