About Our Chapter:
We serve the area generally north and east of Boston.  We welcome inquiries about chapter membership and programs.  Send the webmaster an email using the gadget below.
You can get a copy of our current Swell to Great Newsletter by clicking here

You can get a copy of our current Membership Brochure and Application by clicking here.

The "Newsletters" link to the left has an archive of prior newsletters from the last few years.

Do you know a young person interested in learning how to play the organ?  The Merrimack Chapter has a scholarship program.  Information and an application may be obtained by sending an inquiry to the webmaster using the gadget below.
You can also click here for a list of chapter members who are available for teaching.

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Upcoming Programs:
Dear Friends of the Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund,

This year marks two significant milestones for those of us at the Cathedral; the 25th Anniversary of our Annual Organ Benefit Recitals, and my 50th year as a church organist! 

Our 25th Annual Organ Benefit Recital (co-sponsored by the Boston AGO), will take place on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m., and we have invited Thomas Murray of Yale University to be our guest artist. Tom
Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston
has been a wonderful friend to Opus 801 for many years through articles, and a recording documenting the organs of the Immaculate Conception Church on Harrison Avenue, and a demonstration of  the then barely playable Cathedral organ. Professor Murray’s recital will include music of Weitz, Rheinberger, Bossi, Schumann and Widor - music perfectly suited to this magnificent instrument, and its vast acoustical setting.

I am hoping that you might assist us by becoming a concert sponsor. Twenty five years ago, we had to travel to Mission Church for our First Organ Benefit. Through your generous support, we have been able to re-leather our massive wind reservoirs, replace missing pipes, repair the 32’ Contra Bourdon pipes, and refit the organ with a replica console, thus enabling us to showcase this once sleeping giant in splendid recitals performed by artists from across the globe. Mark your calendar now for a spectacular afternoon of music with Opus 801 and Tom Murray!

Leo Abbott - Holy Cross Cathedral Music Director and Organist

For information on sponsorship, email Leo here.   For other information, click here.

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The Year of the Worcester Organ – Celebrating 150 Years of the
64-rank E. & G. G. Hook
 
A celebration concert and reception will be held at 3PM Sunday afternoon Oct 26 to "Re-dedicate" the Hook organ.  This will be within a few days of the original dedication concert 150 years ago


The WPI Brass Ensemble under the direction of Doug Weeks will join local organists William Ness, Malcolm Halliday, Peter Krasinski (Dean, Boston AGO), Robin Dinda, Renea Waligora, Lucia Clemente Falco, and Will Sherwood (Dean, WorcAGO & MArtistic Director of Mech Hall Organ Series) to perform an extraordinary concert of grand repertoire that has historical  connections – major works accessible and enjoyable for both the layperson and seasoned musician.  Included in the concert will be organ solos, duets, organ+brass, and ending with an audience sing-along of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (organ+brass).  A special organ duet will be premiered, written for this concert by local composer Robin Dinda.
 
Also performing will be special guest organist 
Ray Cornils,  Portland Municipal Organist, a fitting position to honor The Worcester Organ housed in the elegant and historic performance hall setting in downtown Worcester.

Free Admission/Ticket Required
You can obtain tickets by clicking here

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George Bozeman in Organ Recital honoring retiring organist Richard Chadwick
1 pm, Sunday 2 November 2014
Christ Church United, 1 Bartlett St. Lowell MA
luncheon 11:15 am, both free, E. M. Skinner 4 man.

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