The Merrimack Valley Chapter welcomes you to our website!

Dean: Silke Maravelis - Sub-Dean: Hugh Hinton

Treasurer: Craig Seamen

Secretary: Jodi Templer

Members at Large: Linda Paulet (2019) Jay Lane (2020) Alice Johnson Hannon (2021)

Newsletter Editor and PR: Alain Bojarski - Scholarships: Denise Ann Shea

Auditor: Shirley MacKenzie - Placement: Norma Reich

Librarian: Barbara Owen

Organ Restoration/History: Bob Reich

Chaplain: Dr. Richard Hughes

Webmaster: David G. Baker

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 by clicking this link.

You can get a copy of our current Swell to Great Newsletter by clicking here.

The "Newsletters" link above has an archive of 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. An application is available by clicking here.

You can also click here for a list of chapter members who are available for teaching.

Want to add an event to the calendar? Click here.

Our upcoming programs:

• Saturday February 23, 8:30 AM Mini-Convention: First- Calvary Baptist Church North Andover, MA

• Sunday March 10, 3-5 pm Christa Rakich: Yoga and Practicing: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Hampton, NH

• Saturday May 4, 10am - 3pm Organ Crawl in Concord, MA

• Sunday June 2 Member’s Recital - Pinewood Lutheran Church, Burlington, MA

You are invited to attend the MVAGO's 21st Mini Convention on February 23!

It will again be held in the Baptist Church in North Andover, and presenters include Robert Stibler with pointers on involving student and amateur brass players in your music, Susan Ferre on the application of early singing styles in Handel's Messiah, Craig Seaman on the "Care and Feeding" of pipe organs, and Richard Spicer on early publishers and composers of church music in Essex County.

In addition, Spectrum Music will be back with a goodly selection of music for sale, and The Party Connection will again be serving up one of their delicious lunches.

The program will begin with an anthem reading session. If you are interested to present one of your favorite anthems to the group, please let Barbara Owen know ( ).

Also, MVAGO members are invited to bring some desserts to share with the attendees. Please tell Barbara Owen what you are planning to bring. Thank you.

As in the past years, MVAGO members will host the Scholarship Fund flea market.

You are invited to bring your friends and colleagues, even if they are not members of the AGO, and good fellowship will be had by all. Click here for a schedule and registration form.

SERVICE PLAYING WORKSHOP: You may obtain a copy of the handout at this link.