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: Jay Lane (2020);

Alice Johnson Hannon (2021); Cynthia Arsenault (2022)

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

(Click on his name to email the Webmaster)

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. This link also 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. For more information, see the announcement below.

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.

Future MVAGO programs, 2019-2020

Please reserve now the dates of these future events in your schedule:

Saturday February 29 - 8:30 am – 4 pm – First Calvary Baptist Church, North Andover, MA: The well attended MVAGO annual mini-convention. Click here for a Registration form.

Sunday March 8 - 3 pm – All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford, MA:

Organ workshop with Heinrich Christensen: Bach and Baroque Style

Members Recital. Date TBA - Church of the Good Shepherd, Reading, MA

An event of interest in the area:

  • Recorders/Early Music MetroWest (REMM) offers a choral workshop on the music of acclaimed English Renaissance composer William Byrd and his contemporaries on Saturday, February 8 at 9:30 am. Jay Lane, founder of the vocal ensemble Vox Lucens and now music director at St Anne's in-the-Fields (Lincoln), is the workshop leader for this morning session which takes place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord.

In addition to motets and madrigals by Byrd, a favorite composer of Queen Elizabeth I, Lane has chosen works by John Bull, Thomas Tomkins and Orlando Gibbons.

The fee for this workshop is $18. The registration deadline is Thursday, February 6. Music will be sent electronically to participants on Feb. 6.

Please contact REMM for further information, sheilabb@verizon.net or call 978-264-0584.

REMM, active in Concord for over two decades, offers monthly recorder ensemble programs and hosts occasional vocal programs with guest coaches.