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EVENTS

Chapter Events


Songs of War and Peace

Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:00 PM

Songs of War and Peace is a concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. After four long, bloody years of worldwide conflict, in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, Britain, France and Germany signed an armistice to end the bloodbath of World War I that had decimated a generation and more of their populations.

The FVAGO remembers the end of "the War to end all Wars" with a survey of music composed or used in times of war, songs that speak to the consequences of war or the nurturing of peace, and music by composers who served in or were casualties of war. Nine FVAGO chapter members will perform works for solo organ and organ with timpani.

Scouts from Troop 35 to post and retire the colors in respect for the flag. Veterans and active service members will be honored. The concert includes short scriptural and secular readings and a prayer for peace.

At the conclusion of the concert, a free-will offering for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans will be accepted. This thrilling concert is presented free of charge.

Gary United Methodist Church

224 North Main Street, Wheaton 60187


Members Hymn Festival

January 27, 2019 4:00 PM

Hymn stories and hymn singing combined, featuring Jane Holstein, narrator

St. John's Lutheran Church

La Grange, IL


Pedals, Pipes and Pizza: Making the Organ Cool Again

February 23, 2019 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Giving youth with some music exposure the opportunity to explore the workings of a pipe organ and to play it.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard


Organ Workshop Tour: Berghaus Organ Builders

Saturday, March 23, 2019 9 AM - 12 Noon

Visit the workshop of Berghaus Organ Builders. See how consoles, chests and pipes are constructed, pipes are voiced. Includes Q&A and opportunities to interact with technicians.

Berghaus Organ Builders, Bellwood


Annual Meeting, Dinner and Concert

Friday, May 17, 2019 5:00 PM / 7:30 PM

Isablle Demers, organist

Business, fellowship and food, and a prominent recitalist

St. Raphael Catholic Church

Naperville, IL


Bach & Beyond at the Abbey: 20th Anniversary

Friday, July 26, 2019 7:30 PM

Members and Friends of the Fox Valley Chapter present a concert event that centers around the music of Bach and more.

Marmion Abbey

850 Butterfield Road, Aurora, Illinois

Freewill offering received to support the programs of the Chapter.


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