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
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.
850 Butterfield Road, Aurora, Illinois
Freewill offering received to support the programs of the Chapter.