MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Welcome to the Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists online.  We are part of the National American Guild of Organists (known as the AGO) and we strive to create events that promote excellence in organ playing and the enjoyment of great organ music.   The Fox Valley Chapter is blessed to be in a most beautiful region of Northern Illinois that is home to hundreds of beautiful churches with vibrant music ministries and well-maintained organs.  This is the setting of the varied monthly programs that educate and delight our members and the larger communities of the Fox Valley area.  Explore our new website to find information on all of our events and member services as well as helpful links.  My deepest appreciation goes out to our Board members, to our benefactors and to the many dedicated volunteers who help with the tasks that keep us a vibrant organization.

The words:  Soli Deo Gloria (To God alone be the glory) were written by the great organ composer Johann Sebastian Bach on his manuscripts.  This has been the traditional motto of the AGO which reminds us to remain humble and to keep our focus set on the timeless mysteries of the universe that we can glimpse through experiencing the wonder of music.

Barbara A. Masters, Dean