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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Now Bach!

AGO 2011

The regional convention of the 
American Guild of Organists is coming to town!  
The event will be held June 12-15 in Lexington, 
and also Danville and Berea
There are a number of special programs occurring during 
the convention and about 200 people from a 5-state area 
(KY, OH, IL, IN, MI) are expected to attend.  
The American Guild of Organists regional convention in
Lexington, KY is the premier AGO event for Region V in 2011.
 The four day schedule is packed with activities that
will keep these musicians busy from early morning to late at night.

Between the recitals and Pentecost Service,
the exhibit hall will be open where music vendors,
organ builders, and others will have works on display.
Skills may also be enhanced at one of the
many workshops, and make new friends at
one of the evening social events.

The Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists
(RCYO) precedes the general event, giving today's up
and coming young artists the opportunity to show their stuff.
Attendees will get to hear the winner on
Monday, June 13  and were invited to submit
their own composition and win a cash prize
in the Composers' Competition.
A Kentucky Organ Tour - available on CD
A Kentucky Organ Tour CD CoverNine Historic and Modern Pipe Organs of the Bluegrass
Schuyler Robinson, Organist

"Organist Schuyler Robinson tours nine
pipe organs near Lexington, Kentucky --
the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky
with rolling hills, countless horse farms
outlined with white fences and
18th-century stone fences, horse racing,
and Bluegrass music.

Less known is the wealth of churches
and institutions that house great pipe
organs of historic and modern vintage.
Schuyler Robinson is professor of
organ at the University of Kentucky
and assistant organist at
Christ Church Cathedral
(Episcopal) in Lexington."

This CD feature the following organs
that are part of the Region V Convention:
Centenary UMC,
The Presbyterian Church (Danville),
Maxwell St. Presbyterian,
First Presbyterian Church,
Christ Church Cathedral, and
Singletary Center for the Performing Arts
at the University of Kentucky.

CD available at Raven CDs and Joseph Beth Booksellers 
About Lexington
Horse and Buggy
The Bluegrass Region is known for its horses
and beautiful horse farms,
folk arts and crafts,
its music traditions,
and its cuisine.
Visitors can experience
the magic of horses at the
Kentucky Horse Park.
Lexington area restaurants
specialize in beaten
biscuits, hot browns and beer cheese.

Get a taste of local flavors at such restaurants as 
Berea's Boone Tavern (site of Tuesday's meal).
Berea, site of four performances, is also known
as the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.

Danville, site of a recital and dinner, is home to
Centre College and quaint Constitution Square.

Registration begins this Sunday at
Central Christian Church,
at the corner of Short & M-L King

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