On June 5, the North Shore Chapter AGO closed the 2016-2017 season with an exciting Members Recital and Gala Champagne Reception at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook, featuring various composers writing of music in the time of “War and Peace”. An array of various compositional styles ranging from Sweelinck to the contemporary Denis Bedard were played by Phillip Kloeckner, Richard Clemmitt, Alan Hommerding, Todd Gresick and Derek Nickels on the 1993 Hellmuth Wolff tracker organ.
This was a program of excellent playing of some very rarely heard compositions with this unique theme. Immediately following this program all those in attendance greeted the artists with a champagne toast and a wonderful assortment of hors d’oeuvres. What a great way to celebrate yet another year of Chapter programming!
Robert Woodworth, board member