September 2017
60th Anniversary Season Kick-Off!

NSAGO Dean Andrea Handley
NSAGO Dean Andrea Handley

Andrea Handley

Well, we’ve said goodbye to another summer, schools are starting, choirs are starting, and we’ll all be in full swing hurtling toward Christmas before we know it. And our 2017-18 North Shore 60th Anniversary season of programs begins this month, too!

We are very excited about this coming season. Every one of our programs will focus in some way on our 60th anniversary as a chapter. (Scroll down to see our entire season of programs) To kick off, on September 24 at 7pm, we will celebrate with a worship service at First United Methodist Church in Evanston. The service will include organ, choral music, and hymns written by composers largely from the history of our chapter, including Thomas Matthews, Austin Lovelace, Morgan and Mary Simmons, and Adrienne Tindall.  WFMT’s own Carl Grapentine will be the host and commentator for this special event. Chapter organists who will be playing include William Aylesworth, Brian Schoettler, and Christine Kraemer. We will also install NSAGO officers and board members at this service, and a reception will follow the service.

NOTE: Please consider joining your voice to the choir for this service – rehearsal from 6:00-6:40pm that evening. The pieces needed are “the Lord Is My Shepherd by Thomas Matthews, “Eternal Light” by Leo Sowerby, and the Peter Lutkin “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”.  If you need copies, contact Brian Schoettler (, organist at First United Methodist Church, Evanston.

Andrea Handley, Dean

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