Since last September we have been celebrating our 60th anniversary as a chapter. We honored our past through a worship service to begin our season, where we featured music written by members of our chapter, and heard some delightful tidbits of historical information. Next we welcomed Janette Fishell to play a recital at Millar Chapel, which honored one of our founding members, Richard Enright. At our annual Epiphany party, we played a trivia game based on the history of our chapter. Just this past weekend, we had a lively ‘fireplace chat’ with a panel of experts in organ design, organ education, and church music, who discussed the last 60 years of our instrument.
And at the end of April, we will hold our final and most special celebration of all. On April 29, we will gather at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston – the site of our first chapter program in 1958 – for a dean’s recital. Seven NSAGO deans will play on the 64-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ, which also happens to be 60 years old this year! We will follow that with a gala banquet at the Crystal Ballroom, just a block or so north of the church, which will include a powerpoint presentation of highlights from our history, honoring our long-time members, and welcoming new officers and board members. Reservations can be made by clicking here.
Please join us for this most special occasion!
Andrea Handley, Dean