A Quilt of Hymnody – Hymn Sing

Several of our members led us in a dozen selected hymns from the Worship Hymnal. We learned about the “origin, warp, woof and texture” of the hymns, too, from Peter Irvine. This was an hour of great choral singing by the combined forces of over 50 community members and chorus members from Bethel Lutheran Church, and St Andrews Episcopal Church! The sing was to benefit the Ruth Pilger Andrews Scholarship Fund, which assists music lovers and performers of all ages in furthering their organ studies.

From left to right, back row: Gary Lewis, Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Jaret Schroeder, Calvary Lutheran Church, Madison; middle row: Bruce Bengtson, Luther Memorial Church, Madison, Peter Irvine, Trinity Episcopal Church, Janesville; front row: Mark Miller, Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, Madison, Naomi Matthees, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, Sun Prairie, Ann Uresk, Grace Lutheran Church, Madison, Ken Stancer, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Madison.

Click here to see the Quilt of Hymnody program guide.

Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel, 702 S. High Point Road, Madison Wisconsin.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Duration: About an hour

Many thanks to Pat Gorman of the Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel for his invaluable efforts to make this concert and the social time afterwards a resounding success.

We got to meet Sarah Prescott, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Madison, a recipient of a 2018 Ruth Pilger Andrews scholarship to further her organ technique. Congratulations, Sarah.

Donations and memorials to the fund can be made at any time. There are no age limitations for applicants. Please make your check payable to Association of Church Musicians/RPA Fund, and send to:

Association of Church Musicians/RPA Fund
Attn: John Krueger, Treasurer
PO Box 5321
Madison, WI 53705

Application forms are available on the ACM website at


Map to the Chapel

Morning Musicale

On the morning of Saturday, November 18, 2017, about 75 residents and guests of Madison’s Oakwood Village – University Woods Senior Community enjoyed a one-hour program of music presented by members of the Association of Church Musicians / Madison Chapter AGO in Oakwood’s Resurrection Chapel.

Selections included pieces for organ, violin, and harp by Bach, Pachelbel, Nicolai, Zabel and others.  The chapel’s organ, a two-manual tracker, was built by ACM-member Bruce Case 23 years ago.  Since the organ’s installation, ACM/AGO has presented many member recitals at Oakwood as part of its outreach programming.

Following a greeting from ACM President / AGO Dean Naomi Matthees, musicians for the program included (bottom, left-right) Deborah Krauss Smith, organist, Monroe; Ted Reinke, organist, St. Luke’s Lutheran in Middleton; Elijah Cynric, organist, student of Ken Stancer, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Madison;  Cora Rund, organist, St. Peter’s Lutheran, Janesville; Linda Warren, harpist, First Unitarian Society, Madison; (back) Lyle Anderson, organist, Plymouth Congregational UCC and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Madison; Gary Lewis, organist, Bethel Lutheran, Madison; Jaret Schroeder, organist, Calvary Lutheran Chapel, Madison; Robert Eversman, violinist and organist, Heritage Congregational, Madison; and Tyler Pimm, organist, Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills.  Also debuting was ACM’s new banner, which will be displayed at ACM’s public events to increase awareness of the existence and work of ACM / AGO.

ACM Members at the Morning Musicale at Oakwood Village