2018 Capitol Caroling

At least 30 members and friends gathered in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda to celebrate the season in song and fellowship! (We also love the resonance and reverberation that the rotunda provides!) Next year, we’ll bring a step-stool to get the people in the back into the picture! Sorry, guys.

Madison ACM Branch/AGO Chapter

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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