January Jubilee 2018 will take place under the aegis of the Committee on Sharing Skills and Resources (COSSR), part of the overall Education network of the American Guild of Organists at the National level. January Jubilees exist to nurture the many part-time musicians working for religious institutions, and provide opportunities for them to be introduced to the AGO and its work and mission. January Jubilees offer part-time musicians the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments. Gifted local musicians, clergy and other presenters offer workshops on interesting and practical topics.
Sheila Hess, Director of the COSSR, has contacted us to confirm that our Chapter has been approved to host the January Jubilee on the last weekend of January next year. AGO National has designated $1000 for our Chapter’s use.
Mark Pacoe has been invited to play a recital on that Friday evening, as well as to present two of the pipe organ workshops on Saturday. Noteworthy organists, choral directors, hand bell choir directors, and presenters from the area have been contacted to lead various workshops throughout the day.
Mark Pacoe has performed as soloist and accompanist domestically and abroad. As prizewinner from the Oundle International Young Organists’ Academy in Great Britain, Mark made his European debut tour at St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), Chichester Cathedral and St. Mary’s Cathedral (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Other concert appearances have included the Terra Sancta Organ Festival in the Holy Land (Israel and Palestine), 14th International Organ Festival in Amsterdam, Canton Palace Theater (Canton, OH), International Organ Festival in Arona (Italy), 22nd International Organ Festival in Sens (France), La Madeleine (Paris), Artisten (Göteborg, Sweden), St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City), Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall (2007/2011), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing) and the Oriental Arts Center (Shanghai) for the XXIX Olympiad (2008), Peterskirche and Konzerthaus (Vienna) as featured soloist for the International Haydn Festival (2009), Duomo San Maria del Fiori (Florence) as well as many AGO recitals and venues across the USA.
The Committee plans to ask attendees to pay a fee of $20-25 for the January Jubilee, this will include a Jubilee booklet, snacks, and lunch. Attendees who join the American Guild of Organists also receive a six-month membership in the organization.
AGO January Jubilee Committee Meeting (Sub-Committee of Programming Committee)
Kathleen Bolduan, Phillip Brunswick, Lisa Cripe, Sub-Dean Burnell Hackman, Dawn Riske (chair) and Nannette Tornblom
Registrar: Regina Morris Booklets: Burnell Hackman
Brochure: Stephen Eros Labels/Mailing: Brent Johnson
Hospitality: John Hawn Vendors: Lisa Cripe
Publicity and Social Media: Rene Zajner