SAAGO 2018–2019 Season Brochure

SAAGO publishes a brochure each fall with details about our Chapter’s programs and activities, plus other organ-related events in southern Arizona that have come to our attention. While this information also appears in the Events area of saago.org (where we can also publish additions and revisions after the brochure goes to press), you may also wish […]

Register for National Convention

The AGO National Convention for 2018 will take place from July 2 through July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Convention will feature performances by outstanding organists on superb instruments, workshops, seminars, creative worship services, and opportunities to meet colleagues from all over. Our Chapter’s own Pamela Decker is the Distinguished Composer for this Convention, […]

Free Organ Music

Janet Tolman and Fern Hieb have created a list of organ music donated to the Chapter by the Rev. Dr. John L. Hooker, former member and former Director of Music, as well as priest, at St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church. The music is free for the taking—first come, first served—and can be accessed at […]

The Chapter’s 80th-Year Celebration

What does it take to celebrate eighty years of a Guild chapter? For the Southern Arizona Chapter, it took months of planning by a thoughtful and hard-working anniversary committee; members and officers who shared enthusiasm and love for the Chapter’s work and were willing to pitch in where required; a sense of history; appreciation for […]

2015 OHS convention and Gabriel Pierné

From Steve Keyl: In late June and the first days of July 2015 the Organ Historical Society met for its annual convention in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Unlike Tucson, where apart from San Xavier and parts of downtown everything is new, in rural New England you often find churches 150 to 200 years […]

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the website of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The Southern Arizona Chapter was founded in April of 1937, making this our 81st anniversary season.

Our beautiful desert landscape is home to many fine instruments housed in an array of buildings of architectural styles from Spanish Mission to modern. Our website features many of these instruments as well as a wealth of information including a list of events, information about membership and the Roy Johnson Scholarship, and links to our current and archived copies of the chapter newsletter The Cypher.

Whether you are visiting, planning to visit, or are a part-time or full-time resident here in the Sonoran Desert, I encourage you to venture through our website to see what the SAAGO has to offer, and to avail yourself of the many programs and events offered by our chapter. Our chapter is 70 members strong and has a long and rich heritage. If you are seeking membership in AGO, we warmly invite you to become a member of our wonderful SAAGO family.

Welcome!
Larry Kuipers, Dean