Reformations and the Organ, 1517–2017

Sacred Music at Notre Dame and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies will host a conference titled “Reformations and the Organ, 1517–2017” at Notre Dame University from September 10 through September 13, 2017. The conference celebrates a magnificent new organ by Paul Fritts and Associates in the Basilica at Notre Dame. Information and registration […]

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 80th anniversary season.  As such, the theme of the 2016–2017 program year is “SAAGO Celebrates!” Our beautiful desert landscape is home to many fine instruments housed in an array of […]