• Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley

    The Holtkamp organ at the Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior in Green Valley was dedicated on January 10, 2016. The instrument, designated by the builder as Job 2112, has 28 stops on three manuals and pedal, with 2,012 pipes. As in many Holtkamp organs, much of the pipework is exposed in a visually striking arrangement, […]

  • Catalina United Methodist Church

    The Shirley and Ralph Morgan Memorial Organ was dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, as Opus 70 of Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. The organ has 57 ranks on four manuals and pedals. Link to information about the organ on Catalina’s website  

  • St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

    The organ at St. Alban’s was built in 2012 by Paul Fritts and Associates of Tacoma, Washington, as the firm’s Opus 35. With 22 stops on two manuals and pedal, its design represents an expansion of the Fritts organ in a chapel of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. It is the only tracker organ in […]

  • Christ Church United Methodist

    The organ for Christ Church was designed and built by the Schlicker Organ Company, Buffalo, New York, with University of Arizona Professor of Organ Roy Johnson serving as consultant. It consists of 41 ranks and 2,211 individual pipes. These voices are playable on a console of 3 manuals and pedal. Slider chests are employed to […]

  • Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels

    An excellent example of the “American Classic” design, the St. Michael’s organ was built by Aeolian-Skinner as Opus 1352 for Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. It was moved to Tucson, restored, and enlarged by Pipe Organ Artisans of Arizona, Inc. The organ has 64 ranks. To celebrate the installation of the Antiphonal […]

  • St. Philip’s in The Hills Episcopal Church

    Built as part of the 50th anniversary expansion of the church in 1986, the large three-manual pipe organ was created by the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The instrument is considered one of the finest of its type in Southern Arizona. It is dedicated to Andrew Buchhauser, Organist at St. Philip’s from 1947 to […]

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church

    The Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ, built in 1999 by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., Warrensburg, Missouri, is a three-manual instrument of 46 ranks based on an eclectic design. The concept does not copy any historical style of organ building. The tonal design is a synthesis, resulting in a concept that is distinctly American. The organ […]

  • Holsclaw Hall, University of Arizona

    The Isabelle B. Harris Organ was built in 1994 by Schoenstein & Co., Organ Builders, San Francisco, California. The late Dr. Roy A. Johnson, professor of organ (1966–1995) worked closely with Jack Bethards, president, Schoenstein Co., in designing the organ’s specifications. Professor Johnson’s vision was to create a teaching and recital instrument, using an economy […]

Upcoming Events

Feb
29
Sat
7:00 pm Jeffri Sanders, Organist @ St. Andrews's Episcopal Church
Jeffri Sanders, Organist @ St. Andrews's Episcopal Church
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm
F.W. Murnau’s 1926 silent film classic set to the organ music of J. S. Bach. A presentation of the 1926 silent film of Goethe’s “Faust,”  
Mar
1
Sun
3:00 pm Douglas Cleveland, Organ Concert @ Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior
Douglas Cleveland, Organ Concert @ Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm
Douglas Cleveland, Organ Concert @ Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 3:00 pm – Organ recital by Douglas Cleveland Dr. Cleveland gained international prominence when he won first prize in the 1994 American Guild or Organists National Young Artists Competition in[...]
Mar
8
Sun
3:00 pm Bach Bash – Christ Church United... @ Christ Church United Methodist
Bach Bash – Christ Church United... @ Christ Church United Methodist
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm
Come and enjoy everything that is Bach!  The duet from Cantata 78 will be heard as well as some major organ works of J.S. Bach. Chapter members playing are: Dr. John Brobeck, Dr. Jeffrey Campbell,[...]
3:30 pm Organ Lenten Series – Christ the... @ Christ the King Episcopal
Organ Lenten Series – Christ the... @ Christ the King Episcopal
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday March 8, 2020 – Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, Organist Sunday March 15, 2020 – Will Thomas, Organist Sunday March 22, 2020 – Jeffrey Campbell, Organist Sunday March 29, 2020 – Joseph Ripka, Organist.
Mar
15
Sun
3:30 pm Organ Lenten Series – Christ the... @ Christ the King Episcopal
Organ Lenten Series – Christ the... @ Christ the King Episcopal
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday March 8, 2020 – Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, Organist Sunday March 15, 2020 – Will Thomas, Organist Sunday March 22, 2020 – Jeffrey Campbell, Organist Sunday March 29, 2020 – Joseph Ripka, Organist.
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Welcome!

Greetings from the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists! SAAGO is 60 members strong and has a long and rich heritage. Founded in 1937, the chapter continues to be a driving force in the arts in southern Arizona and is now in its 81st season of offering quality concerts, programs, and educational events for both its membership and the greater Tucson community.

Our beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape is home to many fine instruments housed in an array architectural building styles from Spanish Mission to modern.  This 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 southern Arizona, I encourage you to venture through our website and to avail yourself of the many programs and events offered by our chapter. If you are seeking membership in AGO, I warmly invite you to become a member of our wonderful SAAGO family.

Larry Kuipers, Dean