The American Guild of Organists

Evansville Chapter

Serving Southwest Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois!
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. Our chapter provides and supports organ-related programs and events in the Tri-State area, and offers scholarships for organ lessons.

Organ-Related Events in our Community:
Upper part of
              Fisk facade pipes.
      • First Friday Organ Recitals: First Presbyterian Church in Evansville will be presenting organ recitals on February 2, March 1, and April 5 of 2024, all beginning at 7:00 p.m. Central Time, lasting about an hour and featuring students from the organ department at the Indiana University Bloomington Jacobs School of Music.

Evansville A.G.O. Chapter Events in 2024 include:

10:30am-12:30pm (Central Time)
at Methodist Temple UMC in Evansville
Email us at for more info.

Mendelssohn Organ
              Sonatas graphic
A Concert featuring the
Organ Sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 4pm (Central Time)
at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville

Hymn Festival and Installation of Officers
Monday evening, May 6, 2024
More details to come.

Check back for more programs TBA.


Our chapter sponsored a concert by guest organist Wolff von Roos from Indianapolis on the A. E. Schlueter organ at Saints Mary and John Parish in Evansville on November 10, 2023. The audience of around eighty people enjoyed Wolff's improvisations based on melodies ranging from Latin chant to pop that took full advantage of the organ's resources, as well as his memorized renditions of compositions and transcriptions of Romantic period and contemporary composers. We also enjoyed some social time with Wolff at a local pizza place/brewery the evening before. The concert can be watched on Facebook.

                    Vernon First Presbyterian organ and house social.

Our chapter enjoyed an End-of-Summer Social on Monday, September 11, 2023 at the home of a chapter member, sharing good food and drink, summer conference and travel reports, a discussion of future chapter events and a short performance of pieces on our host's historic two-manual and pedal, Estey Style-T, hand-cranked reed organ.

Several members of our chapter played
in the re-dedication of the historic Möller organ at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, IN on Sunday afternoon, June 15, 2023.

Collage of 2022-2023 season events

Bach trio
                  sonata program performersClick here to watch a YouTube video
of our April 2023 Bach Trio Sonata program.

Chapter members at November 2022 programClick here to watch a YouTube video
of brief clips from our November 2022
program featuring our chapter's historic Giesecke organ.

Evansville AGO's Giesecke
        organ, restored in memory of Helen S. Reed.

Made in Evansville!
The Historic
Edmund Giesecke Organ
Restored in Memory of Helen Skuggedal Reed.

This historic organ was purchased by the Evansville AGO Chapter.
  The chapter commissioned Taylor and Boody Organbuilders to restore it.
It can be seen, heard and played at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville.
Contact Robert Nicholls at
or by calling the church for more information.

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