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American Guild of Organists --
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Concert & special events calendar

Fall 2023 - Early 2024

(note embedded Livestream links for some venues).

*Asterisk denotes San Jose AGO Chapter-sponsored event.

On Zoom:

* Nov 18, 10:00 am: PA/Pen Chapter Lecture on Messiaen’s La Nativité Du Seigneur by scholar Stella O’Neill on Zoom. Email Rani Fischer for a link.

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, 3321 16th St.

Second Sunday Basilica Concert Series. 4:00 pm

Free Admission, suggested donation: $10


February 11: Elizabeth and Ruth Kamas, organ/piano

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Cathedral, San Francisco, 1111 Gough St. @ Cleary Sunday Musical Meditations, 4:00 pm

Parking under/beside the cathedral). Live-streamed and available here (click on the url):

Sundays at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted

November 19: Jayne Diliberto, soprano, with Octavio Mujica, cello, and Michael Li, piano

November 26: Bay Area Reger Fest: David Hatt, organ

December 3: August Lee, cello

December 10: Mario To, guitar, with Jessica Folson, violin

December 17, 7:00 pm: Cookies and Carols: St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir + St. Brigid School Honor Choir Songs of the season in the cathedral, followed by cookies in St. Francis Hall. $25/$15

January 7: Angeline Kiang, cello

January 14, 4:00 pm: Gail Archer, organ

January 21, 4:00 pm: Christoph Tietze, organ

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, 110 California St. at Taylor

Pay parking underneath the cathedral, entrance is on Taylor Street between California and Sacramento streets. $10 donation is requested. Liive-streamed and available here (click on the url):

December 3, 3:00 pm: Advent Lessons & Carols, Choir of Men and Boys

December 10, 16, 17 and 23, 3:00 pm; December 22, 7:30 pm: A Cathedral Christmas, Choir of Men and Boys, orchestra, and organ. Tickets at

December 18, 7:30 p.m: Bay Brass and Jonathan Dimmock, organ.

Tickets at

December 24, 4:00pm: Christmas Lessons & Carols, Choir of Men and Boys

January 21, 4:00 pm Weicheng Zhao, organ recital. (co-sponsored with SF AGO) freewill offering

Trinity and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1620 Gough St @ Bush

Dec 3, 5:00 pm: Evensong followed by recital by William Vaughan, organ.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco, 1111 O'Farrell St.

* SF Chapter Fall 2023 Keynote Recital
Nov 18, 4:00 pm: Lauma Akmene, organ


Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, in the Presidio

Saturdays at 4:00 pm, there are free organ recitals (for Bay Area residents). Usually, these are played by Jonathan Dimmock or Joy-Leilani Garbutt, with occasional guests. More info here:

Location TBD on the Peninsula (email Rani Fischer for more info)

* January 15, 4:00 pm: PA/Pen chapter event: Film “The Genius of Cavaille-Coll” with French wine & cheese


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, 600 Colorado Ave

* April 20, 4:00 pm: PA/Pen Spring Members’ recital


St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mountain View, 582 Hope St

* November 24, 7:00 pm: PA/Pen chapter Member’s Recital consisting of member Don Knuth’s Fantasia Apocalypta,  a major multi-movement organ solo work with projected images; a literal aural record of the Book of Revelation


Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W Fremont Ave

*February 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Pedals, Pipes and Pizza for ages 8 - 18

Sponsored by the San Jose chapter. Please direct piano students and their families to register HERE (no charge for registration or pizza lunch). Limited to the first 15 students to register,.


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Saratoga, 12770 Saratoga Ave.

November 17, 12:00 pm: Angela Kraft Cross, organ


Peace (UCC) Church, 900 High St, Santa Cruz

December 31, 4 p.m: 19th Annual New Year’s Eve Organ Kaleidophone
Music for organ solo, and in ensemble with other instruments, performed by local organists with their musical friends. Free will donation

This musical calendar of events is also published in our monthly Newsletter.








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