Upcoming Events

The Aesthetics and Pedagogy of Charles Tournemire: Chant and Improvisation in the Liturgy October 21-23, 2012 at Duquesne University.

The Church Music Association of America will hold a conference exploring the legacy of Charles Tournemire as an improviser and teacher of improvisation on October 21-23, 2012 on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and at neighboring Pittsburgh churches. The conference seeks to explore the aesthetic, liturgical, theoretical, and technical principles of TournemireÕs improvisations and teachings on improvisation, the use of Gregorian chant in organ improvisation, the role of organ improvisations in the Catholic liturgy, and pedagogical approaches to teaching organ improvisation. The conference will include liturgies, opportunities for the study of improvisation at the organ, recital programs and papers relating to the conference theme.

October 14, 2012; 4:00 pm

Holy Family Catholic Church, Creighton, PA

October 21-24, 2012

Tournemire Symposium, Duquesne University

November 3, 2012; 1:00 pm

First Church of Christ in Pittsfield
Berkshire AGO Chapter, Pittsfiled, Massachussets

November 4, 2012; 3:00 pm

First Church of Christ in Pittsfield
Berkshire AGO Chapter
Pittsfield, Massachussets

November 11, 2012; 4:00 pm

First Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA

February 9, 2013, 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carnegie, PA

Past Events


Jan 17
Suffolk AGO Chapter, Long Island NY | Time tba (afternoon) Workshop and recital | Cosponsored with Nassau and Queens AGO chapters
Feb 5
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville NC | 8:00 pm Organ recital with Andrew Scanlon


Feb 21
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville PA | 3:30pm Organ recital (Friends of Music)
Feb 26
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville NC | 8:00pm Organ recital
Feb 27
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville NC | 10:30am Improvisation workshop
Apr 30
Zion Lutheran Church, Indiana PA | 7:30pm Organ recital for Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jun 22
Church of the Assumption, Bellevue PA | 9:00am Organ recital for Organ Historical Society national convention in Pittsburgh
Sep 13
Duquesne University Chapel, Pittsburgh PA | 12:30pm Faculty recital
Oct 17
Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh PA | 6:00pm Organ recital


Jan 17-19
Langlais Festival in Florida sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Chapter AGO and Miami Chapter AGO | Various events and locations
May 3
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Somerset PA | 2:00pm Organ recital
May 16
Church of St. Eucaire, Metz, France | 8:30pm Organ recital
May 17
Church of St. Martin, Hayange, France | 4:00pm Organ recital
Oct 24
Grace Lutheran Church, State College PA | Time tba Improvisation workshop
Oct 25
Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, State College PA | 2:30pm Organ recital
Dec 6
Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville TN | 2:00pm Organ recital


Jan 20
First Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh PA | 4:00pm Organ recital
Feb 12
Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta GA | Atlanta Chapter AGO | 8:00pm Organ recital (all Langlais)
Feb 20
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh PA | 12:00pm Organ recital
Feb 22
Edman Chapel, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL | Chicago Chapter AG | 8:00pm Organ recital
Feb 23
Grace Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn IL | Chicago Chapter AGO | 10:00am Master class on Langlais and improvisation techniques
Feb 25
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis MO | St. Louis Chapter AGO | 7:30pm Jean Langlais celebration
Apr 6
Church of the Epiphany, Pittsburgh PA | 3:00pm Concert with Duquesne University Choirs
Apr 12
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield NJ | Metropolitan New Jersey AGO Chapter | 9:30am – 3:30pm THE ORGANIST AS PEDAGOGUE | “The Organ Music of Jean Langlais” with Lecture, Master Class, and Recital, Ann Labounsky, presenter | $30 all day, $20 half day, $15 students (includes catered lunch)
Jun 16
Church of the Epiphany, Pittsburgh PA | 7:30pm Hymn Festival
Jul 6-11
Hope College, Holland MI | Holland Area AGO Chapter, Holland MI | Pipe Organ Encounter (POE)
Oct 12
House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Aliquippa PA | 3:00pm Organ dedication
Oct 25
Dewald Chapel, Mount Union College, Alliance OH | 3:00pm Organ recital as part of the conference, Bach Among the Theologians.
Nov 30 – Dec 3
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA | Celebration Messiaen


Jan 21
University of Texas, Austin TX | Langlais Festival
Feb 16-20
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA | Langlais Festival
Feb 28
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA | Faculty Recital
Mar 6
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA | 2:30pm Presentation: Using Blackboard for Teaching Applied Music and Other Music Courses
Mar 11
Calvary United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh PA | 4:00pm Recital with Edward Kocher, trombone (Tiffany Series) | Music for trombone and organ
Apr 15
Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA | Organist for Compline Service
Jul 9-13
National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) National Convention, Indianapolis IN | Langlais DVD available
Aug 5
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France | 5:00pm Organ recital
Sep 2
First United Methodist Church, Homer LA | 4:00pm Organ recital
Sep 23
Duquesne University School of Music, Pittsburgh PA | 2:15pm Brahms on the Bluff (Room 107) | Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
Oct 1
Church of the Epiphany, Pittsburgh PA | 8:00pm Concert with Duquesne University Orchestra | Langlais first and second organ concerti
Oct 26
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco CA | 8:00pm Organ recital (all Langlais)
Oct 27
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco CA | 9:00am-12:00noon Workshop
Nov 5
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Arlington VA | Northern Virginia Chapter AGO | 7:30pm Organ recital (all Langlais)
Nov 13
Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis IN | Indianapolis Chapter AGO | 7:30pm Langlais presentation
Nov 18
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore MD | Baltimore Chapter AGO | 4:00pm Organ recital (all Langlais) | Langlais DVD available


Jan 8-11
AGO Mid-Winter Conclave, Las Vegas NV | Organ recital (all Langlais) | Workshop: Preparing for the Langlais Centennial | Workshop: What the AGO Can Do for You
Feb 12
First Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh PA | Concert with Ars Nova Brass
Apr 9
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Buffalo NY | 4:00pm Improvisations on Gregorian chants
May 22
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia PA | AGO Recital and Gala Benefit Reception honoring David Craighead
Jun 28
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen MA | Organ recital
Jul 17-31
Trip to Germany and the Netherlands with Duquesne University organ students
Aug 24-25
Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena CA | Recording sessions for Langlais DVD sponsored by Los Angeles Chapter AGO
Sep 12
Duquesne University Chapel, Pittsburgh PA | 12:45pm Organ recital
Nov 19
St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, Encino CA | 4:00pm Organ recital (all Langlais) | Debut of Langlais DVD