Introduction by Michael Velting, AGO OrganFest 2020 Chair
Welcome from Michael Bedford, AGO President
My Spirit Be Joyful from Cantata BWV 146, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685‑1750), arr. E. Power Biggs (1906‑1977)
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Jens Korndörfer, organ
Stuart Stephenson and Michael Tiscione, trumpets
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  • First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Klais/Schlueter (2018) (specifications)
Presentation by Vicki Schaeffer, AGO Board of Regional Councillors Chair
With a Word, You Birthed Creation
Music by Tony Alonso (b. 1980)
(World premiere, commissioned by the AGO 2020 Atlanta National Convention)
Text by Mary Louise Bringle (b. 1953)
Ariel Merivil, tenor
Tom Trenney, piano
Sam Eschliman, cajón
Presentation by James Thomashower, AGO Executive Director
Presentation of 2020 AGO President's Award to Christian Herrmann, Jr., by Michael Bedford, AGO President
Postlude in F, Charles Ives (1874‑1954), reconstructed by Charles Krigbaum (1929–2020)
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Aaron Tan

Winner, 2018 AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance

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  • Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Skinner Organ Company (1928) (specifications)
Installation of AGO Officers and Councillors by Don Saliers, AGO Chaplain
Evening Hymn, Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877‑1950)
Messiah at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, December 17, 2015.
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, director
Janet Yieh, organ
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Presentation of 2020 AGO Distinguished Composer Award to Rachel Laurin by David Hurd, 2010 AGO Distinguished Composer
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Chelsea Chen in conversation with Rachel Laurin
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Mr. Mistoffelees Overture (Concert Piece No. 3), Op. 94 (World premiere), Rachel Laurin (b. 1961)
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Alan Morrison
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Photo by Len Levasseur, with thanks to the Organ Historical Society

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