Rising Stars

The most recent AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists was held in 2019. Initial rounds were sponsored at the local level by AGO chapters, and each winner advanced to a final competition in the context of their regional convention. The seven first prize winners would have performed as Rising Stars at the AGO 2020 National Convention in Atlanta, but instead we are happy to be able to share their recorded performances here.

Concert Overture in C minor, Alfred Hollins (1865‑1942)
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Luke Brennan

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby Mid Atlantic Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • E. & G. G. Hook/Andover (1869/2012)
The Ecstasy and Reflection from Resurrection, Larry King (1932‑1990)
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Michael Caraher

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby North Central Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Boe Chapel, St. Olaf College
  • Holtkamp (2006)
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, Camille Saint-Saëns (1835‑1921)
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Amber Dahlberg

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby West Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Rodgers Model T967-MV
Berceuse from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31, Louis Vierne (1870‑1937)
Finale: Allegro from Concerto in D minor, BWV 596, Antonio Vivaldi (1678‑1741), transcribed by J. S. Bach (1685‑1750)
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Martin Jones

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby Southwest Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • St. Paul's Chapel, New York City
  • Noack (1989/2017)
At the Ballet and Those Americans from Five Dances, Calvin Hampton (1938‑1984)
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Noah Klein

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby Great Lakes Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • St. Paul's Chapel, New York City
  • Noack (1989/2017)
Les enfants de Dieu, from La Nativité du Seigneur, Olivier Messiaen (1908‑1992)
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Nicholas Stigall

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists

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  • Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Randall Dyer & Associates (2001)
Allegretto and Allegro maestoso from Sonata No. 4 in Bb major, Op. 65, Felix Mendelssohn (1809‑1847)
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Eddie Zheng

Winner, 2019 AGO/Quimby Northeast Regional Competition for Young Organists

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Performance Notes
  • Viscount Chorum 90