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Chapter Events Calendar

Scott Dettra Organ Recital, Bloomington, co-sponsored by the Bloomington AGO  

Date: September 9

Time: 8:00 pm

Master Class 

Date: September 10, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue: Both events - Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, IU, 200 S. Jordan Avenue Bloomington

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September Kick-off picnic at Holliday park.
Pulled pork sandwiches and drinks provided by the chapter, please bring a side dish to share.

Date: September 16, 2022, rain date September 23 2022

Time: Arrive at 5 pm, eat at 5:30 pm

Venue: Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis


Breaking away!

An improvisation masterclass with Robert Nicholls

Friday, September 30, 2022 6:30pm-8pm

Trinity Episcopal Church, 3243 N Meridian St, Indianapolis

No-host* dinner to follow at Upland Brewing 

4842 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Robert Nichols is the 2012 winner of the National Competition in Organ Improvisation, and has been Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Evansville, since 1996. 

In this masterclass, Robert will aid participants in all levels of improvisation, from your very first time straying from the page, to the most seasoned improvisers. Then join us at Upland Brewing Company for a no-host dinner! 


*Members will gather for fellowship, but as this is a free event, dinner will not be provided by the AGO. 


“We have an organ for that…” A masterclass with Simon Thomas Jacobs

Friday, November 11, 2022 6:30pm-8pm

Christ Church Cathedral, 125 Monument Circle 

Free parking available at Express Park, 20 N. Penn

More parking information here

No-host* dinner to follow at The Eagle 

310 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Prize winning organist Simon Thomas Jacobs leads a masterclass for chapter members, focusing on playing repertoire effectively on various styles of instruments. Open to players of all experience levels, this masterclass will focus on interpretation, registration, organ management, and practice techniques utilizing Christ Church Cathedral’s two instruments: Hellmuth Woolf & Associates, Op. 32 and Taylor & Boody Organ Builders, Op. 19. While space for participants may be limited, this class is designed to be equally as engaging for observers.This free event is followed by a no-host dinner* at The Eagle, 310 Massachusetts Ave. 


*Members will gather for fellowship, but as this is a free event, dinner will not be provided by the AGO. 


No stranger to Indianapolis, Simon Thomas Jacobs was Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral from 2011-2014. He currently lives in Fall Creek Place and in addition to his musical endeavors is also a commercial airline pilot flying the Airbus 320 as a First Officer for a major US airline.

In 2013, Simon won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the St Albans International Organ Competition securing a place alongside some of the world’s finest concert organists and subsequently building an international reputation for his innovative programming, exacting technique, and engaging performances.

Simon’s debut CD, Parthenia Nova—the first recording of the first American-built pipe organ in London—has been praised as “an excellent recording that presents an interesting range of ancient and modern music on an exquisite new instrument…Jacobs’ playing is masterful throughout.” (Kola Owolabi, The Diapason, October 2016). The recording can be streamed in its entirety here.

 He may also be seen and heard in recordings on his website, Instagram, and YouTube.


Epiphany Party - Pitch-in

Date: Saturday January 7, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: Home of Paul Guyer, 12435 Hyacinth Dr., Fishers, IN  46037


The Church Musician as composer – Dr. Jerry Custer 

What keeps church choir directors up at night? Sometimes, it’s things they can’t control, like budgets and sufficient rehearsal time. More often, it’s struggling to find the right piece to fit the needs of the moment and the abilities of the singers. Perhaps that’s why so much church music originated with practitioners in the trenches. Bach, Schütz, Tallis, and many others fall into this category. So, in a much lesser fashion, does our presenter, Dr. Jerry Custer.  In this workshop, Jerry explores how his two worlds have intersected for the last 50+ years and have established him as one of America’s well-known church music composers.  

Date: February 18, 2023

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Venue: Abundant Vida Nueva United Methodist Church, 7940 Ditch Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Indianapolis Pipe Organ Festival

Date: March 19, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Plainfield United Methodist Church, 600 Simmons St, Plainfield, IN

AGO-sponsored dinner at Iguana's Mexican restaurant following the concert 

155 Dan Jones Rd

Plainfield, IN 46168


St. John Passion, by J.S. Bach

The Cathedral Choir and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra 

April 1, 2023 6:30pm 

Christ Church Cathedral, 125 Monument Circle, 46204

Purchase tickets here



The Passions of J.S. Bach represents the zenith of the German Passion tradition, and the coming together of several musical forms to present the story of Christ’s death. Combining chorales, arias, recitative, and choruses, Bach tells the story of the Passion of Christ in a manner that explores the full range of the baroque style. The Cathedral Choir is overjoyed to collaborate with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra to present St. John Passion on the eve of Holy Week. Purchase your tickets now to hear one of Bach’s greatest masterworks, presented by Christ Church Cathedral and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and co-sponsored by the Indianapolis AGO.


Sing For Joy! 

A hymn festival with Organist Andrew Jacob and The Rev. Alexandra M. Jacob

With installation of officers

Friday, May 12, 2023, 6:30pm

Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Blvd E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Reception to follow 


The Sing For Joy radio program, produced by St. Olaf College, has a simple mission: to explore the weekly themes of Christian worship by providing the best in sacred choral music and thoughtful commentary. The musical performances eloquently "do the talking," while the concise remarks from host Rev. Alexandra M. Jacob illuminate the meaning of the texts. Join Music Director, Andrew Jacob, and Host, The Rev. Alexandra M. Jacob, for a a live Sing For Joy Hymn Festival at Northminster Presbyterian Church on their new Fisk organ, with a reception to follow.  

More about Sing for Joy, Andrew Jacob, and Alexandra Jacob

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  Chapter Meetings   

Chapter Meetings are a unique opportunity to meet and network with other professional sacred musicians. A catered meal is very popular at the meetings. After the meeting, there is usually a recital or other educational opportunity.

  Artist Recital Series   

The Artist Recital Series one of the ways our chapter promotes the organ in its historic and evolving roles. Each artist is chosen with the intention of providing members and the community with enriching music from different eras and styles. The Artist Recital Series is supported by contributions from members and the community, for more info or to contribute, contact John Allegar.

  Community Programs  

Indianapolis and Central Indiana has a rich and diverse musical culture. Many local educational institutions and churches host their own recital series, hymn festivals, masterclasses, and workshops. To list events on our calender that are aligned with our mission for free, please contact us using the form found on the main menu

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