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Organ Music: It’s Not Just for Funerals and Churches Anymore

The American Guild of Organists National Convention is in Houston this week (June 19-23, 2016), showcasing performances, world-class instruments, workshops and new organ music. We learn more about the organist community in Houston from Carol Nave, promotion committee chair for the convention. She says the organist community here is fairly large. And around the world, […]

Pipe Organ - Houston Baptist University - Photo American Guild of OrganistsThe American Guild of Organists National Convention is in Houston this week (June 19-23, 2016), showcasing performances, world-class instruments, workshops and new organ music.

We learn more about the organist community in Houston from Carol Nave, promotion committee chair for the convention. She says the organist community here is fairly large. And around the world, there are chapters of the AGO opening in places like Nairobi, Kenya, and other parts of the world.

(Above: The Smith Organ, a LĂ©tourneau pipe organ, located in Houston Baptist University’s Belin Chapel. Photo: Michael Tims)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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