Why don't we show up in Google anymore?

A message from the webmaster

Our Dean, Larry, reports that several of you have emailed him asking why we don't show up in Google searches anymore. I believe our hosting provider has some problems that cause the search engine robots to get confused when they come to index our site. We are therefore in the process of changing hosting providers.

Though this change should take a couple of weeks, you shouldn't notice (other than that we won't show up in search for awhile). The website should be up almost the entire time. You can still reach it by typing agolexington.org into your browser. I recommend you bookmark the page.

On another note, we don't have any events listed past May! Please forward your calendar items to me at sheydinger@yahoo.com as you finalize your program schedules. They can be put on the website throughout the summer. We look forward to producing the first newsletter of our 2017-18 season in early August.

Scott Heydinger, Webmaster and Newsletter Editor

May Dean's Message

Well, another LexAGO Program Year is winding down. It seems like there has been a whirlwind of activity ever since last summer's Pipe Organ Encounter, right up to our final concert program this weekend. You won't want to miss Lexington's own Schuyler Robinson in recital at Christ the King Cathedral this Sunday. After all, it's Mother's Day, so be sure to bring your moms along!

Your Executive Committee and I are pleased to announce our upcoming LexAGO 2017-18 Program Year. Again, we will be offering a full slate of ten programs over a span of ten months in three Central Kentucky cities. There's something here for everyone! The full schedule will be found inside this newsletter. Be sure to mark the date on your calendars for our first program in the fall -- Saturday, September 30.

And there's more good news to share! I am pleased to announce that Lexington has been approved by the AGO National Council as one of three host sites for the AGO's 2018 January Jubilees. Our Chapter, along with Columbus and St. Louis, will be busy planning this exciting event over the course of the summer and into the fall. Inside this newsletter, you will find preliminary information about the January Jubilee.

You, our LexAGO Members, should rightfully be proud of all we have accomplished together. From 2011's "Racing to Lexington" Regional Convention, to 2016's successful Pipe Organ Encounter, we now together look forward to our 2018 January Jubilee. With this event, the Lexington AGO will have hosted the "Triple Crown" of AGO events!

   WIN (When): Saturday, January 27
   PLACE: First Presbyterian Church
   SHOW: 2018 AGO Great Lakes JANUARY JUBILEE

Enjoy your summer! Come back in the Fall rested, and ready to "roll up your sleeves" and get to work! I'm proud to be the Dean of the best AGO Chapter anywhere!

Hope to see you this weekend,
Larry Sharp

Sponsors for 2016-17

Thanks very much to the following for sponsoring our newsletter and website!! And thanks to Larry Sharp for making all of the arrangements.

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Beaumont Presbyterian Church
  • Good Shepherd
  • B. Rule
  • Rivierstad
  • D.C. Schroth Organ Builders

Be a Member! Join the Lexington AGO Chapter

Joining the AGO is easy and can be done online via the AGO National website. You can join as a chapter member, join as an independent member, or subscribe to the TAO magazine. Those who prefer not to join online can contact our chapter dean, Dr. Larry Sharp, agolarry@att.net or Treasurer Dr. James Humlong, james.humlong@gmail.com.

Mission, Vision, and Values Statement

The AGO Mission statement has been modified as of May, 2016. The entire statement can be seen on the AGO National Mission, Vision, and Values Statement page.

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.

© 2017 American Guild of Organists
Lexington, KY chapter