AUBURN, MA – On Monday, February 18, young pianists and organ enthusiasts between the ages of 11-16 will gather at Pakachoag Church in Auburn for a free all-day Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event that provides an introduction to the pipe organ as well as the opportunity to build, and then play, a small-scale working model of a pipe organ. The program will take place at Pakachoag Church, located at 203 Pakachoag Street in Auburn, and is sponsored by the Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Participants will meet at 8:30 am for breakfast and registration, and the program will begin at 9:00 am. The morning program will introduce the students to the basic sounds and functions of the pipe organ through both live and video demonstrations, allow them to look inside the church’s organ chamber at the mechanical-action components, and provide each student with a chance to play the pipe organ.
The afternoon will feature a student recital that will then be followed by the building of an Orgelkids organ kit (http://orgelkidsusa.org), as well as additional opportunities to play and explore both the main organ and the organ kit. Pizza and snacks will be served at various points throughout the day. The program will end at 4:00.
Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza is a program designed to introduce youth to the pipe organ and is open to any piano student between the ages of 11–16. The program is free for participants, but advance registration is required. Program and registration details are available online at http://www.worcesterago.org/ppp2019/.
Adults are welcome to participate in an evening “Pedals, Pipes, and Pinot event on Feb 18 at 6:30pm, also at Pakachoag Church. See www.worcesterago.org for details
About the Worcester Chapter American Guild of Organists
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.
The mission of the Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is to educate and empower local organists by providing resources to develop their skills and to network with other members of the arts community and church music profession in Central Massachusetts. The Chapter heightens the visibility of the pipe organ and its music by promoting recitals and recording projects, workshops, and other programs while actively supporting the next generation of organists by providing scholarships, seminars, and performance opportunities for young musicians.