Chapter News

Virtual Super Saturday 2021

Super Saturday is our chapter’s gift to the growing community of church organists in Utah Valley and beyond. Each April free training is offered to the public to learn more about the organ and to be inspired to improve organ-playing skills for church service. If you are a pianist wishing to try the organ or […]

March 2021 Bach & Baroque Recital Links

BAROQUE PIECES & CHAPTER PERFORMERS –Buxtehude – Fuga in C Major, Bux WV 174, performed by Katherine Rosenvall –J.S. Bach – Wachet auf BWV 645 performed by Heidi Rodeback –J.S. Bach – Herzlich tut mich Verlangen, BWV 727, performed by John Hoopes on Hauptwerk using Azzio sample set –J.S. Bach – Wo solo ich fliehen […]

Handouts & PowerPoint for Embellishing Hymns – UVAGO February Organ Challenge

At the February 26, 2021, Zoom workshop, Heidi Rodeback, Jack Stoneman, and Mike Carson discussed methods for embellishing hymns. Specifically: how to embellish a sacrament hymn, how to find and use a last-verse harmonization, and how to solo out the melody. HANDOUTS for Embellishing Hymns  POWERPOINT for Embellishing Hymns LINK to Zoom meeting,  Passcode: 9HxH7gR%

Piping Up! Organ Concerts at Temple Square

The five accomplished Tabernacle and Temple Square organists, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples, plus occasional guest organists, are featured in a new online concert stream: Every Wednesday at noon (mountain) 30-minute concerts, each featuring a different organist Streamed on The Choir’s YouTube channel,,

BYU Organ Online Training Sessions

This is a new monthly offering of nine different topics of interest to early-level church organists, including those serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All events are free of charge and available to pianists and organists in any location. Each month will include a 2-part series: a live presentation on the given topic […]

March 2020 Bach Birthday Recital Online

The Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Bach Birthday Recital Formerly scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. Provo Central Stake Center 450 North 1220 West, Provo, Utah Presented on-line in compliance with Governor Herbert’s restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click on the link for each title of the […]

UVAGO Events Cancelled or Postponed

Message from the Dean – Lori Serr – Dear Friends, Regarding the chapter’s upcoming scheduled events, it has become more of a concern for me this week as more public events have been canceled or postponed in our area. It has been suggested by the executive officers of our chapter that all of our planned events […]

Tabernacle Choir Appoints New Organist

Joseph Peeples was recently appointed as a new organist at Temple Square. He will join organists Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts in performing organ recitals and playing broadcasts and performances with The Tabernacle Choir. “We warmly welcome Joseph to the organ staff and look forward to his musical contributions on Temple […]