The LA AGO Podcast celebrates its one year anniversary this month! Can you believe it? Enjoy the fun cold open to this episode to mark this milestone...and thank you for listening to and supporting the podcast!
Episode 12 also features another first: More than one guest! Andre Lombardi, Ethan Chow, and Hubert Tran are the current Organ Scholars at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. They join host Thompson Howell to mark the July 1st start of the American Guild of Organists' "Year of the Young Organist" during which many special events and initiatives geared toward young organists will be featured (links to AGO related young organist resources are below).
These three high school age organists share their stories of meeting as members of the Diocesan Children's Choir (Catholic Diocese of Orange) founded by Dr. John Romeri, former Director of Music at Christ Cathedral and how their interest in the organ grew from there; emphasize the positive impact of an AGO sponsored "Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza" event that further piqued their interest in the organ; talk about their experiences as Organ Scholars under the tutelage of David Ball, Christ Cathedral's Organist & Acting Director of Music; reflect on the benefits of memorizing repertoire for each of them; and reveal how the experiences they have been given are helping them clarify how they each want to move forward with the organ as part of their lives.
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The Year of the Young Organist website is here.
Information on a free year of AGO membership is here.
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