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Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter
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PO Box 582
Menlo Park, California

Our next chapter events ---

Second Salon Event: Low Pressure Public Performance Practice

Back in the time of Mendelssohn, friends would often gather for "salons" to play music in a casual setting and enjoy each other's company. We're bringing that tradition back with our series of salons for beginner to intermediate level organists. If you've got some pieces you would like practice performing in front of a friendly audience and you're interested in trying out different organs, but you aren't yet comfortable performing in a recital setting, then this event is for you!

We'll each get to spend some time at the organ setting up registrations, playing our pieces for each other, and and enjoying the company of our fellow organists. Pieces could range from a postlude you're working on to just playing through a hymn or two.

This salon will be:
First Church of Christ, Scientist
150 North El Camino Real
San Mateo
Saturday afternoon 12 January @ 2:00

Modified Estey, 2 manuals, ~15 ranks

If you're interested, please RSVP to so I can get an idea of how many people to expect. But please feel free to come, even if you don't RSVP!

Hope to see you there!



Saturday afternoon 26 January 2019, 2 - 4 pm.
Tour Kevin Fryer Harpsichord Studio in San Francisco
led by Catha.
This is a joint event with Western Early Keyboard Association.

There is a new instrument, a double manual after Ruckers (Colmar 1624), so bring music.

If anyone wants to carpool, Rani Fischer, cell 650-793-4849, will have a car leaving at 1pm from St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Let Rani know if you want to ride with her, or if you need to be picked up from your home.


Chapter Officers:
Duane Soubirous, Dean
Rani Fischer, SubDean
Tom Lohmuller, Secretary
Ed Jennings, Treasurer
David Sheetz, Registrar
Duane Soubirous, Newsletter Editor
James Martin, Web Master


Executive Board
Class of 2020 -- Eric Lebel, Jin Kyung Lim
Class of 2022 -- Catha Hall, Curtis 'Fjord' Hawthorne, Jeff Kabel


Matthew Burt, Regional councillor
John Karl Hirten, District convener