Pre and Post Convention Events

Signature Spire

Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:30 pm
Visitation Church
5141 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64113

Ben A. Spalding and the world-class voices of the Spire Chamber Ensemble share music that defines the Spire family. Enjoy favorites from past years — spirituals, popular, and early music — including a new world premiere. This is a not to be missed concert in the stunning acoustics of Kansas City's historic Visitation Church.
Free for AGO members.

Kantorei of Kansas City Summer Choral Institute Concert

Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:30pm
Country Club Christian Church
6101 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64113

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral Sunday Service

Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:15am
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal)
415 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Trinity Choir
Paul Meier, organist, choirmaster

Temple Organ Demonstration

Sunday, July 1, 2018 2:30pm
Community of Christ Temple
201 S. River
Independence, MO 64050

The Temple's 102-rank Casavant (Opus 3700, installed in 1993) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Come hear this instrument in a 30-minute demonstration recital played by Organist-in-Residence Dr. Jan Kraybill. Plenty of free parking is available on the east (main entrance) side of the building.

Choral Evensong and Postlude Recital

Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
6401 Wornall Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113
Kansas City Chamber Singers
Dr. Thomas R. Vozzella, Director
MacKenzie Reed, Organist

Christopher Marks, organist in recital

Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00pm
Rainbow Mennonite Church
1444 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103

Christopher Marks, Associate Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln performs on the historic E. & G. G. Hook - Opus 488, 1869 organ relocated in 2008 to Rainbow Mennonite Church.

Michael Bauer, Organist in recital

Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:00pm
Hope Lutheran Church
6308 Quivira Rd
Shawnee, KS 66216

Michael Bauer, Professor of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas, performs on the 2012 Martin Pasi Opus 21 organ at Hope Lutheran Church.

Wings - Silent movie with organ accompaniment

Peter Krasinski, organist
Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:00pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Peter Krasinski, conductor, organist and music educator, accompanies the silent movie Wings on the 1950 Ernest M. Skinner and Son organ at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

Reuter Organ Co. Shop Tours

Monday, July 2, 2018 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Reuter Organ Co.
1220 Timberedge Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: (785) 843-2622
Free for all. Click here for more details on their website.

Organ Crawl

Saturday, July 7, 12 pm
Southminster Presbyterian Church
6306 Roe Ave.
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Come and explore (crawl through) the Casavant Frères, Opus 3713, 1992, 3M/P, 44 stops, 36 rank organ at Southminster Presbyterian Church. Hosted by Stephanie Henry, GCKAGO Chapter Dean 2017-18. If interested there will be a sign-up available at the convention hospitality desk.

Country Club Christian Church Sunday Services - The Pic & Bow

Sunday, July 8, 2018
9:00am outdoor service,
10:00am Chapel service
11:00am Sanctuary service
The Pic & Bow -- Charles David Smart, guitar, and Michelle Gawith, violin and vocals join us at all 3 services.
Country Club Christian Church
6101 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64113

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral Sunday Service

Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:15am
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal)
415 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Trinity Choir
Paul Meier, organist, choirmaster

Temple Organ Demonstration

Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:30pm
Community of Christ Temple
201 S. River
Independence, MO 64050

The Temple's 102-rank Casavant (Opus 3700, installed in 1993) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Come hear this instrument in a 30-minute demonstration recital played by Organist-in-Residence Dr. Jan Kraybill. Plenty of free parking is available on the east (main entrance) side of the building.