American Guild of Organists
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March 28, 2019

Chapter history -- 1946!

Wisconsin Chapter hosts their first convention

-- Midwestern Regional Convention—

June 24 and 25, 1946 in Milwaukee

Two days filled with recitals, lectures, services of Vespers and fellowship

--Six (6) States where represented at this convention

--Thirty Chapters participated in this inaugural convention

---Six (6) organ recitals were performed with recitalists of Sr. M. Theophane,  Wilbur Held, Dean of Minnesota Chapter,  Dr. Emory, L. Gallup, Dean of Illinois Chapter and

Dr. D. Deane Hutchison, Dean of  Peoria Illinois Chapter

--Two (2) Lecture/Demonstration offered—Choir Problems—Gregorian chant

Keynote Dinner Speaker--Mr. Jack T. Wilson, Chief Physicist, Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company addressed “Some Physical Aspects of Formal Counterpoint,” illustrated this with a series of slides showing sound and Bach’s Great G minor Fugue. 

Travel to each event was planned with ease

--by walking or

--by taking the trolley, fare 10 cents; taxi fare from downtown 35 cents


March 14, 2019 -




May 5, 1919 Founding of the Wisconsin Chapter

of the American Guild of Organists

Charter of the Wisconsin Chapter

Charles Mills, Founder


May 4, 1920 First meeting of the new Chapter; election of first officers

*Members performed at respective churches

*They cultivated professional connections


Follow the link to our history written by Alice Leisman: Our History





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