HOS Activities

Fall 2014
Just like last year, the coming year promises to be a full one for the members of the Harvard Organ Society. The Organ Society’s introductory meeting will take place September 7th at 7:30 pm. More specific details will be forthcoming. 

After great success last year, the weekly Organ Studio Class will continue this year. The exact time is not yet decided, but will likely be Thursday afternoon or Saturday late morning. Let me know if either of these times poses a problem for you, and we will try to take that into account. Look forward to more great masterclasses, seminars on improvisation and hymn-playing, period-specific repertoire lessons, and the like!
 
As in past years, two organ recital series will continue on campus. The Memorial Church series takes place every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm (Tuesday Evening Recitals). The lunchtime series occurs every Thursday at 12:15 pm. In the fall, it will take place at Christ Church, and in the spring, it will return to Busch Hall.
 
The Organ Society will play a number of recitals throughout the year. Mark your calendar now for our recital at Christ Church as part of the lunchtime series on October 30th and the annual midnight Halloween Recital on October 31st!
 
Lessons on the organs in Memorial Church will be offered by both Tom Sheehan, our new Assistant University Organist, and Colin Lynch, the Associate Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square. Both Tom and Colin will try and work with each individual’s schedule.
 
Finally, HOS will be holding elections for new officers at the year’s outset. Leadership in the Organ Society provides a great opportunity to help organize our wonderful trips, learn how to manage a student organization’s finances, and help make possible all of our regular programming. I highly recommend running for a position–the experience will prove both rewarding, educational, and enjoyable. Any of our current officers can speak to this, so please reach out if you want to learn more about what it would be like to lead HOS.

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