Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Springfield, Illinois Chapter of the American Guild of Organists! On behalf of my colleagues, I encourage you to take a closer look at our chapter, our diverse membership and our programs. It is my hope that you can join us at one of our activities throughout the year and be encouraged to join our membership. Our chapter fully enjoys the social side of our membership and offeres a support network in the Springfield area for organists and other musicians.  So, if you are an organist, music director, choir member, pastor or just someone who loves organ music, I hope you will consider joining the Springfield Chapter. Whether you have had many years of formal training or you’ve simply had a few opportunities to enjoy the grandeur of this magnificent instrument, you will be a welcome addition to our chapter. Soli Deo Gloria!

Nichol DelGiorno
Dean, Springfield, Illinois Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Associate Director for Music, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
Director of Liturgy and Music, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Illinois
Instructor in Organ and Musicology, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois
Phone: (217) 522-3342 x 135

Chapter Officers

Dean: Nichol DelGiorno                      
Sub-Dean: Dr. James Greenwald
Secretary: Lucy Hosea                          
Treasurer: Theron Strike
Professional Concerns: Dale Rogers
Education: Jane Allard
Twelfth Night 2011. Guild members enjoyed a gigantic pan of paella.


To join the AGO or for more information on membership,
please contact Nichol DelGiorno, dean at (217) 522-3342 x135 or

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Upcoming Events

 • Friday, August 26, 2011, 6:00pm: Jamie Greenwald home; Beginning of Year Dinner.

• Sunday, September 11, 2011, 2:30pm: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield; 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Prayer Service featuring John Rutter's Requiem. 

• Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2:00pm: First Presbyterian, Springfield; “Colors of the Organ”, Rudy Zuiderveld, organist, Nichol DelGiorno, mezzo-soprano.

• Friday, November 18, 2011: Illinois College Rammelkamp Chapel, Jacksonville; Bruce Neswick, organ concert, Part of IC Fine Arts Series

• Sunday, November 20, 2011, 4:00pm: Westminster Presbyterian, Springfield; Hymn Festival, with organist Bruce Neswick

• Sunday, January 8, 2012, 6:00pm: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield; Twelfth Night Dinner and Program

• Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10:00am: Our Savior’s Lutheran, Springfield; Nichol DelGiorno,“Piano to Organ: Managing the Transition”, for high school through adult learners.


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