From the Dean

As I write this, today is the fifth day of Christmas. I’d sure like to have five golden rings, but instead I am on the fourth day of a terrible cold and cough. At least I didn’t have that annoyance on Christmas Eve, but this is certainly not the way I had hoped to spend some vacation time this week!

We have two impressive AGO events back to back this month. On Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 pm, Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church will present “The Thrill of Brass and Organ” featuring Kevin Johnson, Tom Huffman, Don Rolander and The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet. Clearwater AGO is cosponsoring this recital with Peace Memorial, so if we have a large audience, we might possibly make a small profit for our chapter. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear some of the great repertoire for organ and brass.

One week later, Paul Jacobs returns to give a recital at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Largo. He always fills the church to capacity, so arrive early for a good seat. This performance is also at 3:00 pm. Please remember to tell your choir members about these performances and put the information in your worship bulletin or newsletter. Admission is free to both concerts and free will offerings will be received.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy New Year.

Soli Deo Gloria

Bradley Swope, Dean