Welcome to the Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists!


Upcoming Events

Adam Pajan Organ Recital                                                         
Thursday, May 1, 7:30pm
First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington

The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington will present a concert by award-winning young organist Adam Pajan on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 PM. Pajan will play the church’s historic 3-manual pipe organ which was built in 1883 by Hilborne L. Roosevelt of New York City - a first cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt. The program will include well-loved pieces by J.S. Bach, César Franck, Felix Mendelssohn, and Arthur Foote. In honor of the bicentennial of the siege of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem which became of our National Anthem, Dr. Pajan will conclude his program with 19th century American composer Dudley Buck’s Concert Variations on the Star-Spangled Banner. Admission is free for this concert. For further information contact:  
Matthew Bellocchio
Email: mmbell1950@gmail.com; Mobile: 315-651-1962


Annual Clergy/Musician Dinner                                                          
Sunday, May 4, 6:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, MA

Instead of an outside speaker, we will have a locally-generated program this time: a panel discussion of types of church music and how pastor/musician planning is divided by three local pastors who are also church musicians: Rev. Tim Weisman of Zion Lutheran in Pittsfield, Rev. Tom Damrosch of St. Paul’s in Stockbridge, and Rev. James Lumsden of First Church in Pittsfield.  Moderator will be Dean Ed Lawrence.  This promises to be an exciting evening, so mark those 2014 calendars now! 

Annual Meeting and Picnic - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
North County venue still to be chosen.

Open Position - Plainfield Congregational Church, UCC

The Plainfield Congregational Church, UCC, Plainfield, Ma.
seeks a Choir Director and Organist/Pianist for 10:30 Sunday
services beginning September, 2014.  Organ is two-manual
Allen; piano is a 7' Baldwin. Salary negotiable, dependent on
experience.  Contact June Persing, 413-634-2214 or

Open Position - First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield
Pittsfield church seeks an excellent organist, who also plays piano and can lead choirs, work with worship planning team, and is a person who views music as a means of spiritual inspiration.  This quarter time position will include one or more Sunday services, special holy day services, weddings and funerals, coordination with worship planning team and work with choirs.  Specific terms are negotiable.  Send resumes to "FUMC job opportunity"  at  howerw3@gmail.com or 55 Fenn Street, Pittsfield MA 01201.