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American Guild of Organists

Low Country Chapter
2016 – 2018 Officers & Departments

Chad Martin
Dean
cmartin2048@yahoo.com

Debby Graves
Sub Dean
debbygraves@yahoo.com

Gilbert G. Campbell
Secretary
gilonhhi@gmail.com

Gary R. Rakestraw
Treasurer
grakestraw@hotmail.com

Beth Corry (2017)
John M. Marks (2018)
Arthur E. Perry (2019)

Members at Large

Dr. JooSoo Son
Director – Placement & Substitutes
mlmhsk@hotmail.com

Gary R. Rakestraw
Website Manager
grakestraw@hotmail.com

Canon Richard P. McDonnell
Chapter Chaplain
Pritchardville, SC
moebird@live.com

National AGO Web Site
www.agohq.org

Dr. W. Raymond Ackerman
Dean Emeritus and Founder

Welcome to the Official Website of the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

For list of 2016-2017 Programs, CLICK HERE 

We are located on the sunny southeast coast of South Carolina and cover several counties including Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton with members throughout the area.

We hope that you use our website to find out more about us, about our programs, and about our area. Many fine musicians call the Low Country their home and we are proud to number them among our members and friends!

Low Country Chapter AGO
appreciates the support of our business partners.  Please click on “Our Sponsors” above to view their ads and contact information.


Upcoming Second Friday
at Noon Concert

Friday, May 12, 2017

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan is currently Organist and Choir Director of Sacred Heart Church in Savannah.     A native of Iowa, Mr. Morgan holds an undergraduate degree in Church Music from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and a Master of Music degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn.  As a young student he won first prize in numerous organ competitions and studied with several prominent organists, including Carl Staplin and Arthur Poister at Drake, Charles Krigbaum at Yale and André Marchal in Paris.  More recently, he has continued to study conducting by observing and working (in residence) with such notable English Conductors as Malcolm Archer and Ralph Allwood. Before moving to Savannah in September, 2016, Mr. Morgan served as Director of Music and Organist at St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville, NJ, Associate Organist at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Parsippany and Artistic Director of the Chorus of Communities in Nutley, NJ.   After moving to New Jersey in 1978 he served for 25 years at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown and for 6 years at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, NJ. Mr. Morgan is an accomplished accompanist and vocal coach and frequent organ recitalist.  He is a new member of the Savannah Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Donations to support the work of our chapter
are welcome and appreciated.