Low Country Chapter
2018 – 2020 Officers & Departments
Sub Dean & Program Chair
Gary R. Rakestraw
Arthur E. Perry (2019)
Andre Rakus (2020)
Gil Campbell (2021)
Members at Large
Dr. JooSoo Son
Director – Placement & Substitutes
Gary R. Rakestraw
The Reverend Canon Richard P. McDonnell,
National AGO Web Site
Dr. W. Raymond Ackerman
Dean Emeritus and Founder
Welcome to the Official Website of the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
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 and partner organizations. Please click HERE to view their contact information and concert schedules.
A.E. Schleuter Pipe Organ Co., Lithonia, GA
Chapel Music Company, Lithonia, GA
All Saints Episcopal Church, HHI
Parish Church of St. Helena, Beaufort
Hilton Head Choral Society
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
Beaufort Symphony Orchestra
Lowcountry Wind Symphony
Second Fridays at Noon Concert Series
(Please click HERE to view the complete list
of programs scheduled for this season.)
February 8, 2019, at Noon
Holy Family Catholic Church
24 Pope Avenue, HHI
Andre Rakus, organ
featuring Katie McAllister, mezzo-soprano
Andre is Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island. Selections are by Handel, Scarlatti, Lotti, and Giordani. Andre will also perform his arrangement of a Michael Jackson song along with Sowerby’s Pageant and works by Max Reger and Dale Wood. The concert is free with donations accepted.
Andre will also perform a concert entitled TOUR OF ELEGANCE on February 15th at 6:30 PM. This concert will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. Andre will be performing on the piano and organ and he will be accompanying Brianna Snyder, who is a vocalist and also plays the flute. This concert is free with donations accepted.