2022 Summer Organ Academy for Adults

July 16 to August 21, 2022

The “Organ Academy for Adults” is a summer program for keyboard players over the age of 18 who want to learn to play the organ, or for those who already have some acquaintances on the instrument. It is designed for those who have achieved at least an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency. Previous organ study is not required; beginners are welcome. This month-long summer organ academy will include:

  • One-to-one individual lessons (60 mins x 4) on pipe organs
  • Practice sessions on pipe organs
  • Workshops on a variety of topics, including an introduction to the mechanism of a pipe organ
  • Two site visits to venues with pipe organs
  • Final Students’ Recital

  • Instructors: Ryan Chan, Chere Ko, Helon Kwan, Anne Lam, Andy Ng, Elizabeth H. Wong
  • Program Fee: HKD 5,800 (with a refund of HKD1,800 for participants who maintain a minimum of 80% attendances of lessons, workshops and site visits)
  • Registration Deadline: June 1, 2022

For registration, please visit here:
https://forms.gle/QSjNVafmnQFxaT5u8

Enquiry: agohongkong@gmail.com

Score ID Quiz: Win a free concert ticket* and more!

Get the correct answers through 3 rounds, and limited music gifts or a free ticket* to the upcoming “Anne Lam and HK Phil Brass Quintet” concert could be yours!

(*Subject to ongoing lockdowns, the free ticket may be changed to free membership.)

For details, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/agohongkong

A Very Franck Birthday Project: Call for performers

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Franck’s birth. To celebrate, the Hong Kong Chapter, American Guild of Organists will be organizing a virtual performance of Franck’s Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18. Participating members will play and record a short section of the piece, and the combined result we be uploaded to AGOHK’s social media pages. This project is currently opened to AGOHK members only.

Sign up now! The deadline for signing up will be 20 Feb 2022. Once we have the list of performers finalized, we will draw up a list of who will play which set of bars and contact each participant regarding the details.

Sign-up link: https://forms.gle/hGC6V9j3iuu3nYyM8

Anne Lam and HK Phil Brass Quintet

One of our members, Anne Lam, will be playing a concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Brass Quintet on 12 March 2022, as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Further details could be found on the Arts Festival website: https://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/programmes/anne-lam-hk-phil-brass-quintet

Organ Plus Members’ Concert 2021

We are glad to announce that several of our members will be performing in the upcoming Organ Plus concert: a chance to showcase the organ with various other instruments.

Date: 30 October 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School Chapel

Not to be missed! With limited seats. Reserve yours now: https://forms.gle/3QJzRZFN4cou6STR7

❃❃ Winners ❃❃ 2021 Young Organist Competition. Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists

Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists, is proud to announce the prize winners of the “2021 Young Organist Competition”. The prize winners are,

First Prize (HK$5,000): Carlos Li
Second Prize (HK$3,000): Zoe Lei
Third Prize (HK$2,000): Ivan Leung

The three finalists played stunningly in the Final Round, which was held in the evening of August 1st, 2021 (Sunday) at the Concert Hall of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The venue was filled with enthusiastic and supportive audiences for the night. Program and snapshots of the Final Round are available at the following links,

Program:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kc_8Cylw2FM46OVPUa1iZM2Eab_JcYQX/view?usp=sharing


The Hong Kong Chapter is deeply grateful for the adjudicators of the Final Round of the competition. Judges for the Final Round were Professor David Gwilt (Emeritus Professor of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Chiu Siu Ling (Former Instructor of Organ, The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong Baptist University).


In addition, the Chapter is also extremely appreciative of the tremendous support from the donors of the “2021 Young Organist Competition”. Our donors include,

Ms. Alice Chan
Professor Johnny Poon
Mrs. Deborah Serianni

C.B. Fisk, Inc. – First Prize (HK$5,000)
Ms. L.K. Chan – Second Prize (HK$3,000)
Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lee – Third Prize (HK$2,000)

The Competition Committee would like to congratulate all prize winners and extend a warm thank you to those who have participated in this competition. We look forward to seeing you in the next “Young Organist Competition” in 2024!



Competition Committee,
Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists

✶Tickets Registration✶ Final Round, 2021 Young Organist Competition. 7:30pm, 1st August (Sun) @ Concert Hall, HKAPA

The 2021 Young Organist Competition is drawing to a close as we enter the Final Round with Ivan Leung, Zoe Lei and Carlos Li as our finalists. You are invited to join us at: 

The Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Sunday 1st August, 2021
7:30 pm


Free admission.  Tickets required.  
Tickets are now available for registration. Please click this link: https://forms.gle/19TbxghNRSBn8Uiz5 for details.

For enquiries, please email us at agohongkong@gmail.com

✶Finalists✶ Young Organist Competition 2021. Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists

Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists, is pleased to announce that 3 young organists have been chosen to compete in the Final Round of the “2021 Young Organist Competition”.

Based on their excellent performances and recommendations of judges in both the Preliminary Recording Round and live Semi-Final Round, Ivan Leung, Zoe Lei and Carlos Li are chosen to compete in the Final Round, in which each of them will perform a live 40-min program in the evening of August 1st, 2021 (Sunday) on the organ at Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The Final Round is open to audiences aged 6 or above with free admission. Please stay tuned for tickets information & event starting time.

The Hong Kong Chapter is deeply grateful for jury members of the Semi-Final Round. Judges for the Semi-Final Round included Professor Johnny Poon (the inaugural Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Endowed Professor in Music, Associate Vice-President of Hong Kong Baptist University, & Head of Department of Music, HKBU) and Mr. Felix Yeung (Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral & Provincial Music Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui// Music Director of Die Konzertisten).

In addition, the Chapter is also extremely appreciative of the tremendous support from the donors of the “2021 Young Organist Competition”. Our donors include:

  • Ms. Alice Chan
  • Professor Johnny Poon
  • Mrs. Deborah Serianni
  • C.B. Fisk, Inc. – First Prize (HK$5,000)
  • Ms. L.K. Chan – Second Prize (HK$3,000)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lee – Third Prize (HK$2,000)

For enquiries, please email to agohongkong@gmail.com

Competition Committee,
Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists

2021 Young Organist Competition: Semi-finalists announced

Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists, is pleased to announce that 5 young organists have been chosen to compete in the Semi-final Round of the “2021 Young Organist Competition”.

Based on their excellent performances in the preliminary recording round, the 5 semi-finalists are Chere Ko, Zoe Lei, Ivan Leung, Carlos Li and Olga Wong. They will each perform a live 30-min program on Saturday, July 3, 2021 on the Fisk organ at the chapel of SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School.

Congratulations to our semi-finalists! The Hong Kong Chapter is also deeply grateful for jury members of the preliminary recording round. Judges for the preliminary recording round included Stefan Engels (Professor of Organ and Leah Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA// Former Professor of Organ, the University of Music and Performing Arts “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”, Leipzig, Germany// Former Associate Professor of Organ, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, NJ, USA) and Clive Driskill-Smith (Organist & Choirmaster, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, TX, USA// Former Professor of Organ, Royal Academy of Music, London, England// Former Sub-organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England).

Competition Committee,
Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists