Summer Organ Academy 2023

Hong Kong Chapter of the American Guild of Organists – Presents


Join us for the fun to explore the “King of Instruments”!

This week-long summer organ day camp is a hands-on introduction to the pipe organ designed for participants aged 12-18. The camp will include:

–    Daily organ lessons (group of 4) on pipe organs
–    Daily practice time allocated to each participant
–    Workshops on a variety of topics, including an introduction to the mechanism of a pipe organ
–    Explore the pipe organs in Hong Kong
–    Final student recital

The Summer Organ Academy is for you if you …

–    would like to learn to play the organ, “The King of Instruments”
–    want to learn how a pipe organ works
–    have already developed basic keyboard skills (Grade 6 piano or above)
–    want to improve your organ technique
–    want to meet other young people with similar musical interests
–    want to be inspired


Day Camp (Lessons, Practice Sessions & Excursions):
21 – 25 August 2023 (Mon – Fri) [Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm]

Final Student Recital:
27 August 2023 (Sun), [8:00pm]
Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The main campus of the Summer Organ Academy will be held at the chapel of SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School. (6/F, 9 Oi Kwan Road,  Wan Chai.)  Private lessons and practice sessions in a group of 4 will be held each morning at various locations.  Assignment of the group and location will be announced upon the conclusion of the recruitment period.


Registration fee is HK$2,000.  The registration fee includes tuition, practice time, and materials. Students will be responsible for their own lunches and public transportation fee for visits to other instruments.

20% discount is given to AGO Hong Kong Chapter’s member.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Full refund will be made or cheque will be returned if the applicant is not accepted.


Full payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is limited to 16 participants.

Attn: Felix Yeung, AGO HK
c/o St John’s Cathedral,
4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

Direct Deposit to Bank Bank of East Asia (Please send deposit slip by email)
Account Number: 015-51468031343

Pay with FPS (Faster Payment System) (Please send transfer slip or cap screen by email)
FPS Email address:


Registration Deadline: 7 July 2023

Selected participants will be notified by 15 July 2023


Please register through our Google Form.


For any inquiries or questions, please email

A Very Franck Birthday Project

The Hong Kong Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is proud to present: A Very Franck Birthday Project.

Members of our Chapter gathered to play sections from César Franck’s Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op. 18, to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Members’ Recital 2022

The Hong Kong Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is proud to present this year’s Members’ Recital, to be held at All Saints’ Cathedral, 8pm, Monday November 21. Nine of our members will perform pieces by JS Bach, Vincent Lübeck, Vierne, and David Francis Urrows.

Free admission and seating.

Call for performers: Members’ Recital 2022

If you’re a member of AGOHK and wish to perform a piece and meet up with fellow members, here’s the chance. This year’s Members’ Recital will be held as follows:

Date: Monday November 21, 2022
Time: 8 PM
Venue: HKSKH All Saints’ Cathedral, 11 Pak Po Street, Mongkok

All members in good standing can sign up via this Google Form:

Registration deadline will be on October 24, 2022.

AGOHK Happy Hour (Zoom)

Dear fellow members,

I would like to welcome and thank the 20 new young members who joined the Hong Kong Chapter in the last year.  You have helped us win the prize of US$1,000 in the Year of the Young Organists initiative set out by the Headquarters.  We came first in the small chapters category.

While the Executive Committee is working on organizing events for the coming season, we would like to “meet” with you all (both new and returning, young and not-as-young members) in a zoom gathering.  It is just for social purposes.  We sincerely hope that you would join us on this occasion, and for our upcoming in-person events.  

Looking forward: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:30 pm

Don’t forget to BRING YOUR favorite beverage!

Please RSVP:

2022 Summer Organ Academy for Adults: Final Student Concert

Hong Kong Chapter, The American Guild of Organists
2022 Summer Organ Academy for Adults: Final Student Concert

Date: August 21, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30PM
Venue: Concert Hall, The Academy for Performing Arts

This is a free seating event with no age limit. Registered tickets can be collected on the day.

Pre-registration is required:


Hong Kong Chapter wins AGO Year of the Young Organist Recruitment Contest

As part of the Year of the Young Organist initiative, the worldwide network of AGO held a contest for which chapters attracted the most new young organist members. Our Hong Kong chapter came first in the small size chapter category, with 20 new young members joining this year.

This influx of young organists is surely encouraging, not only to us as part of the AGO, but to the wider organ playing scene in Hong Kong as well. Here’s to a bright future to the King of Instruments in the city of Hong Kong.

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:


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: