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OHS Annual
Fund Drive

Help sup­port oper­at­ing expens­es of OHS pro­grams and ser­vices.

Hon­or­ing the past,
Enrich­ing the present,
Curat­ing the future! 

The 2019 OHS Pipe Organ Calendar

The 2019 OHS Pipe Organ Calendar is now available!

If you would like to order a copy, please select the but­ton below.

Become A Member

Become A Member

Join Today!

Please con­sid­er the good works of the Soci­ety in edu­cat­ing, pre­serv­ing, and chron­i­cling a rich organ her­itage and cul­ture, and the impor­tance of sup­port­ing these efforts in your deci­sion to become a mem­ber. You will receive a sub­scrip­tion to our quar­ter­ly mag­a­zine, The Track­er, and all ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship, includ­ing mem­bers’ prices on some items in the OHS Cat­a­log. Any time of year is a good time to join OHS!

Celebrate the opening
of the new OHS e-Shoppe

Now through December 21st
and selected dates in 2019

Stoneleigh is Saved!

It tru­ly is a great Thanks­giv­ing when we learned the news that Stoneleigh is saved!

Read all about it here.

Thank you to every­one who signed peti­tions, sent dona­tions, and made phone calls.  

Hap­py Thanks­giv­ing to all!

 

OHS News

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Breaking News

Stoneleigh is Saved!

It tru­ly is a great Thanks­giv­ing when we learned the news that Stoneleigh is saved!

Thank you to every­one who signed peti­tions, sent dona­tions, and made phone calls.   Hap­py Thanks­giv­ing to all!

Read all about it here.

Vote Now in the OHS Nominating Committee Election

Vote now in the OHS Nominating Committee Election!

Click here for instruc­tions on how to vote.

Warren Edward McCall has been appointed CEO of the Organ Historical Society

War­ren Edward McCall has been appoint­ed CEO of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, Vil­lano­va, Pa. has announced the appoint­ment of War­ren Edward (Ed) McCall as its new CEO. He will assume respon­si­bil­i­ties on August 1, 2018 and will suc­ceed James Weaver, who is retir­ing, hav­ing served in that posi­tion since 2010. 

Ed is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to with a major in music and com­put­er stud­ies. He has a Mas­ter of Music degree from West­min­ster Choir Col­lege and has taught there. He is Artis­tic Direc­tor of Can­tus Novus in Yard­ley, Pa. and Organist/​Choir Direc­tor at St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church in Doylestown, Pa. From 2010 – 2012, Ed was Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the pres­ti­gious St. Michael’s Choir School in Toron­to, where he served as the chief admin­is­tra­tive offi­cer with respon­si­bil­i­ty for man­ag­ing the dai­ly oper­a­tions of the school and a bud­get of $1.5 mil­lion. 

Michael Quim­by, Board Chair­man, observed that Edward McCall’s appoint­ment is the result of a thor­ough inter­na­tion­al search, and that he is delight­ed to wel­come Edward McCall to this impor­tant posi­tion. Edward McCall com­ment­ed, The oppor­tu­ni­ty to lead a world-class orga­ni­za­tion such as the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is an hon­or and priv­i­lege.” 

Host a Convention

Are you proud of the his­toric pipe organs in your area? Would you like to share them with the rest of the OHS mem­ber­ship?

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is seek­ing pro­pos­als to host con­ven­tions in 2020 and 2021, and we would love to come vis­it! If you’ve ever want­ed to show off the organs in your area to the rest of the OHS mem­ber­ship, this is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty. As a first step, please con­tact the CEO, Jim Weaver, at emccall@​organhistoricalsociety.​org to start a con­ver­sa­tion about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of host­ing. After this, an ini­tial pro­pos­al will need to have a pre­lim­i­nary list of organs to vis­it and a pre­lim­i­nary itin­er­ary, as well as a list of peo­ple who would be will­ing to serve on a con­ven­tion committee. For com­plete infor­ma­tion on host­ing a con­ven­tion, please down­load the con­ven­tion guide­lines here.

Upcoming Events

April 2019

26apr7:30 pmAGO Recital and Gala Benefit ReceptionHonoring John Walker

June 2019

18jun(jun 18)12:00 am22(jun 22)11:59 pmLongwood Gardens2019 International Organ Competition

July 2019

14jul(jul 14)12:00 am18(jul 18)11:59 pmOHS 2019 National ConventionDallas, Texas

October 2019

13oct(oct 13)8:00 am15(oct 15)10:00 pmThe Symphonic Organ at StoneleighAn Aeolian-Skinner Celebration

The Tracker

OHS pub­lish­es its jour­nal four times a year. The Track­er includes news and arti­cles about the organ and its his­to­ry, organ­builders, exem­plary organs, region­al sur­veys of instru­ments, and the music played on the organ. The empha­sis is on Amer­i­can organ top­ics of the 18th, 19th, and 20th cen­turies, and there are occa­sion­al arti­cles on Euro­pean top­ics. Most issues run 48 pages with many illus­tra­tions and pho­tographs.

Dear Friend of the Organ –
A New Opportunity

Think about the plea­sure you will receive in offer­ing an OHS mem­ber­ship to a friend or rel­a­tive. You can share your love of the pipe organ and intro­duce some­one else to the good works of the Soci­ety in edu­cat­ing, pre­serv­ing and chron­i­cling our rich organ her­itage and cul­ture. Mem­ber­ship lev­els [$70 – Reg­u­lar, Insti­tu­tion /​ Busi­ness, $60 – Senior, and only $25 for Stu­dents — elec­tron­ic deliv­ery only] are won­der­ful­ly afford­able and make splen­did gifts. The recip­i­ent will receive a sub­scrip­tion to our quar­ter­ly mag­a­zine, The Track­er, a spe­cial gift and all the ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship, includ­ing mem­bers’ prices on many items in the OHS Cat­a­log.

The OHS Mission Statement

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety cel­ebrates, pre­serves, and stud­ies the pipe organ in Amer­i­ca in all its his­toric styles, through re­search, edu­ca­tion, ad­vocacy, and music.

The Organ Historical Society

330 North Spring Mill Road
Vil­lano­va, PA 19085 – 1737
(804) 3539226
info@​organhistoricalsociety.​org

Annual Fund Drive

I am honored to lead the evolution of a vibrant, 21st century OHS. Your generous support and active engagement today, tomorrow and throughout 2019 allows us to fulfill our mission of celebrating the pipe organ across the country and around the world. THANK YOU! Ed McCall, CEO

Plans for 2019 include:

• Enhanced Member Benefits

• Workshops for elementary students

• OHS College Student Chapters 

• OH! - the monthly newsletter of OHS

• Dallas Convention & Annual Meeting

• The Symphonic Organ inaugural Symposium

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