Annual Dinner 2019

Saturday, June 8, 5:00pm – 6:45pm

followed by an organ recital by Patrick Scott (Atlanta) 7:00pm
Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

5:00pm – Albuquerque Chapter annual general meeting, with catered buffet dinner and guest speaker J. Michael Barone, radio host and producer of “Pipedreams.”

J. Michael Barone

Barone’s interest in organ music began in his teens, at first listening to recordings then playing at his hometown church in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He attended Oberlin College, worked at the student-run WOBC-FM radio station, and graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 1968. He began his professional radio career as the music director of KSJR-FM located at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota which evolved into Minnesota Public Radio, where he served as classical music director for 25 years.

Photo: NYTimes:  Michael Barone at the St. Paul studio that produces his ‘Pipedreams’ program.

As host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, he is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music. Pipedreams began in 1982, and it remains the only nationally distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ. Michael’s talent and commitment have been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Guild of Organists President’s Award in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award of the Organ Historical Society in 1997 and the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. In November 2002 he was selected for induction to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.. You can listen to the Pipedreams audio at

Buffet Dinner Menu

Soft Dinner Rolls
Salad – Classic Green Salad  (Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion served with Italian or ranch dressing, Red Chile Vinaigrette or Green Chile Ranch)
Main Entree
Beef Medallions with Red Wine Demi-Glace (Individually seared petite tender medallions of beef, medium rare, served with a savory red wine sauce)
Chicken Marsala (An Italian favorite! Fresh seared chicken breasts in a delicious mushroom and Marsala wine sauce)
Stuffed Portobellos (Portobello stuffed with quinoa, zucchini, tomato, fresh herbs and cheese)
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Grilled and Roasted Vegetables
Key Lime Dessert
Raspberry Brownie Trifle (Layered brownie, raspberry moose, whipped cream, topped with a raspberry and a mint leaf)

Passion Fruit Iced Tea (Black and green tea with sweetened passion fruit)
Water – with lemon


Dinner – $30 per person if reserved and paid by Memorial Day + Cash Wine Bar.
After Memorial Day, dinner – $34 per person + Cash Wine Bar.
Seating is limited – AGO Members and guests will have priority reservations.  Reservations by members of the general public accepted subject to space.

7:00pm Patrick Scott, organ (General Admission $20 at the door)


There are two parts to the reservation process: 1) completing the form to tell the AGO if you wish to order vegetarian meals; 2) paying for the reservations, either by mailed check to the treasurer (please make checks out to Albuquerque Chapter AGO), or via PayPal, whether by credit card or through your own PayPal account.

Checks should be mailed to:
AGO Treasurer, 8700 Desert Rain Rd. NW
Albuquerque NM 87120-3253

PayPal – click on card graphic below to be taken to the PayPal website.  If you do NOT have a PayPal account, select “Checkout” on the PayPal website, and use your credit card in the Guest Checkout process.  PayPal also accepts payment from linked bank accounts if you have a PayPal account.

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Reservation Form for those wishing to order vegetarian meals.  If paying by mailed check, please complete this form which will go direct to the treasurer. If using PayPal, please also use this form to order a vegetarian meal (not necessary otherwise).


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