Our First ever virtual recital!  Here our members play a short selection on their own instruments.  

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Music from Home - A Progressive Recital - May 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

On May 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm, plan to tune in to our Progressive Home Recital.  This will feature members of North NJ Chapter playing short, 5 minute selections on piano, organ, bells, or whatever from home. There will be variety of all kinds and everyone is invited to listen. In these times where live music can be difficult to access, please support your colleagues as they strive to uplift hearts in joyful music making!  Invite your friends and relatives for this most exciting event! 

Participating members include:  Janet Montroy (Montgomery), Donna Dangler, Candy Steen, June Marano-Murray and Melissa Murray, Linda Sweetman Waters, Kevin Harris, Susan La Fever, David Macfarlane, Brian Tricoli, Shannon Murphy, and Debbi Holden-Holloway. 

Once David Macfarlane has edited all the video submissions together (which he should have NO LATER THAN May 13), he will be posting the finished version to the YouTube Channel and linking it up on our NNJAGO Facebook page where we will direct people to join us at 7:30 P.M. for a "watch party. Ity will also be on our NNJ website,  

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Our Programs in 2019 - 2020 

Details about the programs are also included in each month's "Newsletter" section of this website 



  • SEPT 10, 2020 - Tuesday     
    Pot Luck Dinner and Advent / Christmas anthem reading  6:00 pm… Second Reformed Church, 436 Union Street, Hackensack 
  • SEPT 30, 2019 - Monday
    Meet & Greet Event with METRO Chapter 6:00 – 9:00pm… MeCloon’s Boathouse, 6 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ  ($25.00) Reservations required. By 9/23 
  • OCT 14, 2019 – Monday
    Music That Makes Community 7:30pm… A Workshop for Church Musicians, Pastors, and Congregations; led by Paul Visale, Executive Director:  Fellowship Hall at Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E Glen, Ridgewood, NJ.  
  • NOV 15, 2019 - Friday 
    Silent Film: Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last”, accompanied by Jason Roberts, 7:30pm… A family event!  West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ. 
  • NOV 16, 2019 – Saturday
    Masterclass on Improvisation with Jason Roberts 9:30-12:00am…  West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe, Ridgewood. 
    No meeting 
  • JAN 20, 2020 - Monday
    Metro Chapter Mini-Convention    9:30 – 3:30 pm Our Lady of Sorrows Church 217 Prospect Street, So. Orange.  Featuring Mark Lawson (Morningstar & G, Schirmer); Workshops and Anthem Reading sessions, Lunch. 
  • FEB 17, 2020 - Monday
    President’s Day Conference with NYC Chapter 9:00 – 5:00pm Temple Emmanuel, 5th Ave & 65th St., NYC. One of the most beautiful sacred spaces in the city is also one of the least well known to the organ community. A recital, lectures & tours and an accompanied silent movie in the afternoon. 
  • MAR 29, 2019 – Sunday
    St. Olaf/Rodland Scholarship Recital by Michael Terry Caraher - 3:00pm  West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 So. Monroe, Ridgewood.  
    No meeting 
  • MAY
    Member’s Recital – date and location to be announced 
  • JUNE 9, 2020 - Monday
    A Day in Longwood Gardens with Metro Chapter has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus.  An alternative end-of-year event is being planned.

Our Programs in 2018-19

Monday, SEPT 24, 2018:    Pot Luck/BBQ Gloria Norton’s house    6:00 pm  93 Ross Ave, Emerson…glorinor@aol.com or text 201-970-9032 Installation of Officers.  Entertainment: Just 4 Kicks, Sweet Adeline quartet 

Saturday, OCT 20, 2018:   Organists’ Studio with Hector Olivera   9:30 -12:00 pm West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood 

Sunday, OCT 21, 2018:     Hector Olivera Recital    3:00 pm  Patron’s Series, West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood 

Tuesday, NOV 13, 2018:   At Home with PDQ Bach    7:30 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harrington Park 

DECEMBER                       No meeting 

Monday, FEB 18, 2019  Presidents' Day Conference: On the Avenue - Saint Thomas Church and St. Patrick's 

Monday, MAR 11, 2019:   An Evening with James Kennerley    7:30 pm Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood 

Sunday, MAR 24, 2019:    St. Olaf/Rodland Scholarship Recital    3:00 pm Holden Miller, from St. Olaf College; Old Paramus Church, 660 E Glen, Ridgewood 

Tuesday, May 18, 2019 Registering French Baroque Music    7:30 pm. St. Philip the Apostle Church.  This program will be led by our own David Macfarlane

 Monday, JUNE 10, 2019:       A "PentaBash" - Chapter Dinner at Local Restaurant – 6:30 pm