Scholarship Winner Recital & Annual Dinner 2019

May 31, 2019 6:00 PM

GBAGO scholarship winner Jeremy Paul Jelinek joins us for this wonderful year-end social gathering. RSVP by Monday, May 27.

Join us for a very special evening. We are thrilled to have M. Louise Miller – Paul E. Knox Scholarship Competition Winner – Jeremy Paul Jelinek join our annual social time and catered dinner for a short recital program on the First Congregational Church, Fairfield Klais III/41 rank pipe organ.

Annual Social and Catered Dinner

The evening starts at 6:00 PM with a chance to coast into summer with fellow chapter members and their guests with wine and appetizers. A scrumptous catered dinner and dessert follows. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP to before Monday, May 27. Payment can be made by check to Greater Bridgeport AGO, or paid online at the website

The recital continues directly after dinner and dessert (8:00 PM) in the beautiful sanctuary. The recital is open to the public – suggested donation.

About Our Performer

Jeremy Paul Jelinek (2017 Scholarship Winner)

Jeremy Paul Jelinek is a scholar and an accomplished church musician and organ performer. He is an organist at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC. He “interpret[s]…with aplomb…demonstrating impressive technical facility” (TAO, September 2016), and “play[s] with elegance and assurance” (The Diapason, November 2016).

From 2016-2017, he studied organ performance with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard, and organ improvisation with Laszlo Fassang and Thierry Escaich at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP). Jeremy completed his year with mentions of “très bien” in organ performance, Gregorian Chant, and French language. Among others, his performance venues included St-Ouen, Rouen, la chapelle royale de Versailles, St-Eustache, and Notre Dame de Paris. He will remain a lifelong member of l’ecole du Chœur Gregorien de Paris, where he studied semiology, interpretation, directing, and history of chant, and sang numerous liturgical offices and concerts. Jeremy has developed a rigorous study in French Classical organ music and has given classes and lessons thusly.

He is an organ performance Major (BM) in the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He has held varying posts at Calvary Church, St. Andrew’s, Most Holy Name of Jesus, and St. Anthony’s Chapel (Pittsburgh), and Christ Church (Rochester). He is the recipient of several prizes in both Sacred Music and in organ performance, including the RCYO Quimby Competition which named him a “Rising Star” of the American Guild of Organists. Finally, Jeremy Paul is a composer, notably of choral works, and has written for several ensembles.

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to learn more about the M. Louise Miller – Paul E. Knox Scholarship Competition for 2019.

We look forward to seeing our colleagues and friends of the chapter at this wonderful event. Don’t miss it!

Hosts – John Polo, Dr. Paul Jacobson