Scholarship Winner Recital and Annual Dinner 2021

May 22, 2021 6:00 PM

We are thrilled to have 2018 GBAGO scholarship winner Elena Baquerizo, Organ Performance student at The Julliard School of Music join us for this annual winner recital.

Join us for a very special evening. We are thrilled to have 2018 M. Louise Miller – Paul E. Knox Scholarship Competition Winner – Elena Baquerizo join our annual recital program and reception 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 18. 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

Elena Baquerizo (2018 Scholarship Winner)

Elena Baquerizo is a rising organist recognized for her sensitive musicianship in concert and church performance. She has been the recipient of several awards for organ performance, including first prize in the ECU Ninth Annual Young Artists Competition and third prizes in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival and Rodgers√Ç¬Æ North American Classical Organ Competition. A Florida native, she has held the position of organist and choir member of the National Shrine of St. Philomena (Miami, FL) and later St. Mary’s Assumption Chapel (St. Marys, KS). Miss Baquerizo received her AA in Liberal Arts from St. Mary’s College (St. Marys, KS), graduating as valedictorian. She is currently beginning a BM in organ performance at the Juilliard School in the studio of Paul Jacobs. For the past eight years she has studied organ with Thomas Schuster. Miss Baquerizo is also passionate about the piano and has won third place in the Ray Millette Young Artist Concerto Competition and appeared as a soloist with the Alhambra Orchestra in Ransom-Everglades School (Coconut Grove, Florida), as well as given solo piano recitals in Reilly Arts Center (Ocala, FL) and Miami-Dade College’s McCarthy Hall.

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to learn more about the M. Louise Miller – Paul E. Knox Scholarship Competition for 2021.

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

Hosts – Galen Tate, John Polo