Organ Concert
Hentus van Rooyen, organist
The concert is free and open to the public.
Friday, November 16, 2018
6:15 p.m. – Punchbowl
6:45 p.m. – Dinner & Meeting
8:00 p.m. – Concert
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
(Google Maps)
617 Louisiana St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-4203
Dinner Reservations
Dinner Reservations are due Wednesday, November 14

Hentus van Rooyen is a recent DMA graduate of the University of North Texas where he studied organ performance under the tutelage of Jesse Eschbach, and baroque repertoire studies with Paul Leenhouts. He holds a BMus from the University of Pretoria and a Master of Music from the University of North Texas. His quest for international studies was initiated after winning the Stephanus Zondagh Overseas Music Study Scholarship at the UNISA Overseas Music Scholarship Competition in 2011 while studying with Wim Viljoen. During his study with Viljoen, Hentus also completed the Teacher’s and Performer’s Licentiates through University of South Africa. In 2012, he was awarded the Scholarship for Overseas Study from the Southern-African Church Organists Association (SAKOV), and received a generous scholarship from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, which enabled him to begin his studies at the University of North Texas in September of that year.

In 2013 Hentus was awarded second prize at the William C. (Bill) Hall Organ Competition in San Antonio, TX, and in 2014 he won first prize at the same competition. At the UNT College of Music, Hentus was named “Outstanding Graduate Student in Organ Performance” in 2014 and 2017. As the teaching fellow for organ, Hentus taught all secondary organ students at UNT, and was nominated for the “Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award” in 2018. He was also the accompanist and continuo organist for the early music vocal ensemble, the UNT Collegium Singers, and played continuo in the UNT Baroque Orchestra. He served as the Associate Organist at Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas.

The Central Arkansas Chapter meets once a month, September through May, for dinner, business meeting and a concert. These meetings are a time for fellowship, to visit with old friends, to make new friends, and to enjoy the performances of world-class artists. Our recitals are free, open to the public, and made possible by the support of our members, chapter friends, and program sponsors.

Now is the time to join, or renew your membership of, the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. If you are an organist, church musician, or love the organ and its music, support our mission by joining us today. Memberships run from July 1 to June 30.

Voting Members

  • Open to all organists, choral directors, and other individuals who support the mission of the Guild.
  • Voting members are affiliated with the Central Arkansas Chapter and participate in all National and local activities and elections.
  • Voting members are eligible for certification exams, and all insurance plans.
  • Voting members receive a 12-month subscription to The American Organist magazine.
  • Voting members receive the chapter newsletter and a copy of the chapter yearbook.
  • Membership is available at reduced rates to those age 65 or older, under 21, the disabled, and full-time students.
  • Dual memberships are available for those who wish to be involved in more than one local chapter.

Chapter Friends

  • Chapter Friends are affiliated with the Central Arkansas Chapter and support the chapter with their dues.
  • Chapter Friends participate in all activities of the Central Arkansas Chapter with the exception of elections.
  • Chapter Friends receive the chapter newsletter and a copy of the chapter yearbook.
  • Chapter Friend memberships are available to all who are not organists or choral conductors.

Please join us today by filling out a membership form and mailing it, along with your dues, to the address printed on the form, or visit the AGO ONCARD website to pay your dues online.

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