Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
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Congratulations to Bruce Eicher on Another Retirement!


Colleagues and friends in the Baltimore Chapter AGO extend congratulations to former dean and long-time member Bruce Eicher who has retired as principal organist at Beth El Congregation after 56 years of service.  When added to former retirements of 55 years he was Organist and Director of Music at Grace United Methodist Church, and the decades he served as a member of the Music Theory Department and head of the Ear Training faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, that is a whole lot of notes played, taught, scheduled, arranged, composed, directed and inspired. “Our congregation, choir, and I have been truly blessed to have Bruce Eicher’s beautiful and gifted soul as a part of the musical life at Beth El,” Cantor Thom King said. “Bruce brought spiritual enrichment to our congregation for more than half-a-century, so he richly deserves being brought from behind the organ for some long-overdue recognition.” Beth El will mark this occasion on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. Michael Britt who has subbed for Bruce and played at Beth El on countless occasions since 1981, will now serve as principal organist at the synagogue.

Louis Gephardt