I hope you were able to join us for our September program, with rising
star Chelsea Chen in recital, as she showed us just why she is a woman
to watch! Playing from memory, she used the many resources on the instrument
extremely well, and received a standing ovation at the end of the evening.
You won't want to miss our upcoming October meeting either, which is scheduled for Monday, 15 October 2007, and will be held at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Due to inclement weather last winter, Charles Bruffy was unable to present his program on "Find the Music in the Music," an approach to choral music but certainly adaptable to us on the bench! Charles is a delightful presenter in workshop situations, and I know you'll learn a lot of invaluable information for working with singers, and musicians in general.
Charles Bruffy has been involved in the choral music scene in Kansas City for several years now, especially as director of the Kansas City Chorale, a 24-voice professional choir. He is known for commissioning and premiering works by contemporary American composers, including Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen, and Jean Belmont, among others. Charles is also the Artistic Director of the Phoenix Bach Choir, allowing him to earn a number of frequent-flyer miles.
A graduate of Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, MO, Charles Bruffy also received a master's degree from UMKC Conservatory of Music (in voice), and where he completed his coursework for a doctor of musical arts degree in conducting. Join us for an informative evening, and be a part of the choir!
N.B.: This season, our evening programs begin at 7:30 p.m. (30 minutes earlier than last year!)
Soli Deo Gloria,
Sharon L. Hettinger, Dean
THE MENU for DINNER (NEW TIME: 6:15 p.m.)
Dinner begins before the recital at 6:15 p.m. The menu consists of Swiss steak with peppers and onions, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, broccoli salad, rolls, and fruit cobbler. To make your reservation for dinner, please call Jean Lyne at 816.452.8222 by Wednesday, 10 October 2007. If she is not home, please leave your name, your telephone number, and the number of reservations you desire. The meal cost is $8.00.
"C. E. Marsh Goes to Grace Church"(Kansas City (Mo.) Star, 25 December 1897, page 3, column 4)
"C. E. Marsh, beginning with the new year, will be organist to the
Grace Episcopal church and director of its choir. Mr. Marsh has been playing
organs in Kansas City many years. He served about ten years on the bench
in the First Congregational church. Then he went to the Calvary Baptist
church, where he remained about two years, going to St. George's Pro-Cathedral
[Episcopal]. There he organized the first surpliced choir Kansas City
has known." [NOTE: Cyrus Eugene Marsh was born in 1860 in the state
of New York. He came to Kansas City in 1881 or 1882 and worked as a telegraph
operator. In December 1884, Marsh was hired by the First Congregational
Church (northeast corner, 11th & McGee Streets) to play its new pipe
organ, J. H. & C. S. Odell's opus 212, an instrument of two manuals
and 1415 pipes in 26 ranks. He served there about seven years and four
months. During the years when Marsh was active as a church organist, he
was also employed in the Telegraph Department of the Kansas City, Fort
Scott, and Memphis Railroad. Marsh died in Kansas City in 1935.]
A few notes of interest from the Executive Board Meeting in September
Payment Voucher forms shall be submitted within 30 days for reimbursement. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the Treasurer.
A feasibility study for our Greater Kansas City Chapter to undertake a POE in 2009 is underway. If you are contacted, kindly reply.
Our yearly audit will be taking place soon, by auditors Dale Ramsey and Mark Langdon.
Thank you to the 151 members of our chapter who have sent in their registration forms and dues for the 2007-2008 year as of September 23. This breaks down to 62 Regular members, 51 Special (over 65, under 21, or disabled) members, 10 student members, 5 Partners, 8 Dual members and 15 Chapter Friends.
Do you enjoy greeting people? Are you hospitable? Like to make new punch recipes? We're looking for a few good men and women to help with our PUNCH BOWL time on regular meeting nights. Some recipes are provided, but you can always use your own special recipe! Contact Dean Sharon Hettinger to assist via 816.523.1602, x112 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to be "up" and LIVE IN KANSAS CITY! Thanks to web-page designer Doug Kubert who listened to the needs of our chapter, as presented by former Dean Nan Hulett and current Dean Sharon Hettinger, our new website is truly beautiful. We thank so many of you for already expressing your 'WOW' comments!
One goal this year is to obtain a link to YOUR church's website. The information that we'd like to be able to link directly to is the organ data for your parish. This data should/could include photos, specifications of the instrument[s], perhaps a history page about the instrument, and/or perhaps a history page about the succession of organists at that particular church. As we move into our chapter's 70th anniversary year (and beyond!), this kind of data will be invaluable to our chapter historian James Tharp, and those who look ahead to plan celebratory events.
Do you have other websites that you frequent? Places like http://organfocus.com or http://www.organsociety.org or a myriad other sites? If you would like to see these organ-related sites in a page of links on our new website, please send the URL and a brief description to email@example.com.
Doris Daniels has stepped forward to fill the very large shoes of Carol Hamilton! Doris will be working the Music Sales for our gently-used music (okay, well worn!). She will be delighted to sell you music, to help our scholarship fund!
to chapter member Roger Wischmeier, on the loss of his wife, Wilma.
ORGAN BUILDING CONFERENCE at the UNIVERSITY OF
The University of Kansas is excited to announce a conference entitled An Introduction to Organ Building: A Celebration of the First Ten Years of the Bales Organ Recital Hall,October 11-13, 2007. It is designed for church organ committees, organ students and potential organ builders. Talks will focus on individual parts of the organ and how they are built. For further information see www2.ku.edu/~organ or call 785-864-2797.
BALES ARTIST SERIES LAUNCHES WITH RECITAL
The Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas is delighted to announce the inaugural year of a new subscription series of organ recitals with accompanying master classes and lectures presented by four major artists who will perform and teach at the Bales Organ Recital Hall in Lawrence. This series is made possible because of a generous gift given by Polly Bales. Tickets are available at the Lied Center ticket office 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.
The 2007-08 series includes the following artists and dates:
11 October 2007: Kimberly Marshall, with
Master Class/Lecture on 10 October 2007.
9 November 9 2007: Lynne Davis, with Master Class/Lecture on 10 November 2007.
1 February 2008: Roberta Gary, with Master Class/Lecture on 2 February 2008.
18 April 18 2008: Susan Landale, with Master Class/Lecture on 19 April 2008.
Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 12 p.m. Noon.
Southern Utah Heritage Choir.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -12th and Broadway, KC, MO. Admission Free; donations accepted. 816-842-0416, x. 119 Dr. Mario Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 5 October 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Bales Chorale Concert, Laura Palmer, conductor.
Bales Organ Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Free admission.
Sunday, 7 October 2007, 3:00 p.m.
Jewell Artist Series.
Gano Chapel. William Jewell College. Suzanne Hatcher, soprano; Ron witzke, baritone; Ann Marie Rigler, organ; Tony Brandolino, violin; Rob Patterson, violin; Monty Carter, violin/viola; Trilla Ray-Carter, 'cello. Works by Handel, J. S. Bach, Rorem, Milhaud, Locke, and Fux. No admission charge or reservations.
Thursday, 11 October 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Bales Artist Series: Kimberly Marshall, organist.
The University of Kansas Bales Organ Recital Hall, Lawrence, KS. Tickets are available at the Lied Center ticket office 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.
Sunday, 21 October 2007, 5 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak, KCMO. Works featured are by Mathias (Missa Brevis, The Doctrine of Wisdom), Arlen Clarke (Veni Creator Spiritus, Love Is My Lord and King), Vaughan Williams (Te Deum), and Nanino (Adoramus Te Christe).
Sunday, 4 November 2007, 5:00 p.m.
A Service of Remembrance featuring prayers and music for All Saints.
St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church. 6630 Nall Avenue, Mission, Kansas. 913.236.8600. A Choral Requiem, op. 194 (Rheinberger) is featured. Diana P. Evans, organist; Kenneth Walker, Director; and The St. Gregory Choir of St. Michael's.
Each Sunday at 5 p.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Wornall Road at Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. 816.523.1602. The music and prayers of Taizé are sung, and the Eucharist is celebrated. (No sermon)
Faith Lutheran Church, 4805 W. 67th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. 1S, 1R, P (34-rank Nordlie tracker), $15,000/yr. Contact the church at 722-3515.
First Family Church, 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park, KS, 66223. 3S (various styles), 2R, E (Rodgers 3M) $17,420 (depending on experience). Contact Joseph Bolin, (865) 964-7822, (913) 681-3341, or email@example.com..c.4.;
PART TIME CHURCH ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST
The Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E. 55th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113-1223. 1S, 2R (Th p.m. & Sun a.m.), P (3m/43st Moeller), $ commensurate with qualifications of applicant. The position requires an advanced level of proficiency in organ performance. Position begins immediately. Please send a cover letter detailing your qualifications and a resume. Application reviews will begin immediately. Please send all materials to DH Lee, Music Director at the church address. For more information regarding this position, please contact: DH Lee, Music Director, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
TENOR SECTION LEADER POSITION AVAILABLE
Second Presbyterian Church, in Kansas City, MO, 55th and Oak Streets, is searching for a tenor section leader for the adult choir. Paid Position. 1S, 1R (Th) Please contact DH Lee, Music Director at email@example.com or 816-363-1300. ex.32
|John Arndt – org, lit||816-833-0957 or 816-518-8250|
|Tom Atkin – org, lit||913-722-2404|
|Betty Bauer – org, lit||913-814-9021 or 913-488-8417|
|Doris Daniels org/lit||816.431.3244 or 816.721.3191|
|Kathy Hellwege – org., lit||913-362-0594 or 913-706-0126|
|Mary Hunt – org., lit||913-375-1654|
|Marie Lerner-Sexton – sop soloist||913-780-1299 or 913-558-2688|
|Steven McDonald – org., dir., lit||785-841-4696|
| Nick Mourlam orga, pian
|John Obetz – org., dir., lit||913-681-1092|
|John Pitchford – organist||913-663-3768|
|Ann Marie Rigler – org, lit||816-415-3792 or 816-781-7700x5199|
|Joan Schmitt – org., dir., lit||816-444-3813 or 816-896-8935|
|James Snyder – org, dir.||816-765-1721 or 816-719-3289|
|Nancy Stankiewicz – org., lit||913-642-8642|
|Virginia Strohmeyer-Miles – org, lit||816-738-1162|
|Brett Terry – org, dir, soloist (tenor), lit||816-569-0208 or 918-766-3163|
|Matthew Thompson – org., dir.||785-312-4151|
|Marilyn VanderLinden –org (very early or evening), lit||816-665-4441|
|Anne Warzyn – org, pianist, lit||816-453-5027|
|John Winkels – org, dir, lit||816-474-5332|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director.|
The absolute deadline for submissions to Bombarde's editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org (this is a new address).