March: the third month of the year; to walk
in step, with a regular, steady pace; a boundary/border; to have a common
border are all definitions found in Webster's New World Dictionary
of the American Language. As we begin this new month of March, let
us all, with the common love [border] of organs, march on over to Colonial
United Church of Christ, on Mission Road, to learn about the organ in
art. Art historian Martha Breckenridge (formerly Mundis), will walk us
through time, showing us how the organ is presented in various works of
art. This presentation is one which your clergy colleagues, your choirs,
and others may want to attend! Please extend a special invitation to them
(and perhaps they'd like to join you for dinner!). Information about dinner
is listed below.
If you missed our February clavichord recital presented by Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Harrison, you missed a most fascinating evening. Illumined by the soft glow of many candles on the high altar at St. Andrew' Episcopal Church, the audience was rapt with listening ears. As one person said, the instrument seemed very soft at the beginning, but as the evening went on, the clavichord seemed to get louder! For those who inquired, the clavichord, generously loaned to us for the evening by our member Nick Good, was a copy of a Portuguese fretted clavichord, and it was made by Peter Bavington, London. We enjoyed a delightful fare of music, and enjoyed watching, close-up, the technique required to make the clavichord 'sing'! Thank you, Beth!
And, a Thank You from Beth Harrison, our clavichord recitalist: Please give my best to the chapter and tell them how much I enjoyed performing for them!
Don't forget the time change on Sunday, March 9, this year! We 'spring ahead' and, thankfully, this is before Easter!! Whew.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Sharon L. Hettinger, Dean
Dinner reservations are required and may be made no later than Wednesday,
MARCH 5 by contacting Jean Lyne, 816.452.8222. Our menu consists
of chicken cordon bleu, twice-baked potato casserole, petite carrots with
sugar-snap peas, butter & egg rolls, and apple dumplings with cinnamon
sauce. WOW. Who can resist THAT menu?
Kansas City (Mo.) Times, 09 September 1875, page 4.
" Miss Etta Vaughn, the accomplished and faithful organist of the First Presbyterian Church, was presented with a beautiful gold watch a short time since by members of the congregation, as a token of their regard and appreciation." (Kansas City (Mo.) Times, 09 September 1875, page 4)
[NOTE: Etta M. Vaughn was born in the 1850s in Illinois. By 1867, her family had settled in Kansas City. Etta served as organist from 1875 until 1881 at the First Presbyterian Church (northwest corner, 10th Street and Forest Avenue), where she apparently played a reed organ. In November 1881, Etta married Peter F. Clinton, a division superintendent of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad, who died of consumption only five years later. Etta (Vaughn) Clinton is not known to have served as organist of any Kansas City church after her marriage in 1881.]
Dean: William McCandless
Sub-Dean: Rosi Penner Kaufman
Secretary: Carol Wallace
Treasurer: Sally Livengood
Registrar: Debbie Lynch
Class of 2011: Brian Campbell, Thomas Greathouse, Mark Langdon
Auditors: Jeff King
A corrected/updated page for your 2007-2008 GKC AGO Directory is available to Chapter Members who contact the Bombarde editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those members who receive the 'snail-mail' version of the Bombarde, the page is included in a previous edition.
Long Range Planning: Work continues on the InfoPak.
Youth: The application for hosting a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) in 2009 was presented. The Board accepted it with a few modifications and the application was then submitted to National Headquarters for review.
Program Committee: The program year (our 75th anniversary year) is now completed and will be announced shortly.
Village Presbyterian Church of Prairie Village, Kansas, will host the competition on 12 April 2008, on their 90-rank Moeller pipe organ. The first place award is for $2,500.00, the second place, sponsored by Casavant Freres, pipe organ builder, is for $1,500.00 and the third place is for $1,000.00. You are invited to attend.
www.agor6.blogspot.com (AGO region 6) is a new creation by our own Jan Kraybill. If you're traveling within our region and are interested in taking in offerings by other Guilds, here's the site for you!
Robert (Bob) Cavarra We recently learned of Bob's death from Betty Bauer. His service was held in mid-February, at St. Luke's Episcopal in Fort Collins. Words of condolence and sympathy may be sent to his widow, Barbara: 1717 Hillside Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
The guidelines for the Quimby Young Organist Competition 2009 will be
in the April 2008 Bombarde. The repertoire list is the repertoire
any organ student should be studying. At the regional competition in 2007,
three of the competitors were high school students. All of us need to
be listening for students who have the potential to begin preparation
now and participate.
As preparation for this competition, those who are members of the MMTA or KMTA, should be aware that there is an organ category for the Achievement Auditions. Summer is a good time to encourage young students to take organ lessons. Those who progress well could be ready for the September
auditions. This is a very good introduction to participating in organ competitions. Perhaps some of the young people who attended our pipe organ discovery would be prospects for beginning lessons this summer. High school students with strong keyboard skills make excellent organ students. Recruit now!
Saturday, 8 March 2008, 2 p.m. Rachel Brandwein, concert harpist. Church of the Nativity, 119th and Mission Rd., Leawood, KS. Sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity, the recital will include Grandjany's Aria in Classical Style for harp and organ; Rachel's mother Dorothy will join her for that work. Free.
Thursday, 13 March 2008, 7 p.m. Sam Rotman, classical pianist. Mission Road Bible Church, 7820 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS. For more information, 913.648.2233.
Sunday, 16 March 2008, 5:30 p.m. Schola Cantorum in concert. Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO. A Lenten theme of "Prayers," the concert will include Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus and Look down, O Lord; Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer; Holst's Psalm 86; and Schütz's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.
Sunday, 6 April 2008, 2 p.m. Jim Riggs, organist. A Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ, Inc., presentation, at Kansas CityMusic Hall, Central & 13th Streets, Kansas City, MO. Riggs is a world-renowned theatre organist who specializes in silent film scoring.
Part time Church Organist/Accompanist
Cherokee Christian Church, 7457 Cherokee Drive, Prairie Village, KS, 66208. 1 blended service, 1 rehearsal (Sept-May), electronic organ (Rodgers 3M). $ commensurate with qualifications of applicant. Position to begin immediately. The position requires an advanced level of proficiency in organ performance. Contact Christopher Elliott, Director of Music, (913) 362-7077 or email@example.com.
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: 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
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Paid Position), 6306 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, 1S, 1R (W). Contact Director of Music, Dr. Stephanie Henry at 913.423.3505.
|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 – org, pian||913-722-3083|
|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|
|Brett Terry – org, dir, soloist (tenor), lit||816-204-0408|
|Matthew Thompson – org, dir||785-312-4151|
|Marilyn VanderLinden –org
(very early or evening), lit
|Anne Warzyn – org, pianist, lit||816-453-5027|
|John Winkels – org, dir, lit||816-474-5332|
|Roger Wischmeier – org
(Wed & Sun. p.m.)
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director.|
New Chapter Friend: Anne Wickliffe
Transfer from the Central Missouri chapter: Keith Sandrock
Visitor at our February meeting who will soon become a member: Nancy Custead
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).