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Thanks to presenters Ted Stewart and Mario Pearson for providing a very enlightening evening, leading us through the Midi and Digital Worlds as they apply to the organ world. Thanks also to Pastor Jennifer Thomas and the staff of Immanuel Lutheran Church for a very hospitable place to meet. Mario and Ted together made a great team of teachers. Ted related how the organ at Immanuel Lutheran has retained its integrity as a Baroque-Renaissance Organ and added digital capabilities for additional repertoire. Mario followed his Power Point Presentation with a demonstration of pipes, midi, and digital on the VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS theme. Dr. Pearson is offering a follow up session at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for those interested. He was overwhelmed and excited at the number that signed up for that session, date and time to be determined, according to the availability of those who signed up. His Power Point presentation and resources can be found on the GKCAGO website.
The organ world is under a big umbrella. Next month we hear a tracker action organ, played by Dr. Craig Cramer from Notre Dame University. He will perform on the new Martin Pasi instrument at Hope Lutheran Church at Quivira and Shawnee Mission Parkway, Monday Nov. 19. The church is celebrating its new instrument with a full year of events. The GKCAGO is happy to sponsor one of the yearlong events. His program will include works of Buxtehude, Dandrieu, Bach, Böhm, and Martinson.
Thanks to Doris Daniels for storing and bringing organ music which has been donated by members and is sold at half of its original price. There are always good finds. Proceeds go to funds for Student Competition. At the November meeting she will be bringing Advent/Christmas/Epiphany music.
A benefit for member Desiree Hines, who is facing stage 4 neuro-endocrine cancer, will be held
Saturday, Dec. 1, 4 – 9 p.m. in the Gallery Room at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St.
Reservations can be made at www.plazafun.eventbrite.com
This month I interviewed Dan Brown, Organist at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe.
How long have you been a member of GKCAGO?
I have been a member 24 years. I joined in 1988.
What keeps you being a member?
I find the programs engaging and interesting. Case in point was this month’s presentation of introducing digital technology with the church organ.
What hopes do you have for our chapter’s hosting the national AGO convention in 2012?
I hope there will be a healthy sharing of ideas, new techniques and skill levels so all participants will experience a renewed vigor towards their organ playing. Also this is a fabulous opportunity to socialize and really get to know our colleagues from other parts of the country. The National AGO convention will be a wonderful springboard to “showcase” the greatness of Kansas City and our AGO chapter.
Monday, November 19 at 7:30 pm
Hope Lutheran Church
6308 Quivira Road (Quivira and Shawnee Mission Pkwy)
Punch bowl and fellowship at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 6:15 pm
Catered by Meissen’s Catering:
Baked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy
Seasoned green beans, cranberry salad
Rolls, pumpkin pie with whipped topping
Call Jane Dauer at 816-252-3787, or e-mail email@example.com by 10:00 pm the Wednesday before the meeting (October 10). Please note that this is a new e-mail address this year. Jane will confirm all e-mail reservations, so if you don't get a confirmation, please call. Remember, if you have a permanent reservation and miss dinner, you are still obligated to pay for your meal.
The next meeting is Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran in Westport. All committee chairs, elected positions and long-range planning committee members are expected to attend. If you must be absent please contact Carol Wallace at 816.468.6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In this month of elections, we as AGO members are asked to vote for a new restructuring of the National Council. The November issue of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST (TAO) asks us to vote regarding the proposed changes to the AGO Bylaws. Ballots on line or by mail or due by Dec. 3, 2012. Three 2012 issues related to the proposed changes that are important to read are: June, September, and November. The ballot is located in the November issue. If the proposed changes are approved they will go into effect July 2014.
Thank you for taking your responsibility to vote as an AGO member.
WE CAN HELP those who are struggling with food insecurity. Bring a canned or boxed food to the November 19 concert, and put it in Hope Lutheran Church's food donation box. Most venues that host our chapter meetings and concerts do not charge us to use their space. This is a VERY easy way to both show our appreciation to host churches and help KC families that are in need. This is an effort approved by the Board at the October meeting, and will continue at least throughout this program year.
Our KCAGO 2013-2014 Program Committee is planning to apply to AGO Headquarters for their assistance for a January 2014 Jubilee in Kansas City. This would be a one day workshop featuring 8 various sessions held on a Saturday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Already we have a member who has volunteered to be Director of this event as well as several others who have offered to help in various ways. The more members we have involved in this project, the better our chances are of obtaining a $2,000 grant from AGO Headquarters. Different areas in which we can use your help include: Facilities, Financial Management, Program, Publicity, Registration, Workshop Presentor, and Hospitality. Suggested workshops could be: Organ Literature, Service Playing, Public Relations, Pastor/Musician Ralations, Choral Music & Worship Planning, The Digital Organ, Handbells, Wedding-Funeral Music.
The Aims of January Jubillee:
|1.||To reach out to an untapped base of church musicians unacquainted with AGO
|2.||Invigorate involvement of existing membership & leadership
|3.||Promote a accessible & welcoming image of AGO to all ages, skill levels and denominations
|4.||Maximize outreach & growth of KCAGO
|5.||To enthuse those who attend by offering quality topics staffed by inspired leaders
|6.||To highlight the talent pool of locally gifted musicians|
Many volunteers are needed to make this event run as smoothly as possible. We need everyone's assistance. Please pick an area in which you would enjoy to serve. Let me hear from you soon. We have a January 31st deadline.
Mary Bronaugh Davis, Sub-Dean (phone 816-436-1419 or e-mail email@example.com)
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking to fill the position of organist. Applicants must have knowledge and experience playing both a pipe organ and piano. The instruments include a 24 rank Reuter pipe organ and a Kawai Baby Grand piano. The person hired will accompany choir and congregation for two (2) weekly Sunday Services year round as well as preludes, postludes and other worship music. She/he will also work with the Choir Director in Wednesday evening Choir Rehearsals from September through May. The position also includes special church services and events from time to time, including Christmas Eve Services and Holy week services. Please e-mail resume to: email@example.com
Location: 1500 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO
Compensation: Covered with applicants during interviews.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 700 NE Chipman Road, Lee's Summit, MO is seeking a Music Director. This will begin as a half time position (20 hours per week). Duties include working with the Pastors to coordinate music in traditional worship services (scheduling organists, directing adult and youth choirs, working with bell choir, soloists, and groups). Duties also include coordinating a weekly blended worship service. Duties may include serving as an accompanist for choirs, soloists, and groups. The opportunity to serve as organist may also be available. Compensation: $10,400. Interested individuals should submit resume to Caryl Froeschle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W 75th St., Prairie Village KS 66208. Seeking an Organist for the Traditional service at 8:50 am, requiring service music and accompaniment of the Chancel Choir. The Organist will also serve as rehearsal accompanist for the choir on Wednesday nights. 24 Rank McManis Organ, and Steinway B Grand Piano. Please visit www.visitasbury.org for more information on submitting resumes, or contact Lindsey Lang for questions and a more detailed job description. 800 active members.
Contact Lindsey Lang, Director of Music, Email: email@example.com
Phone: Day: (913) 432-5573, ext. 219 Cell: (573) 424-4053
Director Children/Youth Music:
Country Club Christian Church is seeking a part time director of children’s and youth music. For detailed information, please contact David Diebold at 816-333-4917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church, 7406 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114 seeks organist/accompanist to work with energetic choir. Responsibilities include Wednesday evening choir rehearsal and Sunday morning worship. Additional services include Good Friday and Christmas Eve. The church has a 14 Rank Temple pipe organ. Excellent playing skills and flexibility of musical styles are required. Please email resume to email@example.com or mail to the church office.
Christ Community Evangelical Church has purchased the beautiful Scientology Church at 66th and Wornall Road in Kansas City. The sanctuary will be available for weddings in January 2013. The church is organizing a list of qualified organists who are very proficient and would be available to play for weddings. If you are interested in speaking with us about this possibility please call Cindy Patrick at 913-709-9498.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7740 Lackman, Road, Lenexa, KS is seeking an piano accompanist for its Chancel Choir. St. Paul's is an inclusive, friendly congregation in Lenexa, with a membership of 500. The Chancel Choir performs a varied music repertoire, including traditional, contemporary, and classical. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Salary will be approximately $100 per week depending on hours required. Submit your resume and complete the application posted on the St. Paul’s Lenexa website (http://stpaulslenexa.org), click on Employment.
Play for weekly 90-minute choir rehearsals (currently conducted on Wednesday evenings) and Sunday morning choral warm-up and service(s) beginning the month of August and continuing into May; other rehearsals as necessary. The majority of time will be spent accompanying the choir during the 10:50 a.m. service. However, there will be times where the accompanist will also play for the 8:15 a.m. service, as well as special services (such as Christmas Eve). Arrive for rehearsals 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time.
Work under the direction of Chancel Choir Director for Chancel Choir rehearsals and worship services. Rehearse with and accompany small groups and soloists as assigned by the Chancel Choir Director.
Arrange for a substitute if necessary for rehearsal or services.
Supervision: Position reports to the Chancel Choir Director.
Search Committee led by Royce Ann Collins, Staff Parish Committee, Feel free to contact me at 913-961-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is posted on the church website.
Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th Street, Gladstone, MO. Year-round position of 10-12 hours per week. Experience in a liturgical setting preferred. Duties include organizing and directing the choir Wednesday evenings Sept. through June, developing ensembles and other special music throughout the year, helping to plan and enhance the 10 a.m. worship service and all other special services and work with appropriate departments. Position available October 1st.
Please email resumes to email@example.com. Call 816-452-2829 for a more detailed job description.
Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th Street, Gladstone, MO. Part-time salaried position. Experience in a liturgical setting is preferred. Weekly responsibilities include playing organ and piano for one Sunday service, one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal and playing accompaniment for ensembles and special services as needed. Resumes accepted until October 5. Position available November 1st. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 816-452-2829 for a more detailed job description.
Kiepper Pipe Organ Company, recently located in St. Louis, seeks applicants for a variety of positions with the firm. Our aim is the restoration and preservation of existing and historic pipe organs, as well as the construction, installation and maintenance of new instruments. A knowledge of the organ is not necessary in order to be considered; training will be provided. We currently seek applicants who will be committed to our standards and are detail-oriented. The ideal applicant will be in good physical condition, and able to lift and move heavy objects, some weighing as much as 1,200 pounds. Experience in general woodworking, electrical wiring and metal working is desirable, but not necessary. Please send resumes and cover letter to: email@example.com or call 417-619-1350 to speak with Christopher Kiepper for an appointment interview.
Sunday, November 18, 2:00pm
Mark Herman, presented by Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ at the Music Hall, 13th and Central, Kansas City, MO. ATOS Young Theater Organist award winner. Mark Herman’s first introduction to the theatre organ was when he was 10 as part of the local AGO chapter’s Room on the Organ Bench program. In 2003, Mark played a cameo performance at the ATOS annual convention. A year later, he won the ATOS Young Theatre Organist award. This led to multiple tours in Australia and New Zealand and dozens of solo engagements from coast to coast. He is a graduate of The Theatre School, DePaul University in Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts.
Sunday, November 18, 3:00pm
Third Annual St. Cecelia Hymn Festival. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 12th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. See www.kcgolddome.org for more details.
Sunday, November 18, 4:00pm
Toccare - Toccatas and other treasures to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Casavant & Freres opus 3713 organ at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 63rd & Roe Ave, PV KS, dedicated in November of 1992. We reflect on the majesty and variety of the king of instruments with five centuries of organ music, presented by sitting organist Geoffrey Wilcken for the glory of God and the edification of all. Free and open to the public! Bring a friend!
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 7:00 pm
"The Maverick Organist...he is a player with extraordinarily glib fingers and Astaire like footwork...a first-rate talent with a sense of how phrases move." – THE NEW YORK TIMES
A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron's approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoires is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist and he is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY Award for a solo album.
To purchase tickets to these performances, please visit http://www.kauffmancenter.org or call (816) 994-7222.
**Note: several members of the Wichita AGO Chapter are coming to Kansas City for Cameron Carpenter’s concert. They are meeting for dinner at a restaurant on the Plaza. Any GKCAGO members who would like to join them for dinner and fellowship should contact Rosi Penner Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, November 3.
All are at Grace and Holy Trinity All events are at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral at 13th and Broadway; contact information at (816) 214-9928
Sunday, November 4th, 2:00 pm: The William Baker Festival Singers, fall concert; admission charge
Sunday, November 11th, 5:00 pm: Trinity Choir; Choral Evensong; guest organist Scott Foppiano
Sunday, November 18th, 7:30 pm: Laura McAvoy, soprano, in recital
Saturday, December 1st, 4:00 pm: "Messiah" Singalong
Sunday, December 2nd , 5:00 pm: The William Jewell Schola Cantorum, Jay Carter,director; Evan Courtney, organist; Lessons and Music for Advent
On Friday evening, November 30th at 7:30 pm, David Baskefield will inaugurate the 2012-13 Bales Artist Series at the Bales Organ Recital Hall at the University of Kansas. Tickets for this event are $12 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens. Students are free. Tickets may be obtained through the Lied Center ticket office by calling 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.<http://www.lied.ku.edu.>
David Baskeyfield was the winner of the first prize and audience prize at the St Albans International Organ Competition in 2011. Following success in a number earlier competitions (1st prize, audience prize, Miami International Organ Competition 2010; 1st prize, Mader Memorial Organ Competition, LA, 2010; 2nd prize, Dublin International Organ Competition 2011, 1st prize, Rodland Competition 2011; and 1st prize and audience prize, AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation 2011) he has launched a performing career encompassing both interpretation and improvisation. David has studied with David Higgs and William Porter at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to his time at Eastman he read Law at Oxford as organ scholar at St John's College, studying with John Wellingham and David Sanger. Between Oxford and Eastman he spent a year as organ scholar of Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Some recent and upcoming recital engagements include Washington National Cathedral, National City Christian Church, St Thomas' 5th Avenue, King's College, Cambridge, St Albans Cathedral, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, St Peter's Cathedral, Worms (Germany), St Bavo, Haarlem, Chartres Cathedral and St Sulpice. A recording project with Priory is planned to take place this year, tentatively comprising lesser-known works of the French symphonic school, at the Cavaillé-Coll organ of St Étienne, Caen.
Sunday, December 9, 7:30 pm: A Service of Lessons, Canticles, and Carols. Dr. Anthony Maglione, conductor Evan Courtney, assistant conductor, Mark Langdon, organ. Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.
John Davies, GKCAGO Historian, is still collecting stories for our 75th Celebration in Spring. ‘Nuf said.
by Barbara Adler
I thought I might say a few words about the AGO ANNUAL FUND, which is part of our professional development. How would it be if there were no AGO website? Or no free work postings for our members? What about the Chapter Management Handbook? Have you heard that we will soon be able to pay our dues online with the new program at national headquarters? What if the AGO Liability Insurance policy did not cover every single chapter event? These vital services are partially funded by members’ donations. Have you used any of these? Are you aware that our dues cover only about 40% of the AGO budget? Do you know that a very small percentage of the members contributes to the Annual Fund? Please consider responding to the AGO appeal each year by sending a donation, say $10, to assure the continuation of these critical efforts. Support the Annual Fund!
The annual Oklahoma City University High School Organ Competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2013 in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. It is open to any high school-aged organ student. Cash prizes of $1,500 (Wanda L. Bass First Prize), $750 (Second Prize), and $500 (Third Prize and the Dr. Antone Godding Hymn Prize) will be awarded. Multiple full-tuition and half-tuition scholarships will be available to qualified applicants who plan to attend Oklahoma City University and pursue a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance or Church Music with organ as their primary instrument.
Complete information, with links to the competition application, rules, and 2013 flyer can be found at: http://www2.okcu.edu/music/organ/competition.aspx
Interested persons may also contact:
Dr. Melissa Plamann, University Organist
Assistant Professor of Music
Oklahoma City University
Wanda L. Bass School of Music
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493
GKC Chapter member and Luyben's music guru for many years Don Shoberg married his long-time friend and ballroom dance partner Lois Adrian during the summer. They have moved to Lawrence and he has reduced his time at Luyben's to just three days. Our affectionate best wishes and congratulations to them both.
In Memoriam: Delores Bruch Cannon passed away on Monday, October 22. It is impossible to capture her enthusiasm for life and the organ in just a few words in this newsletter. An extensive obituary was published in the Kansas City Star, or it can be found by clicking on this link: http://www.alcm.org/event/documents/DeloresBruch-CanonObituary.pdf
She is missed.
Rieske Opus I Pipe Organ for Sale: Located in Independence, MO 2 Manuals - 4 Ranks - 24 Stops. The Rieske Opus I Pipe Organ is still playing at the church the organ is housed in Independence, Missouri. The organ is in great condition. All of the leather has been replaced a couple of years ago. The pipes, hoses, connections, bellows and blower are all in great condition. The organ is readily available to play and trying it out before purchasing. For more information about the organ or to schedule an appointment to see the organ,
please contact John Baker by phone at (816) 718-1725.
For Sale: Lowrey Symphonic Theatre Console organ. It is a professional theater organ, large scale integrated circuit with two 61-note key boards and 25 note pedalboard, three 50-watt high-fidelity amplifiers, four high-fidelty speakers including a built in Leslie. Contact Doug Ballou at 816-719-4315 or email@example.com
Please print this page and include in your directory
11610 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, 10-I
Leawood, KS 66211
Substitutes listed are members of the local organ guild. The ones who hold AGO certificates have passed requirements of the national American Guild of Organists for various levels of service playing and choral conducting. However, the Greater Kansas City AGO is not an endorsement agency for service provided by the persons listed here. To learn proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references.
Feedback regarding the hiring of GKCAGO substitutes is welcome. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Mary Bronaugh Davis, MA, CAGO - org||816-436-1419
|Scott Foppiano, MM, CAGO - org, dir, soloist, lit||816-437-8557,
816-305-0260 (cell—eve. only)
|Jan Kraybill, DMA, FAGO||816-833-1000, ext. 2432|
|John Pitchford, MM, SPC - org||913.663.3768|
|Claudette Schiratti, MM, AAGO - org, dir, lit||913-530-0960 (cell)|
|Barbara Tankard Thatcher, CAGO||816.796.3706|
|Thomas Zachacz, MM, CAGO – org, dir, lit,||913.645.3749 (weekdays only)|
|SPC = service playing certificate, CAGO = Colleague certification
AAGO = Associate certification, FAGO = Fellow certification
The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
|Rebecca Bell, MA – org, lit||816-523-5569 email@example.com|
|Joyce Berg, MM – org||816-741-7388
|W. Sue Finley-Evans, BME, MM, EDS
–org, piano, lit
|785-550-1608 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Kathy Hellwege, org, lit, solo, dir,
BSE in Music & English
|Sarah O Holland,
DMA student KU - org, piano, lit
|Michael Phelps, BA – org, piano, lit||816-686-5454|
|Dale Ramsey, MM – org, dir||816.322.8985|
|Ann Marie Rigler, DMA – org, lit||816.415.3792
or 816.781.7700 x5199
|Nancy Stankiewicz, BA – org, lit||913.642.8642|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The following also offer their services:
|Betty Bauer, org, lit||913-814-9021
|Desiree Hines, org, dir, lit||917-257-6451 email@example.com|
|Roland Pera, bass soloist||913-268-8918 or
|Lisa Shepard, org, lit||816-587-9290 or
|Marilyn VanderLinden - org, lit||816.665.4441|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The absolute deadline for submissions to Bombarde's editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.