FROM THE DEAN:
Greetings from the Dean,
Some of us have returned to our fall routines – or we will be starting them shortly – and it is a good time to examine those old familiar habits; we try to look at our instrument or our choir with a fresh eye. Experiment with different combinations of sounds, re-set a piston, try a new variation of a hymn setting, maybe a new warm up for the singers, or go bigger and begin that Guild certification process. We don’t have to go crazy and start everything from scratch, but maybe one little change can help us go on our way rejoicing!
Many thanks to Mario Pearson, all the performers (John Schaefer, Leora Nauta, John Davies, Thomas Zachacz, Ronald Krebs, Paul Erickson, Mario Pearson, Paul Turner and Jan Kraybill) and all the volunteers (coordinated by Ardieth Hopkins) who made the French Festival happen. The talent and spirit of our members is very apparent in the production of this event.
Our next program takes us to Gano Chapel at William Jewell College. Mr.Wyatt Smith is entering the doctoral program at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is most recently a graduate of the Yale School of Music where he studied organ performance with Martin Jean. Please note the program details listed in this newsletter on page 3.
2015-2016 Dean GKCAGO
FROM THE EDITOR:
I promise you won't have to put up with one of these every month but since I am new I figured that a brief introduction would be appropriate. My name is John Deahl and I have taken over the position of editor from David Bryant effective this month. I am from Kansas originally and I still live fairly close to home, now residing in Topeka, KS. I finished a Master's in Church Music with concentrations in Organ Performance and Choral Conducting at theUniversity of Kansas where I was privileged to study under Drs. James Higdon, Micheal Bauer, and Paul Tucker. I currently work part-time as the Assistant Director of Music at MostPure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Topeka. This position keeps me busy between the 30 something member adult choir and the almost-50 member children's choir. I also work full-time at the Reuter Organ company in Lawrence. I have a wife, Katherine, and two children,Elizabeth and Aurelia who are 22 months and 1 month old, respectively.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that any submissions to BOMBARDE must be made by the 20th of the month preceeding publication. For example, all submissions for the October edition need to be made by September 20th. This is a hard and fast deadline; if I do not have it by the 20th, I will not print it. Thank you in advance for your consideration on this matter.
Finally, I would like to thank David Bryant for his service as the editor of BOMBARDE. This publication would certainly not be what it is without your work. Thank you also fo rassisting me in my transition into the role of editor. I would also like to thank Tom Watgen for allowing me to help in this way.
As always, if anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
On September 12, 2015, at 10:30am the 2015-2016 GKCAGO board will reconvene at a new location: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 6440 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS (Debbie Winter’s church). For years too numerous to count, Ted Stewart and ImmanuelLutheran Church of Westport have graciously hosted the Greater Kansas City Chapter AGOmonthly board meetings. Our gratitude is deep and our appreciation is wide – thank you, Ted!Refreshments and social time will begin at 10:00am. All committee chairs, elected positionsand 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.
Location: (Dinner and meeting, in the newly remodeled fellowship hall) Liberty Christian Church, 427 E Kansas St, Liberty, MO 64068 (just down the hill from William Jewell campus)
Directions: From I-35N: http://www.mapquest.com/directions?form=directions&2pn=BD#e5da7d32b6b8f581f5b28206
Time: 6:00pm -Punch bowl and fellowship
6:15 pm -Dinner
7:30 pm -Mr. Wyatt Smith Program in Gano Chapel, William Jewell College Campus(500 College Ave). Plan to carpool from the church; sign-ups for drivers andpassengers will be at the dinner.
Menu: Catered by Meissen’s Catering
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Tossed green salad
Egg rolls and butter
Coffee and Iced tea
Cost: $10 per person
DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please call Marjorie O’Konski at (785) 766-2545 or email email@example.com by 9:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9th. Marjorie willconfirm your e-mail reservations; call, however, if you have not received a confirmation withinthree days of placing your reservation. Please provide the name of any guest you plan to bringfor name badge purposes. Remember, if you have a reservation (permanent or one-time) andmiss dinner, you are still obligated to pay for your meal if you do not cancel in advance.
The second of the 2015-2016 GKCAGO chapter's programs is coming soon! On Monday,September 21st, at 7:30pm, Wyatt Smith will present an organ recital in Gano Chapel on thecampus of William Jewell College. Wyatt Smith is beginning his Doctoral studies at theUniversity of Washington, Seattle after finishing his Master's degree at Yale University where he studied with Martin Jean.
THE SHORT VERSION:
Who: Wyatt Smith
What: John Cook: Fanfare
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 2 in c, BWV 526 Kurt Knecht: Missouri Sonata Josef Rheinberger: Sonata No. 8 in e, Op. 132
IV. Passacaglia Herbert Howells: Rhapsody in D-flat
Louis Vierne: Symphony No. 2 in e, Op. 20
When: Monday, September 21st at 7:30pmWhere: John Gano Memorial Chapel, William Jewell College; 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068
|MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Wyatt Smith in Concert
William Jewell College
500 College Dr., Liberty MO
|MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
Schola Cantorum and
William Jewell Choir
Anthony Maglione, conductor Visitation Catholic Church
5141 Main Street, KCMO
|MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Executive Director of the AGO
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
College Blvd., Olathe, KS
|MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
Workshop on the Internet
and Social Media
Rainbow Mennonite Church
1444 SW Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas
|MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Schola Cantorum in Concert Anthony Maglione, conductor
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
11 East 40th St., KCMO
|MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Maxine Thevenot in Concert
First United Methodist
10th and Vermont,
|SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
Jonathon Dimmock in Concert
Community of Christ Auditorium
Independence, MO 21155
|SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 W 13th St., KCMO
|MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
Members' Recital "Music of the UK"
Country Club Christian Church
6101 Ward Pkwy., KCMO
|MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
Social Potluck Supper
Kraybill will perform on historic pipe organs in Holland, Belgium and Paris -April 18 -30,2016! Tour includes 5 nights based in Amsterdam with excursions to Haarlem, Utrecht andtulips galore at Keukenhof Gardens; 3 nights in Bruges, Belgium, known for its picturesque bridges and canals; and 3 nights experiencing grand museums, cafes and the romance of Paris!Custom tour designed and managed by Lisa Ball Travel Design. Complete tour itinerary at http://www.LisaBallTravelDesign.com or send an email to Lisa@LisaBallTravelDesign.com or 816.820.4351.
Lynn Bratney's mother passed away in Des Moines, Iowa on August 13th. Shewas 90 years old. Please keep Lynn and the Bratney family in your prayers.
Carlene and Jim Neihart are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Bothgraduated from Pittsburg State College, Pittsburg, KS in 1950 with degrees in music education.They were married in the Girard Christian Church on August 20, 1950, by Reverend RalphCuller. They moved into a home in Girard and Jim took a position as band director at theGirard High School and Carlene began her employment as a music teacher at Helper, KS, aschool district near Girard.
During 1952, his second year as band director in Girard, Jim was called into service andsent to Camp Breckenridge, KN. After he finished his basic training, he was transfered to the101st Airborne Division Band. He served as assistant conductor of the band and Carlene joinedhim in Kentucky in the summer of 1952. They moved to Sturges, KN, a community near thebase and Carlene taught music at Sturges High School. Upon his discharge from the army in1994, they moved to Lawrence, KS and both earned masters degrees from KU. Jim's degree is in Music Education and Carlene's degree is in organ performance. After graduating from KUin 1995, Jim was employed for 38 years by the Turner School District, near Kansas City, KS, asa high school band director. Carlene taught pipe organ, was a church organist, and has playedmany organ recitals both in the United States and in Europe.
They have three sons; Carl passed away in 1995. Dr. Robert Neihart and his wife Jane,live in Overland Park, KS. David Neihart, and his wife Windy, also live in Overland Park.Anna Neihart, their granddaughter, lives in the Kansas City area. They also have fourgrandsons; Brent Neihart and his wife Rachel, Jim Neihart II and his wife also named Rachael,and Braden Neihart all live nearby. Bryan Neihart, and his wife Martha, live in Colorado.
Family members will meet for a celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary.
Saturday, September 5th, 7:30pm
Alison Burns, soprano, in recital
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway
Sunday, September 13th, 4:00pm
A Piano Recital on the Steinway with Reggie Watkins
St.Mary's Grand Holy Tabernacle, 2000 Hardesty, Kansas City, MO 64127
Thursday, September 17th, 6:00pm
The trio received a Chamber Music Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts: Allégresse (Annie Gnojek, Flute; Margret Marco, Oboe; and Ellen Sommer, Piano) combines the virtuosic talents of three nationally recognized musicians with careers that have taken them throughout North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia both assoloists and chamber musicians. We will be hearing them fresh off of a tour of Japan. Join us at5:30pm for drinks and snacks.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, MO.
Friday, September 18th, 12:10pm
Guitarist John Francis kicks off the 2015-16 season of Westport Center for the Arts' Brown Bag Concert series. Francis will be performing an eclectic mix of original compositions and covers that draw from the folk, classical, jazz and pop music traditions. Francis is a composer, arranger and performer who has focused on the guitar and related string instruments for more than 40 years. He performs regularly for public and private audiences. Francis also teaches, performs with and directs the Wichita Guitar Society.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road., Kansas City, MO.
Free admission but donations welcome.
Saturday, September 19th, 10:00am
Maestro Hector Olivera will be presenting the organ workshop on the Custom Quantum SeriesQ370 Allen Organ. Topics to be presented are...1) General registration use by using the "Suites" on the organ. German vs. French vs. Eclectic
American Classic. 2) Usage of the MIDI (Allen Vista Navigator).3) Discuss the simple approach to improvisation on Hymn tunes for the church liturgy with a
few hints and simple 'formulas.' Morning refreshments will be provided throughout the morning session. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by filling out our online form under the ‘Events RSVP’ page on our website at www.allenorgansofkansascity.com. You may also RSVP by contacting Keith Sandrock by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (816) 896-6762.
Sunday, September 20th, 2:00pm
Maestro Hector Olivera to Perform in Concert
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210
Sunday, September 20th, 5:00pm
The Trinity Choir, John Schaefer, director; Lynne Tidwell, guest organist Music by Jeffrey Carter, Michael McCabe, and William Boyce
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO.
Sunday, September 27th, 2:00pm
Dr. Jan Kraybill Does Theatre at the Music Hall The Music Hall, 301 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO. Free admission but donations are welcome.
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson email@example.com
Placement listings are available only to paid GKCAGO members. Become a paid AGO member by clicking on the Join Our Ranks link at the bottom of any page on the website.
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 GKCAGO 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 or
(c) (816) 456-0343
SPC | org, piano, lit
|(913) 568-3873 or
(student in Manhattan)
ChM, MM | org, lit, dir
|(402) 421-0975 or
BME, SPC | organ, piano
|(816) 353-4826 or
(c) (816) 289-9760
MM, SPC | org
MM, AAGO | org, dir, lit
|(c) (913) 530-0960 or
|Barbara Tankard Thatcher,
MM, CAGO | org, dir, lit
|(913) 645-3749 (weekdays only)
|SPC = service playing certificate | CAGO = Colleague certification | AAGO = Associate certification | FAGO = Fellow certification org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
MM | org
|(816) 741-7388 or
MM | org, piano
|(c) (913) 406-5327 or
(10:45 or 11:00 only)
BA | org, dir, bass soloist
|(785) 250-4141 or
|W. Sue Finley-Evans,
BME, MM, EDS | org, piano, lit
|(785) 550-1608 or
BSE in Music & English |
org, lit, solo, dir
|(913) 362-0594 or
(c) (913) 706-0126
DMA | org, lit, dir, handbell
|(785) 842-2053 or email@example.com|
BM, MM | org
|(785) 843-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
DMA | (voice) soloist
|(913) 631-6031 or email@example.com|
MM | org, lit
|(913) 341-5113 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
MM | org, dir
|(816) 322-8985 or DERamsey4446@gmail.com|
|Ann Marie Rigler,
DMA | org, lit
|(816) 415-3792 or
(816) 781-7700 x5199
BA | org, lit
DMA | org, lit
|(816) 255-6146 or
BM | organ, piano, lit
|(913) 766-5698 or email@example.com|
The following also offer their services:
|Betty Bauer | org, lit||(913) 814-9021 or
|Doris Daniels | org, lit||(816) 431-3244|
|Dana Gillis | piano||(913) 383-2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vicki Penny | org, lit||(913) 649-4860 or
(c) (913) 633-0269 or email@example.com
|Roland Pera | bass soloist||(913) 268-8918 or
(c) (913) 269-6222
|Marilyn VanderLinden | org, lit||(816) 665-4441|
|org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
The absolute deadline for submissions to the Bombarde editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Bombarde will be published in August.