FROM THE DEAN:
Our KCAGO program year certainly has had plenty of variety - from the First Annual French Organ Festival, a variety of outstanding organ concerts, an amazing choral & brass program that people are still raving about, a highly successful January Jubilee, and now on the day after Easter we have planned:
A tour of the Reuter Organ Factory on Monday, April 21, 2014.
“Pedals, Pipes and Perrier”, this Post-Easter program probably will be very popular. Please proceed promptly to put your personal preferences in place.
Reservation No. 1: Bus Reservation - If you would like to board our chartered bus which leaves on Monday, April 21st at 6:00 pm from the Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral parking lot (13th & Broadway, Kansas City, MO) be sure we have your name. (The bus was about half full after our March meeting – if it fills up, you may have to drive to Lawrence.) For those who have asked, we should be back in Kansas City by 10:00 pm.
Reservation No. 2: Dinner Reservation - We will be served a box supper (cost $10.00) on the bus (food is courtesy of our caterer, Bernie Meissen).
Reservation No. 3: Dessert reservation - If you plan to drive and meet us at the Reuter Organ Factory, 1220 Timberedge Road, Lawrence, KS at 7:00 pm, Reuter will need to know how many desserts and beverages to prepare for us.
All three reservations for this April event may be made with Sharon Davies, our Dinner reservations Chair at 816-331-5581 or e-mail email@example.com by NO LATER than noon on Wednesday, April 16. Sharon will confirm your e-mail reservations, so if you don’t get a confirmation, please call. Even if you have a permanent reservation – please check in with Sharon this month.
OUR MARCH PROGRAM – ANOTHER WINNER!
Everyone I have talked with thoroughly enjoyed the program at Atonement Lutheran Church featuring Gregory Peterson, organist first class! A nice variety of styles, each piece superbly played to an enthusiastic audience. Many thanks to Rick Deasley and Atonement Lutheran for co-sponsoring this program with KCAGO.
Last call for anyone wanting to play on the May 19th Members’ Recital at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. For those who have already signed up, I need title, composer and timing as well as your bio as soon as possible.
Mary Bronaugh Davis, Dean
The next meeting is Saturday, April 12, 2014 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.
Reminder to all committee chairs for the 2018 convention: our next quarterly meeting is Saturday, April 5 at 2:00 pm at Rainbow Mennonite Church. Please contact Lynn Bratney at email@example.com if you are not able to attend.
It’s time to elect and affirm our leadership positions for the coming year. If you receive the Bombarde by email, you will receive an email with a link to a web-based ballot. If you receive the Bombarde by regular mail, the ballot is enclosed. If you do not receive the ballot, please contact the Bombarde editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic voting will close at noon on April 21; paper ballots will be accepted until 6:30 pm (at the regular monthly meeting) on April 21.
Gladys Washburn, a one-time member of the chapter, died on April 1 in Blue Springs, at the age of 95.
She played at a number of churches in the Greater Kansas City area, served as a music educator, and lived and worked in Buffalo and San Antonio before she came here. The funeral service will be Saturday morning at the Meyers Funeral Home on Main Street in Blue Springs.
Kansas State University and the Manhattan Chapter of AGO will present a Pipe Organ Encounter on July 6-11, 2014 for students between the ages of 13 and 18. Previous organ study is not required although minimal piano proficiency at the early intermediate level is desired. KCAGO is sponsoring one scholarship – preferably for a student in the Kansas City area. This is an excellent opportunity for teens to become better acquainted with the organ. You can print out the brochure for the K-State POE from the KCAGO website: http://www.kcago.com/pdfs/KSU_POE_Brochure.pdf
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson email@example.com
Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Overland Park has an opening for organist for the 11 A.M. Sunday worship service. Pay is $150 per service, with two paid vacation services per year. E-mail Jeanne Smith, the music director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter and résumé to apply or for more information.
Sunday, April 6, 7:00 pm
Christopher Marks, Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present an organ recital at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. The program will include a wide variety of literature that will range from Pachelbel to Dupré and will feature favorites such as Dupré's Prelude and Fugue in G minor and his rarely heard Fileuse (the Spinner). Selections by American composer Seth Bingham will also be performed, including the ever-popular Roulade. A free-will offering will be received.
Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm
David Higgs at Bales Recital Hall on the KU campus. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center ticket office.
Friday, April 18, 7:30 pm
Country Club Christian Church. Good Friday service to include "Requiem" by Dale Ramsey for chorus, soloist, chamber orchestra and organ, directed by David Diebold. If you missed the premier of this work at Village Presbyterian Church in October, here is another opportunity to hear this major new work written by our chapter's past Dean, and winner of KCAGO's 75th anniversary composition contest.
Friday, April 25, 12:10 pm
Broken String (acoustic trio -- guitarists Michael McClintock and Jarrod Stephenson, percussionist John Currey -- will perform a selection of Latin Jazz, Spanish Flamenco and songs by Pat Metheny. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, as part of Westport Center for the Arts' Brown Bag Concert series.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Gregory Hand, Organist, Community of Christ Temple. Gregory Hand is assistant professor of organ at the University of Iowa. Before this appointment he held the position of university chapel organist at Northwestern University, where he also taught in the Music Theory Department. He was awarded a PhD in Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, where he studied with James Kibbie. Dr. Hand has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Prix Andre Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. He also is active as a harpsichordist and continuo player. Freewill offering.
Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Anna Myeong, KU Faculty Organ Recital at Bales Recital Hall, Lawrence, Kansas. Program: Suite de Deuxième Ton - Clérambault, Poco Adagio (from Symphony No. 3) - Saint-Saëns, Toccata - Frescobaldi, Passacaglia (from Sonata No. 8) - Rheinberger, Toccata - Guillou, and Sonata on the 94th Psalm - Reubke. Guest artist: Sascha Groschang (cello). Free Admission.
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 pm
The William Baker Festival Singers; Wayne Smith and Robert Pherigo, pianists A GERMAN REQUIEM by Johannes Brahms. Tickets available for purchase at door.
Sunday, April 27, 5:00 pm
CHORAL EVENSONG, sung by the Trinity Choir. Dr. Thomas Vozzella, guest organist. Music by Jeffrey Carter, Herbert Howells, and Roland Martin. Free admission.
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John Deahl has been working on organs for 3 years, both direct electric, electro-pneumatic, and tracker organs, during the course of his studies in church music and organ performance. He has both repaired and installed organs in a variety of settings from the home and concert hall to churches. Currently, he is, together with one other person, responsible for the maintenance and tuning of all of the organs at the University of Kansas - 7 organs in total. He is available for hire for tuning and basic repairs on all types of organs as well as basic voicing issues. He can be contacted either by email - email@example.com - or telephone - (785) 250-4141.
Anne Warzyn's music library has a temporary home at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Should you like to examine the music for taking away, please phone John Schaefer at (816) 214-9928 to make an appointment. (There are some vinyl recordings, also.)
KCAGO still has quite a large inventory of used organ music for sale at 50% of the printed price. View an updated list of available music and learn how to obtain it by clicking on the "MUSIC FOR SALE" tab at the top of our chapter website.
Dale Ramsey and Mary Davis have keys to the KCAGO Choral Library collection. If anyone would like to borrow anthems from our collection, let us know. We do have single copies in three notebook binders that may be brought to meetings. Let us know if you would be interested.
Save the date: August 24, 2014 1-5pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Please sign up at the links below to be a performer and/or a volunteer for this event. We want to repeat and exceed the success of the inaugural event. With your help this will be possible!
The links below contain fillable word document forms. Type in the information, save it and email the document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning with the 2014-2015 dues year, as directed by the National Council, AGO National Headquarters will collect dues directly from members. We will remit the chapter portion of those dues to chapters by an ACH transaction or check.
In conjunction with this we are excited to announce the national launch of ONCARD, a suite of secure online services that includes renewing membership and making contributions by credit card, updating addresses and personal information, and other features.
Please access ONCARD now to review and update your personal information, especially your email address. Because full contact information for our members has not always been communicated to us, there is a chance that upon your first login to ONCARD you will find we have old and/or incomplete information on file for you. For this, we hope you are patient and forgiving as you make needed corrections.
Many chapter officers have created financial and data elements specific to their chapters. Filling out these fields in your record will ensure accurate invoicing and assist your chapter in the creation of substitute lists and chapter directories.
In April AGO National Headquarters will send membership renewal notices by email to members who have a valid email address in our database, and by regular postal mail to members who do not. Those without an email address or computer access will pay dues to AGO National Headquarters from a paper invoice.
All ONCARD transactions are conducted over a secure connection (https).
To login to ONCARD and review/update your personal information click the following link:
You will be prompted for a username and password. Your username is your first initial plus your last name, as it appears on your TAO mailing label (e.g., jsmith for John Smith). The password is your
Member ID, which can be found on your TAO label. If you don't have a TAO available click here: (https://ago.networkats.com/members_online/members/password.asp?action=start&tp=¶m=) to retrieve your password.
An ONCARD FAQ document and other links are available here: http://www.agohq.org/oncard/.
We look forward to working with you this year on this important project, and we welcome your feedback. Please reply to this email to send suggestions for improvement.
Leah Semiken, Manager of Membership and Chapter Relations
Bill Valentine, Director of Information Technology and Digital Communications
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, right here in Kansas City, will host the Region 3 conference for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, July 28-30, 2014. Under the theme "Setting the Table Well: Feeding Hungry Worshippers in a Fast Food Culture," the menu includes spiritual renewal, visual art, poetry, psalms, and plenty of inspiration for worship and music ministry. Presenters include Rev. Peter W. Marty (keynote); John Ferguson, Melody Steed, and Chris Nelson (organ); Mark Lucas (choral); Steve Hess, Chuck Hoffman, and Peg Carlson-Hoffman (visual art); and Chris Hillila Lewis, Carolyn Wilson, and Linda Martin (multigenerational engagement in worship). During the conference, attendees will participate in the creation of a prayer canvas and will have the opportunity to view two full-size volumes of the Saint John's Bible (see www.saintjohnsbible.org).
Even if you can't join us for the entire conference, mark your calendars for Tuesday evening's Hymn Festival, led by Peter Marty and Chris Nelson. Beginning at 7:30 pm on July 29, this event is free of charge and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception.
Recital and Gala Benefit Reception Honoring Charles Callahan
Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis | St. Louis, Mo.
The American Guild of Organists will sponsor a Recital and Gala Benefit Reception honoring award-winning organist and composer Charles Callahan on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Callahan will perform a recital featuring music by American composers, including Dudley Buck, Clarence Eddy, Arthur Foote, John Knowles Paine, and Horatio Parker. The Gala Benefit Reception will follow at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.
The Recital is Free and open to the public. Tickets for the Gala Benefit Reception are $125 ($100 tax deductible) and can be purchased online - http://cts.vresp.com/c/?AmericanGuildofOrgan/dffe907ad7/71cbb92609/17b9ea0012 or by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308. Gala ticket holders will be offered preferred seating and will have their names printed in the commemorative program book. April 1 is the deadline to be included. Gala ticket holders are also eligible for a discounted rate at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. E-mail email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Gala%20Hotel%20Info%20Request for details. Availability is limited.
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 email@example.com
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Mary Bronaugh Davis, MA, CAGO - org||816-436-1419
|Stephen Kucera, SPC, org||913.568.3873
(student in Manhattan)
|Linda Mann, BME, SPC organ, piano||816-353-4826;
|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:
|Joyce Berg, MM – org||816-741-7388
|Phyllis Curtis, MM - org, piano||913.406.5327 (cell)
(10:45 or 11:00 only)
|John Deahl, BA – org, dir, bass soloist||785-250-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Kathy Hellwege, org, lit, solo, dir,
BSE in Music & English
DMA org, lit, dir, handbell
DMA (voice) soloist
MM org, 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|
|John Villaveces, DMA, org, lit||816.255.6146
|Cheri White, BM organ, piano, lit||913.766.5698
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The following also offer their services:
|Betty Bauer, org, lit||913-814-9021
|Doris Daniels, org, lit||816-431-3244|
|Roland Pera, bass soloist||913-268-8918 or
|Harlan Plunkett, org||913.449.8561
|Marilyn VanderLinden - org, lit||816.665.4441|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
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