If you missed our March ART & THE ORGAN presentation by Martha Breckenridge, you missed a delightful evening of history and art! Martha enjoyed visiting with you at the end of the presentation (along with the mini-recital on the Ott!) and sent us a thank you, with the following excerpt: It was a treat that John (Obetz) knew about the bellows operators [how they would've pumped the bellows was somewhat an unknown from the painting], and that he had played that incredible Baroque organ I showed at the end.
Our April meeting is Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, MO. We welcome Ray and Elizabeth Chenault, duo organists! You're in for a real treat a wonderful recital of duo-organ music on the church's newly-updated Casavant organ, followed by a reception in the church hall. Ray and Elizabeth, native Virginians, have performed as a duo for nearly twenty years; in addition they have commissioned and arranged a lot of music for an organ team! Since 1975 the Chenaults have been Organists and Choirmasters of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta. After 31 years they retired in 2007 from the Lovett School where they taught choral music.
Come and join us for dinner (information below), followed by the recital. A smorgasbord of organ-ic delights awaits you!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Sharon L. Hettinger, Dean
Dinner reservations are required and may be made no later than Wednesday, April 16 by contacting Jean Lyne, 816.452.8222. Our menu is a surprise! Come hungry ! (If you need specifics for your diet, please ask Jean for details.)
Due to the Carlene Neihart Competition, the Board will convene at noon in Room 15 directly below the sanctuary at Village Presbyterian Church, so we may support the competition and tend to AGO business, all in one place. Thanks, Mark Ball, for arranging a room for us there.
"Local Society News," Kansas City (Mo.) Mail, 12 April 1879, page 3, column 2.
" Mr. Fred Lyndon and Miss Florence Jenkins, two of our popular amateur musicians, intend taking a course of instruction at the Leipsic [Leipzig] conservatory. They will leave for Europe some time in May. The best wishes of their many friends are that their most ambitious aspirations may be realized, and that their names shall be mentioned in the artist world."
[NOTE: Frederic N. Lyndon was born 15 March 1861 in Buffalo, New York. By early 1878 he was working in Kansas City as a clerk in A. C. Moffat's store ("pianos, organs & musical merchandise") and as organist for the Walnut Street Methodist Episcopal Church. After nearly five years studying music and languages in Europe, Fred returned to Kansas City, where he taught music and played the organ at Saint John's Church (Roman Catholic). Just one year later, 27 May 1885, Frederic died of bilious fever at the age of 24 years. His funeral was held at Grace Church (Episcopal) and burial was in Lot 26a, Section C, of Union Cemetery. ("Death of Professor Lyndon," Kansas City (Mo.) Daily Journal, 28 May 1885, page 3, column 2.)
++ This editor wonders what happed to Miss Jenkins!++
Bachathon: All artists are lined up for our Bachathon which occurs the first Sunday in May, at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, KCMO. Barry Wenger, chair.
Education: Ted Stewart reports that a couple of service playing exams and one colleague exam will take place.
Village Presbyterian Church of Prairie Village, Kansas, will host the competition on 12 April 2008, 10 a.m., 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. Free admission.
Joyce L. Simons, Sharon Hettinger's mother, who played organ for many major works sung by First Presbyterian Church's Sanctuary Choir in Niles, Michigan, and served as music librarian for many years there, and who loved teaching children piano lessons, passed away on Thursday, 27 March 2008. The burial service was held on Saturday, 29 March 2008, and the memorial service was on Sunday, 30 March 2008.
Guidelines for the Quimby Young Organist Competition 2009 are in the April 2008 issue, The American Organist.
"FOR SALE: Thomas Organ -- Double board, all the compliments, best offer over $300." (Thanks, Joyce McIntosh, for sending this along!)
Sunday, 6 April 2008, 2 p.m. Jim Riggs, organist. A Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ, Inc., presentation, at Kansas City Music Hall, Central & 13th Streets, Kansas City, MO. Riggs is a world-renowned theatre organist who specializes in silent film scoring.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008, 7:30 p.m. Michael Bauer, organist. Bales Organ Recital Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence. This is part of the Complete Buxtehude [Organ Works] Series. Michael is professor of organ and church music at KU. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, 13 April 2008, 3:00 p.m. Stephen Hamilton, organist. Presented by the Topeka AGO at St. John's Lutheran Church, 901 SW Fillmore, Topeka, KS. Works by Handel, Lidon, Reger, Langlais, Bach, Franck, and DuprÇ. Goodwill offering.
Sunday, 13 April 2008, 3:00 p.m. Student Organ Recital, featuring UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance students. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 40th and Main Sts., Kansas City, MO.
Friday, April 14, 2008, 12:10 p.m.: Westport Brown Bag Concert: Ron Brown and Marian Thomas, pianists. One piano, four hands: music of Schubert, Bach, Milhaud, Brahms and Ravel. FREE. Cookies & coffee provided. Donations gladly accepted. 201 Westport Road, KCMO. www.westportcenterforthearts.org
Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 7:30 p.m. The Second Annual Organ, Brass and Percussion Concert. Bales Organ Recital Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence. Free and open to the public.
Friday, 18 April 2008, 7:30 p.m. Susan Landale, organist. The Bales Artist Recital Series, at the Bales Organ Recital Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence. Tickets: Lied Center Ticket Office (785.864.2787) Landale will teach a masterclass on Saturday morning, 19 April 2008, from 9:00 a.m.-noon, at the Bales Organ Recital Hall. The masterclass is free and open to the public.
Part time Church Organist/Accompanist
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 700 N.E. Chipman Road, Lee's Summit, MO, 64063. We are in need of an organist for our traditional services (8 and 10:30 a.m.) on a twice monthly basis. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of applicant. Position is available beginning in May and requires an advanced level of proficiency in organ performance. Contact Julie Weber, Director of Music, at (816) 524-7068.
First Baptist Church, Olathe, Kansas, is currently seeking an organist for weekly Sunday worship services, as well as during special evening services (i.e. Holy Week), as needed. Piano and accompaniment experience is a plus, but not required. Questions? Contact Jeremy McDonald at (913) 764-7088. Please forward your cover letter, resume, and references to: The Music Committee, 2024 E. 151st Street, Olathe, KS, 66018 or fax: (913) 764-8253.
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
|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|
|Carol M. Neal – org, pian, singer, dir||816-305-9526|
|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: Nancy Corbin
New Special Member: Nancy Custead
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