It's that time of year again: new birth, new beginnings, new promises, new hopes...and making those New Year's resolutions. I'm sure that we have all made our share of resolutions, and have fallen short. Probably some of you have even resolved to NOT make a resolution! Let's change the lingo/syntax... Let's call it our new year's "challenge"!!
My challenge to each of you is to introduce your love of organ music and the organ to one person a student? an adult? each month. One person a month is do-able. That means YOU will introduce 12 people to the organ over the course of the year. Multiply that times 250 chapter members and the effect is a WOW!
Okay, let's get started...don't procrastinate, dilly-dally, put off, delay... Contact a young person today and invite them to our I Pipe Organ Discovery, January 26, 2008. There's an on-line registration form at our website (www.kcago.com), or call Jan Van Otterloo (816.322.4942) if you prefer to register over the phone. There's also I*POD flyers available here that you can download/print and hand out. Maybe your interested young person would enjoy bringing a friend along for company! The MORE, the MERRIER!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Sharon L. Hettinger, Dean
Our I-love-POD event is just around the corner (January 26, 2008). This is a wonderful opportunity for our chapter to introduce the pipe organ to a large number of young people — we are hoping for 100 attendees! The most important thing that you can do right now to make this event a success is to encourage young musicians to register and attend.
Although letters and flyers were sent to over 200 piano teachers in the greater Kansas City area and to all school districts, we have only 16 young people registered as of December 20.
If you teach piano, please encourage all of your students to come - remind them about free gifts and free pizza!
Jan Van Otterloo and Ted Stewart will be demonstrating at Faith Lutheran; Ken Walker will demonstrate at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal; and Stephanie Henry will demonstrate at Southminster Presbyterian. The Marionettes will present "Bach Comes to Visit" for the two younger groups.
Please contact Jan Van Otterloo (816-322-4942 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can assist or if you have any questions.
MAKE THIS YOUR NEW YEAR's CHALLENGE: INTRODUCE A STUDENT
to the ORGAN!
CONTACT JEAN LYNE at 816.452.8222 by Wednesday, 23 January 2008, if you will attend the PIPE ORGAN DISCOVERY on January 26, so we will have pizza enough for all!
"Christmas Services" (Kansas City (Mo.) Times, 24 December 1889, page 8)
At the Christmas services at St. John's Roman Catholic church on Independence avenue mass will be sung at 5 o'clock and at 10:30 o'clock solemn high mass will be sung. The choir will render Eduardo Marzo's "Messe Sole[m]nelle," at the offertory the "Adeste Fidelio," arranged by J. V. Novello, will be sung. The choir consists of the following singers: Sopranos, Misses Janie Harwood, Etta Maloney and Lavinia Winchester; altos, Misses Blanche McDonald and Lavinia Harwood; tenors, Messrs. George Meuehlebach and A. J. O'Neil; bassos, Messrs. J. W. Perry and J. Welkspein; organist, Mrs. Teresa Lawlor."
[NOTE: The Church of Saint John the Baptist (Roman Catholic), was a predominantly Irish parish founded in 1882 on the north side of Independence Avenue, west of Highland Avenue. Even during its early years, this church was said to have one of the best choirs in the city and its music program in general was highly regarded. Saint John's was also the first Roman Catholic parish in Kansas City to acquire a pipe organ. Mrs. Teresa (Galvis) Lawlor, organist at Saint John's Church from 1889 to 1891, was born in Auburn, New York, in 1861. From 1891 to 1894, she was organist of Saint Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic). In January 1895, Mrs. Lawlor married Robert R. Keith, a prominent Kansas City businessman and founder of a furniture company. She died in August 1939.]
A corrected/updated page for your 2007-2008 GKC AGO Directory is available
to Chapter Members who contact the Bombarde editor at email@example.com.
For those members who receive the 'snail-mail' version of the Bombarde,
the page is included in this month's edition.
Long Range Planning: Betty Bauer reported that, prior to this
Board meeting, 6 of the 9 members of the committee plus Professional Concerns
Chair, Karen Engebretson and Dean Sharon Hettinger met and began the work
of revising the InfoPak. They hope to have a new edition completed by
the end of the current school year.
Dean Sharon Hettinger is pleased to announce that Past-Dean Nan Hulett has graciously agreed to serve as hospitality chair for the remainder of the year. Nan truly has a heart for this important service in our chapter. If Nan calls and asks for your help in serving punch, or doing hospitable tasks, please say 'yes'!
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.
Your support of this Competition will be greatly appreciated. You can
go to the web site organcompetitions.com
and click on the red "Donate Now"
button which will open the Greater Kansas City Community Donor/Edge profile.
Then just click again on one of the "Donate
Now" buttons and follow the instructions. OR YOU CAN mail
your donation to: Nancy A. Stankiewicz, 8907 Foster Lane, Overland
Park, Kansas 66212
***Our Greater Kansas City Chapter of the AGO is considering a POE for 2009.***
For Sale: Vintage Hammond Organ - Church Model D - with two standard 61 note keyboards and a 32 note pedal keyboard. Good condition. Located in Independence. $800 negotiable. Call Mary Ann at 816-252-1559 (After Noon)
For Sale: Howard Classical Organ - Model H-900, two
manuals and full pedalboard. Good condition. Contact Verna, Verna.Rutz@rockhurst.edu.
Sunday, 10 February 2008, 3 p.m.
Carlene Neihart, organist. Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 7600 N. W. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO.
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.
University of Alabama Church Music Conference
January 25-26, 2008: The Messiaen Year
Conference workshops on Saturday, January 26, 9 am-4:30 pm, feature a
forum on worship planning, seminars on handbells, the French Psalter,
children's choirs, organ, improvisation, choral conducting masterclasses
and a choral reading session. Guest masterclass artists and clinicians
include: Daniel Roth, Susan Berg, Stephen Cary, Kenneth Fields, Faythe
Freese, John Ratledge, Jenny Mann, Shelly Meggison, Michael Morgan, Diane
Schultz, and David VanderMeer. Cost is $80 if registered by noon on Friday,
January 18, 2008. Registration at the door is $90.
Faythe Freese is organ professor at UA.
Tenor Section Leader Position Available
Tenor Section Leader (Paid Position), Southminster Presbyterian Church, 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.|
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