What a wonderful way to begin our celebration of the International Year of the Organ. Stephen Tharp gave us a marvelous recital in September. I am sure all of you who heard him would agree that he is an exciting performer with fabulous technique and outstanding musicianship. Thanks to Michael Quimby for suggesting Mr.Tharp as our recitalist and for funding his performance here.
Our October program is our Organ Spectacular. On Sunday, October 19, at 3:00 p.m., we will join hundreds of AGO chapters in the United States and around the world in celebrating with a special organ concert on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Community of Christ Auditorium. Featured performers will be our own Jan Kraybill and Janice Van Otterloo as well as Adam Peithmann. Jan Kraybill is principal organist and director of music at the Community of Christ International Headquarters and councilor for AGO Region VI. Jan Van Otterloo is organist at Raymore Christian Church and a member -at-large of our chapter board. Adam Peithmann is the 2007 Region VI winner of the AGO/Quimby Regional Competitions for Young Organists. The afternoon will include music for organ and instruments, a performance of the new piece commissioned by AGO for the International Year of the Organ, and some old favorites--the Sowerby Pageant and the Liszt Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H.
Following the recital we will have our dinner at V's Italian Restaurant, 10819 East Highway 40 in Independence. The menu is lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, rum cake, and drink. The cost of the dinner is $12, including gratuity. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, October 14.
Some special things to note about our October meeting:
* The program is on Sunday, October 19, at 3:00 p.m., not on Monday evening.
* The recital will be at the Community of Christ Auditorium, not at the Temple.
* Dinner will follow the program at V's Italian Restaurant.
****DINNER RESERVATION DEADLINE is Tuesday, October 14.****
The Organ Spectacular will be a great opportunity to introduce people to the King of Instruments. Plan now to attend and bring a friend. . . or several friends. This program will appeal to a broad range of listeners. If you have students who have not had a chance to hear an organ recital, this would be a great first experience. Please invite them. We might win them over.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Bill McCandless, Dean
Tuesday, October 14
for dinner at V's Italian Restaurant after the Organ Spectacular Call 816.452.8222. Please leave your name, phone number & number of reservations, if Jean is not home.
If you have a standing dinner reservation but cannot attend on Sunday, October 19, BE SURE TO CANCEL your reservation by Tuesday, October 14 (816.452.8222).
Michael Quimby, a longtime Warrensburg, Mo., resident who is founder, president and tonal director of Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., has earned the highest honor bestowed by the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association. During 2008 Homecoming festivities, he will receive the UCM Distinguished Alumni Award. Previously, UCM's Department of Music honored Quimby with the Distinguished Music Alumnus Award in 1989.
The award will be presented during a dinner planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in UCM's Elliott Union ballroom. The cost for tickets is $35 per person, and seats can be reserved by calling the UCM Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 660-543-8000 by the Oct.17 registration deadline.
The son of a UCM professor, Quimby earned his bachelor's degree in music education with an emphasis in organ from Central Missouri in 1973, and continued his education by completing a master's degree in music history and literature with emphasis in organ in 1975. His 15-member company is currently overseeing the restoration of the massive Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
Since forming his company in 1970, he has developed an outstanding reputation in the pipe organ industry. His projects and achievements include his appointment as curator of the Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ at the RLDS Auditorium (now Community of Christ) in Independence, Mo.; designing and building a pipe organ for William Jewell College, in Liberty, Mo.; designing and building the pipe organ at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., the largest pipe organ to be built in the United States in the last 15 years; and a host of other organ rebuilding and design projects that have taken him across the country. He's done all this while also providing leadership for The Rising Star regional youth competition for the American Guild of Organists and holding posts such as president of the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America.
Robert Glasgow, one of the giants in organ and organ-building, died 10 September 2008.
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of AGO completed its updated version of INFOPAK and it is now online: http://www.kcago.com/join.html. This resource is most helpful to both employer and employee.
Please check our www.kcago.com website, click on the PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER tab, and you can download copies of the flyer that publicize our POE in 2009. Spread the news!
The Reuter Organ Company announces the retirement of Robert J. Vaughan as Director of Production and Senior Engineer. After graduating with a degree in organ performance from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, Robert returned to Holdrege, Nebraska, to begin employment at the Vaughan Music Company, his family's music store. He later joined the Reuter firm as a draftsman in 1969, where he became responsible for the layout of several hundred Reuter organs.
Go to Jan Kraybill's blog: www.agor6.blogspot.com for everything you want to know!
Sunday, 5 October 2008, 3 p.m. Ann Marie Rigler, organist, Jewell Artists Series, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. Works by Alain, J. S. Bach, Distler, Ferko, Marchand, & Wammes. No admission charge.
Friday, 10 October 2008, 12:10 p.m. Westport Brown Bag Concert Series: The Goldenberg Duo, Susan, violin, and William, piano. Westport Presbyterian Church, 2091 Westport Rd., KCMO. Free. Donations accepted. Coffee & Cookies provided. For more details www.westportcenterforthearts.org.
Saturday, 11 October 2008, 7:30 p.m. Songs of Pioneer Women, part of the 175th Annicersary Celebration of the Founding of Westport. Sylvia Sonter and Sarah Tannehill, sopranos, Sharon O'Connell Campbell, mezzo-soprano, Ellen Bottorff, piano. Tickets: $10/$7 students and seniors. Premiere of a new composition by Forrest Pierce, KU professor. Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road, KCMO. www.westportcenterforthearts.org.
Sunday, 12 October 2008, 2 p.m. The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra with Michael Bauer, organist. Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS. Featuring Rheinberger's F Major organ concerto, Haydn's Symphony No. 22 in E-flat, and Mozart's Adagio for English Horn and Strings, with Margaret Marco, soloist. Ticket prices: Adult = $13, Senior and Student = $10, Season ticket = $35 (does not include Baroque by Candlelight).
Sunday, 19 October 2008, 3 p.m., Felix Hell, organist, Topeka AGO's Organ Spectaluar celebrating the international year of the organ. First Presbyterian Church, 8th & Harrison St., Topeka, KS. Co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. No admission charge.
Sunday, 26 October 2008, 4 p.m. Organ Historical Society Citation Presentation, Grace United Methodist Church, Jamestown, Missouri. Hinners & Albertsen, op. 454 (1901), I-7. Free admission. Contact Sam Lucas, Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, MO (firstname.lastname@example.org) 660.885.5597.
Friday, 31 October 2008, 12:10 p.m. Haunted Organ with 'Barbarian Barry' Wenger and 'Menacing Marian' Thomas. International Year of the Pipe Organ! Wear a costume! Free. Coffee & Cookies provided. Donations accepted. Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road, KCMO. www.westportcenterforthearts.org
Friday, 31 October 2008, 7:30 p.m. Anna Myeong, organist.?Bales Organ Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Free admission.
Sunday, 2 November 2008, 4 p.m. Ken Cowan & Lisa Shihoten, organ and violin. Clinton United Methodist Church, 601 S. 4th St., Clinton, MO. Sponsored by Clinton Arts Council. Tickets $10, available from Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, 660.885.8166. Contact Sam Lucas, (email@example.com).
Thursday, 6 November 2008, 7 p.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Diocesan Choir of Kansas City/St. Joseph and Cathedral Choirs of Grace and Holy Trinity and Immaculate Conception perform John Rutter's Requiem, with orchestra, honoring the memory of Monsignor "Bud" Fiedler. Individuals and families may remember Monsignor and others who have passed away by making a contribution in memory of that loved one. Names of loved ones will be listed in the program for a $25 donation. Deadline for listing names is 30 October 2008.
First Presbyterian Church, Lee & Hershey streets, Olathe, KS 66061. 1S, 1R, $N. Contact Mike Martini, Director of Music, at (816) 278-5016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050. 1S (+ 1/mo. Sunday p.m.), 1R, P (42-rank Kilgen), $N. Contact Barbara Graham at (816) 822-3014 or email@example.com. Send resume to email address.
Southminster Presbyterian Church (375 members) is seeking a part-time organist.3-manual Casavant, 28-voice Chancel Choir. Salary: $12,000 (no benefits); 10-12 hours/week; two Sunday services, 8:30am and 11:00am; one choir practice, 7:00pm Wednesdays. Position open until filled.Please send a resume and letter of interest to Dr. Stephanie Henry, Director of Music, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6306 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, Raytown, MO. Organist for 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sundays of the month, and every Wednesday night choir rehearsal. Position may become a weekly Sunday job. Contact Jackie Harvey, 816.986.1230, x8560 (is voice mail). Jackie.email@example.com. Church phone is (816) 356-5446.
First Baptist Church, 11400 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS. Organist for morning service. No rehearsal. Blended service. 3 manual Rodgers Organ. $100/week. Contact Rev. David Weldy, Minister of music at 913.268.6500 (daytime), 913.626.4412 (evenings) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colonial Church in Prairie Village (United Church of Christ), 7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, 66208. Martin Ott tracker organ (II/22; 17 stops). Involves: Wednesday, 7 p.m. rehearsal and two services on Sunday: 8:30 a.m.& 10 a.m.; special services for Christmas and Holy Week. Salary: $12,000.00 minimum. Additional compen-sation for weddings and funerals. Benefits: 4 weeks paid vacation; teaching privileges. Available immediately. Contact Person:Linda Moses. Res: 913.642.1335, Cell: 913.522.7308. Email: email@example.com.
Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church, 7406 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114. 1R, 1S, $N. Contact Joe Wilkinson, Director of Music/Organist at (816) 471-8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Pianist needed to accompany youth choir rehearsals and once a month and performance in Sunday morning services. For more information contact Barbara Eichenberger-816-373-6197
1980 Wicks pipe organ, 2 manual, full AGO pedalboard, 4 ranks "Forward Four." Enclosed section has glass swell shades. $10,000. This organ was originally in Our Lady of the Woods, RC church in Woodhaven, Michigan--a suburb of Detroit. Call 816.738.1162 or email VDEAN@aristotle.net. for more information. Submitted by Virginia Strohmeyer-Miles.
|Betty Bauer – org, lit||913-814-9021 or 913-488-8417|
|Phyllis Curtis – org||(4th & 5th Sundays only) 913.839.8856, 913.406.5327 or 913.248.6600|
|Doris Daniels – org, lit||816-431-3244, 816-721-3191 or 913.288.7129|
|Kathy Hellwege – org, dir, lit, sop, alto||913-362-0594 or 913-706-0126|
|Steven McDonald – org, dir, lit||785-841-4696 or 785.242.5200x5439|
|Nick Mourlam – org, lit||913-488-1272|
|John Pitchford – org||913-663-3768|
|Ann Marie Rigler – org, lit||816-415-3792 or 816-781-7700x5199|
|James Snyder – org, dir||816-765-1721 or 816-719-3289|
|Nancy Stankiewicz – org., lit||913-642-8642|
|Roger Wischmeier – org
||(Wed & Sun. p.m.) 816-761-3811|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
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