Michael Unger, our October recitalist, was spectacular, no doubt about it. His varied program used the Ott organ at Atonement Lutheran to its fullest. In this season of Thanksgiving, I think we should recognize that there is great organ playing talent out there, and be thankful that the AGO is supporting it and that we can promote it locally as well. Michael was a joy to work with, and I suspect he will have a long career in the field. I’m so glad we could invite him to Kansas City.
I promise that at our next meeting, you will hear something you have never heard before. No “same old classics” this time. Calvert Johnson is bringing music for organ and harpsichord from Japan, China, and Korea, including an arrangement by our own Marian Thomas! Cal is also the Treasurer and Councillor for Finance & Development for the National AGO, so he will bring us an update of what is going on at the national level. It promises to be an interesting evening of new sounds.
**REMINDER TO BOARD MEMBERS: Our next Board meeting will be Saturday, November 14 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church. All committee chairs are asked to attend.
Monday, November 16, Central United Methodist Church
5144 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64112
Punch Bowl 6:00, Dinner 6:15 (Cost: $9), Recital 7:30
Menu: Thanksgiving Feast!
Turkey and Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, seasoned Green Beans, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Cranberry Salad. Pumpkin and Apple pies for dessert. Iced Tea, Water and Coffee
The deadline for called-in AGO dinner reservations is 10 PM on THURSDAY of the week preceding the meeting. Please make all dinner reservations by contacting Scott Foppiano at email@example.com or at (816) 883-8359. When making your reservation, please indicate how many people you are reserving for. (If you have a standing reservation and are just calling to make sure you will have a place, please also indicate that). If at all possible, please avoid calling in the evenings after 10 PM, over the weekend and even the day of the meeting. Again, dinner reservations deadline is 10 PM on THURSDAY preceding the meeting. THANK YOU so very much for your cooperation and assistance! –Scott Foppiano
At our October Guild meeting, John Obetz gave a brief update on the status of the new performance hall going up in downtown Kansas City, which by 2011 will be home to a magnificent Casavant organ. Check the website http://www.kauffmancenter.org for further updates and photos.
Thursday, November 5, 7 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Requiem of Peace by Dr. Mario Pearson, written to commemorate 9/11, World Premiere. Combined Choirs of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Diocesan Choir of Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese. For more information www.kcgolddome.org This is the third annual Requiem evening.
Friday, November 6, at 8:00 pm:
Community of Christ Auditorium.
Dr. Jan Kraybill, Principal Organist and Director of Music for Community of Christ, will be the featured organist at the second event of the 50th-birthday celebration of The Auditorium Organ with a free concert. According to The Kansas City Star, over 7,000 people were at the recently-completed Auditorium on November 6, 1959, to hear Catharine Crozier play the inaugural recital on the new Aeolian-Skinner instrument. Exactly 50 years from that event, Dr. Kraybill will recreate the inaugural recital in its entirety.
Friday, November 13 at 7:30 pm
Bales Artist Series Concert at KU.
Frédéric Champion will perform the first concert in the 2009-10 Bales Artist Series in the Bales Organ Recital Hall at the University of Kansas. Frédéric Champion is the winner of the 2008 Canadian International Organ Competition. The public is invited. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be obtained at the Lied Center Ticket Office by calling 785-864-2787.
Friday, NovEMBER 20, 12:10 pm
Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concert: "A New Look at Old Time Music" with Kelly Werts, folk musician. FREE. Coffee & cookies provided. Donations accepted. 201 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. www.westportcenterforthearts.org
On November 2, 2009, an AGO Member filed a formal complaint against St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118 for wrongful termination of employment. The Guild is investigating the matter according to the AGO's Procedures for Dealing with Complaints about Termination. No determination has been made at this time.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 5001 N. Oak Tfy, KCMO 64118. 1S, (Tuesday a.m. chapel), Teach keyboard or organ students for the semester (approx. 5). Minimum Masters degree in keyboard, prefer Doctorate. $200 month for chapel/$225 per student for lessons for the semester. Contact Dr. Eric A. Foley, Asst. Professor of Church Music. (816) 414-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Platte City United Methodist Church, 14040 N Hwy., Platte City, MO. 1S, 0R, $50/week. Contact Melissa Hickman at email@example.com or (816) 858-7225.
Interim Music Minister Position
Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. 3S, 5R, $N. Would consider splitting into two positions. For complete job description contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit a letter of interest and resume by email, or by U.S. mail c/o Staff Relations & Personnel Committee at the church address.
Hillside Christian Church, 900 NE Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO 64118. 1S, 1R, $1200.00-$1400.00/month. Contact Rick Gilpin, Director of Music, at 816-835-5808 or email@example.com.
For Professional Development, this year's thrust will be for our guild to provide the best possible organists for congregational worship -- either fulltime organists or substitute organists. One of the ways for you to help accomplish that goal is to acquire an AGO certificate. If you are interested in working on your AGO certification, contact Ted Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org (816-254-5665) or Betty Bauer email@example.com (913-814-9021). For those wishing to substitute, getting the minimum Service Playing Certificate will guarantee you will be included on our web site's substitute list.
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Scott Foppiano, MM, CAGO
– org, lit, dir, pian, synagogue, ten/bari
|David Jaranowski, CAGO – org, dir, lit||216.534.4876|
|Jan Kraybill, DMA, AAGO||913.897.8332|
|Nick Mourlam, SPC – org, lit||913.488.1272|
|Joyce McIntosh, BA, CAGO – org, dir, lit||816.254.2409|
|John Pitchford, MM, SPC – org||913.663.3768|
|Barbara Tankard Thatcher, CAGO||816.796.3706|
|Ann Warzyn, BME, SPC - org||816.453.5027|
|Roger Wischmeier, DMA, CAGO – org||(Wed & Sun. pm) 816.761.3811|
|SPC = service playing certificate, CAGO = Colleague certification|
The following have various degree in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
|David Armstrong, MChM
– org, dir, T/B solo, lit
|Phyllis Curtis, MM – org||913.839.8856,
(4th & 5th Sundays only)
|Caroline M. Neal, MA - org, pian||816.305.9526
|Dale Ramsey, MM – org, dir||816.322.8985|
|Ann Marie Rigler, DMA – org, lit||816.415.3792
or 816.781.7700 x5199
|James Snyder, DMA – org, dir||816.765.1721
|Nancy Stankiewicz, BA – org, lit||913.642.8642|
|Kevin Vogt, DMA org, lit||913.649.2196|
|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,
|Kathy Hellwege, BSE - org, dir, lit, sop, alto||913.362.0594
|Steven McDonald - org, dir, lit||785.841.4696
|Freda Proctor - org, dir., lit||913.328.0721 (h);
913.484.8271 (cell); 913.758.6320 (w)
|Keith Sandrock – org,||816-420-9104
or 816-896-6762 (cell)
|Marilyn VanderLinden - org, lit||816.665.4441|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The absolute deadline for submissions to Bombarde's editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.