Wow. Lynne Davis gave us a great start on our program year. Her program, a mix of old favorites and new tunes, showed off the capabilities of the Ruffati organ and took full advantage of the wonderful acoustic of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. We are blessed to have her “in the neighborhood.”
Our next program offers another taste of world-class performance. Michael Unger is the winner of the most recent AGO National Young Artists’ Competition, as well as the audience prize. I always take the opportunity to hear the competition when I have a chance to go to the national convention, because the playing is often thrilling and instructive. I sometimes don’t agree with the judges, but I have to say that this time, Michael impressed a lot of people. Take this opportunity to hear an up-and-coming artist on Monday, October 19 at Atonement Lutheran (more info below). -- Rosi Penner Kaufman, Dean
**REMINDER TO BOARD MEMBERS: Our next Board meeting will be Saturday, October 10 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church. All committee chairs are asked to attend.
Monday, October 19, Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park KS 66212
Punch Bowl 6:00, Dinner 6:15 (Cost: $9), Recital 7:30
Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Sauerkraut, Hot German Potato Salad, Fried Apples, Black Forest Cake and German Black Bread. Iced tea, coffee and iced water.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Reminder from the Dean: Another bit about dinner reservations that Scott is too nice to mention – if you have a permanent dinner reservation and can’t make it to dinner, but don’t call Scott to cancel, remember that you are expected to reimburse the Guild $9 for the dinner. We had a number of no-shows last month, and it doesn’t take very many to have a negative impact on our budget.
Virginia Strohmeyer-Miles led a small group in a service of remembrance for Franklin Fisk at Union Cemetery on Saturday, September 12.
Pictured at right: Nan Hulett, Tom Atkin, Rosi Penner Kaufman, Virginia Strohmeyer-Miles and John Obetz (Ted Stewart took the picture) with the marker placed by Virginia. The marker reads:
Franklin Pierce Fisk
Born in Ohio
14 June 1857-23 June 1927
Organist at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Mo and prominent local organist in Kansas City
His wife Stella Barnett Fisk
Died March 15, 1933
The KC AGO marionette crew has two programs ready to present to your church, school, or group. Children (of all ages) enjoy the marionette skits when J.S. Bach comes to life and plays the organ and converses with other marionette characters, including two organ pipes that can actually “speak.” Contact Mary Davis for further information at 816.436.1419.
The School of Music at Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma City AGO host a Junior and Senior High School Organ Competition every year. Here is a summary of the information:
2010 Junior and Senior High School Organ Competition
Sponsored by Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma City AGO Chapter
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Held on the Bishop Angie Chapel at Oklahoma City University
Wanda L. Bass First Prize, $1500
OKC AGO Second Prize, $750
Third Prize, $500
Dr. Antone Godding Hymn Prize, $300
Friday, October 2, 12:10 pm
Westport Brown Bag Concert. The Goldenberg Duo: William, piano and Susan, violin. at Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. Free. Coffee & cookies provided. Bring your own lunch. Donations accepted.
Saturday October 3, 7:30 pm
Keith Benjamin, trumpet; Melody Steed, organ. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City MO. Free admission; information (816) 235-2904
Sunday, October 4, 3:00 pm:
John Obetz, organ. Community of Christ Auditorium. Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) begins a yearlong celebration of the 50th-anniversary of the installation of its 113-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ with a recital by Dr. John Obetz, organist emeritus of Community of Christ. Dr. Obetz and this organ were heard by thousands weekly for 25 years on the popular radio broadcast The Auditorium Organ. Admission is free (free-will offering). For more information, visit www.CofChrist.org/dome_spire, or phone 816-833-1000.
Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm:
Barry Wenger, organ. Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 7600 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO. No admission charge.
Friday, October 16, 12:10 pm:
Westport Brown Bag Concert. Victoria Botero, soprano, Beau Bledsoe, guitar. Westport Presbyterian Church (see Oct. 2 above for more details).
Sunday, October 18, 5:00 pm:
Bach Cantata Vespers; J.S. Bach's Cantata #172: "Erschallet, ihr Lieder" (Ye Voices Resounding) with Bach Vespers Choir and Orchestra. William T. Stewart, conductor. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd. (At State Line Rd.), KCMO. The public is invited to this free performance. (816) 931-8483.
Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:00 pm:
David Goode, organ. Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. Mr. Goode, who has been described by some as the English equivalent of Paul Jacobs, has played in Kansas City on a number of occasions, including the dedicatory recital of the Quimby Pipe Organ at William Jewell College. The Cathedral, William Jewell College, and the Harriman Arts Series are co-sponsoring the event. Tickets are $20 for general admission; $10 for seniors, students and educators. Information 816.415.5025; 816.781.7700. ext. 5190.
Monday, October 26, 2009, 7:30 pm:
Masterclass with David Goode. Gano Chapel, William Jewell College. Please contact Ann Marie Rigler by phone (816.781.7700, ext. 5199) or email (email@example.com) to play for the masterclass and to schedule practice time in Gano Chapel. Everyone is welcome, either to play or simply to attend the class.
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. Deadline for memorials and ads in the program booklet, October 31. For more information www.kcgolddome.org Music REQUIEM AND REMEMBRANCE 2009. This is the third annual Requiem evening.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64106. PT, 1S, 1R, P (3manual plus portative). Piano skills helpful, but not required. Contact Rev. Lauren Lyon, rector, a firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 309-8153.
First Presbyterian Church, 100 N Pleasant, Independence MO 64050. http://www.fpcindep.org
1 traditional service, 1 rehearsal (Wednesday evening) plus additional special services. Salary negotiable. III/42 Kilgen and Pramberger grand piano. Contact Kevin Gunderson at email@example.com or 816 600-6138 (home).
Westwood Christian Church, 5050 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood, KS 66205. 1S, 1R, E (2M Allen) $N. Contact Lysle Holloway, Congregational Life Committee Chair at the church address, firstname.lastname@example.org, or church (913)262-1308, fax (913)262-6059, home (913) 362-5991. Send resume.
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 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:
|Nick Mourlam, SPC - org, lit||913.488.1272|
|John Pitchford, MM, SPC - org||913.663.3768|
|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 also offer their services:
|Betty Bauer – org, lit||913.814.9021 or 913.488.8417|
|Phyllis Curtis, MM – org||(4th & 5th Sundays only) 913.839.8856, 913.406.5327
|Doris Daniels – org, lit||816-431-3244,
816-721-3191 or 913.288.7129
|Scott Foppiano – org, lit, dir, pian, synagogue, ten/bari||(Wed & Sun pm only)
|Kathy Hellwege, BSE – org, dir, lit, sop, alto||913.362.0594 or 913.706.0126|
|Steven McDonald – org, dir, lit||785.841.4696
|Caroline M. Neal, M.A. - org, pian||(Saturdays only) 816.305.9526|
|Freda Proctor - org, dir, lit||913.328.0721 (h);
913.484.8271 (cell); 913.758.6320 (w)
|Dale Ramsey, MM – org, dir||816.322.8985|
|Ann Marie Rigler, DMA – org, lit||816.415.3792
|Keith Sandrock – org|| 816-420-9104
or 816-896-6762 (cell)
|James Snyder, DMA – org, dir||816.765.1721 or 816.719.3289|
|Nancy Stankiewicz, BA – org., lit||913.642.8642|
|Marilyn VanderLinden – org, lit
|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.