Some may say this is “Ordinary” time, but there’s a lot going on, especially for the AGO! Here’s a glimpse at the exciting times ahead:
NEW ARTISTS: We will host several artists in our program year who have not played in Kansas City, including Lynne Davis, our first program in September (more on that below).
NEW ORGANISTS: We have invited the local Pipe Organ Encounter scholars to our September dinner and meeting. Please give a warm welcome to these teenagers who spent a wonderful week in June learning about the King of Instruments.
NEW LEADERS: This is a volunteer organization, and it takes many people to make it work. In addition to those elected last Spring to Board positions and those who are continuing in their current roles, I would like to welcome the following to newly-appointed positions:
Reporter: Sarah Jacobs
Bombarde Editor: Roseann Penner Kaufman
Dinner Reservations: Scott Foppiano
Finance: Vaughn Scarcliff
Hospitality: Debbie Lynch
Professional Development/Ethics: Betty Bauer
Standing Rules: Kathy Hellwege
Youth: Brett Terry
As we being a new season, let’s embrace in the possibilities and potential we have been offered, and rejoice in the “ordinary.”
Soli Deo Gloria!
Rosi Penner Kaufman, Dean
**REMINDER TO BOARD MEMBERS: Our first Board meeting will be Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church. All committee chairs are asked to attend.
Monday, September 14, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Punch Bowl 6:00, Dinner 6:15, Recital 7:30
Dinner reservations: contact Scott Foppiano 816.883.8359 or HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, September 9
Menu: Chicken cordon bleu, wild rice blend, seasoned green beans,
tossed green salad, filled cookies, French rolls, iced tea and coffee
Our September meeting will feature Lynne Davis, Associate Professor and Ann & Dennis Ross Endowed Faculty of Distinction in Organ at Wichita State University. A native of Michigan, leading international concert organist Lynne Davis graduated with honors in organ performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Robert Clark. Shortly after, she moved to France to study with Marie-Claire Alain. While there she also studied with Jean Langlais, Maurice and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé, and Edouard Souberbielle as well as other great European master organists.
For over thirty years, Lynne Davis made France her home, marrying Frenchman and Chartres International Organ Competition founder, Pierre Firmin-Didot. Between them the couple played a major role in the French organ music scene, initiating among other things the famous 1992 exhibition and recording of "Les Orgues de Paris."
Ms. Davis' career was launched by taking First Prize at the prestigious St. Albans International Organ Competition in England. Since then, her activities have included being a featured performer at two American Guild of Organist national conventions, a member of international organ competition juries, and giving concerts, masterclasses and lectures about French organ literature and its history. Her unique living and working experience in France gives her the status of world authority in all French organ repertoire.
She holds the "Certificat d'Aptitude de Professeur d'Orgue" delivered by the Republic of France. A renowned teacher, she has served as organ professor at the Conservatory of Music in Clamart near Paris and from 1997 to 2006 at the French National Regional Conservatory in Caen in Normandy. In the fall of 2006, she was appointed Associate Professor of Organ, holding the Ann & Dennis Ross Endowed Faculty of Distinction chair at the Wichita State University School of Music in Kansas. In addition to heading the organ program, she also produces the Rie Bloomfield Organ Series and performs monthly half-hour organ recitals, the "Wednesdays in Wiedemann" series.
Lynne Davis performs extensively and always to enthusiastic critical acclaim both in Europe and North America. Her recordings include discs, radio broadcasts and live performances particularly on the famed organ at Chartres Cathedral in France where her disc "Musique pour Cathédrales" won the coveted French 5 Diapasons award. Ms. Davis' most recent recording is "Lynne Davis en Concert" on the world-renowned Cavaillé-Coll organ at the church of St. Etienne in Caen in Normandy. Her area of expertise extends as well to the organ and stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral.
Virginia Strohmeyer-Miles, a long time Guild member now living in Little Rock, Arkansas, has done significant research into the life of Franklin Fisk, organist at Grace Church (later Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral), B'Nai Jehudah and Independence Blvd. Christian Church during the early years of the 20th century. He was also one of two organists representing Kansas City at the St. Louis World’s Fair. She discovered that he is buried in Union Cemetery, but that there was no gravestone marking his burial site. She has purchased and placed a marker on his grave. She is inviting interested organists and friends to join her for a brief service of remembrance at the Cemetery on Saturday, September 12 at 1:00.
Long-time member, dinner reservations chair and friend-to-everyone Jean Lyne has had a rough summer due to health concerns. She has seen more than her share of hospitals and care facilities. I’m sure she would like to keep up with what is happening – if you would like to send her a note, please send it to her home address. Friends and family are checking her home mail and will see that it gets to her.
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.
Saturday September 5th 7:30 pm
Charlemagne Palestine, organist. Minimalist music for organ. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City MO. Admission charge.
Sunday September 13th 2:00 pm
David White, tenor; Lamar Sims, piano. Brahms: The Songs of Magelone. Founders' Hall, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Free admission, donations welcomed.
Sunday September 13th 7:00 pm.
Joe Shapiro, violin. Founders' Hall, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. No admission charge.
Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm:
Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. No admission charge.
Saturday, September 19th, 7:00 pm
Music Live! at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 West 47th Street, KCMO. Featuring David Adams, Millie Edwards, Jerome Johnson, Carlene Neihart, Lyra Pherigo, Robert Pherigo, Geneva Price, Tim Whitmer, The Unity Temple Chancel Choir and Octet directed by Steve Perry. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets please call 816-451-4466.
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 pm
Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord. Spencer Art Museum, 1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence, KS. No admission charge.
Sunday, October 4, 3:00 pm
John Obetz, organist. 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.
Director of Music
Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E. 55th St., Kansas City, MO 64113 (Brookside Blvd. and Oak) www.secondpres.org 1S, 2R, PT ($28,000/yr.)
Begin on or before 9/20/2009. Contact Rev. Don Fisher, email@example.com or Marsha Kirsch, firstname.lastname@example.org at 816-363-1300 for complete job description or with questions.
Director of Music/Organist/Choirmaster
St. John's United Methodist Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64113. PT, 2S (+ seasonal), 2R, $N. Send resume with references to Rev. L. Kyle Hern, Senior Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church, or by email to LKyleH@aol.com. Salary is negotiable based on training and experience. A detailed position description is available.
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leawood Baptist Church, 8200 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66206, is seeking a part-time person to play organ or piano each Sunday morning, accompany choir rehearsals Wednesday or Thursday evenings, be available for periodic vocal and instrumental rehearsals. Must be comfortable with traditional and contemporary styles of worship. Salary: $175/week. Contact Michelle Patton, Director of Worship, Music & Young Adult Ministries. Phone 913.649.0100 or email: email@example.com.
All Substitutes: Please confirm your availability for Fall 2009
Contact Bombarde’s Editor Today! firstname.lastname@example.org
|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|
|Sharon Davies, BM – org||816.331.5581|
|Kathy Hellwege, BSE – org, dir, lit, sop, alto||913.362.0594 or 913.706.0126|
|Steven McDonald – org, dir, lit||785.841.4696
|Nick Mourlam, SPC – org, lit||913.488.1272|
|Caroline M. Neal, M.A. - org, pian||(Saturdays only) 816.305.9526|
|John Pitchford, MM, SPC – org||913.663.3768|
|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
|Ann Warzyn, BME, SPC – org||816.453.5027|
|Roger Wischmeier, DMA, CAGO – org||(Wed & Sun. p.m.) 816.761.3811|
|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 email@example.com.