From the Dean:
Our January meeting of us Guilders will celebrate student organists among us. Six folks studying at three of our local universities will bring a strong program of literature, performed on a fairly recent organ built pretty close to home. The players include doctoral and undergraduate students plus a pre-college student.
The six players are: Filippa Duke and Brian Mathias of KU, Evan Courtney of William Jewell College, Desiree Hines and Nancy Custead, students at UMKC. Also, Stephen Kucera, a High School student, is taking classes at Johnson County Community College and studying organ at William Jewell.
Desiree is Organ Scholar at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Brian is associate organist at Country Club Christian Church. Evan serves as Organ Scholar at Village Presbyterian Church. Filippa Duke serves as the Director of Music/Organist at Westport Presbyterian Church. Nancy is principal organist at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church. Stephen is serving as organist/pianist for John Knox Presbyterian Kirk. So while these folks are busy at their studies, they are also active in service to our community’s churches. We are very fortunate to have them with us in our local chapter.
The music to be presented includes the following: Partita on “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”, Hugo Distler; Fugue in Eb Major, BWV 552, J. S. Bach; Prelude and Fugue on “O Taurigkeit, O Herzelied”, Ethel Smyth; Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 531, J. S. Bach; Movements III and IV, Symphony V, C. M. Widor; Finale, Symphony #1, Louis Vierne; Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne in C Major" by Dieterich Buxtehude; and "Petite Suite" by Gerald Bales.
The instrument at Atonement Lutheran was built by Martin Ott of St. Louis. It consists of three manuals, 55 ranks and includes a Rückpositiv. We are fortunate to have this instrument in our community alongside the many other fine instruments by a variety of builders. Kansas City is a good “Organ Town”. Here we will celebrate one of the reasons we make that claim. Our thanks to Rick Deasley and Atonement Church for hosting us at this celebratory event. See you there.
Monday, January 16 at 7:30 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas
Punch bowl and fellowship at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 6:15 pm
Menu: Fried Chicken - AuGratin Potatoes - Baked Beans
Tossed Green Salad - Garlic Bread - Cheesecake w/Raspberry Sauce Cost: $9
Please call Jane Dauer at 816.252.3787 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. The deadline for called-in AGO dinner reservations is NOON on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11. 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).
The next meeting is Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran in Westport. All committee chairs, elected positions and long-range planning committee members are expected to attend. If you must be absent please contact Carol Wallace at 816.468.6596 or email@example.com
The Board is looking for someone to direct Schola Cantorum. Schola is designed to be a mid-sized group of amateur and professional singers that perform diverse choral literature. The purpose of its existence is to provide education for both performers and audiences, opportunity for vocal performance, and joy that comes from participation. Anyone that is interested in this position or knows of someone that would be interested, please forward that information to the Board.
Celebrating its 1938 founding, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists announces a 75th Anniversary Organ Composition Competition. The inaugural performance will be by a nationally recognized performing artist in Spring 2013 on a significant organ in the Greater Kansas City area. The single winning prize of $1,000 will be presented immediately following the public premier of the music. Travel compensation up to $600 will be added to the prize award.
The Chapter requests celebratory solo music suitable for most 2, 3 and 4 manual organs. Suggested duration is 5 to 8 minutes. Technical requirements should be Moderately Easy to Medium Difficult. The goal is original new music of strong audience appeal and performer interest, playable by most organists, to become part of the standard repertoire.
The entry fee is $10.00 for one work or $15.00 for two works. Composer identity must not appear on the musical manuscript. Entry forms identifying the title of the work and the composer must accompany each submitted score. Deadline for receiving entries is July 30, 2012.
Application materials with the address for submissions, entrance eligibility, entry forms, requirements, rules and judging criteria will be available at: www.kcago.com/competition75 after January 15, 2012.
Your AGO chapter wants to provide helpful resources to our members. This year, in our emphasis to interest young keyboardists in the organ, we plan to compile a list of organ literature that works well in the transition between piano and organ. This could be music for manuals only; it could be music with optional pedals; also music with minimal pedal requirements. Keyboard skill levels could vary from easy to moderate, as some pianist have good finger facility, just no pedal skills.
Please look through your personal libraries and send via email titles and composers of pieces, or collections you recommend to: Dean@KCAGO.com. We will compile a comprehensive list and make it available to members. Doris Daniels, who so skillfully organizes our recycled music display each month, will create a category of pieces for “the beginning organist” to be made available to members. Should there be any music from your libraries you would care to donate, please bring it to the next meeting and give it to Doris, clearly marked “For the Beginning Organist”. It will then be available each month as a new resource for you.
As always, we appreciate your involvement and active support of these efforts.
Submitted by Dale Ramsey
Placement Coordinator: Mary Bronaugh Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Music
First Lutheran Church 6400 State Line Road Mission Hills KS 66208-1947
Director of Music Position: 10-12 hours on site weekly; direct adult and handbell choirs
Contact: Rick Huyett, Chairman Worship and Music Committee, for complete information e-mail email@example.com
The convention committee is in the process of finalizing the hotel contracts for July 2018 through the AGO National office. John Schaefer and Lynn Bratney are coordinating this effort. Although the convention is still six years away, the timeline for brainstorming has begun.
Sunday, January 29, 3:30 pm
Grand Avenue Temple UMC - 205 East 9th in downtown Kansas City, MO. Steve Greene, Grand Avenue Temple musician will be playing some of the congregation's favorite service music on the E. M. Skinner Opus 190 for your listening pleasure, talking about the restoration efforts underway for this wonderful instrument, and the Centennial concert coming up on March 25, 2012. Admission is free - donations will be accepted for the restoration fund.
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 pm
Dr. Stephen Hamilton, Minister of Music Emeritus at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York City, NY, will be playing an organ recital on the 1983 II/43 Dobson organ at First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, Kansas. The recital program is as follows: Praeludium in E Minor (Bruhns), Litanies (Alain), Le Jardin suspendu (Alain), Toccata, Villancico y Fuga (Ginastera), Pastorale (Franck), and Prelude and Fugue in B Major (Dupre). A reception will follow the recital. The recital is free and open to the public and is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and the Kansas State University/Manhattan Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. The church is located at 801 Leavenworth St. in Manhattan, Kansas. Please contact David Pickering (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
From May 16-28, 2012 the University of Kansas will sponsor an organ study tour of Italy. This tour is open to anyone. It will be directed by Professor Michael Bauer working in conjunction with the noted Italian organist Francesco Cera. The tour will focus on restored Renaissance and Baroque instruments. There will be ample time available to take in the art and architecture of the various cities. Sites include Rome, Rieti, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Mantova, and Venice. For further information see www.organ.ku.edu or write email@example.com.
Please print this page and add it to your directory
10311 W 73rd St
Shawnee KS 66203
Substitutes listed are members of the local organ guild. The ones who hold AGO certificates have passed requirements of the national American Guild of Organists for various levels of service playing and choral conducting. However, the Greater Kansas City AGO is not an endorsement agency for service provided by the persons listed here. To learn proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references.
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Barbara Adler, DMA, SPC – org, lit||816-333-3912
|Scott Foppiano, MM, CAGO - org, dir, soloist, lit||816-437-8557,
816-305-0260 (cell—eve. only)
|Alan Gagnon, SPC, org, lit||603-660-8408 (cell)
|Jan Kraybill, DMA, FAGO||816-833-1000, ext. 2432|
|Nick Mourlam, SPC – org, lit||913.488.1272|
|John Pitchford, MM, SPC – org||913.663.3768|
|Claudette Schiratti, MM, AAGO - org, dir, lit||913.530.0960 (cell)|
|Barbara Tankard Thatcher, CAGO||816.796.3706|
|Ann Warzyn, BME, SPC - org||816.453.5027|
|Thomas Zachacz, MA, CAGO - org, dir, lit||913-967-5952
|SPC = service playing certificate, CAGO = Colleague certification
AAGO = Associate certification, FAGO = Fellow certification
The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
|Rebecca Bell, MA – org, lit||816-523-5569 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joyce Berg, MM – org||816-741-7388
|Phyllis Curtis, MM – org
(4th & 5th Sundays only)
|W. Sue Finley-Evans, BME, MM, EDS
–org, piano, lit
|785-550-1608 or email@example.com|
| Kathy Hellwege, org, lit, solo, dir,
BSE in Music & English
|Desiree Hines, (Organ major UMKC)
Org, Lit, Dir:
|917-257-6451 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah O Holland,
DMA student KU - org, piano, lit
|Michael Phelps, BA – org, piano, lit||816-686-5454|
|Dale Ramsey, MM – org, dir||816.322.8985|
|Ann Marie Rigler, DMA – org, lit||816.415.3792
or 816.781.7700 x5199
|Nancy Stankiewicz, BA – org, lit||913.642.8642|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The following also offer their services:
|Doris Daniels, org, lit||816-431-3244|
|Jonathan Gregoire, org||320-333-8894 (cell)|
|Aaron Jaynes, email@example.com
|Mark Langdon – org, lit||816-807-4294 firstname.lastname@example.org
(after 10:30 am only)
|Roland Pera, bass soloist||913-268-8918 or
|Lisa Shepard, org, lit||816-587-9290 or
|Brent Stull – org, lit, dir (Saturdays only)||(620) 794-1940 (cell) or email@example.com|
|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.