FROM THE DEAN:
At the September meeting I was asked, “Have you had your crisis yet?” It seems like the Dean is expected to have some crisis somewhere during the term. I’m glad programs were lined up far ahead of time, so all is well there. My September 26th surgeries at the Mayo Clinic were more of a blessing than anything else. The doctors caught both the Uterine and Kidney cancers at early stages and no further treatment are recommended at this time!!! I alternate between feeling perky and wilting. Thank goodness a lot can be done on the computer as I’m finding out. The blue hydrangea plant sent from KCAGO made the trip home from MN and still looks fresh and new. I am grateful to those who stepped up to cover things when I was gone. Many thanks to everyone for all their thoughts, deeds and prayers on my behalf! Prayer really helps!
Mary Bronaugh Davis, Dean
Monday, November 18th - our KCAGO dinner, meeting & program will be at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, MO. Punch bowl (6 p.m.), Dinner (6:15 p.m.) and Meeting are downstairs in the Laurel Room; Program (7:30) is upstairs in the Auditorium. This is definitely a “must attend” event. Christopher Houlihan receives “rave reviews” everywhere he performs. “A true revelation…He is an eloquent musician” Los Angeles Times. “Dazzling performances” The Wall Street Journal. “Gifted…Glamorous sheen” The New York Times. He has been a featured performer at four conventions of AGO. During his debut season under professional representation he was booked to perform from coast to coast and is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists. He has performed professionally in 33 states and the District of Columbia as well as in three other countries. Once you hear him, you will immediately become a “Houli-fan”!
Call Sharon Davies at 816-331-5581 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 p.m. the Wednesday before our meeting (November 13). Sharon will confirm your e-mail reservations, so if you don’t get a confirmation, please call. Remember, if you have a permanent reservation and miss dinner, you are still obligated to pay for your meal.
Dinner Menu (Catered by Meissen’s Catering)
Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy
Green Beans, Cranberry salad, Rolls
Pumpkin Pie Coffee, tea
NOTE: For the November KCAGO dinner, members should access the Community of Christ Auditorium from the West entrance and follow the signs to the dining area.
The next meeting is Saturday, Novmeber 9, 2013 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.
Our October 21st concert titled “Music for a Great Space” featuring infinite variety, fine singing and playing teamed with guest trumpeter, Randolph Lee in presenting the world premiere of Anthony Maglione’s “The Mystic Trumpeter”. This work was composed specifically for Sarah Anderson, Jay Carter, Mark Langdon, Randolph Lee, Ron Witzke, and the combined William Jewell College Concert Choir and our KCAGO Schola Cantorum. This is a truly significant addition to the choral repertoire! The thunderous applause and standing ovation at the conclusion displayed the appreciation of the audience. A superb new spiritual based piece, “The Trumpet Sounds With in-a My Soul” by Ian Coleman of William Jewell College drew many raves from the audience as well.
Also, click here to go to an extensive article by Floyd Gingerich about the evening, with photos, published at examiner.com.
Ann Posey reported that the P.O.P. of October 12th turned out splendidly. The Kansas City Music Teachers Association students enjoyed the afternoon plus many of their parents and teachers were there as well. Some of the parents, and grandparents expressed much appreciation for the opportunity of having the students play their piano piece on the harpsichord and pipe organ. Ken Walker was a wonderful host and St. Michael’s and All Angels was a perfect place because the students were right there with the pipes and the harpsichord and activity room were on the same floor, just down the hall. There was plenty of positive feedback from the teachers and some good suggestions for future events of this type.
Reminder to all 2018 Committee Chairs: the next quarterly meeting is Sunday, November 10 at 3:30 pm at Rainbow Mennonite Church, 1444 SW Blvd., Kansas City, KS. Please contact Lynn Bratney if you are not able to attend.
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church Anglican, 91st and Nall, Overland Park, K.Duties in include one Sunday service at 9AM and Choir rehearsals Wednesday evenings. Preference is a Bachelor's degree or similar level of performance, singing ability is also preferred but not required. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. For further information and detailed job description please contact Ed Goeke, Dir. of Traditional worship at email@example.com
Stilwell untied Methodist Church, 19335 Metcalf Ave, Stilwell, Ks. 66085
1. Salaried position available October 15th, 2013.
2. Up to 8 hours/week (part-time) to accompany for the Stilwell United Methodist music program under the direction of the Director of Music.
3. Organ and piano skills required with additional experience in various styles is a plus.
4. Responsible for:
a. Worship accompanist for blended service that is predominantly traditional hymns
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. arrival for 9:30 worship service (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday)
b. Accompanist for Sanctuary Choir rehearsals
Wednesdays, September - May, 7:30- 9:00 p.m.
c. Accompanist for other choirs and special music as needed throughout the year
Mostly Wednesday rehearsals 7:00 -7:30 p.m. before choir
Send Resumes to:
Pamela Castrey, Director of Music
Resumes for this position accepted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes accepted through Monday, October 7th, 2013
Inquiries welcome at 913-461-5076
St Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church is looking for an organist/pianist. On any given Sunday the small professional vocal/instrumental ensemble that leads the worship may perform hymns from the 1982 Hymnal, Chanted Psalms, Contemporary Choruses, or a Byrd Anthem. The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, flexible, relaxed, able to work as part of a tight knit team, accomplished in traditional organ and comfortable with also playing the piano. There is only one Sunday morning service, with a rehearsal preceding the service. For full details or to talk more about the position please contact JENNIFER COLEMAN on 816-781-6701 or by email using email@example.com.
JANUARY JUBILEE KANSAS CITY
Saturday, January 25, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Country Club Christian Church
6101 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64113
Total Cost: $15.00 (includes lunch)
TELL YOUR FRIENDS NOW! THIS IS AN EVENT SPONSORED BY THE
NATIONAL AGO BUT ORGANIZED BY OUR LOCAL CHAPTER
More info available HERE.
Plan now to attend the 2014 AGO National Convention in Boston, MA on June 23-27th. It is not too early to register. Discount rates are available through January. Forms are in the TAO magazine or at www.agoboston2014.org
Sunday, November 3, 4 p.m.
The professional Trinity Chamber Artists will be performing the *Brahms Requiem (London Version)* on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm. The Chamber Artists’ captivating pure sound gives intimate, delicate, and personal voice to this piano four-hands version of what is perhaps the composer’s most personal work. This exquisite version of his Requiem allows Brahms’s craftsmanship to shine through with clarity, exposing layers of nuance that may be hidden by the full orchestra. Anna Myeong and Ellen Bottorff, piano, Sarah Anderson, soprano, Chris Thompson, baritone, Ben A. Spalding, conductor. Tickets at the door - $15 General Admission
Monday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas Good presents a recital as part of his Masters degree program at the University of Kansas on the Wollf Op. 40 organ at Bales Recital Hall on the Lawrence KS campus. The program will include works by Reger, Sweelinck, J.S. Bach, Widor, De Grigny and Durufle. The recital is free and open to the public. Nicholas is co-organist at Colonial Church in Prairie Village, and a staff organist at the Community of Christ headquarters in Independence.
Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Christian Lane, Winner of the Canadian International Organ Competition will be performing at the Bales Organ Recital Hall in Lawrence, KS. (Master classes/Lectures 10a.m – 12noon) Tickets: 785-864-2787 or www.lied.ku.edu.
Sunday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.
Vienna Boys Choir, Grace Cathedral, Topeka. Tickets available at www.greatspaces.org.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:10 p.m.
Lyric Arts Trio (Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano, Elena Lence Talley, clarinet, Dan Velicer, piano) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, KCMO. Sponsored by Westport Center for the Arts Concert Series. FREE, donations accepted. Reception hosted by Luyben Music and Westport Coffee House.
Sunday, November 17, 4:00 p.m.
Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault. This dynamic husband and wife team - the world’s premier organist duo – are nothing short of electrifying. They have contributed greatly to organ duet literature and have made “organ four hand, four feet” synonymous with their name. They will be in Helzberg Hall. Call 816-994-7222 or visit kauffmancenter.org for tickets. Please support this event which is part of the Blanche Gangwere Organ Series.
Sunday, November 24, 5:00 p.m
Final Bach Cantata Vespers; J.S. Bach's Advent Cantata #140: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying) with Immanuel Bach Vespers Choir and Orchestra. William T. Stewart, conductor. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd. (At State Line Rd.), Kansas City, Missouri. The public is invited to this free performance. (816) 931-8483.
Please set aside March 25th, 2014 on your calendars for a special recital program by the renowned German organist Harald Vogel at Bales Recital Hall at the University of Kansas. , who will also be teaching masters classes at Bales from March 23-26.
This past August, Eerdman's Publishing Company published a new book entitled Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God's People which was written by Michael Bauer, Professor of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas. The book grew out of Bauer's work in Kansas City with the organization Imago Dei: Friends of Christianity and the Arts. The book is available at Amazon.com.
Roger Wischmeier (one of our long term members) is moving to Assisted Living in Raymore and is looking for a good home for his sheet music and organ books. Contact his daughter, Barbara Wischmeier at 816-225-4411 (cell). There should be some excellent materials here.
No endorsement or promise of condition or quality,
just a listing service for our members
For Sale: 2-manual Lowry G-200, Serial #15674. One octave pedalboard. Contact Loretta Reistroffer at Lakeview Village in Lenexa: 913-599-4250.
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.
Feedback regarding the hiring of GKCAGO substitutes is welcome. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Mary Bronaugh Davis, MA, CAGO - org||816-436-1419
|Scott Foppiano, BM, MM, SPC, CAGO - org, dir, soloist, lit||816-305-8011|
|Nicholas Good, BM, CAGO - org, lit||785.273.7762,
|Linda Mann, BME, SPC organ||816-353-4826;
|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|
|Thomas Zachacz, MM, CAGO – org, dir, lit,||913.645.3749 (weekdays only)|
|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 email@example.com|
|Joyce Berg, MM – org||816-741-7388
|Phyllis Curtis, MM - org, piano||913.406.5327 (cell)
(10:45 or 11:00 only)
|John Deahl, BA – org, dir, bass soloist||785-250-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|W. Sue Finley-Evans, BME, MM, EDS –org, piano, lit||785-550-1608 or
| Kathy Hellwege, org, lit, solo, dir,
BSE in Music & English
DMA org, lit, dir, handbell
|Sarah O Holland,
DMA student KU - org, piano, lit
DMA (voice) soloist
MM org, 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
|Lisa Shepard, org, lit||816-587-9290 or
|Nancy Stankiewicz, BA – org, lit||913.642.8642|
|John Villaveces, DMA, org, lit||816.255.6146
|Cheri White, BM organ, piano, lit||913.766.5698
|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|
|Stephen Kucera, SPC, org||913-568-3873
(student in Manhattan)
|Roland Pera, bass soloist||913-268-8918 or
|Harlan Plunkett, org||913.449.8561
|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 email@example.com.