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Dean: Mary Bronaugh Davis · firstname.lastname@example.org
Sub-Dean: Chloe Stodt
Bombarde Editor: Roseann Penner Kaufman · email@example.com
FROM THE DEAN:
I am excited that we have a full season of interesting, exciting programs and projects. We’ll be busy, but that is fine. Someone told me I could relax after planning all my programs last year. However, I find that I am more involved than ever in overseeing everything.
KCAGO is the logical and leading organization for area organists and organ enthusiasts in our area. With a membership of around 200, we are (as we should be) the supportive pillar for organ programs and concerts throughout the area. Through our corroborative efforts great programs featuring the organ can continue for the enjoyment of all. The Kansas City Symphony and Kauffman need our assistance when organ concerts are presented in Helzberg Hall. The Symphony has already communicated the message that unless the Symphony Organ Series is financially viable, it could become nonexistent. This season the Symphony Organ Series is bringing in three organists and Kauffman is publicizing two organ concerts. It is thrilling that Kansas City has such a marvelous instrument. It is with pride we must promote its continued use and encourage others to experience our wonderful world of organ.
There has been much talk and excitement regarding our First Annual French Organ Festival. Since the French Festival occurred after the deadline for the September Bombarde, a full report will be on the agenda next month.
Mary Bronaugh Davis, Dean
For our September meeting we will be venturing North of the River to Liberty, MO. Organist Ahreum Han impressed us so much at the 2012 AGO National Convention in Nashville that we invited her to play a program for us on the Quimby organ in Gano Chapel on the William Jewell College campus. Dinner that evening will be at the Liberty Christian Church, 427 East Kansas, just down the hill from campus- punch bowl at 6:00, dinner at 6:15, program at 7:30. In an effort to “Grow the Guild” please invite a non-member organist or enthusiast to join with us on this occasion.
To add a bit of interest to the evening, please bring spare church bulletins left over from the previous day’s service. Those who have full time Sunday positions don’t often get a chance to see and hear what other congregations are doing. Having several bulletins from various churches at each table gives us a chance to share our profession with others.
This year we have a new Dinner Reservation Chairperson. Call Sharon Davies at 816-331-5581 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 p.m. the Wednesday before our meeting. 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)
Pineapple grilled chicken with wild rice
Baby carrots, Sugar snapped peas
Green salad, Rolls, Blackberry or Apple Cobbler
The next meeting is Saturday, September 14, 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.
In conjunction with the Kansas City Music Teachers Association's Fall Festival (which is a Baroque theme) our Youth Chair, Ann Posey, is planning a Saturday afternoon, October 12th (1:00 – 3:30) at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. Piano students will have an opportunity to play their prepared piano piece on an organ and/or harpsichord along with various other activities, ending with an ice cream social.
Attention Teachers and Organists! As you begin this year, mark SEPTEMBER 6 (9-2), AND SEPTEMBER 7 (9-5) on your calendars. The “Noted Grands”, a group of KCMTA teachers (who are grandmothers), will hold a MUSIC SALE at the home of Donna LaBach, 10002 W. 121st Street; Overland Park, KS 66213. Some of us have retired from teaching, some are downsizing homes; all are cleaning out music and related supplies. Both piano and organ music will be included in the sale.
The Schola Cantorum of the GKCAGO is in need of Tenor and Bass singers. Please contact the director, Dr. Anthony Maglione, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition.
Rehearsal/performance schedule for the October program:
Concert 1: AGO Schola/William Jewell College Concert Choir, organ, brass, percussion
Rehearsals (7:30pm - 9:00pm)
Sunday 10/20/13: 1:30pm - 4pm – DRESS REHEARSAL (Visitation Parish 5141 Main Street, Kansas City, MO)
Monday 10/21/13: 7:30pm – CONCERT (Visitation Parish 5141 Main Street, Kansas City, MO)
Member Floyd Gingerich shared a number of links of recent organ events reported in the Independence Examiner. Click on the links below to view the photos and articles:
French Organ Festival at the Gold Dome Cathedral:
Organist, Jan Kraybill, conducts Saturday tour:
Bachathon XXXIV held Sunday May 5, 2013 at Grace And Holy Trinity Cathedral:
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson email@example.com
Music Director: Organist/Choir Director
This full-time, exempt position encompasses both choral direction and organ/piano competencies. It is expected that applicants hold appropriate degrees encompassing both organ and choral areas. The primary goal in the leadership of the worship music of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is to re-vitalize the musical experience of current parishioners and implement a program intended to appeal to the un-churched/unaffiliated in the Brookside and neighboring community. In addition to the normal responsibilities associated with such a position, our expected emphasis is summarized in the following:
· Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise, and shepherd children and youth for their choral ministries, which should include regular participation with adult musicians, as well as seasonal pageants and presentations.
·Develop the quality of our music program while honoring our Anglican tradition as we expand our musical repertoire.
·Oversee the music offered at other weekend liturgies (such as a Saturday and/or Sunday evening Eucharist), working with the Pastor for Young Adults and Families to determine the musical styles to be represented in those worship opportunities and to recruit musicians as needed. The Director of Music will supervise these musicians.
Contact: The Rev. Anne V. Hutcherson, Associate Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 816-523-1602, ext. 105 Cell Phone: 816-304-3042.
Traditional Worship Organist-Pianist
Second Presbyterian Church: Applications are being accepted on the church web site http://www.secondpres.org/ Download the application procedure and complete job description which are available on PDF. Requirements include one Sunday service at 10:15 Am and Wednesday rehearsals 7:15-8:30PM with additional services at Christmas & Easter. For more details please visit the web site or call Bram Wayman, Dir. of Music at (816) 363-1300.
Barry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking to fill the position of organist. Applicants must have knowledge and experience playing both a pipe organ and piano. The instruments include a 28 rank Reuter pipe organ and a Kawai Baby Grand piano. The person hired will accompany choir and congregation for two (2) weekly Sunday Services year round as well as preludes, postludes and other worship music. She/he will also work with the Choir Director in Wednesday evening Choir Rehearsals from September through May. The position also includes special church services and events from time to time, including Christmas Eve Services and Holy week services. Please e-mail resume to: Debra Herrick at email@example.com Location: Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155. Compensation: Covered with applicants during interviews.
Director of Adult Choirs
Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 9948 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas. Lead the main adult choir in singing at one service each Sunday from Sept. thru May (8:30 or 11:00 a.m.), plus special services (e.g. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week). Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sept-May. Recruit, rehearse and lead periodic additional groupings such as SSAA, TTBB or mixed octet. Direct pro brass group along with the choir on festival weekends. Salary $13,000. Send resume to Rick Deasley, Director of Worship Life at firstname.lastname@example.org -- no phone calls, please. Detailed job description available upon request.
Director of Music
Avondale United Methodist Church of Kansas City is seeking a Director of Music Ministries.
Applications are due no later than August 1, 2013. To apply, email resume to Rev. Gary Ponder Williams: email@example.com, or mail resume to Avondale UMC, 3101 NE Winn Road, KCMO 64117, by no later than August 1, 2013. Job description available by contacting the pastor at the address above.
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)
Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
(Jubilees are sponsored by the AGO Committee for Musicians in Part-Time Employment.)
A day of mind, body and soul inspiration for the part-time church musician
including 10 skill enhancing workshops, networking, a gourmet catered lunch
and a message from the keynote speaker, Jan Kraybill (DMA, FAGO).
For more information, contact
Workshop List will include (along with other options):
• Accessible Praiseworthy Organ Literature (with or without pedals)
• Bringing New Life into Old Hymns: Invigorate your congregation’s singing
• Turning Pastors into Partners: Support for Clergy-Musician Relations
• Generating Joy in Your Practice Time (and productivity too!)
• A Guide to Quality Choral Music (includes a choral reading session)
• Assistance with Contemporary Worship and Praise
• Challenge Yourself: Take Your Organ Music to the Next Level!
• Organ and Other Instruments: Encouraging and Collaborating with Instrumentalists in your Congregation
Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m.
Kansas City Theater Pipe Organ is bringing Lew Williams to the Music Hall, 301 West 13th in downtown Kansas City, MO. Currently he performs on the world’s largest publicly-installed theatre organ, the 4/74 Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Mesa, Arizona Organ Stop Pizza restaurant. In 1988, he was named ATOS Organist of the Year. The program is free, but a free will offering is taken.
Friday, September 20, 12:10 p.m.
Cellist Matthew Herren kicks off the 20th season of the Brown Bag Concert series at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road. He will perform “Voice of the Cello,” including solo pieces by Paul Hindemith, August Franchomme, Brian Nelson of the University of Kansas and J.S. Bach. Concert admission is free, but donations are welcome. A complimentary reception will be held immediately after the concert.
Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.
The Kauffman Center is bringing Carol Williams to play the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ in Helzberg Hall. Dr. Williams is the San Diego civic organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society. Her diverse programming of pop, classical and jazz plus charismatic humor enchants international audiences to receive her with “rock star” enthusiasm. Tickets available through the Kauffman Center
Sunday September 8, 2:00 p.m.
Susan Nataly, coloratura soprano, Richard Williams, piano ; operatic arias, art songs, and some lighter fare. Free admission, donations welcomed.
Sunday September 15, 5:00 p.m.
CHORAL EVENSONG. The Trinity Choir; Kenneth Walker, guest organist. Music by White, Murrill, and Duncan
Sunday September 29, 2:00 p.m.
HYMN FESTIVAL. Massed choirs, brass, organ. Conducted by Dr. William Baker. Admission charge: $20 general admission. $15 for seniors and students; 12 and under free.
Our sympathy is offered to Bruce Thurman. His step-mother, Marguerite Thurman passed away on August 13, 2013.
Dale Ramsey has been in the KU Hospital, and now in the KU Rehab Unit. Hopefully, he will be home by the time the September Bombarde is received.
No endorsement or promise of condition or quality,
just a listing service for our members
Health problems prevent Carlene Neihart from playing the organ. We have a three rank pipe organ which we purchased new in 1969 that she has used through the years. Additional bass pipes were added later.
We are considering donating the pipe organ to a church or school. Please contact Jim Neihart, 6955 Valley Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64113. 816-444-3487, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE INSTRUMENT AVAILABLE: Gulbranson Classic II electronic organ. Two manuals; two-octave pedal compass (C-C2); stop tabs and draw bars with diapason, flute, and reed stops. Dimensions 39" X 54" X 30". Recipient responsible for removal; no stairs involved; parking lot located approximately 12' from doorway of home. Contact Carole Tanner at 816.792.0196 or email@example.com.
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, MM, CAGO - org, dir, soloist, lit||816-437-8557,
816-305-0260 (cell—eve. only)
|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
|David Bryant, org, lit||816.356.0733
|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
|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.