FROM THE DEAN:
Our February 16th program promises to provide the fresh excitement of new musical learnings among students of a wide variety of ages! Ten GKCAGO organ scholarship recipients will share their music and perspectives on organ playing at Colonial Presbyterian Church.
|The students are:
Ella Bowman, age 10, grade 5
Luther Fuller, age 14, grade 9
Ellen Miller, age 14, grade 9
Maya Latham, age 15, grade 10
John Stegall, age 16, grade 10
McKenzie Johnson, age 16, grade 11
Laura Bynum, age 20, college junior
John Brewer, adult, extensive jazz piano background
Angie Bridges, adult, 8 years piano background
Greg Bridges, adult, 10 years piano background
You may recall that our program committee envisions this event not so much as a “concert” or a formal “recital”, but as a celebration of beginning organ students and what they have been able to accomplish during their brief period of scholarship study. It might also include teacher reflections about the lesson experience, narrative about the music studied, and/or actual problem-solving demonstrations, so that the program time will be shared by both students and teachers, much as in a master class. Teachers of these students are Michael Bauer, Elisa Bickers, Scott Foppiano, Rosi Kaufman, Ted Stewart, and Chlo? Stodt.
Please don’t think that this is a program just for these students and their families—THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT! Indeed, if we are true to our AGO mission, we have a responsibility to do whatever we can to promote future interest in the organ. What better way to spend a midwinter evening than by meeting, listening to, and getting to know, a younger generation of musicians? You’ll find program details below—SEE YOU THERE!
—Chloë Stodt, Dean
The next GKCAGO Board meeting is Saturday, February 14th at 10:30 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westport, with refreshments and social time beginning at 10am. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCATION: Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO
TIME: Punch bowl and fellowship at 6:00 PM (Enter at street-level sanctuary entrance and take elevator to the Terrace Room) | Dinner at 6:15 PM | Program at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary
DINNER MENU - Catered by Meissen’s Catering:
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Tossed green salad
Egg rolls and butter
DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call Marjorie O’Konski at 785.766.2545 or email email@example.com by 9:00 PM Wednesday, February 11. Marjorie will confirm your e-mail reservations; call, however, if you have not received confirmation within three days of placing your reservation. Please provide the name of any guest you plan to bring for name badge purposes. Remember, if you have a reservation (permanent or one-time) and miss dinner, you are still obligated to pay for your meal if you have not cancelled in advance.
Speaking of encouraging young organ students, there is a POE coming up in June at Wichita State University. A downloadable brochure is available at: http://poe.agowichita.org/brochure.php. Please do what you can to spread the word!
Details and registration are now available by going to www.ago2015.org.
We will not have a GKCAGO Chapter Quimby Regional Competition this year, as there are no applicants for our local event. It would be good if we could all begin now to recruit students and prepare them for the next Regional competition in two years. The winner of that event will perform at the 2018 AGO National Convention here in Kansas City. – Ann Posey
I am happy to announce that the third annual French Organ Music Festival will take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday August 23, 2015, from 1 – 5 PM.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite our members and the college community to sign up to perform and/or to volunteer to assist with elements for the event. Click here to download the applications (Each is a fillable PDF form with a submit button.)
1. Performance blocks are 20 minutes in length.
2. To encourage greater participation, performers may share a single block of time.
3. To obtain musical variety, preference will be given to performances from all periods of French
Organ literature especially the early music periods.
4. Choirs and single/ensemble instrumentalists and vocalists with organ accompaniment are
encouraged to participate in the festival.
We need volunteers to assist in the following areas:
1. Committee heads: House Manager, Program, AV-Tech and Publicity
2. Publicity - flyer and poster design, posting of flyers etc. and social media
3. Festival Photographers
4. Page turner for performers who request assistance
5. AV-Tech - Design and input of PowerPoint materials, setting up/take down AV equipment, running
AV equipment in real time at the event
6 Ushers - Hand out programs and collect free will donations
7. Program Booklet (design and layout)
8. Set up and strike down and clean up at the event
9. Set up and manage AGO display
I look forward to another spectacular afternoon of great music and culture as we present the third installment of the French Organ Music Festival.
– Mario Pearson, French Festival Chair
We are delighted that Craig Cramer is purchasing all of the music in Sets 1 through 5 of our organ music inventory! And that Nancy Ramirez will be able to carry the seven full and quite heavy banker boxes full of music in her trunk on her way to visit a cousin in central Illinois this month. Craig will meet her there and personally pick up the music, thus saving our Chapter the work and expense of shipping. All proceeds from our music sales have been credited to the Luther Crocker Fund.
The Seventh Edition of the AGO Chapter Management Handbook, revised November 2014 and approved by the National office, is now available at: http://www.agohq.org/chapter-management-handbook-introduction/
Convenient links on the right sidebar of this webpage take the reader to a number of other chapter management supporting documents, which help to make our work easier at the local level. It’s worth a visit, particularly for all board members—I invite you to check it out!! – Chloë Stodt, Dean
Click here for the February edition
This list is in addition to the three GKCAGO Directory updates previously published in each of the October, November, and January editions of the Bombarde. In order to have the most complete and up-to-date Directory information possible, we recommend that you copy the information from all four Bombardes (including this February edition), and attach to your published yellow 2014-2015 Directory. We are working diligently to monitor renewals and information updates in the ONCARD database, and we thank you for your patience and good cheer in this regard!
Moller pedal board and bench, excellent condition. From 1962, “blonde” finish (probably white oak underneath). No contacts or MIDI, but easily modified. Perfect way to start that Hauptwerk project. $100. Come get it out of my garage in Lawrence. Call Max Mayse at 785-331-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1 : 3:00 PM | Community of Christ Temple
Organist Jan Kraybill: Super Bowl Sunday Recital XVI
A fun and inspirational addition to your sports day. The concert features Louis Vierne’s dramatic fourth organ symphony from WWI and camera close-ups as Jan Kraybill’s hands and feet fly over the 276 keys and pedals of the organ. Freewill offering.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 : 5:30 PM | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (SW corner of Meyer and Wornall)
Happy Hour Soireé featuring Leora Nauta at the Quimby/Aeolian Skinner Organ
Festive, brilliant music of 20th Century French greats will be featured. Refreshments provided!
Cocktails $5. Leora’s program will include Vierne, Benoit, and excerpts from Widor’s Symphony 5.
21st WESTPORT BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES | All concerts will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, with the exception of the January 19 program as noted below.
February 20, 12:10 PM: Jennifer White, Bob Bowman and Roger Wilder will perform “Torch Songs,” a selection of songs appropriate for the month’s Valentine’s Day mood.
Jennifer has sung jazz vocals since high school and has taught music.
Bob has played bass with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, toured with Carmen McRae, and performed with Freddy Hubbard and Bud Shank. He teaches bass at the University of Missouri Kansas City and Ottawa University and records and tours with jazz singer Karrin Allyson.
Roger has performed with Stanley Turrentine, Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum, and Chris Potter. He teaches jazz as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and has performed with Angela Hagenbach, The Sons of Brasil, and The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City. Wilder has also hosted “The Jazz Geek” show on KKFI for the last nine years.
March 20, 12:10 PM: Kelly Werts and Pam Gregory, American folk music
April 17, 12:10 PM: Flutist Ana Maria Hernandez and organist Andres Mojica
May 15, 12:10 PM: Harpsichordists Rebecca Bell and Marian Thomas, the 48 preludes and fugues of “The Well-Tempered Clavier”
Concert admission is free, but donations are welcome. A complimentary reception hosted by Pryde’s Old Westport and Westport Coffee House will be held immediately after the concert. The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council have provided financial assistance for this project. Westport Center for the Arts (WCA) was founded in 2006 to support community artists and the arts. In addition to the monthly Brown Bag Concerts, WCA presents “Readers’ Theater,” “Kids Team Up for Art,” and other special programs. For more information, contact Marian Thomas at 913.648.4802.
SPIRE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE | Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 http://www.spirechamberensemble.org/monteverdi.vespers.html
Mar. 21, 7:30 PM, Visitation Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO
Mar. 22, 5:00 PM, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Topeka, KS
The structure and counterpoint of the West and the exotic flamboyance of the East met in Venice in 1610 – and the splendor resounded. With this choral masterpiece, Monteverdi forged a dramatic and vivid new musical style, evoking the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary.
All tickets $20, general admission seating
SUNDAY, MARCH 1 : 4:00 PM | First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, KS
Stephen Kucera will be playing his Junior Recital for the K-State Organ Performance degree.
The free concert will be approximately 30 minutes long and will feature an all-Bach program, including the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 and the six Schubler Chorales BWV 645-650.
MONDAY, APRIL 20 : 7:30 PM | Community of Christ Temple
Scott Dettra, organist in concert
Hailed as one of the finest organists of his generation, Scott Dettra served as organist at Washington National Cathedral from 2007 to 2012. Currently he directs music at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, and accompanies Philadelphia’s new music choir, The Crossing. Freewill offering.
SUNDAY, MAY 31 : 3:00 PM | Community of Christ Temple
Liberty Community Chorus: Music for a Sacred Space
Conducted by Bryan Taylor and accompanied by Principal Organist Jan Kraybill, the Liberty Community Chorus will present “Music for a Sacred Space.” Taylor received the area’s 2014 Martin Luther King Community Service Award for his work with choral music.
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson email@example.com
Become a paid AGO member to receive exclusive access to placement listings. Click on the Join Our Ranks link at the bottom of any page on the website.
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 GKCAGO 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
BMus, MMus, SPC, CAGO
| org, lit, dir, piano
SPC | org, piano, lit
(student in Manhattan)
ChM, MM | org, lit, dir
BME, SPC | organ, piano
MM, SPC | org
MM, AAGO | org, dir, lit
|Barbara Tankard Thatcher,
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:
MM | org
MM | org, piano
(10:45 or 11:00 only)
BA | org, dir, bass soloist
|785.250.4141 or email@example.com|
|W. Sue Finley-Evans,
BME, MM, EDS | org, piano, lit
|Kathy Hellwege, BSE in Music & English | org, lit, solo, dir||913.362.0594 or
DMA | org, lit, dir, handbell
|Ronald Krebs, BM, MM | org||785.843.2622 or
DMA | (voice) soloist
MM | org, lit
|Dina Pannabecker Evans,
DMA | org, lit, dir
MM | org, dir
|Ann Marie Rigler,
DMA | org, lit
or 816.781.7700 x5199
BA | org, lit
DMA | org, lit
BM | organ, piano, lit
|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|
|Dana Gillis | piano||913.383.2019
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.