FROM THE DEAN:
Let me begin by saying WOW! What a wonderful performanceby the combined William-Jewell Choir and Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Anthony Magilone. Thank you to all who participated and made the event such a success. Please note that the CD of this group’s performance of two years ago that included works of Gabrieli, Schutz, Tavener, Tippett, and the world premiere of “The Mystic Trumpeter” by Anthony Maglione, will be released on November 13.
Other exciting news includes the successful completion of AGO Certification by two of our members. Dr. Elisa Bickers earned the AAGO Certification and Nancy Custead earned the CAGO Certification. William T. Stewart (Certification and Education Chairperson) led the presentation of their certificates in the September and October meetings.
Our dinner meetings continue to be a great way to further friendships and catch up with one another; please plan to join us at 6:00 pm on November 16, at a new venue for the GKCAGO, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 21155 College Blvd, Olathe, Kansas. This meeting will feature our National Executive Director James Thomashower. Get the latest insights into the Guild endeavors.
2015-2016 Dean GKCAGO
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 21155 College Blvd., Olathe, KS66061
Directions: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is across the street from Olathe Northwest High School.
From Kansas City-435 W to K-10. K-10 to Woodland Rd. Turn left (South) on Woodland until College Blvd. Turn right (West) onCollege Blvd. 0.8 miles to destination on your left. CLICK HERE FOR MAP.
Time: 6:00pm -Punch bowl and fellowship
6:15 pm -Dinner
7:30 pm -Meeting Menu: Catered by Meissen’s Catering
Turkey with stuffing
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Green bean casserole
Egg rolls and butter
Pumpkin and apple pie
Iced tea, coffee
Cost: $10 per person DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please call Marjorie O’Konskiat (785) 766-2545 or email email@example.com by 9:00 pm onWednesday, November 11th. Marjorie will confirm your e-mail reservations; call, however, if you have not received a confirmation within three days of placing your reservation. Please provide the name of any guest you plan to bring for name badge purposes. Remember, ifyou have a reservation (permanent or one-time) and miss dinner, you are still obligated to pay for your meal if you do not cancel in advance.
The next board meeting will be Saturday, November 14.Location is St. Mark United Methodist, 6440 Santa Fe, Overland Park,KS 66202. Social time 10:00 am; meeting at 10:30 am.
Alphapointe, a service organization which strives to meet the needs of the visually impaired, will make Braille copies of a MicrosoftWord document for only 32 cents a page. Please consider making such copies of programs you present, and let it be known in advance that they will be available. Information on Alphapointe's services is available from firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number is (816) 701-3433.
|MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Executive Director of the AGO
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
21155 College Blvd., Olathe, KS
|MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
Workshop on the Internet
and Social Media
Rainbow Mennonite Church
1444 SW Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas
|MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Schola Cantorum in Concert
Anthony Maglione, conductor
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
11 East 40th St., KCMO
|MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Maxine Thevenot in Concert
First United Methodist
10th and Vermont,
|SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
Jonathon Dimmock in Concert
Community of Christ Auditorium
Independence, MO 21155
|SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 W 13th St., KCMO
|MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
Members' Recital "Music of the UK"
Country Club Christian Church
6101 Ward Pkwy., KCMO
|MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
Social Potluck Supper
Congratulations to Dr. Elisa Bickers on earning her AAGOcertification and to Nancy Custead on earning her CAGO certification.
Dr. Elisa Bickers receives her AAGO
Certification from William T. Stewart at the September GCKAGO monthly meeting
Nancy Custead receives her CAGO
Certification from William T. Stewart at the
October GCKAGO monthly meeting
Kraybill will perform on historic pipe organs in Holland, Belgium and Paris - April 18 -30, 2016! Tour includes 5 nights based in Amsterdam with excursions to Haarlem, Utrecht and tulips galore at Keukenhof Gardens; 3 nights in Bruges, Belgium, known for its picturesque bridges and canals; and 3 nights experiencing grand museums, cafes and the romance of Paris! Custom tour designed and managed by Lisa Ball Travel Design. Complete tour itinerary at http://www.LisaBallTravelDesign.com or send an email to Lisa@LisaBallTravelDesign.com or 816.820.4351.
It is once again time to be thinking about our annual Member's Recital. This year's recital will take place on Monday, May 16th, at Country Club Christian Church. This year's theme is "Music of the UK" which may take the form of solo organ music, organ with instruments or choir. If you are interested in performing in this year's event or have any questions, please contact Tom Watgen at email@example.com.
The 2015-2016 GKCAGO membership directories will be available at the November 16th dinner and meeting coming up at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Olathe (see above for meeting details). Directories that are not picked up at this meeting will be mailed. Come to the meeting, meet our Executive Director James Thomashower, and SAVE POSTAGE COSTS by personally receiving your directory!
I would like to thank Chloe Stodt for putting the Directory together this year. As our Dean last season, she had all of the information assembled for the newly revised Operating Procedures/Standing Rules portion of the Directory. She also helped me with the membership roster and getting it up to date. Together we have worked to bring you the most current and complete booklet about our chapter and its activities. We are grateful for your patience, as we wanted to confirm and include the most accurate membership roster possible.
Several items are worthy of your special attention:
1) ALL NAMES of members joining throughout the 2014-2015 fiscal/AGO membership year are included. Those whose membership expired as of July 1, 2015 are listed in italics, with phone number and email address. All listed 2014-2015 GKCAGO members who had not renewed before the print deadline were contacted several times regarding their renewals. Going forward, we hope to contact and help some former members return.
2) All current GKCAGO memberships expire JULY 1, 2016, UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE in individual entries in the directory. Members who renewed late, and new/rejoining members now have a renewal date based upon the one-year anniversary of their renewal. These individual renewal dates are listed at the end of those directory entries.
3) The NEW MEMBER RENEWAL DEADLINE for our chapter is AUGUST 15th. Because renewals are now collected at the National AGO office, there can be a delay of two weeks or more before a member’s renewal information is recorded in ONCARD. To avoid interruptions in your membership, and to permit timely publication of our directory, PLEASE RENEW PROMPTLY within the allowable time frame for your membership.
4) The Operating Procedures (Standing Rules) section of our chapter directory has been thoroughly revised. Please take the time to read through it, and familiarize yourself with our chapter procedures.
5) Our ONCARD chapter membership roster will continually be changing due to the ONCARD system of renewing members at their 12 month anniversary of last renewal. Those with listed member expiration dates of July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2013 will be contacted in upcoming weeks, and invited to renew/rejoin.
At this writing, the total number of former members is 73. We are aware that some have not renewed due to illness or relocation. However, if just 25 of our current 177 listed members would volunteer to contact 2 or 3 former members this would assist greatly! Won't you consider helping? Please contact me, your Registrar, Boyd Ahrens, at (816) 405-8209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 8th, 4:00 p.m.
REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR VETERANS
A Recital of Patriotic Music presented by the Topeka Chapter ofthe AGO. Free event, but donations are welcome. First Presbyterian Church, 817 SW Harrison St. Topeka, KS 66612.
Monday, November 9th, 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas Good will be presenting a doctoral recital on the Helmut Wolff organ at Bales Recital Hall. He is a student of Prof. James Higdon. His program includes works by Bach, Alain, Vierne, and the “Passion Symphony” of Dupré. Mr. Good is the organist at Christ Church Anglican in Overland Park and is also a staff organist at the Community of Christ headquarters in Independence, MO. The recital will be held in the Bales Organ Recital Hall, located on the Northwest corner of the Lied Center on the KU campus. This is a free event.
Friday, November 13th.
The official release of THE TRUMPET SOUNDS.
This beautiful new choral album featuring the William JewellCollege Concert Choir, GKCAGO Schola Cantorum, trumpeter Randolph Lee and organist Ann Marie Rigler includes works by Copland, Wilby and Mendelssohn among others. The album also contains world premiere recordings of Ian D. Coleman’s “The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul” and Anthony J. Maglione’s cantata, “The Mystic Trumpeter”. Copies may be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, orNaxos.
Saturday, November 14, 5:00 p.m.
The St. Louis Chamber Chorus
The Chorus sings a concert at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral at 5:00 on Saturday, November 14th. Music of Melissa Dunphy, some of whose music was given first performances by the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, will be included. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online, but will also be available at the door. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Sunday, November 15, 3:00 p.m.
ST. CECILIA MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, presents the 6th annual St. Cecilia Music Festival – a program of choral music and congregational hymns. Participating choirs include St. Gabriel the Archangel, Holy Trinity School Honor Choir, St. Mark the Evangelist, and the Cathedral Schola Cantorum in addition to guest artists Jonathan Young, piano; Natalie Young, soprano; Erik Hulse, trumpet; and Debbie Tangen, clarinet. Event is free, but donations are welcome. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105. (816) 842-0416. kcgolddome.org.
Sunday, November 15, 5:00 p.m.
The Trinity Choir; Leora Nauta, guest organist; Arnold Epley, guest conductor. Music by Jeffrey Carter, Herbert Howells, and James MacMillan. Free admission, donations welcomed. Grace and HolyTrinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson email@example.com
Placement listings are available only to paid GKCAGO members. Become a paid AGO member by clicking 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 people 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 and encouraged. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Mary Bronaugh Davis,
MA, CAGO, org
|(816) 436-1419 or
(c) (816) 456-0343
SPC, org, piano, lit
|(913) 568-3873 or
BME, SPC, organ, piano
|(816) 353-4826 or
(c) (816) 289-9760
MM, SPC, org
MM, AAGO, org, dir, lit
|(c) (913) 530-0960 or
MM, CAGO, org, dir, lit
|(913) 645-3749 (weekdays only)
|SPC = service playing certificate | CAGO = Colleague certification | AAGO = Associate certification | FAGO = Fellow certification org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
MM | org
|(816) 741-7388 or
MM | org, piano
|(913) 406-5327 or
BA | org, dir, bass soloist
|(785) 250-4141 or
DMA | org, lit, dir, handbell
|(785) 842-2053 or email@example.com|
BM, MM | org
|(785) 843-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
MM | org, lit
|(913) 341-5113 or email@example.com|
MM | org, dir
|(816) 322-8985 or DERamsey4446@gmail.com|
|Ann Marie Rigler,
DMA | org, lit
|(816) 415-3792 or
BA | org, lit
DMA | org, lit
|(816) 255-6146 or
BM | organ, piano, lit
|(913) 766-5698 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
The following also offer their services:
|Vicki Penny | org, lit||(913) 649-4860 or
(c) (913) 633-0269 or email@example.com
|Marilyn VanderLinden | org, lit||(816) 665-4441|
|Betty Bauer | org, lit||(913) 814-9021 or
|Doris Daniels | org, lit||(816) 431-3244|
|org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
The absolute deadline for submissions to the Bombarde editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Bombarde will be published in August.