FROM THE DEAN:
Greetings from the Dean,
We are off and running... the first executive board meeting has taken place. The first concert event of the season is tomorrow. The first visit of Pope Francis' to the USA is about to happen. There is always a first time for everything. So I will ask, what is the first impression that a visitor gets from the GKCAGO? Mine was a smile and pleasant conversation at a monthly meeting. We have a wonderful group of people in this chapter. I ask that we continue to be welcoming and accepting of all lovers of organ and choral music.
Next month's meeting promises to be a thrilling event with the William-Jewell choir and our own Schola at Visitation Catholic Church. Please note that the date is Oct. 12.
2015-2016 Dean GKCAGO
Location: Visitation Catholic Church; 5141 Main Street; KCMO
Time: 6:00pm -Punch bowl and fellowship
6:15 pm -Dinner
Menu: Catered by Meissen’s Catering
Chopped celery, green peppers, green onions
Diced ham Crushed pineapple
Grated cheddar cheese
Sweet and sour sauce
Key lime pie
Iced tea, coffee
Cost: $12 per person PLEASE NOTE THE ONE-TIME CHANGE DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please call Marjorie O’Konskiat (785) 766-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 pm onWednesday, October 7th. 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, if you 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.
|MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
Schola Cantorum and
Anthony Maglione, conductor
Visitation Catholic Church
5141 Main Street, KCMO
|MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Executive Director of the AGO
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
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
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.
Used Allen digital organ with 2 external speakers. Ideal for small church or practice. Contact Larry Lasater at (816) 419-3638.
Thursday, October 1st, 6:00 PM
Dancing with Dvorák
Dr. Thomas Vozzella, organ, and members of The Brookside Strings will present a program of music by Czech composer, Antonín Leopold Dvorák. Featured music will include, Bagatelles (Opus 47), for harmonium and strings. Bagatelles will be preceded by a Prelude and Fugue for organ by Dvorák. This will be an evening of delightfully enchanting music from the Bohemian Forest. Join us at 5:30PM for drinks, and concert at 6:00PM. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, MO (on the corner of Wornall Rd. and Myer Blvd).
Friday October 2nd, 8:00 p.m.
The early music ensemble presents Lamenti Antichi: Ancient laments from Greece, Arabia, Turkey, and the Holy Land as told in 17th century Roman musical narratives. Admission charge. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m.; 816-561-9999. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO.
Sunday, October 11, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Ann Marie Rigler, Professor of Music and College Organist at William Jewell College, performs in the Topeka AGO chapter recital series. The program includes works by J. S. Bach, Emma Lou Diemer, Arthur Foote, John Knowles Paine, and Craig Phillips, along with Chris de Blasio's Serenade for Violin and Organ featuring violinist Eric T. Williams.
Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 SW Burlingame Road, Topeka, KS
Friday, October 16, 12:10 p.m.
Marian McCaa Thomas, harpsichordist
Westport Center for the Arts Concert Series presents Marian McCaa Thomas, harpsichordist, in "Bach's Amazing Inventions." She will perform the 2-part Inventions and 3-part Sinfonias with special attention to the "affect" of each piece, in accord with Baroque convention. Free admission. Reception hosted by Luyben Music and Westport Coffee House. Details: www.WCAkc.org. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road in Kansas City, MO.
Sunday, October 18th, 4:00 pm
"SOLI DEO GLORIA"
Anna Myeong will present her organ recital as her 10th anniversary concert at Trinity Lutheran Church which is located at the northwest corner of Nall and Shawnee Mission Parkway. This event is also a part of Trinity's 75th anniversary celebration. She will play the organ music of Bach, Messiaen, Mendelssohn and Widor, plus two hymns for congregational singing related to Bach and Mendelssohn's organ pieces. Anna Myeong is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative since 2010. She was a featured artist at the AGO convention in St. Louis, MO, June 22-24, 2015. Admission is Free. Trinity Lutheran Church 5601 West 62nd Street, Mission, KS 66202,
Sunday October 18th, 5:00 p.m.
The Trinity Choir; Barry Richardson, guest organist. Music by Jeffrey Carter, Sydney Watson, Timothy Noon, and Robert Schumann. Free admission, donations welcomed; 816-214-9928. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO.
Monday, October 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Bauer will present an organ recital on the Pasi organ atHope Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Quivera Road. This program will include works by Heinrich Scheidemann, Heironymous Praetorius, Johannes Brahms, Stephan Paulus, Petr Eben, Pamela Decker and Dan Locklair. It is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 22nd at 1:00 pm & Friday, October 23rd at 1:00 pm
The Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas is honored to host two masterclasses by Olivier Latry, titular organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatoire. The masterclasses will be held in the Bales Organ Recital Hall, located on the Northwest corner of the Lied Center on the KU campus. These classes are free and open to the public.
Friday, October 23rd, 7:30 pm
The Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas is honored to host a recital by Olivier Latry, titular organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatoire. The concert will be held in the Bales Organ Recital Hall, located on the Northwest corner of the Lied Center on the KU campus. Tickets are available at the Lied Center Ticket Office, call 785-864-2787 or go online to lied.ku.edu. The program will include works by De Grigny, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Duruflé, Kansas City’s own James Mobberley, and a concluding improvisation.
Monday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Students from the KU Organ Literature Class will present the Francois Couperin Mass for the Parishes in alternatim at the Bales Organ Recital Hall, located on the Northwest corner of the Lied Centeron the KU campus. This program is free and open to the public.
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
ChM, MM, org, lit, dir
|(402) 421-0975 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
|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 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
|W. Sue Finley-Evans,
BME, MM, EDS | org, piano, lit
|(785) 550-1608 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
(816) 781-7700 x5199
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:
|Betty Bauer | org, lit||(913) 814-9021 or
|Doris Daniels | org, lit||(816) 431-3244|
|Dana Gillis | piano||(913) 383-2019 or email@example.com|
|Vicki Penny | org, lit||(913) 649-4860 or
(c) (913) 633-0269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Marilyn VanderLinden | org, lit||(816) 665-4441|
|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 email@example.com. The next Bombarde will be published in August.