FROM THE DEAN:
Greetings one and all. Spring is in the air and music fills our meetings for the rest of the season. Maxine Thévenot gave us a wonderful performance. It was great to see all our members stay afterwards, enjoying the reception and visiting with each other and getting to know Maxine. This is the guild at its best!
The fellowship and conversation has been a highpoint for my time in this position as Dean. We are building and working to make our chapter a welcoming, friendly experience for all our members.When the world constantly gives us so much negativity and guile, we must actively pursue a course of peace and harmony. As Karl Paulnack, Director of Music at Boston Conservatory, has stated in his inspiring speech to incoming students “… If there is to be an understanding, of equality, of fairness, I don’t expect it to come from a government, a military force or a corporation… If there is a future for humankind, if there is to be an understanding of how these invisible,internal things should fit together, I expect it to come from the artists,because that is what we do.”
Looking forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting, April17th, with Jonathan Dimmock at the Auditorium in Independence,MO.
2015-2016 Dean GKCAGO
Please note that there will be no meal served prior to the concert. Instead, punch and snacks will be provided, beginning at 2:00pm. Reservations are not required.
Location: Community of Christ, Stone Church, Educational Building,1012 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050
Directions: From the east junction of I-70 and I-435, take I-435, north, toW Truman Rd. Head east on W Truman to N River Blvd. Turn right onto N River Blvd, then turn left on W Lexington Ave. Stone church will be on the right hand side. The concert will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium which is right across the street. Click here for map.
Time: 2:00pm - Punch bowl, snacks, and meeting
3:00pm - Concert
|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
Jonathon Dimmock in Concert
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Community of Christ Auditorium
6630 Nall Ave., Mission, KS
Friday and Saturday, April 15th & 16th, 7:30pm, and Sunday, April
Handel’s Dixit Dominus, a virtuosic work composed in Rome in 1707, is truly a unique masterpiece that shows how prodigiously gifted, inventive, and ambitious the musician was in his early twenties. All Handel’s art and style are already embodied in this 30-minute long breathtaking composition. Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass has been lauded as “arguably Haydn's greatest single composition.” The profound majesty of this monumental work is a highlight of the Classical era and influenced, among others, the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms. The Lord Nelson Mass will be sung by the expert voices of the Spire Chamber Ensemble, and, for the first time in Kansas City history, be performed on original Classical instruments by the Spire Baroque Orchestra.
Friday's performance is at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N 40th St., Omaha, NE 68131. Saturday's performance is at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 W 62nd St., Mission, KS 66202. Sunday's performance is at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO64105. Tickets are $25 for general admission and may be purchased at the door or at http://www.spirechamberensemble.org
Sunday, April 17th, 5:00pm
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral's Trinity Choir sings its monthly Choral Evensong on Sunday, April 17th, at 5:00pm. The choir will sing works by Dr. Jeffrey Carter, Dr. Sydney Watson, and Dr. Steven Thomas. Dr. Thomas is the son of Marian and Tim Thomas, and sang as a choir boy at the Cathedral over twenty years ago. Playing the voluntaries is Geoffrey Wilcken, organist of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. All are welcome; donations for the Choir's tour in July are greatly appreciated.
Sunday, April 30th, 6:00pm
Stephen Kucera will be playing his senior organ recital on Saturday, April 30th, at 6:00pm. The concert will be held at All Faiths Chapel on the Manhattan campus of Kansas State University. The concert will be approximately an hour long featuring the music of Bach-Vivaldi, Dupre, Franck, Smythe, and Thalben-Ball. Please join Stephen in celebrating his final concert requirement in his Bachelor of Music Performance degree plan.
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
(c) (816) 589-8687
|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
CAGO, org, piano, lit
|(c) (252) 412-4676
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
MM | org, dir, lit, bass soloist
|(785) 250-4141 or
DMA | org, lit, dir, handbell
|(785) 842-2053 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
BM, MM | org
|(785) 843-2622 or email@example.com|
MM | org, lit
|(913) 341-5113 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
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 email@example.com|
The following also offer their services:
|Betty Bauer | org, lit||(913) 814-9021 or
|Doris Daniels | org, lit||(816) 431-3244|
|Vicki Penny | org, lit||(913) 649-4860 or
(c) (913) 633-0269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Marilyn VanderLinden | org, lit||(816) 665-4441|
|Margaret Werth | org||(785) 478-0256|
|org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
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