FROM THE DEAN:
Tempus Fugit. For those who are not lovers of Latin-time flies. Here it is, 2016, and the program year is half over. Time is such avaluable commodity these days; we turn around and find ourselves wondering where it all goes, just like our monthly paychecks.
I would like to thank the people in this chapter that give of their time; whether serving on the board, hosting meetings, or performing one of the numerous jobs needed in order to provide us with an organization that supports the glorious art of organ and choral music.
I would like to thank the members that give of their time and attend the monthly meetings; they provide the camaraderie and energy that helps us all carry on.
So to all of our chapter members, consider giving your time join us for a meal and meeting, volunteer for playing at the Bachathon, the French Festival, the May member’s recital, or start that certification process. It is time well spent.
Our next meeting is at St. Paul’s Episcopal, KCMO, and will feature Widor’s Symphonie V and the Schola Cantorum performing the Messe Solenelle by Vierne and Four Motets by Dupre.
2015-2016 Dean GKCAGO
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 11 E 40th St., Kansas City, MO, 64111 Directions: East on 39th St from Rainbow Rd/169 to Main St. Take aright and location is 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 Dickey’s BBQ Sliced beef brisket Marinated chicken breast Creamy coleslaw Macaroni and cheese Green beans with bacon Rolls, butter Iced tea, coffee Cookies
Cost: $10 per person
DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please call Marjorie O’Konskiat (785) 766-2545 or email email@example.com by 9:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10th. 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.
The next Board Meeting will be February 13, 2016 at St. Marks Methodist, 6440 Santa Fe, Overland Park, KS. Social time 10:00 am: meeting at 10:30 am.
There have been a few updates to the 2015-2016 member's diectory since it went out. Please see the the end of the newsletter for the updates and feel free to print it out for your records.
|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
It is once again time to be thinking about our annual Members' 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Ward, a former member of the chapter, would like to donate his home organ to a church or individual. A photo from the brochure for it is attached. It is a 2-manual Rodgers 700 series, purchased on 12/12/98 for $10,000 from Contemporary & Classic Church Organs of KCMO. The model number is 751 I. It has a surge suppressor with indicators, 3 outlets/direct plug in, and headphones with 1/4" adaptors. Moving it would be the responsibility of whomever receives it. Those interested or wanting further information can contact Marcia Ziglinski, Martin's guardian. Her contact information is:
(816) 807-2129 (cell)
Marcia K. Ziglinski
58 E. 53rd Ter.
Kansas City, MO 64112
From Jan Kraybill: I've recently received news from a friend
who is serving as the guardian of Martin Ward, a former member of
the chapter, that Martin is living in a facility due to advanced
Alzheimer's. He would enjoy cards from members of the chapter if
they'd like to write. The address is:
2416 Brentwood St. #171
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Ralph Nathan Lundell, age 96, passed away November 30, 2015 at The Plaza Healthcare Services at Santa Marta Senior Living Community in Olathe, Kansas. He was born October 19, 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Olrick John and Nell Mina Keller Lundell. He was a resident of the Kansas City area for over 60 years. He was a member of the American Guild of Organists for 75 years. While in college he began a musical avocation as an organist and served churches in Omaha, St. Louis and Kansas City for many
years. He was the organist at Leawood Presbyterian Church for 37
years and, more recently, played for weekly interdenominational
services at the Santa Marta community through age 94.
Sunday, February 7th, 3:00pm
Jan Kraybill’s Super Bowl Sunday Recital 17: INTERSECTIONS
At life’s intersections – of differing faiths, concepts, and cultures; of science and religion; of sports and the arts; of human and Divine – lie wonderful opportunities for learning and creativity. The pipe organ itself is a result of the intersection of ancient organ building techniques, in use over 800 years ago, and current technology, invented since the turn of this century. Come hear the musical results of some most interesting intersections! Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W Walnut St, Independence, MO 64050.
Sunday, February 14th, 3:00pm
Kevin Kissinger, Organ Demonstration Recital
Kevin Kissinger is organist at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The Organ Demonstration Recitals are free to the public. They feature the best organists of Kansas City on the area's largest organs. Recitals last 30 minutes and kids get organ activity pages. If you are curious, stay after the recital for a close-up look at the organ. Community of Christ Temple, 201 S River Blvd, Independence, MO 64050
Sunday, February 21st, 3:00pm
Organ Demonstration Recital
The Organ Demonstration Recitals are free to the public. They feature the best organists of Kansas City on the area's largest organs. Recitals last 30 minutes and kids get organ activity pages. If you are curious, stay after the recital for a close-up look at the organ. Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W Walnut St, Independence, MO 64050.
Sunday, February 21st, 3:00pm
The Trinity Choir will sing CHORAL EVENSONG on Sunday the 21st at 5:00 p.m. Repertoire includes music by Jeffrey Carter, David Cooper (UK), and Gerald Near. Nicholas Good, Associate musician at Christ Church Anglican, will be the organist for the voluntaries. No admission charge, donations welcomed. Grace andHoly Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Friday, February 26th, 7:00pm
Mira Cie?lak will play a recital at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on Friday the 26th of February at 7:00pm. She will play a diverse program, including the Four-hands Fantasia by Adolf Hesse; Leora Nauta of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will join her for that piece and several other pieces for antiphonal organs. There will be no admission charge, but donations will be welcomed. Grace and HolyTrinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Mira Cie?lak, native of Poland, holds two Master's Degrees in organ performance and historical keyboard instruments from Amsterdam Conservatory (Netherlands), a third Master's Degree from the Hochschule für Musik Weimar (Germany) and a fourth Master's Degree from the Academy of Music Katowice (Poland). She performs as a solo artist and as a chamber musician both at home and abroad. In the academic year 2014/15 as a Graduate Scholar she performed in the USA, Sweden, Scotland, Greece, Germany and Poland. In 2015 she recorded the CD Ein Zusammentraffen der Traditionen, a collection of Polish keyboard music from 18th century, along with pieces by G.P.Telemann and C.P.E. Bach. She has published numerous articles exemplyfing musicological topics and aiming at the popularization of classical music.
Sunday, February 28th, 3:00pm
Organ Demonstration Recital
The Organ Demonstration Recitals are free to the public. They feature the best organists of Kansas City on the area's largest organs.Recitals last 30 minutes and kids get organ activity pages. If you are curious, stay after the recital for a close-up look at the organ.Community of Christ Temple, 201 S River Blvd, Independence, MO64050.
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:
(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 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.