Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 19:41 pm
Message from the Dean
Newsletter Editor’s Message:
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone !!
I trust that you are all surviving the winter weather that we have been having. I hope that Spring comes soon.
Our first program of the New Year was our Annual Winter Gathering at the home of Gerald Parkhouse 1643 W. Water Street in Elmira it was held on January 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Many thanks to Gerald and Valerie for their gracious hospitality and wonderful refreshments. We listened to some very interesting music and had a good time.
The Music at Grace Organ Recital on January 19, 2014, that featured Organ Students from the Eastman School of Music was an excellent program with a wide variety of music. It was a pleasure to hear and see such fine talent.
Looking ahead to March, There will be an Organ Recital by our Chapter Member Gerald Wolfe on Sunday March 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM. At Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira. His program and biography appear elsewhere in the Newsletter. I hope that you will all be able to attend.
We are working on Programs for the rest of the year please watch your e-mails, mail and future Newsletters for more information.
I hope you have safe rest of the winter.
The Elmira Keyboard Ensemble will present a concert at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA on Sunday, February 23 at 8:00 PM. The concert is free and open to the public and will be presented in Steadman Theatre in the Butler Music Center.
The ensemble plays piano duets, organ/piano duets and music for eight hands. The main feature of the concert will be a concerto for three pianos and organ by Mozart. Other composers will be featured, including J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi. The group’s signature piece is Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.
Members of the ensemble are Janice Brown, Onalee Nixon, Charlotte Cook and Dan LaBar.
The Cantata Singers 2013-2014 Anniversary Season – Celebrating Five Decades of Choral Music in the Southern Tier.
The season continues on the evening of Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm at North Presbyterian Church 921 College Avenue in Elmira, NY with a program that, like a good wedding, features something old and something new. Cantata Singers Celebration: Fifty Years of Concerts and Commissions is a program built around commissions from anniversary years of the past and a brand new piece by our own “composer in residence” and music director, Will Wickham. The text for the piece was created by the ladies of “ARTiculations” keeping the entire creation of this new celebratory work entirely within Chemung County. Our season will conclude in grand style on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm at The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads 1034 W. Broad St. with a gala performance of the incomparable Mass in B minor by JS Bach accompanied by full orchestra. We also hope to be joined by former Cantata Singers from far and wide as we conclude our golden anniversary season in high style!
3/9/14 From Music at Grace: Gerald Wolfe, Organist will
perform a Recital. Grace Episcopal Church 375 W. Church
Street(corner Davis St.) Elmira, NY 4:00 PM. Admission is
free. A free will offering will be taken.
Prelude in C – Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788)
a. Allegro di molto b. Adagio e mesto c. Allegro
Prelude on “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude on “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” – C. P. E. Bach
Concerto in A Minor – Antonio Vivaldi (1678-01741), arr. J. S. Bach
a. Allegro b. Adagio c. Allegro
Chorale in A Minor – César Franck (1822-1890)
Paean – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Pari Intervallo – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Postlude IV – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Gerald Wolfe’s Biography:
Gerald Wolfe is well known locally for his performing and conducting work in the Elmira/Ithaca area. He has been serving at Grace Episcopal Church as parish musician since 1995, Gerald is organist and choir director, conducting the Grace Church Choir. Since 1990 Gerald has been the conductor of the Ithaca Community Chorus, a 100+ vocal ensemble that performs masterpieces of the oratorio tradition with full orchestra and professional soloists. For 23 years Mr. Wolfe was the organist and choir director at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ithaca. He was the founder and director of the Gerald Wolfe Singers, now the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble. He has given numerous recitals in the central New York area and elsewhere. Mr. Wolfe is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied organ with Dr. Carl Weinrich.
4/6/14 From Music at Grace: The Edgewood Piano Trio.
Featuring: Pianist David Graves, Cellist, Eric Johnson and
Violinist Margaret Matthews. Grace Episcopal Church
375 W. Church St.(corner Davis St.) Elmira, NY 4:00 PM
The Concert is free. A Free Will Offering will be taken.
4/27/14 From Music at Grace: NYS Baroque Duo.
Featuring: Soprano Laura Heims and Lutenist Deborah Fox
Grace Episcopal Church 375 W. Church St.(corner Davis
St.) 4:00 PM The Concert is free. A Free Will Offering will be taken.
5/4/14 David Jackson, Organist will present an Organ Recital
In honor of the 200th Anniversary of Christ the King
Fellowship Presbyterian Church. 75 N. Main St. Spencer,
NY 4:00 PM Watch future Newsletters for more details.
For Information on joining our chapter please contact:
David Lenington,Treasurer Chemung Valley AGO Chapter
101 John B. Merrill Pkwy
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Daniel LaBar (Home 607-846-8411) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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