Message from the Dean
NEXT AGO MEETING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7:00 P.M.
Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Episcopal), 7400 Tudor Rd, Colorado Springs
Choral Conducting Workshop with Deborah Teske
October 26 (Sunday), 7:15 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT: Richard Walker, organist. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Mr. Walker is organist of St. Chad’s, Shrewsbury in the United Kingdom.
October 26 (Sunday), 8 pm: CHORAL COMPLINE SERVICE. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Compline, the final office of the monastic day, is a 30-minute contemplative service of a cappella music, sung by candlelight.
November 2 (Sunday), 3 pm: CONCERT SERIES: Fountain Creek Brass Band. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.
November 7 (Friday), 7:30 pm: CVAE—Gateways: Opening Doors to the Choral Arts. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs. This performance is the culmination of CVAE’s acclaimed high school residency program, which mentors young singers and promotes a lifelong passion for the choral art. Gateways 2014 features the choirs of Air Academy and Liberty High Schools. Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted and will go to sustain CVAE’s outreach programs.
November 9 (Sunday), 3 pm: CHAMBER SINGERS OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS CHORALE. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Kimberley Schultz, director. J. S. Bach Magnificat and other works, accompanied by orchestra.
November 9 (Sunday), 3 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT: Organ Recital/Choral Evensong. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Deke Polifka, director. Guest organist Joyce Shupe Kull will play a 30-minute organ recital, followed by Choral Evensong with the Taylor Choir. Evensong is a form of Evening Prayer that draws from the medieval Latin offices of Vespers and Compline. This tradition is unique to the Church of England and to other churches of the Anglican Communion and has remained unchanged for centuries. As is customary at Choral Evensong, most of the service is sung by the Choir to special musical settings. A reception will follow.
November 22 (Saturday), 7 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Romance by Moonlight. Broadmoor Community Church (UCC), 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs. Thomas Wilson, conductor; Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano. Four diverse works by three innovative composers bring the music of the night to life. From Juliet’s balcony, to an enchanted forest, to amorous and playful summer evenings, the Chamber Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDomenici will bring you summer heat in late November! Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm with Tania Cronin, Professor and Composer, Colorado College.
November 23 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Romance by Moonlight. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. See Saturday, November 22 for program details. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with Tania Cronin, Professor and Composer, Colorado College.
November 30 (Sunday), 3 pm: CONCERT SERIES: Annual Messiah Sing-Along. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Chamber Singers from the Colorado Springs Chorale, with soloists, strings, trumpet, organ and harpsichord. Kimberley Schultz, director.
October 24 (Friday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Dorothy Papadakos, organist & The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Organist Dorothy Papadakos returns to Saint John’s Cathedral to accompany the silent film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Kimball organ and a theatre size movie screen will bring to life this classic film. Start Halloween off early, invite your family and friends and come in costume. Freewill offering.
October 25 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: AUGUSTANA ARTS—Eugenio Maria Fagiani, organist. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver. TICKETS: $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years). Italian Organist, Eugenio Maria Fagiani is making his Augustana Arts debut with masterworks on the four manual, 64 rank Reuter organ as he nears completion of an acclaimed international tour that includes limited stops in the US and Canada. We are excited he will perform for you a recital which was extremely well received this last spring at the Church of Le’Madeleine in Paris featuring masterworks including Bach’s fabulous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and an original composition The Lord is my Shepherd – Symphonic Poem along with two of his own transcriptions of Mozart and notably Handel’s famous Royal Fireworks Suite.
November 1 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Gabriel Fauré Requiem. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Fauré composed his best-known work, Requiem, in 1887, purely, as he said, for the pleasure of it. The first performance took place at the fashionable church of The Madeleine in Paris where he was choirmaster, on January 16, 1888. This full program features the combined vocal forces of the Saint John’s Cathedral and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church Choirs along with the musicians of the Colorado Chamber Players.
November 2 (Sunday), 7:30 pm: AUGUSTANA ARTS—Augustana Chancel Choir – A Benefit Concert for Augustana Arts. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver. Joined by members of the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, the Chancel Choir, conducted by Richard Larson will perform the Colorado premier Te Deum by René Clausen (recently premiered at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, NYC and Dona Nobis Pacem by the Latvian minimalist composer, Peteris Vasks. Free and open to the public with donations solicited to benefit Augustana Arts Concert Series.
November 7 (Friday), 7:30 pm: AUGUSTANA ARTS—Colorado Women’s Chorale – Celebrating the Music of Gwyneth Walker. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver. TICKETS: $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years). It’s a pair of send off concerts comprised of beautiful works written to accentuate women’s voices. The CWC are heading east to sing in the concert “With Grace: The Music of Gwyneth Walker” under the direction of acclaimed conductor, Nancy Menk at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.
November 8 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: AUGUSTANA ARTS— Colorado Women’s Chorale – Celebrating the Music of Gwyneth Walker. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. TICKETS: $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years). See Friday, November 7 for program details.
November 14 (Friday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Jeri Jorgensen, violinist and Cullen Bryant, pianist. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Violinist Jeri Jorgensen and pianist Cullen Bryant perform sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky. Jorgensen, first violinist of the Da Vinci Quartet from 1980-2004, is a member of the performance faculty of Colorado College and formerly adjunct faculty in violin and chamber music at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver. Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City, maintaining a schedule of over 70 recitals a year. Freewill offering.
November 16 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—PreEvensong Recital. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Thomas Heinrich, cellist. A member of the Colorado Symphony since 1997, Thomas is also assistant principal cellist of The Santa Fe Opera orchestra. For seven seasons he served as principal cellist of the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra. In 1990, Thomas performed as assistant principal cellist under Leonard Bernstein at the Pacific Music Festival. He has performed at the Strings in the Mountains (Steamboat), Chintimini, Wintergreen (VA), Bravo! Vail, June in Buffalo, and Bellingham music festivals. He performs J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3.
November 16 (Sunday), 3 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Evensong. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver
If you plan well in advance, consider attending these national conventions:
- Southwest Region (formerly Region VII) Convention: Fort Worth TX, June 28 – July 1, 2015
- *AGO 2016 National Convention, Houston, June 19-23
- *AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6
You don’t have to be an active organist or choirmaster to join the Guild. In fact, you don’t have to be a professional church musician at all. Membership in the Guild is open to all, and the only real requirement is an interest in the organ and/or sacred choral music. To become a member of the Colorado Springs Chapter, contact any Chapter officer. See below for contact information.
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
Dean: Eric Wicks – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sub Dean: Joan Kuehn – email@example.com
Secretary: Sue Anselmi – Sue.Anselmi@gmail.com
Treasurer, CLARION editor and ONCARD Liaison: Joseph Galema, DMA -firstname.lastname@example.org