Colorado Springs Chapter

 

Last updated: September 13, 2014 at 0:34 am

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Local Events

NEXT AGO MEETING:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:00 PM 

Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4055 Nonchalant Circle S, Colorado Springs

Presentation of New Organ Music

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

September 28 (Sunday), 3 pm: TAYLOR MEMO­RIAL CONCERT:  Katie Ma­han, pianist.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Ms. Mahan will present music of Debussy, Beethoven and Liszt, along with her own transcription of Gersh­win’s Rhapsody in Blue.

September 28 (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.

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October 5 (Sunday), 2:30 pm:  PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE:  O Rosa Bella.  St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa Street, Colorado Springs.  With guest soprano, Katherine Johnson.  Music of Biber, Bach, Mielczewski, Telemann, Strozzi.  Offering will be taken to benefit Life Network.

October 5 (Sunday), 3 pm: CONCERT SE­RIES:  USAF Academy Band Academy Winds.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colo­rado Springs. Woodwind quintet.

October 5 (Sunday), 3 pm: TAYLOR ME­MO­RIAL CONCERT:  Organ Re­cital/Choral Evensong.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Guest organist Joseph Galema will play a 30-minute organ re­cital, followed by Choral Evensong with the Taylor Choir.  Evensong is a form of Evening Prayer, unique to the Church of England, where most of the service is sung by the choir.  Reception following.

October 5 (Sunday), 7 pm: ORGAN RE­CITAL:  Mark Winchester.  St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs.  Assisted by Cy Templin, mezzo-soprano. Featured composers will include F. Couperin, G. F. Handel, J. S. Bach, C. Franck, F. Schubert, and R. Wagner.

October 7 (Tuesday), 7 pm:  PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE:  O Rosa Bella.  St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St, Monument.  With guest soprano, Katherine Johnson.  Music of Biber, Bach, Mielczewski, Telemann, Strozzi.  Offering will be taken to benefit Life Network.

October 12 (Sunday), 3 pm: TAYLOR MEMO­RIAL CONCERT:  Scott Dettra, organist.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episco­pal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Mr. Dettra, one of America’s leading organists, will play a solo organ recital on the Taylor Memorial Organ.

October 13 (Monday), 12 noon: ORGAN RE-DEDICATION RECITALS:  Janice Kinsley, organist.  First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. A 30-minute program featuring works by Walond, Barber, Boëllmann, and J. S. Bach.  Light lunch follows the recital.

October 14 (Tuesday), 12 noon: ORGAN RE-DEDICATION RECITALS:  Dennis Shoemaker, organist.  First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colo­rado Springs. A 30-minute program fea­turing works by Arne, Swann, Vierne, and Young.  Light lunch follows the re­cital.

October 15 (Wednesday), 12 noon: OR­GAN RE-DEDICATION RECITALS:  Ed Ladouceur, organist.  First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colo­rado Springs. A 30-minute program fea­turing works by Roberts, Widor, Elmore, and Mulet.  Light lunch fol­lows the recital.

October 15 (Wednesday), 6 pm:  PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE:  Pikes Peak Arts Council 2014 Awards.  21st Century Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs.

October 16 (Thursday), 12 noon: ORGAN RE-DEDICATION RECITALS:  Sheryl Sebo, organist.  First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. A 30-minute program featuring works by Chapman, Bach, Elgar, and Mendels­sohn.  Light lunch follows the recital.

October 17 (Friday), 12 noon: ORGAN RE-DEDICATION RECITALS:  Car­olyn Steele, organist.  First United Meth­odist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. A 30-minute program featuring works by Cook, J. S. Bach, Gershwin, and Saint-Saëns.  Light lunch follows the recital.

October 18 (Saturday), 7 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Season Premiere—Eroica!  Broadmoor Community Church (UCC), 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs. Thomas Wilson, con­ductor; Joseph Liu, piano. Beethoven’s Eroica is the symphony that changed everything, ushering in the era of the Romantic symphony. The Chamber Or­chestra begins its 2014-2015 season in the heroic company of Mozart, Beetho­ven, the Ludlow coal miners, and Jo­seph Liu, the 2013 winner of the Ama­teur Pianists International competition. This uplifting and inspiring program is the perfect way to “strike up the band” after its summer hiatus. Pre-concert lec­ture at 6:15 pm with George Preston, General Manager, KCME.

October 19 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Season Premiere—Eroica!  First Chris­tian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Thomas Wilson, con­ductor; Joseph Liu, piano. Beethoven’s Eroica is the symphony that changed everything, ushering in the era of the Romantic symphony. The Chamber Or­chestra begins its 2014-2015 season in the heroic company of Mozart, Beetho­ven, the Ludlow coal miners, and Jo­seph Liu, the 2013 winner of the Ama­teur Pianists International competition. This uplifting and inspiring program is the perfect way to “strike up the band” after its summer hiatus. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with George Preston, General Man­ager, KCME.

October 19 (Sunday), 5 pm: ORGAN RE-DEDICATION RECITALS:  Joseph Galema, organist.  First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. Re-dedication service followed by a re­cital featuring works by J. S. Bach, Da­vies, Walker, Langlais, Dupré, and Widor.  Reception follows.

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.

 

DENVER

September 19 (Friday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Anonymous 4.  Saint John’s Episcopal Ca­thedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. TICKETS: $20. Four women got to­gether for a music reading session one afternoon in the spring of 1986; they wanted to hear what medieval chant and polyphony would sound like when sung by female voices. More than twenty-five years later, Anonymous 4 has performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and has made 19 recordings for harmonia mundi usa, selling over two million copies. Saint John’s Cathedral welcomes Anon­ymous 4 back to Denver in a program that re-visits some of their very favorite pieces and looks forward to new musi­cal journeys as well, with a retrospective program: “Anthology.” The group re­cently announced they will disband in 2016. Hear their artistry live now.

September 21 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Pre-Evensong Recital. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Principal cellist of the Colorado Sym­phony, Silver Ainomäe introduces the first installment of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites with the Suite No. 1. Born in Es­tonia, Silver has served as guest Princi­pal with the Royal Concertgebouw Or­chestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Hwang-Ainomäe-Hsu Trio.

September 21 (Sunday), 3 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Evensong. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathe­dral, 1350 Washington St, Denver.

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October 3 (Friday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—St. Martin Chamber Choir, Music of the Tsars II.  Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. TICKETS: $22 General Admission; $32 Premium. Following one of their most acclaimed concerts ever (Music of the Tsars, Sep­tember, 2010), St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, led by Artistic Director Timothy Krueger, revisits the music of the Rus­sian Orthodox Church, with its massive harmonies, stacked chords, and somber melodies, including works by Tchaikov­sky, Kalinnikov, Bortniansky, Cui, and others.

October 4 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: AU­GUSTANA ARTS—“Pirates of the Colorado” featuring The Sound of the Rockies.  Augustana Lu­theran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver.  TICKETS: $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years). Darin Brown, music director. SOTR has become Colorado’s premiere a cappella men’s chorus. Re­turning to the series after having re­cently captured Bronze, as the 4th place ranked Barbershop Chorus in the World. Enjoy this captivating, high spirited Pirate-themed concert with songs and story intertwined, including several Broadway show tunes adorned with costumes, choreography and filled with great humor. A not-to-be-missed Season Opener!

October 14 (Tuesday), 12 noon: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Mu­sic at Noon:  Doug Roche Jazz Trio.  Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral Dagwell Hall, 1350 Washington St, Denver.  Pianist Doug Roche performs with many of Denver’s finest musicians. He is a mem­ber of the Denver Jazz Quartet, and PoeJazz (a blend of Jazz and Poetry). He has played the exclusive Moulin Rouge room at the Denver Fairmont Hotel backing such national acts as Kenny Rankin, The Mills Brothers, The Moder­naires, Lanie Kazan, and Johnny Otis. He was the resident pianist at the inter­nationally recognized Denver jazz club, El Chapultepec where he performed with a cavalcade of jazz icons, including Joe Farrell, Nick Brignola, Teddy Ed­wards, Buddy De Franco, Terry Gibbs, Red Holloway, Eddie Harris, Richie Cole, Bobby Shew, Lew Tabakin, and Pete Candoli.

October 18 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: AU­GUSTANA ARTS—Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra Masterworks:  Resphigi Three Botticelli Pictures with Dvorák and Ravel.  Augustana Lu­theran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver.  TICKETS: $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years). David Rutherford, Music Director and Con­ductor. The best stories do come in threes. Join us in exploring one of Respighi’s greatest works, the trilogy of tone poems evoking the beauty of three iconic paintings by Allessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, of Florence’s Uffizzi Gallery where Respighi found their inspiration so long ago. Each mas­terpiece has its own story, but Respighi’s great gift was the ability to create a musical narrative, capturing the drama of a visual and expressing it in music. Like the Respighi, Dvorák’s Sere­nade for Wind Instruments evokes an era of castles, nobility, and dances in the village. The other works on this pro­gram are also dances: Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess is fairy-tale music, a pro­cessional created for a mythical event and the Mazurka (Village Scene by the Inn) by Anatol Liadov is one of his finest miniatures for small orchestra.

October 17 (Friday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Boulder Bach Festival.  Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. TICKETS: $30 Adult; $10 stu­dent; $5 child with a paid adult ticket; no credit cards! Trio Aeris is known for inspired and liberated performances of baroque sonata literature from the sev­enteenth and eighteenth centuries, with a focus on Italian and Italian-influenced repertory. Tonight’s program features a wide array of compositional styles, with a focus on crossing the Alps. Members of Trio Aeris include violinist Zachary Carrettin, cellist William Skeen, harpsi­chordist Avi Stein, and guest violinist Nurit Pacht.

October 19 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Pre-Evensong Recital. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Danielle Guideri, cellist, performed and taught in Colorado for three years at Colorado State University, as an Art­ist in Residence and as a member of the Ve­ronika String Quartet. Formerly with the Phoenix, New Haven and Harris­burg symphonies, she served on the music faculty at the Eastern Music Fes­tival in North Carolina for the last five years and recently moved back to Colo­rado to join the Colorado Symphony. She per­forms J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2.

October 19 (Sunday), 3 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Evensong. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathe­dral, 1350 Washington St, Denver.

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.

Newsletter

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

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Membership

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.

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

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Certification

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Contact Us

Dean:  Eric Wicks – wickseric@yahoo.com

Sub Dean:  Joan Kuehn – joan@flccs.net

Secretary: Sue Anselmi – Sue.Anselmi@gmail.com

Treasurer, CLARION editor and ONCARD Liaison:  Joseph Galema, DMA -joegalema@aol.com

Board Members:

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Links

http://www.pipeorgan.org

http://www.atos.org

http://www.apoba.com

http://www.organsociety.org

http://www.pipedreams.org

http://www.thediapason.com

http://www.agodenver.org

AGO National website