Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 23:30 pm

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Local Events

NEXT AGO MEETING

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

April 26 (Saturday), 7 pm:  CHAMBER OR­CHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Season Finale—New Traditions.  Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs.  TICKETS:  $20 adults, $17 senior, $5 youth (24 and under).  The 30th Anniversary Season ends in triumph as the Chamber Orchestra welcomes Colorado Springs native Jesse McCormick back home. Today, Mr. McCormick is one of the finest horn players in the world, performing with the world-class Cleveland Orchestra. Two diverse and exciting works for horn and orchestra join Schumann’s Fourth Symphony to bring the season to a glorious finish. The program will kick off with the world premiere of the winner of the Chamber Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Season Composition Competition–a work written especially for our orchestra to celebrate three decades of great music.  The pre-concert lecture, given by composer Mark Arnest, will begin forty-five minutes prior to the concert.

April 27 (Sunday), 2:30 pm:  CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Season Finale—New Traditions.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  TICKETS:  $20 adults, $17 senior, $5 youth (24 and under).  The 30th Anniversary Season ends in triumph as the Chamber Orchestra welcomes Colorado Springs native Jesse McCormick back home. Today, Mr. McCormick is one of the finest horn players in the world, performing with the world-class Cleveland Orchestra. Two diverse and exciting works for horn and orchestra join Schumann’s Fourth Symphony to bring the season to a glorious finish. The program will kick off with the world premiere of the winner of the Chamber Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Season Composition Competition–a work written especially for our orchestra to celebrate three decades of great music.  The pre-concert lecture, given by composer Mark Arnest, will begin forty-five minutes prior to the concert.

April 27 (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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May 4 (Sunday), 3 pm:  CONCERT SERIES:  Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  Ken Soper, director; Carol Wilson, organist.

May 4 (Sunday), 3 pm:  TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT:  “Reincarnations.”  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs.  The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble; Deborah Teske, director.  Exploring choral music in light of its literary influences and connections; works by Monteverdi, Vaughan Williams, Tredici and others.

May 29 (Thursday), 6:30 pm:  ORGAN PRELUDE AND FESTIVE CHORAL EVENSONG FOR ASCENSION DAY.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs.  Deke Polifka, director.  Joseph Galema, guest organist.  The St. Stephen’s & Taylor Choir will sing repertoire for their upcoming choral pilgrimage to England.

 

DENVER

April 25 (Friday), 7 pm:  DENVER AGO:  Music of Olivier Messiaen.  South Broadway Christian Church, 23 S. Lincoln St, Denver.  TICKETS:  $10 General Admission, $5 AGO members.  Includes the film by Paul Festa “Apparition of the Eternal Church,” and performances of Messiaen’s music by chapter members.

April 27 (Sunday), 2 pm:  DENVER AGO:  Metro Organ Spotlight.  Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, 10150 E. Belleview Ave, Englewood.

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May 2 (Friday), 7 pm:  DENVER AGO:  Dueling Organs Concert.  First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver.  Ken Mervine and Frank Perko III, organists.  Featuring music for two organs – one Reuter pipe and one Allen digital.

May 4 (Sunday), 4:30 pm:  LAMONT CON­CERTS—Joseph Galema Faculty Organ Recital.  Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver.  TICKETS:  $10.  Newman Center Box Office (303) 871-7720.  Music by French symphonic composers Dupré, Vierne, and Widor.  Reception follows the concert.

May 9 (Friday), 7:30 pm:  AUGUSTANA ARTS—Colorado Women’s Chorale:  Something New—Pops!  Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda, Denver.    TICKETS:  $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years).  Wrapping up the season, the CWC presents selections of the fun and prolific music composed in the last decade as well as CWC Pops!  Works will come alive from exciting composers such as Eric Whitacre, Libby Larsen, and Gwyneth Walker, along with popular show tunes and jazz from the last 50 years! A perfect family concert to attend with Mom right before Mother’s Day!

May 9 (Friday), 7:30 pm:  SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—The Colorado Chamber Players:  The Music of Derek Bermel.  Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver.  TICKETS:  $20 General Admission in advance, $15.00 Senior/Student in advance; $25 General Admission at the door, $18 Senior/Student at the door. Please visit www.coloradochamberplayers.org or call 303-355-2224 for tickets and more information. The Colorado Chamber Players is proud to present composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel, in a special program celebrating Bermel’s music. Bermel’s compositions draw from a rich variety of musical genres; the program will feature Mulatosh Stomp, Passing Through, A Short History of the Universe, all written by Bermel, and Brahms’ exquisite Clarinet Quintet. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and Creative Advisor to the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians and orchestras, and has various awards and a Grammy nominated to his credit.

May 10 (Saturday), 7:30 pm:  AUGUSTANA ARTS—Colorado Women’s Chorale:  Something New—Pops!  St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch.  TICKETS:  $24 adult, $15 senior, $15 student, $8 child (5-12 years).  Wrapping up the season, the CWC presents selections of the fun and prolific music composed in the last decade as well as CWC Pops!  Works will come alive from exciting composers such as Eric Whitacre, Libby Larsen, and Gwyneth Walker, along with popular show tunes and jazz from the last 50 years! A perfect family concert to attend with Mom right before Mother’s Day!

May 13 (Tuesday), 12 noon:  SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Music at Noon:  The Polite Jazz Quartet.  Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral Dagwell Hall, 1350 Washington St, Denver.  The Polite Jazz Quartet has delighted audiences of all ages with well-loved standards as well as the occasional rare gem. Light refreshments will be provided for this always-popular spring concert. This refreshing lunchtime getaway will get your toes tapping!

May 18 (Sunday), 3 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CA­THEDRAL MUSIC—Pre-Evensong Re­cital. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver.  Ralph Valentine, organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, will perform works by Buxtehude, Charles Callahan, Sowerby, George Thalben-Ball, and Jean Langlais. A past Dean of the New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Valentine also served as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Church in Stamford, St. Andrew’s Church in Meriden, and for thirty-four years as the Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut.

May 18 (Sunday), 3:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL MUSIC—Evensong. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver.

Newsletter

If you plan well in advance, consider attending these national conventions:

  • *AGO 2014 National Convention, Boston, June 23-27
  • *AGO 2016 National Convention, Houston, June 19-23
  • *AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6
  • Southwest Region (formerly Region VII) Convention: Fort Worth TX, June 28 – July 1, 2015

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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:  Donald Zimmermann, DMA - donaldz@isp.com

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

Treasurer, CLARION editor and Membership Coordinator:  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