Cumberland Valley Chapter

Last updated: December 17, 2013 at 22:16 pm

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Chapter website. We are happy to welcome new people at any time. Our membership covers a wide geographic area including a portion of Central Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.We have meetings, workshops, master classes, and concerts that will interest people involved in church music.The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.David Loy
600 Knightsbridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Cell: 301.991.3354
wloy313221@aol.com
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Local Events

CHAPTER PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2013-2014

Monday, September 16 – 6:30 p.m.
Potluck Dinner, Free Music Exchange
Guild Service with Installation of Officers
Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport, MD
David Loy, host

Friday, October 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Organ Spooktacular Concert, combined with Chambersburg
Chapter.
Mercersburg Academy Chapel, Mercersburg, PA
Jim Brinson and Richard Rotz, hosts

Monday, November 11 – 7:00 p.m.
The Art of Improvisation led by Wayne Wold
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, MD
Mary Ward, host

Sunday, December 1 – 4:00 p.m.
AGO Community Christmas Concert and Party
TBA
AGO Christmas Party will be at the home of Clair
Johannsen following the concert.

Sunday, January 26 – 4:00 p.m.
Organ Plus Recital
Christ Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD
Cheryl Wilson, host

Sunday, March 23 – 4:00 p.m.
Bach Festival Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, MD
Greg Shook – host

Sunday, April 27 – 4:00 p.m.
AGO Students of All Ages Recital
John Wesley United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, MD
Benjamin Ball – host

Saturday, May 10 – 6:00 p.m. (Tentative date)
Year End Banquet
Combined with the Chambersburg AGO Chapter
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
Jim Brinson/Richard Rotz – hosts

RECITALS AND MUSICAL EVENTS IN THE REGION

Wednesday, September 11 – 7:00 p.m.
Les Petits Chanteurs (Haitian Boys’ Choir) and Instrumental Ensemble from the Holy Trinity Cathedral Music School,
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, September 15 – 4:30 p.m.
Organ recital by Jonathan Giblin
Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax, VA

Friday, September 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Piano recital by Efi Hackmey at Thomson Hall
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA

Saturday, September 21 – 8:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, September 22 – 4:00 p.m.
Joint Organ recital by Jermaine Cain and Sharon Sutton
Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport, MD

Sunday, September 29 – 3:00 p.m.
Joint Organ recital by Elizabeth Krouse and William Powell
Glade United Methodist Church, Walkersville, MD

Saturday, October 12 – 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, October 13 – 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Tuesday, October 15 – 8:00 p.m.
The Andy Statman Trio
Frank Arts Center Theater
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Sunday, October 20 – 3:00 p.m.
Organ Recital by Benjamin Ball
John Wesley United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, October 20 – 4:00 p.m.
Piano recital by Noel Lester(Professor of Music at Hood College)
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, October 27 – 4:00 p.m.
Organ recital by Elizabeth Krouse
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Walkersville, MD

Sunday, November 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Organ recital by Elizabeth Krouse
Emmitsburg Presbyterian Church, Emmitsburg, MD

Sunday, November 3 – 5:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong for the Sunday after All Saints’ Day
Mark King, director
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, November 9 – 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, November 10 – 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, November 9 – 8:00 p.m.
Masterworks Chorale
Dr. Erik Reid Jones, conductor
Greg Shook, guest conductor
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, November 10 – 7:00 p.m.
Masterworks Chorale
Dr. Erik Reid Johns, conductor
Greg Shook, guest conductor
Frank Arts Center Theater
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Saturday, November 16 – 8:00 p.m.
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra
Frank Arts Center Theater
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Sunday, November 17 – 3:00 p.m.
Hymn Festival
Benjamin Ball, conductor
John Wesley United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, December 7 – 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and
Sunday, December 8 – 3:00 p.m.
Mercersburg Community Chorus
Richard Rotz, conductor
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA

Saturday, December 7 – 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, December 8 – 3:00 p.m.
Masterworks Chorale Holiday Concert
Dr. Kurtis Adams, Dr. Scott Hippensteel, and Dr Erik Reid Jones, conductors
Frank Arts Center
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Saturday, December 7 – 7:00 p.m. and
Sunday, December 8 – 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, December 8 – 3:00 p.m.
Organ recital by Elizabeth Krouse
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Chambersburg, PA

Sunday, December 8 – 4:30 p.m.
Choral Christmas Concert
Jonathan Giblin, director
Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax, VA

Sunday, December 22 – 10:15 a.m.
Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols
Mark King, director
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, December 22 – 10:30 a.m.
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Benjamin Ball, director
John Wesley United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, February 9 – 7:00 p.m.
Organ recital by Mark King
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, February 15 – 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, February 16 – 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, February 23 – 5:00 p.m.
Mass Choir Festival
Matthew Albright, director
First Christian Church, Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, March 1 – 8:00 p.m.
Jazz Festival Concert
Frank Arts Center Theater
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Sunday, March 2 – 4:30 p.m.
C.P.E. Bach Festival
Jonathan Giblin, director
Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax, VA

Saturday, March 8 – 8:00 p.m.
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra
Frank Arts Center Theater
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Sunday, March 9 – 5:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent
Mark King, director
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, March 15 – 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, March 16 – 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, March 23 – 4:00 p.m.
Annual Bach Festival Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, March 30 – 3:00 p.m.
Organ recital by Michael Britt
Van Loy Recital Series at Thomson Hall
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA

Saturday, April 5 – 8:00 p.m.
Pianist Scott Beard and Friends
Frank Arts Center
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Saturday, April 12 – 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, April 13 – 3:00 p.m.
Mercersburg Community Chorus
Richard Rotz, conductor
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA

Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 p.m.
Masterworks Chorale
Dr. Erik Reid Jones, conductor
Frank Arts Center
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Saturday, April 26 – 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, April 27 – 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, May 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Spring Concert
Jonathan Giblin, director
Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax, VA

Friday, May 9 – 7:30 p.m.
Mercersburg Academy Choir and Vocal Ensembles
Richard Rotz and Jim Brinson, conductors
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is “The Chimney Flute”.
Contact information for the Co-Editors:

Cheryl Wilson
240-675-0142
cwilson@kaneisable.com

Mark King
301.733.2560, ext. 108
mking.stjohns@myactv.net

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Membership

For information regarding joining our chapter, please contact Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator to receive a Membership Brochure and application. Email:monicabowen@juno.com or call 304.263.6026

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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

The American Guild of Organists is commited to:
- improve the proficiency of organists and conductors,
- evaluate by examination attainments in organ playing,
- choral and instrumental training, and the theory and
general knowledge of music, and
- grant certificates to those who pass examinations.

Information regarding eligibility, application procedures, examination fees, certificates, exams, free Hymn Booklet, exams for the visually challenged, and individual examination requirements can be found on the American Guild of Organists National website, www.agohq.org

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Contact Us

David Loy, Dean - wloy313221@aol.com
Stephen Pastena, Sub Dean - stephenpastena@yahoo.com
Marilyn Janus, Secretary/Treasurer - mjanus@myactv.net
Cheryl Wilson, Newsletter Co-Editor - cwilson@kaneisable.com
Mark King, Newsletter Co-Editor - mking.stjohns@myactv.net
Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator - monicabowen@juno.com
Clair Johannsen, Executive Board Member - adrianjohannsen@verizon.net
Elizabeth Krouse, Executive Board Member/Archivist - veteranorganist@myactv.net
Mary Ward, Executive Board Member - maryaliceward@yahoo.com
Debbie Zacher, Executive Board Member - dzacher@comcast.net
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Links

AGO National website