Last updated: May 31, 2014 at 15:16 pm

Message from the Dean 

Susan’s Soundings

Summer is upon us, and with it, the end of our program year.  What a year it has been…so many learning opportunities and marvelous concerts!  Thanks again to Jaime Carini, our Sub-Dean these past two years, for doing such a wonderful job in leading our programming.  We are so fortunate that she is our new Dean.  Congratulations to her and to all of our new and returning officers.  I greatly appreciate their willingness to serve.

It has been an honor to serve as your Dean and I will to continue to serve the chapter in whatever way I can.  There are some projects yet unfinished that I am determined to complete, particularly the development of a chapter website.

To those of you who are able to travel to Boston for the National AGO Convention, I hope that you are inspired, that you hear fabulous concerts, and that you learn much.  All of us will look forward to hearing of your time there.  I know that we will be inspired too.  To all of you, I wish that you have a wonderful safe summer!

I will look forward to seeing you at our first fall gathering!

Susan Panciera, Dean


Local Events

60th Anniversary Celebration ● Sunday, June 1 at 4:00pm

Concert featuring Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, Organist and Brass Ensemble

John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 8181 E 31st Street, Tulsa ● Reception following

Solemn Choral Evensong ● Sunday, June 1 at 5:00pm

                Sung by the Trinity Choir; music by William Smith and Herbert Brewer;

Anthem “Let all the World” by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Organ Recital following Evensong ● Sunday June 1 at 5:45pm

Rees Taylor Roberts, organ and piano student at the Oberlin Conservatory; performing

Prelude & Fugue in b minor, BWV 544     J.S. Bach

Sonata II in c minor                                         Felix Mendelssohn

Chorale III in a minor                                      Cesar Franck

Te Deum”                                                          Jean Langlais

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa ● Reception following

Tuesdays at Trinity ● 12:05pm – 12:35pm

                June 3  – Lyndon Meyer, Organist, Church of St. Mary

June 10  – Youth String Quartet, Barthelmes Conservatory of Music

June 17 – Gretchen Bashforth and Dana Maher, Soprano and Piano

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa

“Be Our Guest!” ● Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6 at 8:00pm

“A Disney Extravaganza” is presented by Council Oak Mens Chorale with Eric Himan

 Lorton PAC at TU, 5th Place and S Harvard, Tulsa ● Tickets $20 at the door

Organ Recital ● Sunday, June 8 at 7:00pm

Organist Paul Watkins and Baritone Mark Watkins in Concert:

Fantasy and Fugue in g minor, BWV 542                                               J.S. Bach

“Ave Maria”                                                                                       Franz Schubert

Two settings of “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”                     Johannes Brahms

Prelude and Fugue in b minor, BWV 544                                                J.S. Bach

“O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross” BWV 622                                J.S. Bach

“Panis Angelicus”                                                                             César Franck

Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op 7                             Maurice Duruflé

                Holy Family Cathedral, 8th and S Boulder, downtown Tulsa

Spring Concert ● Monday, June 9 at 7:30pm

                Tulsa Festival Ringers, directed by Mike McCrary in concert

St. Paul’s UMC, 1442 S Quaker, Tulsa

Agape Ringers in Concert ● Sunday, June 15 at 7:00pm

Chicago’s premier ensemble performing a wide-ranging program of transcriptions and original compositions for handbells.  Directed by David Weck, handbell editor of Hope Publishing.  The group is on a tour of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi.  A freewill offering will be received.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S Peoria, Tulsa

Salon Classical House Concert ● Saturday, June 21 at 7:00pm

Featuring Trio Aleszky performing Smetana’s Piano Trio Opus 15 and contemporary composer Richard   Danielpour’s “A Child’s Reliquery”. The evening concludes with Flamenco Guitarist, Lon de Ada.      RSVP to artofsong@att.net or 918-495-1245.

Solemn Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament ● Sunday, June 29 at 6:30pm   Sung by the Cathedral Schola ● Holy Family Cathedral, 8th & Boulder, Tulsa





breve… notes from Jaime

Thank you all for voting in the AGO national elections. We are delighted that Vicki Schaeffer will serve us for the next two years as Regional Councillor for the Southwest Region. Also, please remember that the deadline to renew your dues is on July 1st, now only a month away. The American Guild of Organists has converted their dues processing system to OnCard, which has been sending out email reminders. Those of you who do not have email will receive your reminders and renewal forms via postal mail.

As our chapter year featuring the three “Re’s” (“Renew, Refresh, Rediscover”) draws to an end, I look back over the past two years with gratitude for the privilege to serve you all as the Sub-Dean and Program Chair. It has been a delightful term of programs featuring artists Paul Jacobs, Gloriae Dei Cantores, AGO President Eileen Guenther, Al TravisIsabelle Demers, Vicki Schaeffer, Jason Roberts, Alcee Chriss, and Marilyn Keiser. I am grateful to those who volunteered or agreed to serve on the Program Committee: Fred Elder, Michael McCrary, Joel Panciera, Dean Susan Panciera, and Karen Rich. Their generous contributions resulted in a rewarding slate of interesting and inspiring programs. I particularly appreciate Susan Panciera’s leadership as Dean. She brings gracious hospitality and pastoral care to the office and to those around her.

I look ahead to attending the national convention in Boston, my first AGO national convention, and I look forward to seeing some of you there!

Soli Deo Gloria,
Jaime Carini, Sub-Dean

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE TULSA CHAPTER NEWSLETTER “THE TULSA TRACKER”??  Please email the editor: Karen.rich.Tulsa@gmail.com to be placed on the distribution list!



In May, AGO will start sending membership renewal notices to Tulsa Chapter Members and Chapter Friends.  You should have received an earlier notice to go online and update your membership record.  If you have not done so, please update your information now or when you process your membership renewal. 

 Two new check-off boxes have been added to the online membership information if you wish to be included on either the substitute or teacher list – please update that information as well.

The membership renewal form also has a place where you can make an additional contribution to the Chapter.  This contribution will be combined with your dues and can be paid at the same time.  The easiest way to renew your membership is to pay online with a credit card.  If, however, you wish to pay be check, you may print out your dues invoice and mail it to:  AGO National Headquarters, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, NYC, NY  10115.

If you do not have an email address in your AGO membership record, you will receive a renewal notice by mail. 

For those persons who are Friends of the Tulsa Chapter, you will also receive a notice asking if you want to make a contribution to the Chapter.  The same information outlined above applies to you.  There is a space on the membership renewal form for you to make a contribution – we very much appreciate your continued support!

Should you have any questions or experience any difficulty using the new AGO ONCARD system for updating your membership or renewing your dues, please contact me.  I am more than happy to help you work with this new system.  Email me at michael-mccrary@utulsa.edu or call me during the day at 918-631-2793. (Please leave a message if I’m away from my phone.)

 Mike McCrary




Contact Ferne Howell at fehowell@cox.net for information.

St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Enid – Organist for the 9:30am Sunday Eucharist, and 5:30pm Wednesday Rehearsal. Redman tracker organ, 2 manuals, 16 stops. Contact David Hume at  580-231-3250 or communications@stmatthewsenid.org


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



Contact Eliot Glaser at eg@eliotglaser.com for information.


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Susan Panciera

Jaime Carini

Karen Rich

Fred Elder

Dale LeStourgeon
Mike McCrary

Members at Large
Vicki Smith (2018)
Karen Hiller (2016)
Tom Starnes (2014)

Bruce Wilkin



AGO National website