Winchester

Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 23:12 pm

Message from the Dean 

The new year is here and WAGO officers have worked hard to schedule exciting programs. Events and details are listed below. We look forward to a great year and hope to see you in September.

Executive Board

Dr. Steven Cooksey, WAGO Dean
St. James Episcopal (Organist/Director)
Leesburg, VA
501 S. Loudoun (home)
Winchester, VA 22602-6920
540/665-4633
scooksey@su.edu

Jesse Ratcliffe, WAGO Sub-Dean Programs
St. James Episcopal (Choirmaster)
73 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
P.O. Box 204 (home)
Warrenton, VA  20188
304/575-9027
jlr@musician.org

Dr. Heather Ankerbrand, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership
St. Paul’s On-the-Hill (Director of Music)
1527 Senseny Road
Winchester, VA  22602
530 York Avenue, Apt. 101 (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
717/608-6603
nkrbrnd@yahoo.com

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Secretary
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Music Director/Organist)
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
209 Cranberry Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22602
540/808-2923
dhannemann@gracewin.org

Daniel Miller, WAGO Treasurer
St. David’s Episcopal Church (Organist/Choir Master)
Ashburn, VA
331 W. Piccadilly Street (home)
Winchester, VA 22601-3907
540/327-0143
danielmillerpianist@gmail.com

Dr. Charles Leeper, WAGO Historian
Cadenzaq Music LLC Mg Ptnr
P. O. Box 820 (home)
Stephens City, VA 22655
kenleecl@shentel.net

Members At Large

Gloria Harris, WAGO Web Master
469 Fodderstack Road (home)
Washington, VA 22747
540/675-3627
g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com

Marcia Merry
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Organist)
Leesburg, VA
106 Prospect Drive, SW
Leesburg, VA  20175
703/771-9529 or 703/777-4912
marciamerry@verizon.net

Jane Kane
Trinity Episcopal Church (Choir Director/Organist)
Washington, VA
572 Bifrost Way
Linden, VA  22642
540/635-8017 or 540/660-1864
jjkanebios@msn.com

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Local Events

American Guild of Organists –  Winchester Chapter

2014-2015 WAGO Activities:

September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
10 a.m. – noon
Choral Workshop lead by Dr. Steven Cooksey and Dr. Karen Keating
Opequon Presbyterian Church
217 Opequon Church Lane
Kernstown, VA

September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
“Made in America” – Shenandoah University Faculty Recital
Chuck Seipp, trumpet; Joel Avau, piano; Dr. James Laster, narrator
Shenandoah University, Armstrong Concert Hall
Winchester, VA
Free to the public.

September 21, 2014 (Sunday)
5:00 p.m.
Organ Recital by Jason Farris
Grace Episcopal Church
The Plains, VA
Free to the public; wine and cheese reception following

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Rededication of the Taylor and Boody Organ
Festival choir and string ensemble performs Bach’s Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg (in English),
Cesar Franck’s Psalm 150, Pitoni’s Cantate Domino and Vaughan Williams’ setting of Nunc Dimittis
Jesse Ratcliffe, choral accompanist; Chris Bono providing opening voluntaries
Christ Lutheran Church
Staunton, VA
Event is free to the community.

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Festival of Hymns in Honor of the Ongoing Reformation of the Church
Ft. Myer’s organist Randall Sheets will be joined by SU trumpet professor Chuck Seipp, et al
Members of Christ Episcopal, Braddock Street United Methodist Church and Grace Lutheran Church choirs
Daniel Hanneman, Director
Grace Lutheran Church
26 Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA

October 5, 2014 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Luray Singing Tower hosting a tour and presentation of the 47-bell Taylor Carillon
The 45-minute program will include patriotic, popular and hymn tunes, classical transcriptions and original works for the carillon.
Includes a historical overview of the tower, carillon music and composition.
Jesse Ratcliffe, Carillonneur
Luray, VA
Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the program in comfort. In case of foul weather, the carillon can be enjoyed in your vehicle.
WAGO is asked to rsvp for lunch at the Artisan’s Grille in downtown Luray following the presentation. Members can meet in Winchester @1:45 p.m. to car pool from Best Buy parking lot.

October 6, 2014 (Monday)
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Anonymous Four Masterclass, Dr. Karen Keating directing Cantus Singers and two local high school choirs
SU Armstrong Recital Hall
Winchester, VA
Free and open to public.

October 17, 2014 (Friday)
8:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Ceremonial Music for Brass and Organ; Chamber Music for Strings and Voice
SU Conservatory Choir sings Bach’s First Motet, String Quartet portions of The Art of the Fugue
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$12/$36 for 3 concerts

October 17, 2014 (Friday)
9:45 p.m.
The American Songbook Goes Baroque
Robert Larson, piano, Keith Salley, guitar & Donovan Stokes, bass
Eugene B. Smith Gallery
25 N. Loudon Street
Winchester, VA

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
The Glories of Venice
Secular and Sacred Music of the Venetian Baroque
Three Notch’d Road (Charlottesville’s premier baroque ensemble) and vocal group Third Practice, program of 17th century music
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$12/$36 for 3 concerts

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
3:30 p.m.
The Romantic Bach (Lecture/Demonstration)
Dr. Laurie McManus, Assistant Professor of Music History
Goodson Chapel, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
5:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Abendmusiken (A Little Evening Music)
Student choral groups in twentieth century repertoire inspired by Bach, including Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”
Winners of Bach-Handel Student Competition will take part in the program.
Dr. Karen Keating, Director
Goodson Recital Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
$12/$36 for 3 concerts

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
6:00 p.m.
Evensong @ Trinity Episcopal Church lead by Ronald Stolk
Washington, VA

October 24, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Spooktacular Pipe Organ Concert
Todd Grivetti (Organ), Doug Wilson (Trumpet)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1133 Reston Avenue
Herndon, VA
Donations accepted to support GSLC concert series

October 26, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva – “The Beatles and More”
Grace Lutheran Church
26 Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$15.00

October 31, 2014 (Friday)
6:30 p.m.
Ghosts in the Belfry!
Jesse Rattcliffe, Carillonneur at the Luray Singing Tower
Luray, VA
Featuring J.S. Bach’s “Toccata in D Minor,” Chopin’s “Funeral March, selections from “Phantom of the Opera” and more
Tours available following the program
For more information: jlr@musician.org or 304/575-9027

November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
7:30 p.m.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” silent film with improvised organ accompaniment by renowned Baltimore organist Michael Britt.
Free will offering accepted: Suggested donation $10.00, $5.00 for students, $20.00 for a full family.
Market Street United Methodist Church
131 S. Cameron St. (corner of Cameron and Cork)
Winchester, VA.

November 2, 2014 (Sunday) 10:30 a.m.
Requiem, Opus 9, by Maurice Durufle (All Souls Day)
Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
120 West Main Street, Front Royal, VA
Saint John’s Singers, Schola, and Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Organist

November 3, 2014 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.
Requiem, Opus 9, by Maurice Durufle
Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
120 West Main Street, Front Royal, VA
Saint John’s Singers, Schola, and Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Organist

November 8 & 9, 2014
Loudoun Lyric Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Dan Miller, Music Director; James Campanella, Stage Director
Tally Ho Theater
19 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA
Ticket sales begin in September!
Details at www.loudounlyricopera.com

November 15 (10 a.m. – noon)
Anatomy of a New Hymnal by Dr. Eric Myers, Editorial Board Member of Glory to God (the new Presbyterian hymnal) and pastor of Frederick Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church (joint meeting with First Presbyterian’s hymnal committee)
116 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA
Pat Byers, local clinician

November 21 & 22, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
Loudoun Lyric Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Dan Miller, Music Director; James Campanella, Stage Director
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane
Purcellville, VA
Ticket sales begin in September
Details at www.loudounlyricopera.com

November 22, 2014 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director
Mozart’s “Requiem” with orchestra
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
130 Keating Drive
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10; Details at www.artschoralewinchester.org

December 2014 – No WAGO meeting/event

December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
5:00 p.m.
Piedmont Singers
Wendy Oesterling, Director
Favorite Carols
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Middleburg, VA
Free to the public

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Piedmont Singers
Wendy Oesterling, Director
Favorite Carols
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Middleburg, VA
Free to the public

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. (Actual time in U.S. of Pearl Harbor bombing)
Organ Music of Remembrance; Beverly Clark, Organist
Program is to commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 9/11 victims, those whose lives have been lost in ensuing battles and in observance of continuing turmoil in the world today.
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
No offering or applause, attendees are free to enter or leave between selections.

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
7:00 p.m.
Lessons and Carols
Shenandoah University Choir
Robert Shafer and Dr. Karen Keating, Directors
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
Winchester,  VA

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Christmas Concert by the Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director; Judy Connelly, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering to help with concert costs

December 12, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Christmas Concert by Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering

December 14, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Free-will offering

January 9, 2015 (Friday)
6:30 p.m.
Epiphany Dinner
Dr. Steven Cooksey’s home

February 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
6:30 p.m.
Clergy/Musician Dinner
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
308 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA

March 29, 2015 (Palm Sunday)
Afternoon/Evening, dutch dinner
Evensong or concert at National Cathedral, Washington, DC
Free to the public

April 10, 2015 (Friday)
8:00 p.m.
A Voice of Her Own: Music by Women Composers
Shenandoah Chorus and Cantus Singers
Goodson Recital Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
$8.00

April 12, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Spring Concert by Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director; Judy Connelly, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front  Royal, VA
Free-will offering to help with choral expenses.

April 17, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering

April 17, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital by Joseph Ripka
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
308 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
3:00p.m.
“Organ and the Arts”
Local organists in performance
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Open to the public

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Free-will offering

April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Ola Gjeillo’s “Sunrise Mass” for strings and eight part chorus
Michael Main, Director
Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Strings, Timpani and Organ,” Richard McPherson (Organist)
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10; Details at www.artschoralewinchester.org

April 26, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Ola Gjeillo’s “Sunrise Mass” for strings and eight part chorus
Michael Main, Director
Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Strings, Timpani and Organ,” Richard McPherson (Organist)
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10; Details at www.artschoralewinchester.org

May 3, 2015 (Sunday)
3:30 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Choral Prelude to Evensong
Michael Main, Director
National Cathedral
Washington, DC

 

 

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Newsletter

The newsletter is organized and edited by Daniel Hannemann.

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Membership

If you are interested in joining Winchester AGO, please contact Heather Ankerbrand, Sub-Dean/Membership, 717/608-6603
Registrar and Treasurer Dan Miller can be reached at 540/327-0143

Members

Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban, CAGO
Dr. Heather Ankerbrand, CAGO
Dr. Patricia Jo Avery SPC
Thomas R. Bowen
Patricia Byers
Beverly C. Clark, CAGO
Dr. Steven Cooksey
Judy B. Connelly
Larry G. Correll
Peggy L. Craig
Janet C. Davis, M.M. Ed
George Donovan, Jr.
Laura B. Douglas
John W. Fast
Ricky Gearhart
Daniel P. Hannemann
Gloria D. Harris
James W. Hutchinson
Dr. O. Vernon Joyner
Jane A. Kane
Dr. Karen Keating
Dr. James Kriewald
David Lang
Dr. James H. Laster
Dr. Charles K. Leeper
Dr. Richard E. McPherson
Marcia Merry
Colleen S. Miller
Daniel J. Miller
Dr. J. Thomas Mitts
Wendy Oesterling
Lon Quinones
Jesse Lee Ratcliffe
Jo Rothenhoeffer
Dr. Steven K. Shaner
Linda Smith
Wilson Troxell
Carol Westervelt
Julia J. White, MM

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Employing Organization Information:

Organist for Solemn Evensong on Wednesday evenings
St. John the Baptist, an Anglo-Catholic parish, Marshall, VA
Electric organ. Remuneration appropriate and competitive.
Contact: Robert Ashcom, 20509 Clover Hill Road, Jeffersonton, VA 22724
Telephhone:  540/937-3121

Organist/Director of Music
Charlestown Presbyterian Church
Charlestown, WVA
Contact:  www.presbymusic.org/job_listings.html or Diane Mayhew, 304/676-2807 (evenings) or
ctpcmusicsearch@gmail.com

Organist/Pianist
Montgomery United Methodist Church
28325 Kemptown Road
Damascus, Maryland 20872
Required: Music degree and/or AGO Service Playing or Colleague Certification
Organ: 13 rank Moeller with midi interface
Audition: Prepare prelude on organ; wedding selection on organ; choral anthem (piano or organ); sight read hymns and choral anthem; follow lead sheet with guitar player
Contact Ann at church office at 301/253-4460 or email Linda Thompson at amigosamson@juno.com website: montumc.org

 

 

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

If you are interested in any level of certification, please contact Dr. Steven Cooksey @ 540/665-4633.

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Contacts

Dr. Steven Cooksey, WAGO Dean
St. James Episcopal (Organist/Director)
Winchester, VA
501 S. Loudoun St. (home)
Winchester, VA 22620
540/665-4633
scooksey@su.edu

Jesse Ratcliffe, WAGO Sub-Dean Programs
St. James Episcopal (Choirmaster)
73 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
P.O. Box 204 (home)
Warrenton, VA  20188
304/575-9027
jlr@musician.org

Dr. Heather Ankerbrand, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership
St. Paul’s On-the-Hill (Director of Music)
1527 Senseny Road
Winchester, VA  22602
530 York Avenue, Apt. 101 (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
717/608-6603
nkrbrnd@yahoo.com

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Secretary
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Music Director/Organist)
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
209 Cranberry Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22602
540-808-2923
dhannemann@gracewin.org

Dan Miller, WAGO Treasurer
St. David’s Episcopal Church (Organist/Choir Master)
Ashburn, VA
331 W. Piccadilly Street (home)
Winchester, VA 22601-3907
540-542-0160
danielmillerpianist@gmail.com

Judy Connelly, WAGO Educational Concerns/Scholarship Chair
Braddock Street Methodist Church (Minister of Music/Shenandoah University Faculty)
Winchester, VA
Armistead Street (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
540-662-0829
jconnell@su.edu

Larry Correll, Dean’s Advisory Committee
First Baptist Church
205 W. Picadilly
Winchester, VA
111 Settlers Circle (home)
Winchester, VA 22602-6920
540-545-4018
larry@larryandsuecorrell.com

Dr. Charles Leeper, WAGO Historian
Cadenzaq Music LLC Mg Ptnr
P. O. Box 820 (home)
Stephens City, VA 22655
kenleecl@shentel.net

Dr. James Laster, Substitute List
(To add yourself to the list, call 540-664-5378 or email jlaster34@comcast.net)

Gloria Harris, WAGO Web Master
469 Fodderstack Road (home)
Washington, VA 22747
540/675-3627
g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com
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Links

WAGO Substitute List:

Correll, Sue – 540/545-4018;
sue@larryandsuecorrell.com
Familiar with Episcopal and Lutheran services. Available June, July, August only.

Craig, Peggy Lacey – 304/754-3393; cell# 301/466-3672;
PLCraig3@comcast.net
Familiar with Episcopal service and most Protestant services.

Harris, Gloria – 540/675-3627;
g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com
Familiar with most Protestant services.

Johnston, Loretta – 540/662-8917;
Familiar with Episcopal and Lutheran services.

Laster, James – 540/662-4907(home), 540/664-5378 (cell);
jlaster34@comcast.net
Familiar with Episcopal liturgy; some experience with Lutheran service.

Miller, Colleen –  540-888-3321
cookiesmiller@comcast.net
Willing to sub for any denomination; Sundays, weddings, funeralsMoersen, William T. (Bill) – 304/724-6831 (home);
301/655-0193 (cell);
wiltmo@aol.com

Murray, Ann – 540/662-9310(home), 540/293-3656(cell);
acm216@gmail.com
Experienced in United Methodist service, most Protestant and some Lutheran. Interested in interim substitute positions, will consider other church organ music needs. Available for funerals.

Oakes, Dr. Dudley – 202/413-7473 (cell);
WDOakes@aol.com

Russell, Doug – 540/868-1446(home), 540/336-1542 (cell);
der201@comcast.net
Available 2nd Sunday of month for Protestant service. Available for weddings, memorials, etc.

Churches and Organs in the Winchester Area:

Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540/667-3366
http://www.braddockstreetumc.net
Type of organ: Letourneau, Opus 124
Specs:  2,332 pipes, 3 manuals, 40 ranks

Christ Episcopal Church
114 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-5843
http://www.christchurchwinchester.org
Type of organ: M.P.Möller, Opus 11435, 1981
Specs: 2 manuals, 25 ranks

First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-5367
http://www.firstbaptistwinchester.com
Type of organ: Randall Dyer & Associates, Inc.
Specs: 2 manuals, 25 ranks

First Presbyterian Church
116 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-3824
http://www.firstchurch-winchester.org
Type of organ: Austin
Specs: 3 manuals, 35 ranks

First United Methodist Church
308 N. Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-3151
http://www.fumcwinchester.org
Type of organ: Schantz
Specs: 2 manuals, 18 ranks

Goodson Chapel and Recital Hall
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
800/432-2266
http://www.su.edu

Type of organ: M.P. Moller, Opus 11327, 1980
Specs: 3 manuals, 45 ranks

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-6278
http://www.gracewin.org
Type of organ: Schantz, Opus 2086, 1994
Specs: 2 manuals, 28 ranks

Market Street  United Methodist Church
131 Cameron Street, Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-6709
http://www.marketstreetumc.org
Type of organ: M.P. Moller, Opus 11594, 1982
Specs: 3 manuals, 29 ranks

 

Churches and organs near Winchester:

Trinity Episcopal Church
9108 John S. Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20185
540/592-3343
http://www.trinityupperville.org
Type of organ: AEolian-Skinner, Opus 1316, 1957 (installed 1960); Lawless-Johnson, 1995-1996
Specs: 3 manuals, 55 ranks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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