Winchester

Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 0:54 am

Message from the Dean 

The new year is coming up and the officers are working very hard to get things moving. We hope that you will all jump in and take an active role in the chapter this year.Watch for updates about the programs and other activities during the year as they come up. A tentatvie list of events should be listed below.We are looking forward to a great year. See you in September.

Larry G. Correll, WAGO Dean
First Baptist Church (Organist)
Winchester, VA
111 Settlers Circle (home)
Winchester, VA 22602-6920
540/545-4018
larry@larryandsuecorrell.com

 

Dr. Richard McPherson, WAGO Sub-Dean Programs
Trinity Episcopal Church (Organist)
Upperville, VA
631 Pritchard’s Hill Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
540/723-8673
mcpherre@comcast.net

 

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership
Grace Evangelical Lutheran (Music Director/Organist)
Winchester, VA
209 Cranberry Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22602
540/808-2923
dhannemann@gracewin.org

 

Dr. James Laster, WAGO Secretary
1125 Garden Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-4097 (home)
jlaster34@comcast.net

 

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
danieljmiller@verizon.net

 

Judy Connelly, WAGO Educational Concerns Chair
Braddock Street United Methodist (Minister of Music/SU Faculty)
Winchester, VA
115 Wolfe Street (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
540/662-0829
jconnell@su.edu

 

Dr. Charles Leeper, WAGO Historian
Cadenzaq Music LLC Mg Ptnr
P.O. Box 820 (home)
Stephens City, VA 22655
540/869-5461
kenleecl@shentel.net

 

Larry Correll, Newsletter Editor

 

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

American Guild of Organists
Winchester Chapter

2013 Fall Programs

Four Handel Organ Concerti, Dr. Steven Cooksey, Conductor
Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Boscowan Street, Winchester, VA
Concerto in F Major, Op.4, No.5, Richard McPherson, organist
Concerto in G minor, Op.4, No.1, Daniel Hannemann, organist
Concerto In F Major, Op.4, No.4 – Jesse Ratcliff, organist
Concerto in B Flat, Op.4, No.6 – Judy Connelly, organist

WAGO Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 14, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program
Election of officers/Ladies of WAGO
First Baptist Church
205 West Piccadilly, Winchester, VA 22601

Bach Handel Festival ($48 for all four performances)
Friday, October 18, 8 p.m.
Jack Michenen, Organist
Performing works by Buxtehude, Byrd, Handel, Bach, Handel
(Organist/Choirmaster of Christ Episc. Church, Macon, GA & Director of Townsend-McAfee Institute of Church Music, Assoc. Professor of Organ and University Organists
Mercer University, Macon, GA)
Goodson Recital Hall,
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Bach Handel Festival
Saturday, October 19, 8 p.m.
Goodson Recital Hall
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Bach Handel Festival
Sunday, October 20, 3:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church
205 West Picadilly, Winchester, VA

Bach Handel Festival
Sunday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
Winchester, VA

WAGO Monthly Meeting
November tba

Arts Chorale of Winchester
November 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Market Street United Methodist Church
Winchester, VA
Remembrance and Anticipation” – Choral selections composed in remembrance of people, places and events plus selections anticipating the season of Advent/Christmas. This concert will feature the World Premiere of a new choral work by American composer Donald McCullough, commissioned by the Chorale. The work will be composed in honor of President John F. Kennedy, remembering the 50th anniversary of his death by assassination.
Michael Mann, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist

Arts Chorale of Winchester
November 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Upperville, VA
Remembrance and Anticipation” – Choral selections composed in remembrance of people, places and events plus selections anticipating the season of Advent/Christmas. This concert will feature the World Premiere of a new choral work by American composer Donald McCullough, commissioned by the Chorale. The work will be composed in honor of President John F. Kennedy, remembering the 50th anniversary of his death by assassination.
Michael Mann, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist

Organ Music of Remembrance
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. (Free)
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Beverly Clark, FRPC Director of Music/Organist
Concert of organ music of remembrance commemorating the bombing of Pearl Harbor at the actual time in the U.S. of the bombing. People are free to enter or leave between selections.

Sunday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. – (Free-will offering)
Front Royal Oratorio Society – Christmas Concert
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
George Amos, Director; Judy Connelly, accompanist

Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. (Free-will offering)
Blue Ridge Singers – Christmas Concert
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director of Music at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal, will conduct the group.

Sunday, December 15, 4:00 p.m.
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
“Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten with English tea reception to follow
Beverly Clark, Director of Music/Organist

2013 Winter/Spring Programs:

WAGO Monthly Meeting
January 10, 2014 –  6:30 p.m., Ephiphany Dinner, Home of Dr. Steven Cooksey

No WAGO February Meeting

WAGO March Meeting tbd

Saturday, March 15, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. - Westminster Schola Cantorum conducted by James Jordan
Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, VA (free-will offering accepted)
Concert titled “Journeys” featuring Paul Mealor’s powerful Stabat Mater, as well as works by John Tavener, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Josef Rheinberger, Brandon Waddles and John Rutter. Welsh composer Mealor earned international attention when his motet, a setting of Ubi Caritas et Amor, was commissioned by Britain’s Prince William for his marriage to Catherine Middleton and sung by the Choirs of Westminster Abbey. Composed of students in their second year of study at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., Westminster Schola Cantorum is one of three curricular choirs that form the core of the Westminster experience. The Choir prepares students for the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which performs and records with the world’s great orchestras. Unique to the experience of Schola Cantorum is the performance and study of a major choral work, which this season is Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater.

Sunday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. (Free-will offering)
Front Royal Oratorio Society – Spring Concert
Front Royal Presbyterian Church, Front Royal, VA
George Amos, conductor; Judy Connelly, accompanist

WAGO April Meeting, tba

Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m. “Choruses from the Stage…Opera to Broadway” – Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Works by Verdi, Purcell, Mascagni, Sondheim and Gershwin featuring soloists from the Arts Chorale
Armstrong Concert Hall – Shenandoah University, Admission by donation ($10 per adult suggested)

Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. “Choruses from the State…Opera to Broadway” - Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Works by Verdi, Purcell, Mascagni, Sondheim and Gershwin featuring soloists from the Arts Chorale
Armstrong Concert Hall – Shenandoah University, Admission by donation ($10 per adult suggested)

Sunday, April 27, 4:00 p.m. - Blue Ridge Singers Spring Concert
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA (free-will offering)
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director of Music at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/Front Royal will direct

WAGO May  Meeting, tba
Program: Election of Officers
Dinner meeting
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Newsletter

The newsletter is organized and edited by Larry Correll. The first newsletter with program brochure, concert flyer and yearbook should be available the second week of September.

Call Larry if you have any information for the newsletter.

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Membership

If you are interested in joining Winchester AGO, please contact one of the officers.
Registrar and Treasurer of the group is Dan Miller
Dan’s address is: 331 W. Piccadilly, Winchester 22601  540/327-0143
Make checks payable to WAGO.

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Placement

Employing Organization Information:

Pianist and/or Organist – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6750 Fayette Street, Haymarket, VA 20169 – 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, adult and children’s choirs, Contact Sean Rousseau, Priest, at stpaulsepiscopalhaymarket@gmail.com or call 703/431-2839

 

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 one of the officers or Dr. Steven Cooksey at Shenandoah University.

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Contact Us

Larry Correll, WAGO Dean
First Baptist Church (Organist)
Winchester, VA
111 Settlers Circle (home)
Winchester, VA 22602-6920
540-545-4018
larry@larryandsuecorrell.com

 

Dr. Richard McPherson, WAGO Sub-Dean – Programs
Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, Va (Organist)
631 Pritchard’s Hill Court, Winchester, VA 22601
540-723-8673
mcpherre@comcast.com

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Sub-Dean – Membership
Grace Lutheran Church (Music Director/Organist)
Winchester, VA
209 Cranberry Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22602
540-808-2923
dhannemann@gracewin.org

Dr. James Laster, WAGO Secretary
1125 Garden Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
540-662-4097
jlaster34@comcast.com

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
danielmiller@verizon.net

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

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

Larry Correll, Newsletter Editor

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.

Moersen, 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.

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.

AGO National website