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Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 14:27 pm

Message from the Dean 

The new year is near and officers are working hard to schedule exciting programs. Events and details of these events will be listed soon. We are looking forward to a great year. 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
hankerbr@su.edu

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 et al
Place TBD

October 5, 2014 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Carillon concert by Jesse Ratcliffe, Luray, VA
Meet in Winchester to car pool, dinner or picnic

October 17, 2014 (Friday)
8:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Place TBD, Winchester, VA

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Place TBD, Winchester, VA

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
3:30 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Place TBD, Winchester, VA

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
7:30 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Place TBD, Winchester, VA

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
Time TBD
Evensong @ Trinity Episcopal Church lead by Ronald Stolk
Washington, VA

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, Leesburg, VA
Ticket sales begin in September!
Details at www.loudounlyricopera.com

November 14 (p.m.) or November 15 (10 a.m. – noon)
Introduction to new Presbyterian hymnal
1st Presbyterian Church, Winchester, VA
Pat Byers, local clinician; Eric Myers, Pastor of Frederick Presbyterian

November 21 & 22, 2014
Loudoun Lyric Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Dan Miller, Music Director; James Campanella, Stage Director
Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA
Ticket sales begin in September!

December 2014 – No WAGO meeting/event

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. (Actual time in U.S. of Pearl Harbor bombing)
Organ Music of Remembrance
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)
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 directed by Dr. Jeffrey Alban and accompanied by Dan Miller
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue,  Front Royal, VA

December 14, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers directed by Dr. Jeffrey Alban and accompanied by Dan Miller
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA

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

January 24, 2015 (Saturday)
10:00 a.m. to noon
Shape Note Singing/Workshop/Concert
Old Stone Church, Winchester, VA

February 9, 2015 (Monday)
6:30 p.m.
Clergy/Musician Dinner
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, VA

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

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 directed by Dr. Jeffrey Alban and accompanied by Dan Miller
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue,  Front Royal, VA

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers directed by Dr. Jeffrey Alban and accompanied by Dan Miller
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street,  Winchester, VA

April 17 – May 1, 2015 (date and time tbd)
Special organ recital
Place TBD

 

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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
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
Wendy Osterling
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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Placement

Employing Organization Information:

 

 

 

 

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
hankerbr@su.edu

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 Chair and Dean’s Advisory Committee
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

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.

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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