Central New Jersey

Last updated: October 29, 2018 at 6:20 am

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

On Thursday, November 8, we have the opportunity of visiting the Rare Books and Special Collections at Firestone Library, Princeton University. We will meet at 10 a.m. for this. If you plan to attend, please email Joyce Irwin to let her know. Afterwards, if you are able, plan to stay for the After Noon Organ Concert at the University Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Mark Laubach is the organist for this concert.
Hope to see you all there.
Regards,
Noel Werner

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Local Events

November 8, 10:00 a.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Firestone Library, Princeton University
Visit to Rare Books and Special Collections

November 10, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Bach Organ Recital
Jacob Street, organist
An all-Bach program, including the Organ Trio in E minor and Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Tickets: $25
http://www.drydenensemble.org

November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Haddonfield United Methodist Church, Haddonfield, NJ
Organ Recital
Hector Olivera, organist

November 16, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Organ Concert: A French Potpourri
Eric Plutz, organist
Program includes works by Dubois, Fauré, Langlais, Lefébure-Wely, and Vierne
Admission: free

December 2, 2:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Advent Concert
Princeton Chapel Choir and orchestra
Penna Rose, conductor
Music of J.S. Bach; Magnificat and selections from the Christmas Oratorio
Admission: free

December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Messiah Sing
Community sing with organ, strings, and trumpet
Bring a score or borrow one at the door
General admission: $5; all students free

December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
A service of readings and music of the season featuring the Chapel Choir, Glee Club, and a cappella groups
Admission: free

January 6, 4:00 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Epiphany Party
Mark Williams and Jay Smith, hosts

February 3, 2:30 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ
Organ concert by Stephen Tharp
Co-sponsored by Nassau Presbyterian Church

February 4, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Scheide Hall, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
Master Class with Stephen Tharp
Admission: free

February 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
Stephen Tharp will lead the Sacred Music Lab.
Admission: free

February 22, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Organ Concert: Around the World in 8 Compositions
Eric Plutz, organist
A sampling from the breadth of the organ repertoire from each of eight countries.
Admission: free

March 24, 2:30 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Annual Members’ Recital
Admission: free

March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
Organ concert by Ken Cowan
Admission: free

April 6, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Milbank Concert: Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Princeton Chapel Choir and orchestra
Penna Rose, conductor
Admission: free

April 17, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
The Stations of the Cross, by Marcel Duprè with poetry of Paul Claudel
Ken Cowan, organist
Rev. Alison Boden, narrator
Admission: free

May 31, 3:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Reunions Organ Concert
Eric Plutz, organist
Admission: free

June 9, 5:00 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Home of Cecile Wang
Annual Meeting and Picnic

 

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Newsletter

We have sent out the Fall newsletter. If you did not receive a copy in your email, please contact Joyce Irwin.

Martin Tel draws our attention to the following event that he hopes to attend along with some seminarians.

Centered in Song, October 6, 9:00 a.m., 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The “Centered in Song” launch tour for The Center for Congregational Song, a new initiative of the Hymn Society. Join organist, composer, and master song leader Mark Miller for a day celebrating the importance and power of congregational song. There will be sessions on justice in music-making, introducing The Center for Congregational Song, and a closing hymn festival. Come join in song! More information at https://congregationalsong.org/event/centered-in-song-brooklyn-ny/

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Membership

Welcome to these new members to the Central New Jersey chapter!

Michael Ryan, BMus

Paul Sanner, MA (dual member, New York City chapter)

Joyce Chen, DMA, MA

If you are an organist new to the central New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the chapter, please email Joe Coulter and he will be glad to forward you membership information.

If you are not an organist, but would like to be affiliated only with our chapter, please join as a Chapter Friend. Chapter Friends support the local chapter, receive our chapter newsletters, and participate in chapter events. As a Chapter Friend, you do not have national voting privileges, membership benefits, or a TAO subscription. Please email Joe Coulter and he will be glad to forward you membership information.

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Placement

Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, NJ, is seeking a part time minister of music. If you are interested in this position, please contact the pastor, Jane McCready.

St. Matthew’s Church in Pennington, NJ, is in immediate need of an organist/choir director. This is a half-time position. For further information, please contact Robert Thick at 609-306-8743 or email rthick67@gmail.com (September 20)

First Presbyterian Church Red Bank is looking for an organist.   If there is anyone interested in this position, or anyone you would like to recommend, please contact Judith Werner (cell: 732-673-5210 or email: judithwerner@verizon.net) for more information. (August 30)

There is a part time position for organist/director of choirs available at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, Newtown, PA. If you’re interested in this position, or if you need more information, please contact Glen McDonnell at godslovenewtown@outlook.com, or at 215-579-5825. http://www.godslovenewtown.org/ (August 31)

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

Current chapter members with AGO certification:

Ronald Hemmel, FAGO
Kathleen Connolly, CAGO
Joyce Irwin, CAGO
Noel Werner, CAGO
John Milas, AAGO, ChM
Beverly Jerold Scheibert, AAGO
Mary Giordmaine, SPC
James Litton, SPC

 

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Contact Us

Noel Werner, Dean – noel.werner@nassauchurch.org

Cecile Wang, Sub-Dean – cecilewang@aol.com

Mina Choi, Secretary – orgue4him@gmail.com

Joseph Coulter, Treasurer – jcoulternj@yahoo.com

Cecile Wang, Registrar (Placement) – cecilewang@aol.com

Greg Smith, Chaplain – GregRussellSmith@hotmail.com

Mark Williams, Archivist – njglassman@gmail.com

Mina Choi, Public Relations – orgue4him@gmail.com

Joyce Irwin, Newsletter Editor – joymusic44@yahoo.com

David Loerke, Hospitality – loerke.david@gmail.com

Bill Garrett, Webmaster – billg_o2k@hotmail.com

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Links

Patrick Murphy & Associates – http://www.PJMorgans.com

Zarex Corporation – http://www.zarex.com

Longwood Gardens – http://www.longwoodgardens.org

Peragallo Organs – http://www.peragallo.com

Friends of the Wanamaker Organ – http://www.wanamakerorgan.com

Ocean Grove Summer Music schedule
http://www.oceangrove.org/music-and-entertainment/

Free internet downloads of complete organ works of J.S. Bach http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach

Eric Plutz website:
http://www.ericplutz.com

Daryl Robinson website:
http://www.darylrobinson.com/

Central Jersey Choral Society
http://www.cjchoralsociety.org

AGO National website