Central New Jersey

Last updated: January 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year to all, and thank you to Jay and Mark for hosting the annual Epiphany Party January 6.
Please make sure you have our next event on your calendars. Stephen Tharp is one of our country’s foremost performers, and I’m so glad that our chapter can partner with Westminster Choir College and Nassau Presbyterian Church to bring him here to Princeton on Sunday, February 3, 2:30 p.m. Please watch your email for an email from David Loerke about contributions for the recital reception.
Come to Nassau Presbyterian Church to hear Stephen Tharp in a dazzling recital featuring his own arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Mr. Tharp is recognized around the world as a premier concert organist and a champion of new works for the instrument. Admission is free with a reception following the recital.
On Monday, February 4, 2:45-4:15 p.m., Mr. Tharp will conduct a masterclass in Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College. If any chapter member is interested in participating in this masterclass, please contact me.
Mr. Tharp will also be participating in a Sacred Music Lab, Bristol Chapel, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday February 4.
Looking forward to seeing you all at one of these events!
Regards,
Noel Werner

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Local Events

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

February 4, 2:45–4:15 p.m.
Bristol Chapel, 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 7, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Christopher Henley, organist
Admission: free

February 14, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Matthew Glandorf, organist
Admission: free

February 21, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Patrick Pope, organist
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

February 28, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Kevin Davis, organist
Admission: free

March 7, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Tatiana Lukyanova, organist

March 14, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Gedymin Grubba, organist
Admission: free

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

March 28, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Peter Carter, organist
Admission: free

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

April 4, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Timothy Harrell, organist
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 11, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Jackson Borges, organist
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

April 25, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Jonathan Vaughn, organist
Admission: free

May 2, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
After Noon Recital
Richard Webb, organist
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.

 

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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
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Yardley, PA, is seeking an organ substitute for the following Sundays:
February 10
March 3, 10, 17
May 12, 19
Also, they are searching for an interim choral conductor to serve until June 2019.
Contact Rev. Hilary Greer if interested in either of these opportunities. (January 15, 2019)
Hope Presbyterian Church in Tinton Falls, NJ, is seeking a music director starting January 2019. One weekly service. Please respond to Dr. Tess Nielsen (732-925-4974). (December 19, 2018)

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