Central New Jersey

Last updated: October 13, 2017 at 6:24 am

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

Our next chapter event is on Monday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend a presentation by chapter member Beverly Jerold Scheibert. Beverly is a published author on the presentation subject and a (somewhat) recent new member. Titled “Ornamental Small Notes: Striking New Evidence for Performance,” it will take place in the Fisk Room of Bristol Chapel on the grounds of Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton. Parking will be available on the street or on campus–just follow the street that goes past the Chapel to parking lots behind the new Marion Buckelew Cullen Center, or behind Talbott Library. The Fisk room (so called because of the Fisk organ it contains) is in the basement of the Chapel–accessible by either entrance.
Hope to see you there.
Regards,
Eric Plutz
eplutz@princeton.edu

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Local Events

October 13, 9:00 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
Silent Movie with Organ Accompaniment
Phantom of the Opera with Michael Britt, organist

October 19, 12:30 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
After Noon Concert
Robert Lehman, organist (Church of St. Michael and St. George, St. Louis, MO)
Admission: free

October 23, 7:30 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Fisk Room of Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
Presentation by chapter member Beverly Jerold Scheibert
Beverly is a published author and will present on the subject, “Ornamental Small Notes: Striking New Evidence for Performance.”
Admission: free

October 26, 12:30 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
After Noon Concert
Jackson Borges, organist (All Saints Church & St. George’s Chapel, Rehoboth Beach & Harbeson, DE)
Admission: free

November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Hymn Sing in Commemoration of the Reformation
Led by Eric Wall, Austin Theological Seminary
With choirs from Princeton Theological Seminary and Nassau Presbyterian Church

November 5, 5:00 p.m.
Voorhees Chapel, Rutgers University (5 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Organ Studio Recital
Admission: free
http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu

November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Haddonfield United Methodist Church (29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield 08033)
Organ Concert
Paul Jacobs, organist

November 9, 8:00 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
Organ Concert
Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin, organist
Co-Titular of the Grand Organ at St. Sulpice, Paris, Ms. Cauchefer-Choplin also teaches at the Royal College of Music in London.

November 16, 12:30 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
After Noon Concert
Robert Poovey, organist (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY)
Admission: free

November 17, 8:00 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
Organ Concert, From Darkness to Light
Eric Plutz, organist
University organist Eric Plutz will perform works from somber to joyful.
Admission: free

November 30, 12:30 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
After Noon Concert
Nolan Anthony, organist (Trinity United Methodist Church, West Asheville, NC)
Admission: free

December 7, 12:30 p.m.
University Chapel, Princeton University
After Noon Concert
Eric Plutz, organist
Admission: free

January 7, 4:00 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Epiphany celebration at the home of Jay Smith and Mark Williams

March 3, 10:00 a.m.
Christ Church, New Brunswick (5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Organ Improvisation Master Class with William Porter
http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu

March 4, 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church, New Brunswick (5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Improvisation Recital
William Porter, organist
http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu

March 18, 2:30 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Members’ Recital
Admission: free

April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church, New Brunswick (5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Organ Studio Recital
Admission: free
http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu

April 14, 10:00 a.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Organ tour and lunch
Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, PA; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lambertville, NJ; Flemington Presbyterian Church, Flemington, NJ

June 24, 5:00 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Home of Steve and Cecile Wang
Annual Meeting and Picnic

 

 

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Newsletter

We have sent out our Fall newsletter. Thanks to all who contributed items.

Greg “Rusty” Smith, on August 27th, finished up a six-month stint as Interim Cantor (Music Director/Organist) at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, DE. While there, he composed and premiered a new anthem for Maundy Thursday, “Jesus Took a Towel,” for SATB choir and soloist. He also arranged a new handbell accompaniment for the festive acclamation, “This is the Feast of Victory for Our God.” The church has a 3-manual Casavant of 45 stops from the early 70s very similar to the main organ in the D.I.P. dorm basement at Westminster Choir College. The church sent Smith off with a special celebration at coffee hour on his last Sunday.

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Membership

Welcome to new members Timothy Harrell, Kerry Heimann, Robert Kapner, Sook Hyun Kim, Matthew Obszarny, William Rehwinkel, and Charles Sunquist.

We are in need of someone to fill the position of Public Relations Officer. Please contact Eric Plutz to let him know of your willingness to fill this position.

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

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Placement

All Saints Church, located in Bay Head, NJ (500 Lake Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742) is looking for a Choir Director/Organist. Interested candidates should send their resume to either the search committee chair, Chad Newsome (cnewsome@plcustom.com), or the Rector, Rev. Robert Nagy (robertanagy3@yahoo.com). Contact either for job description.

First Presbyterian Church in Woodbridge, NJ (600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095) is looking for a Choir Director/Organist. Interested candidates should send their resume to the pastor, Rev. Mindy Campbell (pastor@fpcwoodbridgenj.org). Church office telephone: 732-634-1024.

 

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
Lois Sortor, SPC

If you are interested in working towards AGO certification, please let Justin Hartz know. He will be glad to provide information and details on the certificate you wish to pursue.

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Contact Us

Eric Plutz, Dean – eplutz@princeton.edu

Ben Cahill, Sub-Dean – bmcahill@alum.rpi.edu

Mary Giordmaine, Secretary – giordmaine@att.net

Jay Smith, Treasurer – realtorjay@verizon.net

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

Greg Smith, Chaplain – GregRussellSmith@hotmail.com

Mark Williams, Archivist – njglassman@gmail.com

vacant, Public Relations

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