Central New Jersey

 

Last updated: January 4, 2016 at 13:05 pm

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

Happy new year to all. Not many events happening in January. Take an opportunity to check out our Facebook page and the photos from our Epiphany party. Thanks to Gail Wilson for hosting this enjoyable event. Members, friends, and guests all enjoyed a good evening of fellowship and music.
We look forward to several events in February: Daryl Robinson in recital on February 7 at Westminster Choir College. Our next chapter event is February 15 at Miller Chapel on the campus of Princeton Seminary. Mina Choi will give a lecture demonstration on the pedal-piano works of Schumann.
Regards,
Eric Plutz
eplutz@princeton.edu

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Local Events

Jan 15, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
The Rose Ensemble
Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims
General admission: $20, students free

Feb 4, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Michael Britt, organist
Admission: free

Feb 7, 7:30 p.m.
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton
Organ Recital
Daryl Robinson, organist

Feb 11, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Katherine Meloan, organist
Admission: free

Feb 15, 7:30 p.m., Chapter Event
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Lecture-recital on the pedal-piano works of Schumann
Mina Choi, organist
Admission: free

Feb 18, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Steven Patchel, organist
Admission: free

Feb 19, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Westminster Choir College Organ Department
Complete Leipzig Chorales (BWV 651-667) by J.S. Bach

Feb 19, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
Vive Vierne!
Eric Plutz, organist
Admission: free

Feb 25, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
James D. Hicks, organist
Admission: free

Feb 26, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
Christophe Mantoux, organist
Admission: free

Feb 28, 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church, New Brunswick
Faculty Recital: Renée Anne Louprette
http://www.masongross.Rutgers.edu

Mar 3, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Joe Russell, organist
Admission: free

Mar 10, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Natalie Hejduk, organist
Admission: free

Mar 13, 3:00 p.m., Chapter Event
Trinity Episcopal Church, 801 W. State Street, Trenton
Annual Members’ Recital
Admission: free

Mar 20, 3:00 p.m.
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
An Organic Bach’s Birthday
Dryden Ensemble
Eric Plutz, organist
Tickets: $25; $10 students
http://www.drydenensemble.org

Mar 23, 8:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
The Stations of the Cross, by Marcel Duprè with poetry of Paul Claudel
Ken Cowan, organist
Admission: free

Mar 31, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Edward Taylor, organist
Admission: free

Apr 1, Chapter Event
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen, organist and Jochen Brusch, violinst
Co-sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary and the Central NJC of the AGO and is made possible through the David Weadon Memorial Trust
Admission: free

Apr 7, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Stefan Kießling, organist
Admission: free

Apr 9, 8:00 p.m.
Milbank Concert
Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Chapel Choir and Orchestra
Mineko Yajima, violin soloist
Penna Rose, conductor
Admission: free

Apr 14, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Winner of the Joan Lippincott Competition for Excellence in Organ Performance
Admission: free

Apr 17, 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church, New Brunswick
Organ Department Recital
http://www.masongross.Rutgers.edu

Apr 21 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Richard Webb, organist
Admission: free

Apr 28, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
David Tinoco, organist
Admission: free

May 7, 2 p.m.
Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
Hector Olivera, organ
http://www.kimmelcenter.org/

June 12, 5:00 p.m., Chapter Event
Annual meeting and picnic at the home of Greg R. Smith

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Newsletter

Joyce Irwin has prepared the chapter’s fall newsletter and emailed it to the chapter members with emails. Please contact Joyce if you have not received it via email  joymusic44@yahoo.com.

 

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Membership

Emails have been sent to all members from AGO HQ in regards to next year’s dues. Please take the opportunity to renew your membership through the online system. To be included in our chapter directory, please make sure to fill in the information requested.

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 at realtorjjay@gmail.com 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

 

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

Milford Presbyterian Church, Milford, NJ
908-995-2481
info@milfordpresbyterian.org
Rev. Dr. Linda Erkert Bullock
Worship service begins at 10 a.m. Choir practice is on Sunday before worship.

The Church of St. Michael in Long Branch is looking for a Director of Sacred Music. The position is full time with benefits.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing music for six Masses each weekend, all holy days, and various services throughout the church year. The director will also be responsible for developing a quality choral and handbell program.

The parish has a new 3-manual digital organ, and three octaves of Malmark handbells.

If interested please mail resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three references by Friday, November 13, 2015 to:

Church of St. Michael
Attn: Search Committee
800 Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Certification

Current chapter members with AGO certification:

Ronald Hemmel, FAGO, AAGO
James Litton, CAGO
Kathleen Connolly, CAGO
Joyce Irwin, CAGO
Noel Werner, CAGO
Mary Giordmaine, SPC
Nicholas Steltzer, SPC

If you are interested in working towards AGO certification, please let Justin Hartz (justinhartz@aol.com) 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

Gail Wilson, Sub-Dean – gailwilson41@gmail.com

Mary Giordmaine, Secretary – giordmaine@att.net

Jay Smith, Treasurer – realtorjjay@gmail.com

(vacant), Registrar

Justin Hartz, Professional Development – justinhartz@aol.com

Greg Smith, Chaplain – GregRussellSmith@hotmail.com

(vacant), Archivist

Nicholas Steltzer, Public Relations – nsteltzer@yahoo.com

Joyce Irwin, Newsletter Editor – joymusic44@yahoo.com

June Tipton, Hospitality – junetipton@Comcast.net

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

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