Chemung Valley Chapter

Last updated: October 23, 2018 at 19:42 pm

 

The Dulciana
Newsletter of the Chemung Valley Chapter
Of The American Guild of Organists
October 2018
Newsletter Editor’s Message:

Happy Halloween Everyone !!

Another rainy day today. I hope we get relief soon. I hope your music preparations are going well. Our Program Year is now underway.

Our first of event of the year will be our Annual Organ Crawl organized by David Lenington. It will be held Saturday October 27, 2018. We will begin with a stop at the home of Larry & Maddy Dolkart in Elmira at 8:45 am with stops in Waverly, Lunch in Sayre, PA and afternoon stops in Candor and Speedsville, NY. Details are elsewhere in the Newsletter. Watch your mail for a full flier. Our 2nd event will be an Organ Recital by Balint Karosi at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM. His Biography and Program are elsewhere in the Newsletter. Our Christmas Concert is date is set. It will be Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2 pm @ Corning Center for Care 205 E. First Street. Details are elsewhere in the Newsletter. Hope to see you all at the Organ Crawl in October, we always have a GREAT time.

Blessings,
Beth Briggs
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The Valley United Presbyterian Church Waverly, NY has an opening for a Music Director.  This is a part-time position of 6-8 hours per week.

Responsibilities include selecting choir music, rehearsing and directing the choir, providing organ / piano accompaniment for all worship services, light instrument maintenance, organizing guest musicians, administering the music budget, etc.
Organ is a 25 Rank Parsons instrument.

Desired capabilities include:
●      Strong proficiency on the piano and pipe organ
●      Ability to rehearse, conduct, and accompany the choir
●      Competency in communication and other administrative areas
●      Open to experimenting with different styles of music and instruments

Interested parties may contact VUPC via email info@valleypresby.org or by
phone 607-565-5683. Please email resumes to the above address.
Substitute Organist Needed: Grace Episcopal Church Elmira, NY
Sunday December 30, 2018 & February 3, 2019.
Contact: Nancy Radloff at 607-532-4064
Chapter Events:

10/27/18: Organ Crawl: Saturday October 27, 2018  We will begin @ 8:45 a.m. in Elmira, NY at the home of Larry Dolkart 65 Saddlebridge Drive with stops at Valley United Presbyterian Church in Waverly, NY, Lunch at Chacona’s Restaurant in Sayre, PA, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Candor, NY and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Speedsville, NY. For Lunch reservations please contact David Lenington at 570-268-5035 or DAVELEN@epix.net.

Residence:                  Larry and Maddy Dolkart
6 Saddle Ridge Drive
Elmira

Date:                            Saturday, October 27, 2018

Arrival:                          8:45 a.m.

Directions:

Proceed on Church Street through Elmira and West Elmira to Hoffman Street. 
Make a right turn onto Hoffman Street.
Proceed up Hoffman Street to Hillcrest Road.
Make left turn onto Hillcrest Road.
Proceed on Hillcrest Road to Estates Drive.
Make left turn onto Estates Drive.
Proceed on Estates Drive to Saddle Ridge Drive.
Make left turn onto Saddle Ridge Drive.
The Dolkarts’ driveway is first driveway on right.
Please park on edge of Saddle Ridge Drive by
                                    the Dolkarts’ driveway.  We will have two cars to
                                    drive AGO members to the Dolkarts’ home.

 

11/18/18: Organ Recital by Balint Karosi Grace Episcopal Church 375 W.
Church Street Elmira, NY 4:00 PM Co-Sponsored by the
Chemung Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken.

12/1/18: Annual Christmas Concert: Corning Center for Care 205 E.
First Street Corning, NY. Parking is behind Building.
Performances by Carrie Hooper, The Crystal City Flute Choir,
Piano Students of Dan LaBar and a Christmas Message by the
Rev. Bill Klees
Community Events:

Music at St. Luke Lutheran Church
109 Oak Avenue Ithaca, NY
2018-19 Season

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Miracles from Organ Pipes: Cavaillé-Coll, Mentor to the Generations
A presentation and recital by Kurt Lueders
Including the American premiere of an unpublished work by a youthful Guilmant, and music by Lemmens, Rousseau, and more Guilmant.
Co-presented by the Ithaca chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Light and Gold: Seasonal Music with Notre Dame High School Choirs
· Sunday, December 16, 2018
· 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
The Cantata Singers and the Choral Music Program at Notre Dame High School of Elmira 1400 Maple Avenue present seasonal music featuring “Gloria” by John Rutter, Eric Whitaker’s “Lux Arumque,” “Arise, Shine” by Dan Forrest and much more! Featuring the singers of both choral groups and 16 member brass, percussion, and organ chamber ensemble. Free-will donation accepted at the door, handicapped accessible.

Elmira Keyboard Ensemble to perform Concert in Waverly.

The Elmira Keyboard Ensemble will perform a concert at the Waverly United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 PM.  A freewill offering will be taken.

Some of the pieces to be performed will be Ballet Egyptien by Luigini, Diana (Grande Valse de Concert) by Edward Holst, A Scott Joplin Rag Rhapsody by Kevin Olson and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. Members of the ensemble are Janice Brown, Onalee Newman, Charlotte Cook and Dan LaBar.

The Elmira Keyboard Ensemble will also be performing for Thursday Morning Musicales on Thursday, November 29 at 10:15 AM.  The performance will be at the Clemens Center.

Bálint Karosi, composer and organist has won first prizes at the J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, the Dublin and Miami International Organ Competitions, the Improvisation Competition of the University of Michigan and the recipient of the 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship for composition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has performed at Saint Sulpice in Paris, the Saint Thomas Church and Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Matthias Church and National Concert Hall in Budapest, the St Petri Dom in Bremer Dom and has been the featured organist for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at the Cathedral of the Saint John the Divine in New York City. His compositions have been performed by the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Spectrum Symphony of New York, the New Hungarian Music Society (UMZE), Musiciens Libres, the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, Anima Musica Chamber Orchestra, Antico Moderno, the Norfolk Festival Chorus, the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Canto Armonico and the Boston Choral Ensemble. He has started working on his first opera, Lonely Hearts with a libretto by the Hungarian playwright Almási András Tóth.

Boston for eight years, where he founded and directed the acclaimed “Boston Bach Birthday,” a daylong celebration of the composer’s birthday, co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and other art organizations in Boston.

While at Yale University, Balint co-founded Antico Moderno with Jacques Lee Wood, an ensemble dedicated to commission and perform new works for period players. The ensemble has performed in Boston, New Hampshire and New York and has coached student composers at Yale School of Music, Tufts University and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee School of Music.

Bálint has completed his doctoral studies in composition at Yale University, where his composition teachers were Christopher Theofanidis, Aaron Jay Kernis and Martin Bresnick. He holds a Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory, two Master’s degrees from the Liszt Academy in Budapest (in clarinet and organ performance), and two Prix de Virtuosités from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Genève in Switzerland.

He has taught music theory at Yale University, organ and improvisation at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Oberlin Conservatory. He regularly gives concerts in the United States and in Europe, masterclasses on improvisation and hymn playing and is under concert management with Penny Lorenz.

Websites:
www.karosi.org
www.anticomoderno.org
www.organists.net

Balint Karosi Program Elmira, NY November 18, 2018

Prelude and Fugue in a Minor BWV 543
Three Chorale Preludes on Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 – 661,
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Arabic Suite (2016)
Bálint Karosi
I. Azaan
II. Mediation
III. Sama

Intermission

Sonata No. 2
Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963

Improvisation on a submitted theme
Bálint Karosi

Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46
Max Reger, 1873-1916

For Sale::          1898 “N. P. Kraig” tracker pipe organ.  2 manuals with pedal.  9 ranks.  Location: Towanda, Pennsylvania.  Photos available.  Please contact David Lenington, PH: 570-268-5035, E-mail: DAVELEN@epix.net

From Carrie Hooper:

Hello.  My name is Carrie Hooper and I offer private voice and piano lessons.  I could teach Monday through Friday morning or afternoon, even Saturday if necessary.  I could also offer private language lessons in German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Albanian, or Romanian to anyone interested.  For more information please contact Carrie Hooper at 607-732-6788.
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From Carrie Hooper:

Hello.  My name is Carrie Hooper and I offer private voice and piano lessons.  I could teach Monday through Friday morning or afternoon, even Saturday if necessary.  I could also offer private language lessons in German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Albanian, or Romanian to anyone interested.  For more information please contact Carrie Hooper at 607-732-6788.
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New Dues Rates

AGO National has established the following dues rates for the upcoming 2017-18 year.
Regular member                 $105
Special member                  $  80
Young Organist                  $  50

Local membership will remain the same.
Chapter Friend                    $  20

The new rates will appear on the April 1 renewal notices that AGO Headquarters will send to current chapter members renewing for the 2015-2016 membership year.

 

Newsletter:

 

 

Bálint Karosi, composer and organist has won first prizes at the J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, the Dublin and Miami International Organ Competitions, the Improvisation Competition of the University of Michigan and the recipient of the 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship for composition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has performed at Saint Sulpice in Paris, the Saint Thomas Church and Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Matthias Church and National Concert Hall in Budapest, the St Petri Dom in Bremer Dom and has been the featured organist for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at the Cathedral of the Saint John the Divine in New York City. His compositions have been performed by the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Spectrum Symphony of New York, the New Hungarian Music Society (UMZE), Musiciens Libres, the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, Anima Musica Chamber Orchestra, Antico Moderno, the Norfolk Festival Chorus, the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Canto Armonico and the Boston Choral Ensemble. He has started working on his first opera, Lonely Hearts with a libretto by the Hungarian playwright Almási András Tóth.

 

He has recorded five CDs, including two critically acclaimed albums; Clavier-übung III by J. S. Bach, featuring the period vocal ensemble Canto Armonico in 2014, and die Kunst der Fuge on organ, harpsichord and clavichord. He is contracted by Hungaroton to release an album of his own compositions.

 

In 2015 Bálint was appointed as Cantor at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in downtown Manhattan, where he oversees an ambitious classical music program with a strong commitment to commissioning new music that is equally suited to concert and worship. Prior to this appointment, he served as Minister of Music at First Lutheran Church of Boston for eight years, where he founded and directed the acclaimed “Boston Bach Birthday,” a daylong celebration of the composer’s birthday, co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and other art organizations in Boston.

 

While at Yale University, Balint co-founded Antico Moderno with Jacques Lee Wood, an ensemble dedicated to commission and perform new works for period players. The ensemble has performed in Boston, New Hampshire and New York and has coached student composers at Yale School of Music, Tufts University and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee School of Music.

 

Bálint has completed his doctoral studies in composition at Yale University, where his composition teachers were Christopher Theofanidis, Aaron Jay Kernis and Martin Bresnick. He holds a Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory, two Master’s degrees from the Liszt Academy in Budapest (in clarinet and organ performance), and two Prix de Virtuosités from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Genève in Switzerland.

 

He has taught music theory at Yale University, organ and improvisation at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Oberlin Conservatory. He regularly gives concerts in the United States and in Europe, masterclasses on improvisation and hymn playing and is under concert management with Penny Lorenz.

 

Websites:

www.karosi.org

www.anticomoderno.org

www.organists.net

 

 

 

 

Membership:

For Information on joining our chapter please contact:

David Lenington, Treasurer Chemung Valley AGO Chapter
211 Laning Creek Road
Towanda,PA 18848
(570-268-5035)
E-mail: DAVELEN@epix.net

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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.

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Certification

 

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Contact Us

Chapter Officers
Dean:
Daniel LaBar (Home 607-846-8411) or dlabar001@yahoo.com

Treasurer:
David Lenington DAVELEN@epix.net or (570-268-5035)

Secretary:
Elizabeth Briggs
607-377-5363 or elizabethbrig@aol.com

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Links

AGO National website