Chemung Valley Chapter

Last updated: April 21, 2016 at 16:26 pm

 

The Dulciana
Newsletter of the Chemung Valley Chapter
Of The American Guild of Organists
April  2016

Newsletter Editor’s Message:

Happy Spring Everyone!

I hope that you all had a nice Easter! .

 

Our next event will be our Members’ Recital.  It will be at the Park Church, 208 W. Gray Street, in Elmira.  Our host will be Joe Barber, who is the Director of Music at the church. The date and time will be April 17 at 4:00 PM.  The performers will be: Judy Aho, Barbara Garges, Claude Cornwall, Dave Jackson, Julia Peckham and Dan LaBar.

We will be going to Dinner @ Beijing Garden Restaurant 145 W. Gray St.  Elmira, NY following the Recital.  Let me know if you are interested in going at 607-377-5363 or               elizabethbrig@aol.com.   It is always a pleasure to perform on the organ at the Park Church.  We want to thank Joe Barber and the Park Church for giving us this opportunity.

 

For those of you who will not be performing, we hope you will be sure to mark your calendar and attend the recital.

 

Have a WONDERFUL and SAFE Spring!

Beth Briggs

 

Summer Organist Needed:

The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corning, NY at 171 West Pulteney Street is looking for a Summer Organist to perform at our Sunday morning services during the months of July and August.  Services start at 10:00 AM and last about 1 hour.

Sunday service requirements include: performing hymns, prelude and postlude, offertory, Gloria and Doxology each Sunday.  Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month with additional Special Music required.  There are some services when individuals and/or groups will play the prelude, postlude and special music offerings.  The minister provides hymns early in the week preceding the Sunday service.

Compensation: $75 per service

Contact:  Thomas Kowalik(email: Kowalik@binghamton.edu or 607-962-3711)

 
Position Announcement:

Director of Music and Organist: The Park Church 208 W. Gray St. Elmira, NY.   Contact Beth Briggs for Full Job Description at:  elizabethbrig@aol.com or 607-377-5363.

 

 

Chapter Events: 

 

 

Community Events:

 

From the Cantata Singers of Elmira:

The Triumphs of Oriana: Elizabethan Music for Church and Court:
Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:30 PM
The Park Church, 208 W. Gray Street Elmira, NY

Sunday May 22, 2016 4:00 PM
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath, NY

We share music created to honor the reign of Queen Elizabeth I with selections from Thomas Morley’s 1601 choral book The Triumphs of Oriana. Included in the concert will be madrigals by Morley, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, John Wilbye and more! Our program will also explore sacred polyphonic music of the Elizabethan Church of England by the same composers.

From the First Congregational UCC Corning:
Annual Blair- Bigler Concert:
Come join us for an afternoon of Irish Music:
Featuring Pat Kane and West O’ Clare

The Blair-Bigler Concert series is funded through generous bequests and donations made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ with the intent to offer free annual musical performances for the community. This year’s performance includes jigs, reels, square dances, and ballads from Ireland and America.

Sunday May 22, 2016 3:00 PM
First Congregational UCC
171 W. Pulteney St. Corning, NY
Admission is free-refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

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New Dues Rates

AGO National has established the following dues rates for the upcoming 2015-16 membership year.  Each category will increase $3.
Regular member                 $100
Special member                  $  75
Student member                 $  40
Partner                                $  75

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.


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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:

Summer Organist Position Available:

Summer Organist Needed:

The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corning, NY at 171 West Pulteney Street is looking for a Summer Organist to perform at our Sunday morning services during the months of July and August.  Services start at 10:00 AM and last about 1 hour.

Sunday service requirements include: performing hymns, prelude and postlude, offertory, Gloria and Doxology each Sunday.  Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month with additional Special Music required.  There are some services when individuals and/or groups will play the prelude, postlude and special music offerings.  The minister provides hymns early in the week preceding the Sunday service.

Compensation: $75 per service

Contact:  Thomas Kowalik(email: Kowalik@binghamton.edu or 607-962-3711)

 

Organist Needed:         For 3:00 p.m. Sunday worship.  1898 N. P. Kraig tracker organ.  9 ranks.

Towanda Universalist Unitarian Fellowship, Towanda PA.

Please phone 570-265-3789.

 

 

 

 

 

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