Chemung Valley Chapter

Last updated: January 28, 2016 at 10:39 am

 

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

Dean’s Message:

Greetings, Everyone!

Welcome to February.  The winter hasn’t been too bad so far.  I wonder if the groundhog will see his shadow on 2/2.  I’m sure spring will come eventually.

On Sunday, January 24, we had a nice get-together at the home of Gerald Parkhouse.  We listened to each other’s records and CD’s and then had some great refreshments provided by Gerald and his wife, Valerie.  We always have a very nice time at this event.  Those in attendance were Gerald and Valerie Parkhouse, Dan LaBar, Beth Briggs, Julia Peckham and Charlotte Cook.

We don’t have any events planned for February or March, but we are planning a members’ recital for April.  It will be at the Park Church, 208 W. Gray street, 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.

We will be looking for organists to perform on this members’ recital.  If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible.  My e-mail and phone are dlabar001@yahoo.com and 846-8411.  It’s 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.

Good luck to all of you who are getting ready for the music of Lent and Easter.

Take care.

Dan.
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Pipe Organ Available:
1971 Gress-Miles pipe organ, 14 ranks, good condition.  Price is negotiable.  Available after Christmas.  Can be played at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ithaca.  Contact Erik Kibelsbeck at PH: 607-725-1334 for additional information.
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Organist Position Available:

My name is Jessica Rutledge, I am the music director for Christ the Redeemer Parish in Elmira, NY. We are currently seeking an organist, preferably a permanent one, but right now we would also take interested substitutes.

Would it be possible for you to pass the word along to anyone that you know might be interested? I would really appreciate it. I will happily answer any questions.

My number is: 607-425-4464
Email: rutledgefamily97@gmail.com

Thank you, Jessica Rutledge
From St. Matthews Church in Horseheads, NY:
Parish Musician Wanted:
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is seeking a part-time music director. Duties include providing musical leadership (organ and piano) for main Sunday morning worship; weekly choir rehearsal; working with priest on liturgical planning and music selection. Additional services held around Christmas and Easter. We are hopeful the duties will be expanding with time. Salary negotiable. Resumé and further inquiries should be directed to
The Rev. Wanda Copeland
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
408 S. Main Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
607.739.5226
pastorwanda@stny.rr.com

 

Chapter Events:

4/17/16: Annual Member’s Recital to be held at The Park Church 208
W. Gray Street Elmira, NY 4:00 PM Performers are needed
please contact Dan Labar at 607-846-8411 or
dlabar001@yahoo.com.

Community Events:
2/28/16: From Music at Grace: Caroline Robinson, Organist.
Grace Episcopal Church 375 W. Church Street Elmira, NY
4:00 PM Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken.

From the Cantata Singers of Elmira:

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
· Sunday, February 28, 2016
· 3:00pm – 5:00pm
· First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY.

Welsh composer Karl Jenkins master work The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis that ended in June of 1999. In addition to the extracts from the texts of the Roman Catholic Mass, the anti-war piece includes writings of Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Sankichi Toge, a survivor of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. Join us in the Elmira area as we add our voices to this amazing prayer for peace! Admission is free.

Elmira Keyboard Ensemble to present concert in Sayre.

On Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 PM, the Elmira Keyboard Ensemble will present a concert at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Street, Sayre, PA.  Members of the group are Janice Brown, Charlotte Cook, Onalee Nixon and Dan LaBar.  A freewill offering will be collected at the concert.

The group plays piano duets, organ-piano duets and music for eight hands.  Featured on this program will be music of Handel, Weber, Humperdinck and Cecile Chaminade.  There will also be a performance of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes
Forever.

All are welcome to attend.

3/20/16: From Music at Grace: Voces Caelestes, singing Tenebrae
Grace Episcopal Church 375 W. Church St.(corner Davis St.)
Elmira, NY 4:00 PM Admission is free. A free will offering will
be taken.
4/10/16: From Music at Grace: Houghton College Choir, conducted
by Adam Luebke. Grace Episcopal Church 375 W. Church
St.(corner Davis St.) Elmira, NY 4:00 PM Admission is
free . A free will offering will be taken.

 

 

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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:

Organist Position Available:

My name is Jessica Rutledge, I am the music director for Christ the Redeemer Parish in Elmira, NY. We are currently seeking an organist, preferably a permanent one, but right now we would also take interested substitutes.

Would it be possible for you to pass the word along to anyone that you know might be interested? I would really appreciate it. I will happily answer any questions.

My number is: 607-425-4464
Email: rutledgefamily97@gmail.com

Thank you, Jessica Rutledge

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.

 

From St. Matthews Church in Horseheads, NY:
Dear Colleagues,
A few days ago our Music Director, Linda Peters, announced her resignation. It is with great sadness I have to accept her leave-taking. I could use your help to let interested people know of our opening. We will be hiring someone to begin ASAP. Duties are pretty basic—playing the piano/organ for a single service at 10:15 on Sunday morning, directing the choir, and availability for Holy Week, and other special services as needed.
Our music style is pretty traditional, using both piano and organ on a weekly basis. We would be open to hiring a student who wants to get experience working with a congregation.
If you know of interested candidates, or need more information, please let me know, or you/they can call Carol in our church office at 607.739.5226

Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Wanda Copeland=

 

 

 

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