Message from the Dean
March 25 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: ALL-BACH ORGAN CONCERT. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Members of the Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) will perform a concert featuring the organ music of J.S. Bach.
Music to be performed: Fantasia in G Fantasia in G; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, Jesu, meine Freude, and Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten from the Orgelbüchlein; Trio Sonata in E-flat, 2nd movement; Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott and Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist from the “18 Great Chorales; Prelude and Fugue in C minor; Wo soll ich fliehen hin and Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ from the Schübler Chorales; Partita on “O Gott, du frommer Gott”; and Prelude and Fugue in G major.
Performers are Bonnie Linder (Chapel of Our Saviour), Dan Oelrich (First Church of Christ, Scientist), Deke Polifka (Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church), Eric Wicks (First Lutheran Church), and Carol Wilson (First Christian Church).
A freewill offering for the AGO Scholarship Fund will be taken.
March 26 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONCERT SERIES: Annual Bach Celebration Concert. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.
The program will feature Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, with Leslie Smith, Cynthia Robinson, and Joe Galema; Orchestral Suite No. 3, directed by Eric Wicks; Toccata in E minor for harpsichord, played by Carol Wilson; an unaccompanied work or cello, played by Gerald Miller; a solo organ work; and chorales for the audience to sing.
A free will offering will be taken, and all are welcome at a reception following the concert hosted by our AGO chapter.
March 22 (Wednesday), 12:15 pm: LENTEN ORGAN MEDITATIONS. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. A time of reflection, inspiration, and spiritual refreshment with FUMC Principal Organist Joseph Galema. Works by Marcel Dupré, Louis Vierne, and Charles-Marie Widor.
March 26 (Sunday), 8:00 pm: CHORAL COMPLINE SERVICE. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Compline, the final office of the monastic day, is a 30-minute contemplative service of a cappella music, sung by candlelight.
DENVER (known organ events only)
March 21 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES: Daniel Romero (Church of the Ascension Episcopal). First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. Reception of wine, cheese, breads, and meats follows the recital.
March 22 (Wednesday), 12:10 PM: LENTEN RECITAL—Mark Zwillig, organ and piano. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch. A light lunch is served immediately following the 25-minute recital for a suggested donation of $4.00.
March 22 (Wednesday), 12:15 PM: LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—Kajsa Teitelbaum (First Congregational Church, Boulder). First Presbyterian Church, 1850 15th Street (15th and Canyon), Boulder. Reception follows. Free will offering.
March 28 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES: Rick Seaton (Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village). First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. Reception of wine, cheese, breads, and meats follows the recital.
March 29 (Wednesday), 12:15 PM: LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—Daniel Romero (Church of the Ascension, Denver). First Presbyterian Church, 1850 15th Street (15th and Canyon), Boulder. Reception follows. Free will offering.
If you plan well in advance, consider attending these regional and national conventions:
- AGO 2017 Southwest Region Convention, Dallas TX, June 12-15
- AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6
- AGO 2019 Southwest Region Convention, Denver CO, June 24-27
You don’t have to be an active organist or choirmaster to join the Guild. In fact, you don’t have to be a professional church musician at all. Membership in the Guild is open to all, and the only real requirement is an interest in the organ and/or sacred choral music. To become a member of the Colorado Springs Chapter, contact any Chapter officer. See below for contact information.
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
Dean: Eric Wicks – email@example.com
Sub Dean: Joan Kuehn – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Miriam Schinnerer – RalphS@pcisys.net
Treasurer, CLARION editor and ONCARD Liaison: Joseph Galema, DMA –email@example.com
Executive Board Members:
- Deke Polifka – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deborah Bauer – email@example.com
- Lynn Hurst – firstname.lastname@example.org