Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: December 30, 2016 at 22:05 pm
Message from the Dean 

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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

January 10 (Tuesday), 5:45-8:30 pm: TWELFTH NIGHT DINNER.  The Penrose House, El Pomar, 1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs.  Please plan to attend our January meeting at the historic Penrose House, where we’ll enjoy food and fellowship in beautiful sur­roundings. Our meeting will include a mid-year update on the chapter’s financial posi­tion, and Chapter Historian Don Zimmer­mann will take us back to the 1920s with a few vignettes of famous organists. The evening will conclude with music, as we hear the historic Aeolian residence organ that was so important to Julie Penrose.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

January 14 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAM­BER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Concert IV—Unfinished Romantic.  Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 sen­ior/military, $5 youth (18 and under). Thomas Wilson, Music Di­rector.  The Romantic spirit—personal expression, striving to ever-greater heights, and exploring humanity—will never die!  Rare music abounds with Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C Major and a stunning performance of Franck’s Symphonic Variations by ac­claimed pianist Zahari Metchkov, in a program rounded out by Schubert’s timeless Unfinished Symphony.  This is music that will lift your heart and spirit.  Pre-con­cert lec­ture at 6:15 pm with Dr. Tania Z. Cronin, Colorado College.

January 15 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAM­BER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Concert IV—Unfinished Romantic.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colo­rado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 sen­ior/military, $5 youth (18 and un­der). The Romantic spirit—personal expression, striving to ever-greater heights, and exploring humanity—will never die!  Rare music abounds with Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C Major and a stunning performance of Franck’s Symphonic Variations by ac­claimed pianist Zahari Metchkov, in a program rounded out by Schubert’s timeless Unfinished Symphony.  This is music that will lift your heart and spirit.  Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with Dr. Tania Z. Cronin, Colorado College.

January 22 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT—Organ Re­cital and Choral Evensong “Celebrat­ing a Decade of Music.”  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Offered in thanksgiv­ing for ten years of music-making at Grace and St. Stephen’s, Deke Polifka will present an organ recital, followed by Choral Evensong with the Taylor Choir and guest organist, Joseph Galema.

January 28 (Saturday), 3:00 pm: PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE: Joy of the Jour­ney.  St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St, Colorado Springs. Elisa Wicks & Terri Moon, ba­roque vi­olins; Pam Chaddon, baroque cello; Eric Wicks, harpsichord.  With guest, Jennifer Car­penter, recorders.  A rich program ex­ploring the unique “oltremontani” (be­yond the Alps) relationship among Ital­ian, Austrian, and German musical styles of the 17th and 18th centuries. Mu­sic from Marco Uccellini (Italy), Ar­cangelo Corelli (Italy), Johann Rosenmüller (Germany), Terquinio Merula (Italy), Giovanni Sances (Italy), Georg Philipp Telemann (Germany), and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (Aus­tria).

January 29 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: FCC CON­CERT SERIES:  Annual Chamber Mu­sic Program.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colo­rado Springs. Featuring members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and friends.  The program will feature music for small ensembles of string, wood­winds and/or brass with piano, harpsi­chord or organ. A free will offering will be taken.

January 29 (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)

January 8 (Sunday), 4:30 pm: LAMONT CON­CERTS—Joseph Galema Faculty Organ Recital. Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver.  TICKETS: $10.  Newman Center Box Office (303) 871-7720.  Music by William Albright, J. S. Bach, Joseph Bonnet, Marcel Dupré, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Louis Vierne.  Re­ception follows the concert.

January 25 (Wednesday), 7:30 pm: LA­MONT CONCERTS—Lamont Wind Ensemble and Lamont Chorale.  Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Per­forming Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver. Joseph Martin, director, Lamont Wind Ensemble; Catherine Sailer, director, Lamont Chorale.  Featuring John Rutter Gloria (with Joseph Galema, organ); David Holsinger Sinfonia Voci; Percy Grainger Power of Rome and the Christian Heart (with Joseph Galema, organ); Ron Nelson Lauds; Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium. Free admission.

January 27 (Friday), 7:30 pm: CONCERT SERIES—Gregory Zelek, Organ.  Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washing­ton St, Denver. A native of Miami, Flor­ida, Greg is a graduate student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He was the First Prize winner in both the 2012 Rodgers North American Clas­sical Organ Competition and the 2012 West Chester University Organ Compe­tition, and was selected as a 2010 NFAA YoungArts Silver Medal Winner. Greg is the Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City. Freewill 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

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Membership

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.

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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

Dean:  Eric Wicks – wickseric@yahoo.com

Sub Dean:  Joan Kuehn – joan@flccs.net

Secretary:  Miriam Schinnerer – RalphS@pcisys.net

Treasurer, CLARION editor and ONCARD Liaison:  Joseph Galema, DMA –joegalema@aol.com

Executive Board Members:

 

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Links

http://www.pipeorgan.org

http://www.atos.org

http://www.apoba.com

http://www.organsociety.org

http://www.pipedreams.org

http://www.thediapason.com

http://www.agodenver.org

AGO National website