Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 19:25 pm
Message from the Dean 

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Local Events

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

May 29 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Mango fan Django.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  Returning to open the Jazz in the Garden season for the fourth time, Mango fan Django is the premier Gypsy Jazz quartet in the Pikes Peak region.  The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

May 30 (Saturday), 6:30 pm:  HOT SUMMER NIGHTS:  MUSIC ON THE LABYRINTH – Ray Killian, singer and acoustic guitarist.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  Ray will sing songs reflecting his love of nature, his passion for social justice, and the joy of performing in Colorado, the home of the revered John Denver. The program will be held outdoors on the south side of the church (but will move indoors for inclement weather), so bring a blanket or chair. A free will offering will be taken.

May 31 (Sunday), 2:30 pm:  PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE:  The Flowering and Fading of Love (An Italien Springtime).  Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs.  TICKETS:  http://www.benethillconcerts.word­press.com/.  Elisa Wicks & Terri Moon, baroque violins; Pam Chaddon, baroque cello; Eric Wicks, harpsichord.  With guest soprano, Amanda Balestrieri.  Music for soprano, strings and harpsichord by Domenico Scarlatti, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, and Antonio Vivaldi.

May 31 (Sunday), 2:30 pm:  CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT.  Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs.  SUGGESTED DONATION:  $25.  Katie Mahan, piano; Alexander Bedenko, clarinet; Basil Vendryes, viola.  Music by Bach, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Bruch; and the “Waldstein” Piano Sonata by Beethoven.  Presented by Weltklassik and Classically Alive in memory of Sandra Wright, Immanuel’s long-time music director.

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June 12 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Tony Exum, Jr.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  The urban jazz stylings of Colorado Springs native Tony Exum, Jr. are thrilling national audiences from San Diego to Washington, D.C. We are thrilled to have Tony playing at Jazz in the Garden, just in time for the release of his third album of original music. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

June 13 (Saturday), 6:30 pm:  HOT SUMMER NIGHTS:  MUSIC ON THE LABYRINTH – Velvet Hills Chorus Small Ensemble.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  Singing four-part unaccompanied barbershop harmony. The program will be held outdoors on the south side of the church (but will move indoors for inclement weather), so bring a blanket or chair. A free will offering will be taken.

June 26 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  New Vintage Jazz.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  Starting with straight up New Orleans jazz and moving to classic jazz and hard bop, the hot trumpet and driving rhythms of New Vintage Jazz will have your toes tapping and hands clapping. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

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July 10 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Air Force Academy Falconaires.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  A driving force in the jazz world, this biggest of big bands, the Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires specialize in the best of traditional and contemporary big band jazz. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

July 24 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  Gregory Goodloe’s appearance last year was a crowd favorite, and we are thrilled to have them on the schedule. You’ll be dancing in the aisles as the Light Years Ahead band brings their unique sound and audience rapport back to Jazz in the Garden. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

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August 7 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Al Eberhart and the Changing Times Band.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  A regular with the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, Al Eberhart and the Changing Times Band were the house band at The Tavern at the Broadmoor for nearly two decades. Today they play over 200 gigs a year throughout Colorado, providing big band, dance and swing that thrill audiences wherever they go. Al is Professor of High Brass and Artist in Residence at CSU-Pueblo. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blan­kets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

August 21 (Friday), 7:00 pm:  JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Sean Hennessy Quintet.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs.  A native of Colorado Springs, Sean Hennessy is regarded as “one of America’s most gifted composer/instrumentalists” and is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. A trumpet soloist of deep essence, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

 

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If you plan well in advance, consider attending these regional and national conventions:

  • Southwest Region (formerly Region VII) Convention: Fort Worth TX, June 28 – July 1, 2015
  • *AGO 2016 National Convention, Houston, June 19-23
  • *AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6

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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: Sue Anselmi – Sue.Anselmi@gmail.com

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

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