Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: April 24, 2017 at 10:14 am
Message from the Dean 


Local Events





April 29 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Bee­thoven’s Echo.  Broadmoor Com­mu­nity Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 sen­ior/military, $5 youth (18 and under). Thomas Wil­son, Music Director. Fol­lowing on the Revolutionaries program at the beginning of the season, the Chamber Orchestra ex­plores pieces in­spired by Beethoven. Local violinist and Concertmaster, Jacob Klock, gives a performance of Prokofiev’s land­mark First Violin Con­certo, while shades of Beethoven’s Fifth are clearly heard in Mi­chael Torke’s Ash, and the season ends with Schumann’s Rhenish Sym­phony, which was modeled on Beetho­ven’s Eroica and Pastoral Symphonies. Pre-concert lec­ture at 6:15 pm with Don Th. Jaeger, conductor.

April 30 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAM­BER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Bee­thoven’s Echo.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (18 and under). See Saturday, April 29 for pro­gram details. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with Don Th. Jaeger, conduc­tor.

April 30 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: COLORADO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE (CVAE): Season Finale. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs.

April 30 (Sunday), 5:00 pm: AN EVEN­ING OF BACH, SCHUBERT, AND HAYES. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Ne­vada, Colorado Springs. TICK­ETS: $10 adult, $5 students (18 yrs and under). FUMC Chancel Choir and Chamber Or­chestra; Steven Harter, conductor. Fea­turing J. S. Bach Branden­burg Concerto 5 in D major (Elisa Wicks, violin; Dina Hol­lingsworth, flute; Jo­seph Galema, harpsi­chord); Franz Schubert Mass in G (Lynn Strong, so­prano; Lee Henry, tenor; Stuart Strong, baritone); and the Colorado Springs premiere of Mark Hayes Requiem (Greg Austin, baritone).

April 30 (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.


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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.




Contact Us

Dean:  Eric Wicks –

Sub Dean:  Joan Kuehn –

Secretary:  Miriam Schinnerer –

Treasurer, CLARION editor and ONCARD Liaison:  Joseph Galema, DMA –

Executive Board Members:




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