Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: October 18, 2017 at 10:12 am
Message from the Dean 


Local Events


October 22 (Sunday), 2:00 pm:  REFOR­MATION HYMN FEST.  Immanuel Lu­theran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Col­orado Springs.  Featuring organists Evan Becker, Bonnie Linder, Miriam Schinnerer, Eric Wicks, Carol Wilson, and Don Zimmermann.  Combined Choir; Parish House Baroque.  Commentaries read by Pastor Jonathan Kern.  After the Hymn Fest, an Ok­toberfest will be held in the gym, featuring Jim Calm at the theatre organ along with brats, (root) beer, and all the fixin’s.



October 18 (Wednesday), 4:30 pm:  PAR­ISH HOUSE BAROQUE:  ArtPOP2017 Performance.  SPQR Experiential Art Space and Studio Gallery, 17c E. Bijou, Col­orado Springs.  Elisa Wicks, artistic direc­tor and baroque violin; Jennifer Car­pen­ter, recorders; Pam Chaddon, ba­roque cello and viola da gamba; Eric Wicks, harpsichord and organ.  Spon­sored by Pikes Peak Arts Council and COPPeR.

October 20 (Friday), 8:00 pm:  COLORA­DO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE—GATEWAYS:  Opening Doors to the Choral Arts.  St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa, Colorado Springs.  This perfor­mance is the culmination of CVAE’s ac­claimed high school residency program, mentoring young singers and promot­ing a lifelong passion for the choral art.  Gateways 2017 features the choirs of Fountain Fort Carson and Palmer Ridge High Schools.  Free admission; dona­tions gratefully accepted

October 29 (Sunday), 3:00 pm:  FCC CON­CERT SERIES—PARISH HOUSE BA­ROQUE:  The Noble Art.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  Elisa Wicks, artistic director and ba­roque violin; Jennifer Carpenter, re­corders; Pam Chaddon, baroque cello and viola da gamba; Eric Wicks, harpsi­chord and or­gan.  An intimate program centered around music and composers who were deeply affected by the Refor­mation, cel­ebrating its 500th anniver­sary. Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Tele­mann, Georg Frideric Han­del, and Jo­hann Heinrich Schmelzer will speak through their music of their faith and hope. As Martin Luther him­self said, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treas­ure in the world.”

October 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)

October 29 (Sunday), 3:00 pm:  BOSETTI SUNDAY CONCERTS:  Damin Spritz­erCathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1550 Logan St, Denver.  Mas­terworks of French music by Saint-Martin, Becker, Dallier, and Benoit.

October 29 (Sunday), 4:00 pm:  DENVER AGO:  The Hymns of Martin Luther—A Festival of Hymns in Commemora­tion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  St. Paul Community of Faith, 1600 Grant St, Denver.  Musical leadership for the festival will be pro­vided by the Saint Paul Choir, the Young Voices of Colorado Signature Ensemble, the Rocky Mountain Ringers, and a brass quartet. Mark Alan Filbert, Cantor at Saint Paul Church, will serve as organist for the festival, which will be followed by a reception at the church.

October 30 (Monday), 7:30 pm:  ORGA­NIZED RHYTHM.  St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch.  This famed organ and percussion duo, enjoyed by some of us at the AGO regional convention in Dal­las this summer, consists of organist Clive Driskill-Smith and percussionist Joseph Gramley.  Free admission

November 3 (Friday), 7:30 pm:  AU­GUSTANA ARTS—Adam Pajan Or­gan Recital.  Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda, Denver.  TICKETS:  $25 (adult), $10 (children).  AGO members receive 50% discount on adult tickets by going to and entering promo code AGO2017 or by calling 303-388-4962.  Discount pric­es will NOT be available at the door.  Dr. Pajan is Instructor of Organ and Shop Technician at the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute.  His program will include works by Wil­liam Henry Harris, Percy Whitlock, J. S. Bach, Max Reger, Edward Shippen Barnes, Alec Rowley and Joseph Jongen.

November 4 (Saturday), 10:00-11:00 am:  LECTURE PRESENTATION.  Augusta­na Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda, Denver.  Dr. Pajan will present a lecture on transcribing to the organ two orches­tral movements from German Requiem by Johannes Brahms: No. 4, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place and No.7, Blessed are the Dead. The lecture is free to AGO members, and $20 for non-AGO mem­bers. All attendees, paying and non-paying, are requested to register for the lecture by going to AGO mem­bers may enter promo code AGOlec­tureFREE.  Light refreshments will be served at 9:30 am.


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

  • AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6
  • AGO 2019 Southwest Region Convention, Denver CO, July 7-10



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

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Sub Dean:  Joan Kuehn –

Secretary:  Miriam Schinnerer –

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

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