Message from the Dean
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.
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
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