Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: February 2, 2017 at 10:29 am
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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

February 13 (Monday), 7:00 pm: Organ Registration Roundtable. First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Ah, registration – that aspect of playing the organ that is at once so personal and such an artistic choice! But what do you do if you’re missing some of the stops the composer specified? What if a particular combination doesn’t sound good on your instrument? And where do you start if no registration is given? These are topics we hope to address at our February meeting, which will be a roundtable discussion with Carol Wilson, Deke Polifka, and Eric Wicks. We’ll talk about various approaches to registra­tion, and demonstrate what works for us. We’ll also share tips and tricks, and will have time for questions and answers.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

February 12 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: COM­BINED CHOIR CONCERT.  First Bap­tist Church, 317 E Kiowa, Colorado Springs. Choirs of First Baptist Church and First Lutheran Church.

February 18 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAM­BER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS:  Friendly Inspiration.  Broadmoor Com­munity Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 sen­ior/military, $5 youth (18 and under). Thomas Wilson, Music Di­rector. Anto­nio Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos & Orchestra, RV 531 (Gerald Mil­ler & Pamela Chaddon, cellos); J. S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 (Alli­son Gioscia, flute; Eric Wicks, harpsichord; Elisa Wicks, violin); Francesco Geminiani Con­certo Grosso in D Minor, op. 5, no. 12 “La folia” (Jacob Klock & Elisa Wicks, violins; Michael Hart, viola; Gerald Miller, cello); Alberto Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes, op. 23. Is there anything more delightful than a concerto with more than one soloist? Two, three, or four times the artistry and a musical conversation unparalleled in the concert experience! Join the Chamber Orchestra for a little friendly inspiration and an afternoon of virtuosity as the entire or­chestra shine. Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm with Colin McAllister, DMA, UCCS.

February 19 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAM­BER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Friendly In­spiration.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 sen­ior/military, $5 youth (18 and under). Thomas Wilson, Music Di­rector. Anto­nio Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos & Orchestra, RV 531 (Gerald Mil­ler & Pamela Chaddon, cellos); J. S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 (Alli­son Gioscia, flute; Eric Wicks, harpsichord; Elisa Wicks, violin); Francesco Geminiani Con­certo Grosso in D Minor, op. 5, no. 12 “La folia” (Jacob Klock & Elisa Wicks, violins; Michael Hart, viola; Gerald Miller, cello); Alberto Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes, op. 23. Is there anything more delightful than a concerto with more than one soloist? Two, three, or four times the artistry and a musical conversation unparalleled in the concert experience! Join the Chamber Orchestra for a little friendly inspiration and an afternoon of virtuosity as the entire or­chestra shine. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with Colin McAllister, DMA, UCCS.

February 26 (Sunday), 2:00 pm: 2nd AN­NUAL GOSPEL/SPIRITUAL FESTI­VAL.  Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Gym, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs. Enjoy old favorite Gospel Songs and Spirituals, led by the Imman­uel Lutheran Church Choir directed by Donald Zimmermann, with Dave Weesner playing Colorado’s largest the­ater organ, and Miriam Schinnerer, pi­anist. Including sing-alongs and fea­turing soloist Erica Hoaglund, who sang with the Weimar Lyric Opera last summer. Refreshments will be availa­ble.

February 26 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: FCC CON­CERT SERIES:  Piano Plus One.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Carol Wilson and friends Nancy Andrew, flute; Veselka Kuzma, cello; Elisa Wicks, violin; Jay Norman, clarinet; and others. A free will offering will be taken.

February 26 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT—The Colo­rado Vocal Arts Ensemble. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Under the direction of Deborah Jenkins Teske, CVAE com­bines with Deke Polifka (organ) for James Macmillan’s Cantos Sagrados, por­tions of Kodaly’s Missa Brevis and more.

February 26 (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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March 8 (Wednesday), 12:15 pm: LENTEN ORGAN MEDITATIONS. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colo­rado Springs. A time of reflection, inspi­ration, and spiritual refreshment with FUMC Principal Organist Joseph Galema. Works by J. S. Bach, Brahms, and Reger. Other organ meditations on March 15 and March 22.

 

DENVER (known organ events only)

February 12 (Sunday), 7:30 pm: AU­GUSTANA ARTS—Organ Celebra­tion.  Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave, Denver. TICKETS: $25 adult, $10 child. In celebration of the 2016 organ console refurbishment at Augustana Lutheran, organist Cindy Lindeen-Martin joins Stratus Chamber Orchestra in presenting a Handel Organ Concerto and the celebrated Organ Sym­phony of Camille Saint-Saëns. All under the direction of Richard Lar­son, the or­chestra will also be joined by Au­gustana’s Chancel Choir for Psalm 150 by René Clausen.

February 19 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: PRE-EVENSONG CONCERT—Richard Robertson, organ.  Saint John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. Former or­ganist at Saint John’s Cathedral and Church of the Holy Ghost in Denver, Richard studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Westminster Choir College.

February 19 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: CHORAL EVENSONG.  Saint John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. In the Eng­lish Cathedral tradition.

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March 7 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES:  Benja­min Ehrlich (First Plymouth Congrega­tional Church). First Plymouth Congrega­tional Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Eng­lewood. Reception of wine, cheese, breads, and meats follows the recital.  Other recitals on March 14, March 21, March 28, and April 4.

 

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