Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: May 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm
Message from the Dean 

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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

Progressive Organ Recitals

Monday, May 16

6:30 p.m. Mini-recital:  First Congregational, 20 E. St. Vrain

 7:15 p.m. Mini-recital:  First Presbyterian, 219 E. Bijou

8:00 p.m. Mini-recital:  Immanuel Lutheran, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

May 15 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: CONCERT SERIES MINISTRY:  Pikes Peak Ringers.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs.  Kevin McChesney, director.  The program, “That’s Got Style,” will feature music of the 20th and 21st centuries – pop, original, jazz, rock, Broadway, Disney and much more – played with PPR’s versatility and artistry. Also featured is the Forte Handbell Quartet, an elite ensemble established in 2007. Free-will offering.

May 15 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR MEMO­RIAL CONCERT:  Renaissance Masterpieces.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. The Compline Choir of Grace and St. Stephen’s will offer a concert of a cappella music from the Renaissance, including a full mass setting.

May 21 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC and COLORADO SPRINGS CHORALE:  Beethoven Symphony No. 9. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs.  TICKETS: 719-520-SHOW.

May 22 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: COLORADO SPRINGS PHILARHMONIC and COLORADO SPRINGS CHORALE:  Beethoven Symphony No. 9. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs.  TICKETS: 719-520-SHOW.

May 27 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Al Eberhardt 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.

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June 10 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Moses Jones Quartet with special guest Tony Exum, Jr.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs. The quartet’s song list includes many smooth jazz hits, originals and classic songs done in their original style. Good dance energy and elegance in presentation describe this group. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

June 24 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Tom Taylor Conundrum.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs. Tom Taylor is an internationally known guitarist/composer whose music is a hybrid of jazz, classical, rock with a dash of blues and bluegrass. His new CD, Home, features the world-renowned Turtle Island String Quartet. Tom is the jazz guitar instructor at Colorado College and directs the College’s Tiger Jazz Ensemble. 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 8 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Hennessy 6.  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.

July 22 (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 and his band are a crowd favorite, and we are thrilled to have them on the Jazz in the Garden schedule. You’ll be dancing in the aisles as the Light Years Ahead band brings their unique “hip jazz” 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 5 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Wayne Wilkinson Trio.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs. Wayne is a regular performer playing original compositions, traditional, straight ahead, and innovative bebop jazz from the great American songbook and other jazz classics as well as progressive blues.  Wayne is a former guitarist of The Airmen of Note based in Washington, D.C. and the Air Force Academy Falconaires. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

August 19 (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.

 

DENVER (known organ events only)

May 15 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN AGO—Artist Recital. Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver. Joseph Galema performs works by Joseph Jongen, Craig Phillips, and Charles Tournemire; Joyce Kull performs works by J. S. Bach, Joyce Kull, and César Franck; Norman Sutphin performs works by J. S. Bach, Charles Tournemire, and Louis Vierne.

May 15 (Sunday), 4:00 pm: CINDY LINDEEN-MARTIN (Organist, Au­gustana Lutheran Church). St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch.

 

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

  • AGO 2016 National Convention, Houston, June 19-23
  • AGO 2017 Southwest Region Convention, Dallas TX, June 12-15
  • 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

Children’s Music Associate

First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

This dynamic position oversees our children’s music program, pre-school through eighth grade.  First Presbyterian offers the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment with gifted staff and volunteers.  This is a part-time position, but has the potential for expanded ministry involvement, depending upon additional skills.

Please send resume and cover letter to Chris Sebby, Director of  Music Administration at: csebby@first-pres.org.  For further information, you are welcome to call Mrs. Sebby at (719) 884-6172.  Please visit our church’s website at first-pres.org.

You are also welcome to send your resume and cover letter to Jim DeJarnette, Minister of Worship and Music, First Presbyterian Church, 219 East Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO.  80903.

 

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

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