Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: December 2, 2016 at 19:59 pm
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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

NO DECEMBER MEETING

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

December 3 (Saturday), 6:00 pm: MES­SIAH by George Frideric Handel – 1-½ hour family-friendly, abbreviated con­cert with live Mr. Handel.  Village Seven Presbyterian Church, one block east of Academy on North Carefree, Colorado Springs.  www.v7pc.org/Messiah. 135-voice Choir, 36-piece Orchestra; Dr. Richard T. Hunt, director; Gerald Van Dussel­dorp, organ; Carol Van Slooten, harpsi­chord; Melanie Bristol, soprano; Regina Davis van der Eijk, alto; Scot Cameron, tenor; Peter Tuff, bass.  Complimentary admission; free-will of­fering; bring canned goods to benefit Mercy’s Gate Food Pantry.

December 4 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: HODIE! A Celebration of Christmas.  First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colo­rado Springs. TICK­ETS: General Ad­mission $10; Students (21 & under) $5.  James Steven Harter, conductor. Fea­turing the Hodie! (Latin for “Today”) by Z. Randall Stroope, a section of lighter Christmas music by the Chamber Sing­ers, and an entire selection of traditional Christmas carols., a section of lighter Christmas music by the Chamber Singers and an entire selection of traditional Christmas Carols. The Hodie! And the Christmas Carols will be accompanied by a full orchestra. Don’t miss this exciting concert! a section of lighter Christmas music by the Chamber Singers and an entire selection of traditional Christmas Carols. The Hodie! And the Christmas Carols will be accompanied by a full orchestra.

December 4 (Sunday), 3:30 pm: LESSONS AND CAROLS.  First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs. First Lutheran Choir, instrumentalists, Joy Ringers, Carillon Ringers, men’s and women’s ensembles.  The traditional pie fest follows in the Gathering Place.

December 4 (Sunday), 6:00 pm: MES­SIAH by George Frideric Handel – 2 hour, 45 minute concert – the entire score.  Vil­lage Seven Presbyterian Church, one block east of Academy on North Care­free, Colo­rado Springs.  www.v7pc.org/Messiah. 135-voice Choir, 36-piece Orchestra; Dr. Richard T. Hunt, director; Gerald Van Dussel­dorp, organ; Carol Van Slooten, harpsi­chord; Melanie Bristol, soprano; Regina Davis van der Eijk, alto; Scot Cameron, tenor; Peter Tuff, bass.  Complimentary admission; free-will of­fering; bring canned goods to benefit Mercy’s Gate Food Pantry.

December 10 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: SUM­MIT BY CANDLELIGHT.  Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colo­rado Springs. TICKETS: At the door $10 adults, $5 students.  Call 633-3562 for info and tickets.  A holiday treasure of beautiful music from the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale High School ensemble.

December 16 (Friday), 7:30 pm: COLO­RADO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE—Wintersong.  Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Ne­vada Ave, Colorado Springs. CVAE’s beloved annual Wintersong combines spoken word with ancient chants and polyphonies and modern choral works. Two performances in the candlelit splendor of Shove Memorial Chapel on the Colorado College cam­pus. Admission is free; donations grate­fully accepted.

December 17 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: COLO­RADO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE—Wintersong.  Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Ne­vada Ave, Colorado Springs. CVAE’s beloved annual Wintersong combines spoken word with ancient chants and polyphonies and modern choral works. Two performances in the candlelit splendor of Shove Memorial Chapel on the Colorado College cam­pus. Admis­sion is free; donations grate­fully ac­cepted.

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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 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)

December 6 (Tuesday), 12:15 pm: AD­VENT RECITAL SERIES—Dan Romero (Director of Music, Church of the Ascension, Denver), Organist. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1800 Broadway, Denver. Works by Wyton, Chapman, Peeters, Quef, Kreckel, and Hancock.

December 13 (Tuesday), 12:15 pm: AD­VENT RECITAL SERIES—Cindy Lindeen-Martin (Minister of Music-Or­ganist, Augustana Lutheran Church, Den­ver), Organist. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1800 Broadway, Denver.  Works by Harbach, Tann, Brahms, Diemer, Matthews, Purvis, Barber, and Vierne.

December 20 (Tuesday), 12:15 pm: AD­VENT RECITAL SERIES—Norman Sutphin (Organist, Trinity United Meth­odist Church, Denver), Organist. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1800 Broadway, Denver. Works by Guilmant, Bach, and Dupré.

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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 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

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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