Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: April 30, 2016 at 13:07 pm
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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

 

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

April 30 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: New Voices. Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). Thomas Wilson, conductor; Ian Buckspan, clarinet; Colin McAllister, guitar; Nicholas Shelton, baritone. The Chamber Orchestra’s season ends with a diverse program, including new music that will surprise and delight. The Concertino for Clarinet, Guitar & Orchestra by Colorado College’s Ofer Ben-Amots receives its American premiere, featuring special guest artists Ian Buckspan on clarinet and UCCS’ Colin McAllister on guitar. Shivers Foundation Artist Nicholas Shelton’s powerful voice joins us for a rare performance of Ibert’s Songs of Don Quixote, and the Chamber Orchestra shines in the local premiere of American composer Eric Ewazen’s Chamber Symphony and a rare performance of Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo & Finale. This is the kind of diverse and adventurous program that the Chamber Orchestra does best. Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm with George Preston, General Manager, KCME 88.7FM.

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May 1 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: New Voices.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). Thomas Wilson, conductor; Ian Buckspan, clarinet; Colin McAllister, guitar; Nicholas Shelton, baritone. The Chamber Orchestra’s season ends with a diverse program, including new music that will surprise and delight. The Concertino for Clarinet, Guitar & Orchestra by Colorado College’s Ofer Ben-Amots receives its American premiere, featuring special guest artists Ian Buckspan on clarinet and UCCS’ Colin McAllister on guitar. Shivers Foundation Artist Nicholas Shelton’s powerful voice joins us for a rare performance of Ibert’s Songs of Don Quixote, and the Chamber Orchestra shines in the local premiere of American composer Eric Ewazen’s Chamber Symphony and a rare performance of Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo & Finale. This is the kind of diverse and adventurous program that the Chamber Orchestra does best. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with George Preston, General Manager, KCME 88.7FM.

May 1 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT:  Organ Recital/Choral Evensong.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Deke Polifka, director. Guest organist Robert McCormick (St. Paul’s, K Street, Washington DC) will play a 30-minute organ re­cital, followed by Choral Evensong with the Taylor Choir.  Evensong is a form of Evening Prayer, unique to the Church of England, where most of the service is sung by the choir.

May 15 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: CONCERT SERIES MINISTRY:  Pikes Peak Ringers.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs.  Kevin McChesney, director.  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.

 

DENVER (known organ events only)

May 1 (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 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, Joseph Bonnet, Marco Enrico Bossi, Marcel Dupré, César Franck, Henri Mulet, Jean Jules Aimable Roger-Ducasse, and Miloš Sokola.  Reception follows the concert.

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 Franz Liszt; Norman Sutphin performs works by J. S. Bach, Charles Tournemire, and Louis Vierne.

 

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

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