Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 19:34 pm
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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

September 12 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Organ Spectacular! First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). AGO SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $15 (in advance) Thomas Wilson, conductor; First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, James Steven Harter, director; Deke Polifka, Joseph Galema, Edmund Ladouceur, organists. Joseph Schwanter September Canticle; John Rutter Gloria; Saint-Saëns Symphony 3 in C minor, op. 78 “Organ.”

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

September 13 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: CONCERT SERIES: Gerald Miller (cellist) and Carol Wilson (pianist). First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Performing J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello, Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata in C for Cello and Piano, and Two Caprices, op. 25 by Alfredo Piatti. A free will offering will be taken.

September 27 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR ME­MORIAL CONCERT: Hausmusik with Deke Polifka (organ/piano). Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. The Hausmusik String Quartet collaborates with Deke Polifka (organ/piano) for the first Taylor concert of the 2015-2016 season. The program includes music for string quartet, strings/organ, and Schumann’s fantastic Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44.

September 27 (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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October 3 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Sun and Open Sky. Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). Thomas Wilson, conductor; Jacob Klock, violin; Gerald Miller, cello. Autumn opens with a look back at the warm days of Summer. Composer Michael Daugherty, whose Fire and Blood Violin Concerto thrilled our audience last season, takes us to Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, exploring Tinseltown’s hottest locale through an entire night from sunset to dawn. The open spaces of Brahms’ Double Concerto are the perfect meeting place for the Chamber Orchestra’s Concertmaster, Jacob Klock, and Principal Cellist, Gerald Miller, and we end our celebration of the outdoors in the open fields of Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony. Let the music transport you to one last warm Summer day before Winter blows in. Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm with Michael Campion, KCME on-air host, reviewer, writer.

October 4 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Sun and Open Sky. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). Thomas Wilson, conductor; Jacob Klock, violin; Gerald Miller, cello. See Saturday, October 3 for program details. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with Michael Campion, KCME on-air host, reviewer, writer.

October 9 (Friday), 7:30 pm: COLORADO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE (CVAE)—Cathedral Classics: Music in a Great Space. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa, Colorado Springs. CVAE sings vibrant and thrilling a cappella works by masters of the English Renaissance and contemporary Scottish composer James MacMillan. Presented in the exceptional acoustics of St. Mary’s Cathedral, one of Colorado Springs’ architectural gems. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.

October 18 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: CONCERT SERIES: Colorado Brass Arts Ensemble. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.

October 18 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT: Gesteland-Smith Duo (Organ/Voice). Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. The Gesteland-Smith Duo, featuring mezzo-soprano Dr. Tracelyn Gesteland and organist Wyatt Smith, champions repertoire for organ and voice. The program consists of standards by John Cook, Charles Ore, Herbert Howells, and Charles Villiers Stanford, in addition to commissioned works by Carson Cooman, Kurt Knecht, and Deanna Wehrspann.

October 23 (Friday), 7:00 pm: PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE: Tapestries of Harmony. First Lutheran Church Parish House, 1515 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs. Elisa Wicks & Terri Moon, baroque violins; Pam Chaddon, baroque cello; Eric Wicks, harpsichord. With guest traverse flutist, Nancy Andrew. Music from the Golden Age including Purcell’s Golden Sonata.

October 25 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE: Tapestries of Harmony. First Lutheran Church Parish House, 1515 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs. Elisa Wicks & Terri Moon, baroque violins; Pam Chaddon, baroque cello; Eric Wicks, harpsichord. With guest traverse flutist, Nancy Andrew. Music from the Golden Age including Purcell’s Golden Sonata.

October 25 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: COLO­RADO SPRINGS CHORALE CHAMBER SINGERS. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs. Kimberley Schultz, director.

October 25 (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 (organ events only)

September 14 (Monday), 8:00 pm: DENVER AGO: Scholarship Recital. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1415 Logan St, Denver. Hear the 2015 recipients perform.

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October 2 (Friday), 7:00 pm: DENVER AGO: Faythe Freese Workshop—POPS! (New Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes). Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda, Denver. COST: $10. Dr. Freese will address the very practical topic of new service music for the organ, including her own publications.

October 3 (Saturday), 7:30 pm: DENVER AGO: Faythe Freese Organ Recital. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda, Denver. TICKETS: $25 adults, $20 seniors over 60, $15 students with ID, $10 children. Members of the AGO and their families will be able to purchase tickets at half price in advance through the office at Augustana Lutheran Church or through www.augustanaarts.org. Works by Frescobaldi, Rossi, Couperin, Conceição, Reger, and Decker.

October 30 (Friday), 7:30 pm: SAINT JOHN’S CATHEDRAL CONCERT SERIES: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (film) with Dorothy Papadakos, organ. Back by popular demand, organist Dorothy Papadakos returns for the third consecutive season to accompany the 1931 silent film classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Kimball organ and a theatre size movie screen will bring to life this early horror film.

 

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