Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: February 11, 2016 at 9:34 am
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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

Monday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm

Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs

Baroque Performance Practice with Parish House Baroque

An “Open Rehearsal” to share tips on Baroque performance practice. You’ll see string techniques that help the music sound authentic, and hear some of these practices translated to the organ. One of the takeaways will be ideas you can use when performing Baroque pieces with other instrumentalists.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

February 14 (Sunday), 3 pm: A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. 240th Anniversary of the United States of America.  Featuring guest narrators, FUMC 240th Anniversary of the United Stated of America! Featuring special guest narrators, FUMC Chancel Choir and Orchestra under the direction of James Steven Harter. 240th Anniversary of the United Stated of America! Featuring special guest narrators, FUMC Chancel Choir and Orchestra under the direction of James Steven Harter.Chancel Choir & Orchestra. James Steven Harter, conductor.

February 20 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Romancing the Strings. Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). Thomas Wilson, conductor; Mark Fewer, violin; Susan Grace, piano. With the Chamber Orchestra’s strings reaching greater heights, it’s time to feature them along with high-energy violinist Mark Fewer, who wowed our audiences with an edgy performance of Michael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood Violin Concerto, and Colorado College’s Susan Grace in a program of lyrical and Romantic music. Rare is the opportunity to hear Mendelssohn’s underperformed Double Concerto for Piano and Violin, while the powerful and dramatic music of Grieg and Dvořák make this an exceptional musical experience. Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm with Michael Grace, Colorado College.

February 21 (Sunday), 2:30 pm: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS: Romancing the Strings.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  TICKETS: $25 adult, $20 senior/military, $5 youth (21 and under). Thomas Wilson, conductor; Mark Fewer, violin; Susan Grace, piano. With the Chamber Orchestra’s strings reaching greater heights, it’s time to feature them along with high-energy violinist Mark Fewer, who wowed our audiences with an edgy performance of Michael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood Violin Concerto, and Colorado College’s Susan Grace in a program of lyrical and Romantic music. Rare is the opportunity to hear Mendelssohn’s underperformed Double Concerto for Piano and Violin, while the powerful and dramatic music of Grieg and Dvořák make this an exceptional musical experience. Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm with Michael Grace, Colorado College.

February 21 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAY­LOR MEMORIAL CONCERT: The Colo­rado Vocal Arts Ensemble—“Echoes of a Heavenly Harp.” Grace and St. Ste­phen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Deborah Jenkins Teske, director; Deke Polifka, organ.  Works by Britten, Leighton, Pärt, and Tippett.

February 28 (Sunday), 2:00 pm: ALL GOSPEL SHOW.  Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Gym, 846 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs. Come enjoy favorite Gospel songs accompanied by Dave Weesner on the one and only Joel Kremer theatre pipe organ, the largest in Colorado.  Immanuel Chancel Choir will also sing some old familiar spirituals.

February 28 (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 6 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: TAYLOR MEMORIAL CONCERT: Requiem Mass by Bob Chilcott.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. The Taylor Choir presents the beautiful and uplifting Requiem Mass by English composer Bob Chilcott, accompanied by a chamber ensemble.

March 19 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: ALL-BACH ORGAN CONCERT. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  Performed by members of the Colorado Springs AGO.

March 20 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONCERT SERIES:  Annual Bach Celebration Concert.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  Free will offering.

 

DENVER (organ events only)

February 12 (Friday), 7:30 pm: ST. MARTIN’S CHAMBER CHOIR—Chant: Mystery and Mysticism. Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver. TICKETS: $25 general.  In 1996 the men of St. Martin’s, together with organist Richard Robertson, made the premiere recording of Spanish composer Joaquin Nin-Culmell’s Symphonie des Mysterès, in the presence of the composer. A student of Dukas and de Falla, and inspired by Messiaen, Nin-Culmell (1908–2004) traces a dramatic arch in this work, charting the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ, alternating Gregorian chant with powerful movements for organ. The same grouping teams up to reprise this work 20 years later.

February 14 (Sunday), 7:30 pm: ST. MARTIN’S CHAMBER CHOIR—Chant: Mystery and Mysticism. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant St, Denver. TICKETS: $25 general. In 1996 the men of St. Martin’s, together with organist Richard Robertson, made the premiere recording of Spanish composer Joaquin Nin-Culmell’s Symphonie des Mysterès, in the presence of the composer. A student of Dukas and de Falla, and inspired by Messiaen, Nin-Culmell (1908–2004) traces a dramatic arch in this work, charting the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ, alternating Gregorian chant with powerful movements for organ. The same grouping teams up to reprise this work 20 years later.

February 16 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES—Joseph Galema (Organ Instructor, Lamont School of Music). First Plymouth Congre­gational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. Music by Bach, Blackwell, Brahms, Krebs, Lefébure-Wély, Phillips, Powell, and Vierne. 7:30 reception with wine/cheese/ breads/meats follows the concert.

February 21 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: BOSETTI CONCERTS AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA—Jeb Barrett, Organ. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St (at Colfax), Denver. Music by César Franck, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Henri Mulet, Max Reger, Ottorino Respighi, John Hugh Selleck. Reception to follow at KofC #539 Hall at 1555 Grant St. Free parking during event times.

February 23 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES—Daniel Romero (Organist/Music Director, Ascension Episcopal Church). First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colo­rado Blvd, Englewood. 7:30 reception with wine/cheese/breads/meats follows the concert.

February 24 (Wednesday), 12:15 pm: LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—Joseph Galema. First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St, Boulder. Music by Bach, Bairstow, Lefébure-Wély, Leighton, Powell, and Widor. Free-will offering.

February 28 (Sunday), 3:00 pm: BOSETTI CONCERTS AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA—Anthony Williams, Organ. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St (at Colfax), Denver. Music by Mark Fax, César Franck, Franz Liszt, Calvin Taylor, Louis Vierne, Charles-Marie Widor. Reception to follow at KofC #539 Hall at 1555 Grant St. Free parking during event times.

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March 1 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES—Kajsa Teitelbaum (Organist, First Congregational Church, Boulder).  First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. 7:30 reception with wine/cheese/breads/meats follows the concert.

March 2 (Wednesday), 12:10 pm: CINDY LINDEEN-MARTIN (Organist, Augustana Lutheran Church). St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch. A light lunch is avail­able with a suggested $4 donation.

March 2 (Wednesday), 12:15 pm: LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—Brian DuFresne. First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St, Boulder. Free-will offering.

March 5 (Saturday), 7:00 pm: BOSETTI CONCERTS AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA—Hans Hielscher, Organ. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St (at Colfax), Denver. Music by Malcolm Archer, Denis Bédard, Lester Groom, Cor Kee, and Josef Rheinberger. Free parking during event times.

March 8 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES—Frank Perko III (Director/Organist, First Plymouth Congregational Church). First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. 7:30 reception with wine/cheese/breads/meats follows the concert.

March 9 (Wednesday), 12:15 pm: LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—Norman Sutphin. First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St, Boulder. Music by Bach, Brahms, and Wadsworth. Free-will offering.

March 15 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES—Gwen Blumenschein (Organ/Piano Instructor). First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. 7:30 reception with wine/cheese/breads/meats follows the concert.

March 16 (Wednesday), 12:15 pm: LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—Joyce Kull. First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St, Boulder. Works by Bach, Franck, Kull. Free-will offering.

March 22 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm: LENTEN ORGAN CONCERT SERIES—Douglas Macomber (Organist, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church). First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood. 7:30 reception with wine/cheese/breads/meats follows the concert.

 

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