Cumberland Valley Chapter

[last updated 11/1/16]

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Chapter website. We are happy to welcome new people at any time. Our membership covers a wide geographic area including a portion of Central Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.We have meetings, workshops, master classes, and concerts that will interest people involved in church music. The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.

David Loy
600 Knightsbridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Cell: 301.991.3354
wloy313221@aol.com

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Chapter Program Schedule 2016-17

Monday September 19 – 6 PM
Potluck Dinner and meeting
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: Kathy McKinley

Friday October 21 – 7:30 PM
Halloween Spooktacular
Combined with the Chambersburg Chapter
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg, PA
Host: Jim Brinson

Monday November 7 – 7 PM
Demonstration Recital by Ken Brown
Showcasing the newly-installed Rodgers organ
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Boonsboro, MD

Sunday December 11 – 4 PM
Annual AGO Christmas Concert
Zion Lutheran Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: David Loy

February TBD

Sunday March 19 – 4 PM
Bach Festival
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Greg Shook

April TBD

Saturday May 20 – 6 PM
AGO End-of-Year Banquet
Combined with Chambersburg Chapter
Greencastle Presbyterian Church

 

*We are still working on confirming some of our upcoming chapter events. As soon as they are set, this space will be updated.

 

 

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Recitals and Musical Events in the Region

 

Saturday November 5 – 8 PM
Masterworks Concert Fall 2016
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Sunday November 6 – 5 PM
Choral Evensong for the Sunday after All Saints’ Day
Mark King, Director
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Hagerstown, MD
Monday November 7 – 7 PM
Recital by Ken Brown
Demonstrating the new Rodgers Organ
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Boonsboro, MD
Thursday November 10 – 8 PM
Shepherd University Jazz Ensembles
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Saturday November 12 – 8 PM
Sunday November 13 – 3 PM

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
feat. Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Sunday November 13 – 4 PM
Hagerstown Choral Arts
“Songs of Remembrance”
Church of the Brethren
Hagerstown, MD
Sunday November 13 – 4 PM
Organ Recital, feat. Mark Stein, Mary Ward,
and Daniel Weatherholt
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Boonsboro, MD
Sunday November 13 – 7 PM
Organ Concert
Diane Bish, organist
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
Martinsburg, WV
Saturday November 19 – 4 PM
Flute Concert
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Williamsport, MD
Wednesday November 30 – 7 PM
Concert for the Feast Day of St. Andrew
Jason Weibel, bagpiges, Mark King, organ
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday December 3 – 3:30, 7:30
Sunday December 4 – 3 PM

Mercersburg Area Community Chorus
feat. vaughan-Williams’ Hodie
and seasonal music
Mercersburg Academy Chapel
Mercersburg, PA
Saturday December 3 – 7:30
Sunday December 4 – 3 PM

Celebration Around the World
Annual Holiday Gala Concert
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Saturday December 10 – 3 PM
Christmas Concert and Luminary Display
feat. Appalachian Wind Quintet
Rest Haven Funeral Home
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday December 10 – 3, 7:30
Frederick Symphony Orchestra
“Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”
Kussmaul Theater
Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD
www.fredericksymphony.org
Saturday December 10 – 4 PM
Hagerstown Choral Arts
“This Is Noel”
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday December 10 – 5 PM
Annual Christmas Concert
St. James Brass
also feat. Haven Lutheran Senior Choir
Haven Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday December 17 – 8 PM
Sunday December 18 – 3 PM

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
“Home for the Holidays”
feat. Christiane Noll and area choirs
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Sunday December 18 – 4 PM
Benefit Concert for Elan Foutch
Presented by Stephen Pompa, composer
John Wesley UMC
Hagerstown, MD
To add your event, please contact
Stephen Pastena by email:
stephenpastena@yahoo.com

 

 

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is “The Chimney Flute”.
Contact information for the Co-Editors:

Cheryl Wilson
240-675-0142
cwilson@kaneisable.com

Mark King
301.733.2560, ext. 108
mking.stjohns@myactv.net

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Membership

For information regarding joining our chapter, please contact Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator to receive a Membership Brochure and application. Email: monicabowen@juno.com or call 304.263.6026

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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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Substitute List

Peggy Lacey Craig – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. home: 304-754-3393, PLCraig3@comcast.net

Elizabeth Krouse – Available for evening services or during the week, also for weddings or funerals. home: 240-204-8314, veteranorganist@myactv.net

Judith Miller – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. 301-223-4211, organist@myactv.net

Rick Morrison – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. 304-876-6460

Nae H. Pearson – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. cell: 703-629-0153, Holymusic@aol.com

David Smith – Available for funerals and weekday or evening services. 301-992-3000, azazeldls@usa.net

Nathan Strite – Available for weddings and funerals. cell: 301-491-2868, nastrite@gmail.com

Jerrold Tidwell – Available for weddings, funerals, and weekday or evening services. cell: 609-992-5158, jerrold.tidwell@gmail.com

Judith Brown – Available for Sunday worship, Temple services, weddings, and funerals. 301-724-1407, brojuda49@verizon.net

*If you would like your name added/removed from this list, please email stephenpastena@yahoo.com.

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Certification

The American Guild of Organists is committed to:
– improve the proficiency of organists and conductors,
– evaluate by examination attainments in organ playing,
– choral and instrumental training, and the theory and
general knowledge of music, and
– grant certificates to those who pass examinations.Information regarding eligibility, application procedures, examination fees, certificates, exams, free Hymn Booklet, exams for the visually challenged, and individual examination requirements can be found on the American Guild of Organists National website, www.agohq.org

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Contact Us

David Loy, Dean – wloy313221@aol.com
Stephen Pastena, Sub Dean/webmaster – stephenpastena@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Krouse, Secretary/Archivist – 240-204-8314, veteranorganist@myactv.net
Judy Miller, Treasurer – 301.223.4211, organist@myactv.net
Cheryl Wilson, Newsletter Co-Editor – cwilson@kaneisable.com
Mark King, Newsletter Co-Editor – mking.stjohns@myactv.net
Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator – monicabowen@juno.com
Clair Johannsen, Executive Board Member – adrianjohannsen@verizon.net
Mary Ward, Executive Board Member – maryaliceward@yahoo.com
Debbie Zacher, Executive Board Member – dzacher@comcast.net

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Links

AGO National website
Chapter Facebook Page