Gainesville Chapter

Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 17:18 pm

Message from the Dean

Greetings, and to all readers: Welcome to the Gainesville Chapter American Guild of Organists website. We hope that you will find useful information about our chapter’s offerings throughout the season, as well as any additional information that might be helpful in getting to know the AGO and its mission.

Also, we welcome program ideas and suggestions. The Guild’s stated mission is “enrich lives through organ and choral music.”

Feel free to pass your program ideas on to John Lowe, our Sub-Dean at lowe@holytrinitygnv.org.

Finally, an invitation: If you’re reading this and are not an AGO member or have let your membership lapse, do consider joining us. You need not be a professional organist. Here’s the Guild’s official statement concerning membership: “All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability”.

Feel free to contact our Registrar/Treasurer, Carol Christiansen, at carolchristiansen3@gmail.com for membership information and materials. If you are interested in reaching our members about an upcoming event, contact our Newsletter Editor and Webmaster, Scott Ziegler, at scottrziegler@ufl.edu

We hope to see you at some or all of our upcoming programs.
Do come, and bring a guest. Even better, bring a potential new member!

Mark Coffey, DMA

Dean

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Local Events

AGO Chapter Events 2015-2016: 

Monday, September 14th at 6:00 PM
Opening Chapter Potluck
Acorn Room at Oak Hammock
Main course will be provided, BYOB.
Please RSVP to Carol Christiansen, carolchristiansen3@gmail.com no later than September 9th. 

Saturday, October 24th Time TBD
Chapter Event
*Expected – Masterclass with Christopher Lane at UF

Advent Mid-Week Concerts
Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45
12/1: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
12/8: First Presbyterian Church
12/15: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Saturday, January 9th, 10:00-12:00 Noon
Todd Wilson Workshop/Masterclass
First Presbyterian Church

Lenten Mid-Week Concerts
Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45
2/16: TBD
2/23: TBD
3/1: No Concert, UF Spring Break
3/8: TBD
3/15: TBD

Saturday, March 19th, 10:00-12:00 Noon
Primal Bach: New Information about the Organ Works
Willis Bodine, speaker
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 1st
Closing Chapter Banquet
Andrew Walker, guest speaker
Location TBD

 

 

Other Local Events 2015-2016:

Sunday, September 13th, 3:00 PM
Ruth Lewis, Harpsichord
“From Baroque to Jazz”
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Sunday, September 20th, 4:00 PM
Alachua Consort “In Nature: In The Wood
John Netardus, oboe; Annemieke Pronker-Coron, violin; Miriam Zach, organ
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, September 27th, 5:00 PM
30th Annual Festival of Choirs
Mihoko Tsutsumi, guest conductor
Trinity United Methodist Church
4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville

Sunday, October 4th, 4:00 PM
University of Florida Orchestra
Steven Thomas, conductor
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, October 11th, 5:00 PM
David McKinney, Pianist and Chef
(a) Song and Dance(s), with Dutch pianist Jetje van Wijk
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Seating is limited – for details, click below:
http://www.holytrinitygnv.org/wp-content/uploads/Music-Series-2015.pdf

Friday, October 16th, 7:30 PM
The Nairobi Chamber Chorus with the UF Africa Choir
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Saturday, October 17th, 1:00 PM
Pipe Organ Demonstration
UF Organ Studio
University Auditorium, UF
Free Admission

Sunday, October 18th, 3:00 PM
Josh Whiteneck, Organist
Saint Benedict Catholic Church
455 South Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, October 25th, 2:00 PM
Christian Lane, Organist
Celebrity Artist Recital
University Auditorium, University of Florida
Tickets Available at http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/

Friday, October 30th, 7:30 PM
UF Organ/Carillon Halloween Extravaganza!
*Concert will be live-streamed nationally via the Southeast Regional Chapter for Young Organists of the AGO
Organ and Carillon Studios of Dr. Laura Ellis
University Auditorium, University of Florida
Free Admission

Sunday, November 1st, 4:00 PM
All Saints’ Concert
Rutter Requiem with Dance Alive! Ballet
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Sunday, November 8th, 4:00 PM
Veterans Day Concert
Gainesville Community Band
Gary Langford, conductor
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, November 15th, 4:00 PM
Alachua Consort “In Nature: On The Wing
John Netardus, oboe; Annemieke Pronker-Coron, violin; Miriam Zach, organ
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church
Donations are welcomed

Tuesday, November 17th, 7:30 PM
UF Organ Studio Recital
University Auditorium, UF
Free Admission

Friday, November 20th, 7:30 PM
Voices Rising Community Chorus: Fall Concert
First United Methodist Church
Suggested donation $5-20, half of all proceeds will benefit Family Promise, sheltering homeless families. 

Sunday, November 22nd, 4:00 PM
Horns and Pipes: UF Brass Ensembles
Gainesville Brass Quintet
Mark Coffey, organist
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, November 29th, 5:00 PM
Saint Andrew’s Day Service
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Sunday, December 13th, 5:00 PM
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
First Presbyterian Church Choirs
First Presbyterian Church

Friday, January 8th, 7:30 PM
Todd Wilson, Organist
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, January 10th, 4:00 PM
Hymn Festival
Todd Wilson, organist
First Presbyterian Church Choirs
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Sunday, January 17th, 4:00 PM
Tony Canty: Singer’s Delight
With the Holy Trinity Staff Singers
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Seating is limited – for details, click below:
http://www.holytrinitygnv.org/wp-content/uploads/Music-Series-2015.pdf

Sunday, January 24th, 4:00 PM
Alachua Consort “In Nature: At The Height
John Netardus, oboe; Annemieke Pronker-Coron, violin; Miriam Zach, organ
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church
Donations are welcomed

Tuesday, January 26th, 7:30 PM
Laura Ellis, Organ Faculty Recital
University Auditorium, UF
Free Admission

Saturday, February 13th, 6:00 PM
Speghetti Dinner and Hymn Sing with piano and organ
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Seating is limited – for details, click below:
http://www.holytrinitygnv.org/wp-content/uploads/Music-Series-2015.pdf

Sunday, February 14th, 4:00 PM
Three-Organ Spectacular
John Bradford Bohl, Timothy Denton, Peter Kinzie, John Lowe
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Saturday, February 20th, 2:00 PM
Master of Music Degree Recital
Scott Ziegler, Organist
University Auditorium, UF
Free Admission

Sunday, February 21st, 4:00 PM
Lindsey Neumann, soprano
Kama Rasmussen-Li, pianist
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Friday, February 26th, 7:30 PM
Cameron Carpenter, Organist
Sponsored by UF Performing Arts
Curtis M. Phillips Center, University of Florida
Tickets available at http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/

Saturday, March 12th, 1:00 PM
Pipe Organ Demonstration
UF Organ Studio
University Auditorium, UF
Free Admission

Sunday, March 13th, 4:00 PM
Gainesville Brass Quintet, in concert
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Sunday April 10th, 4:00 PM
Mark Coffey, Organist
First Presbyterian Church
Donations are welcomed

Monday, April 11th, 7:30 PM
Organ Studio Recital
University Auditorium, UF
Free Admission

Sunday, April 17th, 4:00 PM
Gainesville Master Chorale
First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir
Will Kesling, conductor
First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 24th, 4:00 PM
First Annual Young Artists Concert
Christopher Henley, Organist
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Free Admission

Sunday, May 1st, 3:00 PM And 7:00 PM
Voices Rising Community Chorus: Spring Concert
First United Methodist Church
Suggested donation $5-20, half of all proceeds will benefit Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.

Monday-Tuesday, May 2-3
UF Sacred Music Workshop: Inspiring Worship
Clinician: Andrew Walker, former President RSCM
Visit ufsmw.weebly.com for more details

 

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Venue Websites

Abiding Savior Lutheran
First Methodist Church
First Presbyterian Church
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church

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Positions Available

Gethsemane Lutheran Church (4011 NW 34th Street) is seeking a pianist/organist to lead worship at our 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday services. Musician will also coordinate the selection of hymns with our worship committee during a monthly meeting. A degree in music or working towards one, and a background in church music is preferred. Part-time position: Sunday morning worship, montly staff meeting, preparation and communication with the Pastor and the worship committee. Additional services on Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Contact Rev. Chad Fair,  glcpastorchad@gmail.com or 352-378-2915

St. Paul’s UMC in Ocala is looking for a temporary accompanist and/or more permanent Minister of Music. Organ and Piano skills, and choir directing. Contact Pam Michell at pammichell48@gmail.com

First UMC of Alachua is seeking a Part-Time Choir Director/Music Minister. Contact afumc@windstream.net for more details.

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Membership

For information on joining the Gainesville Chapter, please contact our registrar, Carol Christiansen, at carolchristiansen3@gmail.com.

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Contact Us

Mark Coffey, Dean
music@1stpc.org

John Lowe, Sub Dean
lowe@holytrinitygnv.org

Art Swett, Secretary
artswett1@gmail.com

Carol Christiansen, Treasurer and Registrar
carolchristiansen3@gmail.com

Scott Ziegler, Publicity
scottrziegler@ufl.edu

EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Lorraine Amick (Liaison to UF) – loramick@yahoo.com
Willis Bodine (Historian) – wrbodine@ufl.edu
Barbara Kirby (Historian) – tkirby2@bellsouth.net
Ruth Lewis – ralewismusic88@gmail.com

EX OFFICIO (Past Dean):
Laura Ellis – lellis@arts.ufl.edu

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