Last updated: August 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm
Message from the Dean
“warm” August 15th greetings …
Doug DeForeest, Fay Manes, Paul Blanchard, Jerry Lindberg and I spent a mutually supportive and productive session together yesterday in the library at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa.
We first reviewed the upcoming season’s calendar as follows.
Sunday, 20 September 2015, 2 to 4 pm,
Michael Hendron, Reed Organ, concert/presentation,
dean’s residence, Sebastopol
Sunday, 18 October 2015, 3:30 pm,
Christine Westhoff & Timothy Allen, Soprano & Organ,
Resurrection Parish, Santa Rosa
Sunday, 22 November 2015, 2 pm,
Brass Ensemble, Brian Wilson, & Organ, Jonathan Dimmock,
afterlude, Brombaugh Opus 9, lecture/demonstration
Schroeder Hall, SSU, Rohnert Park
Sunday, 7 February 2016, 3 pm,
REAGO Members & Friends Organ Concert,
First Presbyterian Church, Santa Rosa
Sunday 24 April 2016, 2 to 4 pm,
Lenore Alford, Organ & Choral Workshop, Nadia & Lili Boulanger,
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Kenwood
We then focused on the chapter’s members & friends organ concert in early February.
Thirdly we discussed the desire for a sub-dean, as well as a secretary, increasing our officers
from two to four in number as we move toward the 2016-2017 season’s formation.
Last but not least, with contentment and expertise, Jerry Lindberg talked about his recent work, funding included, on First Presbyterian Church Santa Rosa’s pipe organ dating from 1899. In a nutshell, one wind chest was replaced, direct magnets were added for all ranks, missing resources were increased, existing resources were expanded and re-voicing took place. Everything is now working and well-balanced. The specifications are as follows.
Resultant 32 (Soubasse 16 from 2nd C, 1-12 resultant)
Flûte à Cheminée 16 (from Antiphonal)
Soubasse 8 (ext. of Soubasse 16)
Bourdon 8 (from Great)
Octave 4 (ext. of Principal 8)
Flute 4 (from Great)
Principal 8 (from Octave 4; 1-12 Gamba 8)
Octave 4 (on offset chest)
Flute 4 (moved to main chest)
Principal 2 (ext. of Octave4)
Quint 1 1/3
Bourdon 16 (1-14 Soubasse 16; 15-61 Gedeckt 8)
Twelvth 2 2/3
Seventeenth 1 3/5
Flûte à Cheminée 8
Gemshorn Celeste 8
Flûte à Fuseau 4
Plein Jeu III
Trompette 8 (from Great)
Clairon 4 (from Great)
looking forward to seeing many of you in September at our first event in Sebastopol … Beth
Beth Zucchino, dean, REAGO, Sonoma & Napa & Mendocino & Lake counties of northern California
707-824-5611 land line
“Just an Old Fashioned Lady”
Sebastopol, CA, USA
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