Winchester

Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

Message from the Dean 

The new year is here and WAGO officers have worked hard to schedule exciting programs. Events and details are listed below. We look forward to a great year and hope to see you in September.

Executive Board

Dr. Steven Cooksey, WAGO Dean
St. James Episcopal (Organist/Director)
Leesburg, VA
501 S. Loudoun (home)
Winchester, VA 22602-6920
540/665-4633
scooksey@su.edu

Jesse Ratcliffe, WAGO Sub-Dean Programs
St. James Episcopal (Choirmaster)
73 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
P.O. Box 204 (home)
Warrenton, VA  20188
304/575-9027
jlr@musician.org

Dr. Heather Ankerbrand, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership
St. Paul’s On-the-Hill (Director of Music)
1527 Senseny Road
Winchester, VA  22602
530 York Avenue, Apt. 101 (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
717/608-6603
nkrbrnd@yahoo.com

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Secretary
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Music Director/Organist)
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
209 Cranberry Court (home)
Winchester, VA 22602
540/808-2923
dhannemann@gracewin.org

Daniel Miller, WAGO Treasurer
St. David’s Episcopal Church (Organist/Choir Master)
Ashburn, VA
331 W. Piccadilly Street (home)
Winchester, VA 22601-3907
540/327-0143
danielmillerpianist@gmail.com

Dr. Charles Leeper, WAGO Historian
Cadenzaq Music LLC Mg Ptnr
P. O. Box 820 (home)
Stephens City, VA 22655
kenleecl@shentel.net

Members At Large

Gloria Harris, WAGO Web Master
469 Fodderstack Road (home)
Washington, VA 22747
540/675-3627
g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com

Marcia Merry
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Organist)
Leesburg, VA
106 Prospect Drive, SW
Leesburg, VA  20175
703/771-9529 or 703/777-4912
marciamerry@verizon.net

Jane Kane
Trinity Episcopal Church (Choir Director/Organist)
Washington, VA
572 Bifrost Way
Linden, VA  22642
540/635-8017 or 540/660-1864
jjkanebios@msn.com

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Local Events

American Guild of Organists –  Winchester Chapter

2014-2015 WAGO Activities:

September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
10 a.m. – noon
Choral Workshop lead by Dr. Steven Cooksey and Dr. Karen Keating
Opequon Presbyterian Church
217 Opequon Church Lane
Kernstown, VA

September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
“Made in America” – Shenandoah University Faculty Recital
Chuck Seipp, trumpet; Joel Avau, piano; Dr. James Laster, narrator
Shenandoah University, Armstrong Concert Hall
Winchester, VA
Free to the public.

September 21, 2014 (Sunday)
5:00 p.m.
Organ Recital by Jason Farris
Grace Episcopal Church
The Plains, VA
Free to the public; wine and cheese reception following

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Rededication of the Taylor and Boody Organ
Festival choir and string ensemble performs Bach’s Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg (in English),
Cesar Franck’s Psalm 150, Pitoni’s Cantate Domino and Vaughan Williams’ setting of Nunc Dimittis
Jesse Ratcliffe, choral accompanist; Chris Bono providing opening voluntaries
Christ Lutheran Church
Staunton, VA
Event is free to the community.

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Festival of Hymns in Honor of the Ongoing Reformation of the Church
Ft. Myer’s organist Randall Sheets will be joined by SU trumpet professor Chuck Seipp, et al
Members of Christ Episcopal, Braddock Street United Methodist Church and Grace Lutheran Church choirs
Daniel Hanneman, Director
Grace Lutheran Church
26 Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA

October 5, 2014 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Luray Singing Tower hosting a tour and presentation of the 47-bell Taylor Carillon
The 45-minute program will include patriotic, popular and hymn tunes, classical transcriptions and original works for the carillon.
Includes a historical overview of the tower, carillon music and composition.
Jesse Ratcliffe, Carillonneur
Luray, VA
Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the program in comfort. In case of foul weather, the carillon can be enjoyed in your vehicle.
WAGO is asked to rsvp for lunch at the Artisan’s Grille in downtown Luray following the presentation. Members can meet in Winchester @1:45 p.m. to car pool from Best Buy parking lot.

October 6, 2014 (Monday)
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Anonymous Four Masterclass, Dr. Karen Keating directing Cantus Singers and two local high school choirs
SU Armstrong Recital Hall
Winchester, VA
Free and open to public.

October 17, 2014 (Friday)
8:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Ceremonial Music for Brass and Organ; Chamber Music for Strings and Voice
SU Conservatory Choir sings Bach’s First Motet, String Quartet portions of The Art of the Fugue
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$12/$36 for 3 concerts

October 17, 2014 (Friday)
9:45 p.m.
The American Songbook Goes Baroque
Robert Larson, piano, Keith Salley, guitar & Donovan Stokes, bass
Eugene B. Smith Gallery
25 N. Loudon Street
Winchester, VA

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
The Glories of Venice
Secular and Sacred Music of the Venetian Baroque
Three Notch’d Road (Charlottesville’s premier baroque ensemble) and vocal group Third Practice, program of 17th century music
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$12/$36 for 3 concerts

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
3:30 p.m.
The Romantic Bach (Lecture/Demonstration)
Dr. Laurie McManus, Assistant Professor of Music History
Goodson Chapel, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
5:00 p.m.
Bach/Handel Festival Concert
Abendmusiken (A Little Evening Music)
Student choral groups in twentieth century repertoire inspired by Bach, including Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”
Winners of Bach-Handel Student Competition will take part in the program.
Dr. Karen Keating, Director
Goodson Recital Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
$12/$36 for 3 concerts

October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
6:00 p.m.
Evensong @ Trinity Episcopal Church lead by Ronald Stolk
Washington, VA

October 24, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Spooktacular Pipe Organ Concert
Todd Grivetti (Organ), Doug Wilson (Trumpet)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1133 Reston Avenue
Herndon, VA
Donations accepted to support GSLC concert series

October 26, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva – “The Beatles and More”
Grace Lutheran Church
26 Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$15.00

October 31, 2014 (Friday)
6:30 p.m.
Ghosts in the Belfry!
Jesse Rattcliffe, Carillonneur at the Luray Singing Tower
Luray, VA
Featuring J.S. Bach’s “Toccata in D Minor,” Chopin’s “Funeral March, selections from “Phantom of the Opera” and more
Tours available following the program
For more information: jlr@musician.org or 304/575-9027

November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
7:30 p.m.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” silent film with improvised organ accompaniment by renowned Baltimore organist Michael Britt.
Free will offering accepted: Suggested donation $10.00, $5.00 for students, $20.00 for a full family.
Market Street United Methodist Church
131 S. Cameron St. (corner of Cameron and Cork)
Winchester, VA.

November 2, 2014 (Sunday) 10:30 a.m.
Requiem, Opus 9, by Maurice Durufle (All Souls Day)
Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
120 West Main Street, Front Royal, VA
Saint John’s Singers, Schola, and Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Organist

November 3, 2014 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.
Requiem, Opus 9, by Maurice Durufle
Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
120 West Main Street, Front Royal, VA
Saint John’s Singers, Schola, and Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Organist

November 8 & 9, 2014
Loudoun Lyric Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Dan Miller, Music Director; James Campanella, Stage Director
Tally Ho Theater
19 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA
Ticket sales begin in September!
Details at www.loudounlyricopera.com

November 15 (10 a.m. – noon)
Anatomy of a New Hymnal by Dr. Eric Myers, Editorial Board Member of Glory to God (the new Presbyterian hymnal) and pastor of Frederick Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church (joint meeting with First Presbyterian’s hymnal committee)
116 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA
Pat Byers, local clinician

November 21 & 22, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
Loudoun Lyric Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Dan Miller, Music Director; James Campanella, Stage Director
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane
Purcellville, VA
Ticket sales begin in September
Details at www.loudounlyricopera.com

November 22, 2014 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director
Mozart’s “Requiem” with orchestra
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
130 Keating Drive
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10; Details at www.artschoralewinchester.org

December 2014 – No WAGO meeting/event

December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
5:00 p.m.
Piedmont Singers
“Favorite Carols”
Wendy Oesterling, Director; Gloria Harris, Accompanist
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Middleburg, VA
Free to the public

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Piedmont Singers
“Favorite Carols”
Wendy Oesterling, Director; Gloria Harris, Accompanist
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Middleburg, VA
Free to the public

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
The Choral Department of Skyline High School (Mixed Chorus, Show Choir and Ensembles)
Christmas Concert; Tom Bowen, Director
Front Royal, VA
Admission is $3; Reception will follow the concert.

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. (Actual time in U.S. of Pearl Harbor bombing)
Organ Music of Remembrance; Beverly Clark, Organist
Program is to commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 9/11 victims, those whose lives have been lost in ensuing battles and in observance of continuing turmoil in the world today.
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
No offering or applause, attendees are free to enter or leave between selections.

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
7:00 p.m.
Lessons and Carols
Shenandoah University Choir
Robert Shafer and Dr. Karen Keating, Directors
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
Winchester,  VA

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Christmas Concert by the Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director; Judy Connelly, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering to help with concert costs

December 12, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Christmas Concert by Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering

December 14, 2014 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Free-will offering

December 14, 2014 (Sunday)
5:00 p.m.
Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols
The Master Singers of Virginia; Dr. Erik Jones, Director
One of the finest chamber choirs in the DC Metro area, this ‘a cappella’ group is comprised of 28 select, auditioned, volunteer singers, now in its 20th season.
Organ prelude, postlude, and accompaniment to congregational carols on Trinity’s beautiful Aeolian-Skinner organ, Richard McPherson, organist.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Upperville, VA

December 19, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Musica Viva: Icons for the Season; Ken Nafziger, Director
Trinity Episcopal Church
Upperville, VA
$15 per person

December 20 (8:00 p.m.) & December 21 (4:00)
Musica Viva: Icons for the Season; Ken Nafziger, Director
Grace Lutheran Chruch
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$15 per person

December 21, 2014  (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Carols in the Belfry
Featuring carillon solos & carol singing; warm drinks, snacks, bonfire to follow.
Jesse Ratcliffe, Carillonneur
Luray Singing Tower
Luray, VA

January 9, 2015 (Friday)
6:30 p.m.
Epiphany Dinner
Dr. Steven Cooksey’s home
501 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA

February 8, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Dazzling Brass! John Philip Sousa Re-Enactment Concert
Virtuoso trombonist Scott Shelsta in period costume leads an 1890 Americana program with
The Saturday Morning Brass Project
Shelsta was a 30-year career soloist with the U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own
Donations welcome for church pipe organ fund and for brass groups’ community music
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
605 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA
703/777-4912

February 8, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
An inaugural offering in a new concert series featuring the Winchester Celtic Circle
Christ Episcopal Church
843 Bishop Meade Road (Boyce), Millwood, VA
Free to the public

February 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
6:30 p.m.
Clergy/Musician Dinner
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
308 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA
$10 per person

February 19, 2015 (Thursday)
7:00 p.m.
American Boy Choir from Princeton, NJ
Trinity Episcopal Church
Upperville, VA
Open to the public/Donations gratefully accepted

March 13, 2015 (Friday)
7:00 p.m.
A Musical Lenten Journey
Larry Correll, organ/piano; Charlene Romano, flute; John Romano, clarinet; Kevin Romano, horn
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA
Free

March 13, 2015 (Friday)
12:00 p.m.
Theodore (Ted) Davis, Organist
In Concert playing Dubois, J.S. Bach, Wammes and Mulet
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
15 Wolfe Street
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10 for organ fund

March 20, 2015 (Friday)
12:00 p.m.
Saucedo Quartet
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA
Free

March 22, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
A Musical Lenten Journey – “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Haydn
Larry Correll, organist; Alan and Cynthia Saucedo Quartet
Middleburg United Methodist Church
15 West Washington Street
Middleburg, VA
Free

March 28, 2015 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
“Te Deum” by Hector Berlioz
Dr. Karen Keating’s Shenandoah Conservatory Choirs
Dr. Robert Shafer, conducting
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
$8.00

March 29, 2015 (Palm Sunday)
Winchester Chapter of AGO Spring Music/Worship Excursion
St. Paul’s Parish
2430 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
Details: 4 p.m. – Carpool leaves parking lot at Shenandoah University
5:30 p.m. – Arrive St. Paul’s (parking in lot or in street)
6:00 p.m. – Choral Evensong
7:00 p.m. – Organ Demonstration by Robert McCormick
8:00 p.m. – Dinner at Filomena Restaurant, Georgetown

April 10, 2015 (Friday)
8:00 p.m.
A Voice of Her Own: Music by Women Composers
Shenandoah Chorus and Cantus Singers
Dr. Karen Keating, Director
Goodson Recital Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
$8.00

April 11, 2015 (Saturday)
7:30 p.m.
Mozart’s “Requiem” performed by the Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director; Judy Connelly, Accompanist
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street
Winchester, VA
Free-will offering to help with choral expenses

April 12, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Mozart’s “Requiem” performed by Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director; Judy Connelly, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front  Royal, VA
Free-will offering to help with choral expenses

April 17, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering

April 17, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital by Joseph Ripka
Mr. Ripka is organist and choirmaster at Calvary Church, Stonington, Conn.
An international recitalist having won many prizes including first 2008 Dublin International Organ Competition and the 2008 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition.
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
308 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA
Adults: $10; WAGO members and full-time students: $5

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
3:00p.m.
“Organ and the Arts”
Local organists in performance: Judy Connelly, Dr. Steven Cooksey, Dr. James Laster, and Daniel Hannemann
The program will involve from each person a solo followed by a piece accompanying an instrument, dance or voice.
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA
Free to the public

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director; Dan Miller, Accompanist
Opequon Presbyterian Church
217 Opequon Church Lane
Winchester, VA
Free-will offering

April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Ola Gjeillo’s “Sunrise Mass” for strings and eight part chorus
Michael Main, Director
Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Strings, Timpani and Organ,” Richard McPherson (Organist)
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10; Details at www.artschoralewinchester.org

April 26, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Ola Gjeillo’s “Sunrise Mass” for strings and eight part chorus
Michael Main, Director
Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Strings, Timpani and Organ,” Richard McPherson (Organist)
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Suggested donation of $10; Details at www.artschoralewinchester.org

May 3, 2015 (Sunday)
3:30 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Choral Prelude to Evensong
Michael Main, Director
National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

May 23, 2015 (Saturday)
10:30 a.m.
Program featuring Shape Note Singing (Pat Avery); WAGO picnic to follow
Choir members invited
Place TBD

May 29, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Susan Foster in Concert with area brass performers
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
Winchester, VA
Sponsored by WAGO and Shenandoah University

 

Winchester AGO Membership:

Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban, CAGO
Dr. Heather Ankerbrand, CAGO
Dr. Patricia Jo Avery, SPC
Linda Beville
Thomas R. Bowen
Patricia Byers
Beverly C. Clark, CAGO
Judy B. Connelly
Dr. Steven Cooksey
Larry G. Correll
Peggy L. Craig
Opal Davis
George Donovan, Jr.
Laura B. Douglass
John W. Fast
Daniel P. Hannemann
Gloria D. Harris
James W. Hutchinson
Dr. O. Vernon Joyner
Jane A. Kane
Dr. Karen Keating
Dr. James Kriewald
David Lang
Dr. James H. Laster
Dr. Charles K. Leeper
Dr. Richard E. McPherson
Daniel J. Miller
Marcia Merry
Colleen S. Miller
Alan Moser
Wendy Oesterling
Lon Quinones
Jesse Lee Ratcliffe
Jo Rothenhoefer
Judy Segaar
Dr. Steven K. Shaner
Linda Smith
Wilson Troxell
Carol Westervelt
Julia J. White, MM

 

Substitute List:

Elizabeth (Beth) Caluda – 540/665-4629 (office); ecaluda@su.edu
Familiar with Roman Catholic and Protestant services

Sue Correll – 540/545-4018 (home); sue@larryandsuecorrell.com
Familiar with most Protestant services (Episcopal & Lutheran)

Peggy Lacey Craig – 304/258-8088; PLCraig@comcast.net
Familiar with Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian and other Protestant services

Gloria Harris – 540/675-3627 (home); g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com
Familiar with most Protestant services (Episcopal & Lutheran), available for funerals and weddings

Dr. James Laster – 540/662-4907 (home); 540/664-5378 (cell); jameslaster34@comcast.net
Familiar with all Protestant services (Episcopal & Lutheran), available for funerals and weddings

Colleen Miller – 540/888-3321; cookiesmiller@comcast.net
Played for Trinity Lutheran, Stephens City and Opequon Presbyterian; prefers “less liturgical services”

William (Bill) T. Moersen – 304/724-6831 (home); 301/665-0193 (cell); wiltmo@aol.com
Experienced with various denominations

Jim Moon – 571/246-1604 (cell); jamesamoon@verizon.net
Has masters in organ performance from Catholic Univ., studied with Dr. Cooksey at SU. Subbed at St. Peters, Purcellville

Karen Snyder – 540/868-0763; cksnyder@comcast.net
Familiar with Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, some Roman Catholic. Also a pianist.

Employment Opportunities:

 

Churches/Organs in the Winchester area:

Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street

Winchester, VA  22601
540/667-3366
Organ:  Letourneau, Opus 124
Specs:  2,332 pipes, 3 manuals, 40 ranks

Christ Episcopal Church
114 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-5843
Organ:  M.P. Moller, Opus 11435, 1981
Specs:  2 manuals, 25 ranks

First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-5367
Organ:  Randall Dyer & Associates, Inc.
Specs:  2 manuals, 25 ranks

First Presbyterian Church
116 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-3824
Organ:  Austin
Specs:  3 manuals, 35 ranks

First United Methodist Church
308 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-3151
Organ:  Schantz
Specs:  2 manuals, 18 ranks

Goodson Chapel and Recital Hall
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA  22601
800/432-2266
Organ:  M.P. Moller, Opus 11327, 1980
Specs:  3 manuals, 45 ranks

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-6678
Organ:  Schantz, Opus 2086, 1994
Specs:  2 manuals, 28 ranks

Market Street United Methodist Church
131 S. Cameron Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/662-6709
Organ:  M.P. Moller, Opus 11594, 1982
Specs:  3 manuals, 29 ranks

Churches outside Winchester area:

Trinity Episcopal Church
9108 John S. Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA  20185
540/592-3343
Organ:  AEolian-Skinner, Opus 1316 (installed 1960); Lawless-Johnson, 1995-1996
Specs:  3 manuals, 55 ranks