Winchester

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 at WAGO events.

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

Judy B. Connelly, WAGO Sub-Dean Programs
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street
Winchester, VA  22601
540/667-3366 (church)
540/667-0829 (home)
jconnelly@su.ed

Linda Beville, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership/Secretary
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
122 E. Court Street
Woodstock, VA  22664
540/459-2720
1600 Caroline Street
Winchester, VA 22601
703/887-2681
bevillel@verizon.net

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Newsletter
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
First Baptist Church (Organist)
205 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
540-662-5367
331 W. Piccadilly Street (home)
Winchester, VA 22601-3907
540/327-0143
danielmillerpianist@gmail.com


Executive Committee Members At Large

Dr. Heather Ankerbrand
Wesley United Methodist Church
530 York Avenue, Apt. 101 (home)
Winchester, VA 22601
717/608-6603
nkrbrnd@yahoo.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

Dr. Steven Shaner
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
1500 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA  22207
703/527-3934
sshaner@mtolivet-umc.org

Gloria Harris
469 Fodderstack Road
Washington, VA  22747
540/675-3627
g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com

 

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Local Events

American Guild of Organists –  2016-2017 Winchester Chapter Activities:

 

December 9 (Friday), 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
“There’s a Song in the Air”
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director
Front Royal Presbyterian Church, 115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Freewill offering

December 11 (Sunday), 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers
“There’s a Song in the Air”
Dr. Jeffrey Alban, Director
Opequon Presbyterian Church, 217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester, VA
Freewill offering

December 10 (Saturday), 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Carols – Songs and carols with harp accompaniment
Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA
Freewill offering

December 11 (Sunday), 2016, 4:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Carols – Songs and carols with harp accompaniment
Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director
Front Royal Presbyterian Church,  115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Freewill offering

December 12 (Monday), 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Anticipating Christmas: Carols, Old and New
Performers: Beverly Clark, MM, CAGO; Frances Averitt, DMA; Steven Cooksey, PhD
The Village at Orchard Ridge, 400 Clocktower Ridge Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
540/431-2801; www.thevillageatorchardridge.org
Free to the public

December 16 (Friday), 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva
Choir, Brass and Organ – Celebrating Christmas and New Year plus Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata”
Dr. Kenneth Nafzinger, Director
Trinity Episcopal Church, 9108 John S. Mosby Hwy., Upperville, VA
Tickets: $15 for adults, children under 10 free

December 17 (Saturday), 2016 @ 8 p.m.
December 18 (Sunday), 2016 @ 4 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva
Choir, Brass and Organ – Celebrating Christmas and New Year plus Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata”
Dr. Kenneth Nafzinger, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Tickets: $15 for adults, children under 10 free

December 26 (Monday), 2016 – 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Candlelight Tour” of Historic Houses of Worship, Winchester, VA
1.  Braddock Street UMN, 115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA
2.  Christ Episcopal Church, 140 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
3.  First Baptist Church, 205 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA
4.  First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
5.  Grace Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
6.  Market Street UMC, 131 S. Cameron Street, Winchester, VA
Enjoy 20 minute organ recital by performer #1, 10 minute information session, tours of decorated sanctuaries, 20 minute organ recital by performer #2, 10 minute to walk to next venue
Donations benefit the WATTS* program (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter)
Public free to come and go to any church in any order during event. Schedules and performance program available at each location.

2017 American Guild of Organists Winchester Chapter Activities:

January 6 (Friday), 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
WAGO Annual Epiphany Dinner
Home of Linda Beville & Jim Charest
1600 Caroline Street, Winchester, VA
rsvp by January 2 (accept or regret), 703/887-2681


April 7 (Friday), 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

The American Boy Choir
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Check website for information:  www.artschoralewinchester.org/performances

April 8 (Saturday), 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein
Dr. Kenneth Nafzinger, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Tickets: $15 for adults, children under 10 free

April 9 (Sunday), 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein
Dr. Kenneth Nafzinger, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Tickets: $15 for adults, children under 10 free


April 12 (Wednesday), 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.
Cantus Singers and Shenandoah Chorus
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Karen Keating, Director
Ticket information: 540/665-4569

April 29 (Saturday), 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.

Arts Chorale of Winchester – “Haydn and Handel”
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Check website for information:  www.artschoralewinchester.org/performances

April 30 (Sunday), 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester – “Haydn and Handel”
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Check website for information:  www.artschoralewinchester.org/performances

 

◆ EN CHAMADE ◆

The Newsletter of the Winchester Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Daniel Hannemann, editor dhannemann@gracewin.org

Click on an issue. It will download to your computer as a pdf document. Click to open it.

January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
Summer 2016
October 2016
December 2016

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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
Ricky E. Gearhart
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
Dr. Thomas Mitts
Alan Moser
Wendy Oesterling
Lon Quinones
Jesse Lee Ratcliffe
Jo Rothenhoefer
Dr. Steven K. Shaner
Don Stoner
Wilson Troxell
Carol Westervelt

Substitute List:

Heather Ankerbrand – 717/608-6603; nkrbrnd@yahoo.com
Available for services other than Sundays. Familiar with all Protestant services

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

Sue Correll – 540/395-4923;  sueellen.correll@gmail.com
Familiar with all Protestant services (Episcopal & Lutheran)
Available as mezzo (soprano II) or alto substitute for paid section leaders

Larry Correll – 703/395-4267; larryg.correll@gmail.com
Familiar with most Protestant services

Peggy Lacey Craig – 304/258-8088; PLCraig3@comcast.net
Familiar with Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian and other Protestant services

George Donovan – 540/313-0498; gwdonovanjr@gmail.com
Familiar with most Protestant services

Opal Davis – 540/431-5474 (home); opalsdavis@gmail.com
Familiar with different liturgies; masters in organ with Wilma Jensen

Gloria Harris – 540/675-3627 (home); g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com
Familiar with all Protestant services (Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian), 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”

Jim Moon – 571/246-1604 (cell); jamesamoon@comcast.net
Has masters in organ performance; familiar with Lutheran and Episcopal services

Dudley Oakes – 202/413-7473;  Doakes@su.edu

Marilyn Shenenberger – handbelle@comcast.net

Karen Snyder – 540/550-7113; cksnyder@comcast.net
Familiar with Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, some Roman Catholic. Also a pianist.

Employment Opportunities:

Part-time Organist/Pianist for Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
PO Box 268, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org
2 manual pipe organ, play for Sunday service, choir practice and other special occasions.
Compensation negotiable based on experience.


Organist for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg, VA
Position is 1/4 time for one weekly Sunday morning service, a weekly Wednesday choir rehearsal, a monthly Sunday Evensong service and some special services. 1988 Moeller electric action pipe organ, two manuals and AGO pedal, 14 ranks, 28 stops. Choir of 20+ includes 4 paid choral scholars. Salary $12,000. Contact Dr. Linell Gray Moss, Choirmaster at music@emmanuelharrisonburg.org

An experienced pianist Greencastle Presbyterian Church, 57 W. Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA 17225
Responsible for prelude, hymns, offertory, doxology and postlude
Payment negotiable and based on experience. Position to start February 5, 2017.
For additional information, please contact Donna Grosh at 717-729-3891 or donna@greencastletv.com.

 

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
Taylor and Boody Rebuild, 2015
Specs:  2 manuals, mechanical action, 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