Winchester

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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

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

Dr. Heather Ankerbrand, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership
Wesley United Methodist Church
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/Organist
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 –  2015-16 Winchester Chapter Activities:


WAGO Event –
September 11, 2015 (Friday)
7:00 p.m.
Jan Vermeire, Organist
Goodson Chapel, Recital Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Jan Vermeire (born May 1968) received his early musical training on the organ with Robert Deleersnyder at the Academy of Veurne. He continued studying at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels with Professor Hubert Schoonbroodt. He was coached several years by the Viennese musical pedagogue Hedda Szamosi. He also studied Choir Direction with Professor Florian Heyerick at the Royal Conservatoire in Ghent. Vermeire is the organist of the new Lapon organ (2011) in the modernist Church of Our Lady of the Dunes in Koksijde. He is often invited as a recitalist at prestigious organ festivals. Vermeire is the artistic director of the International Organ Festival Veurne-Westkust, the International Organ Week Koksijde, and also of the Festival International d’Orgue en Flandre (France). He is an expert-member of the Music Commission West-Flanders and is also a knight in the Order of the Three Kings. He has made several recordings on historical organs in Flenders and was broadcasted in a series on Dutch Radio 4. In 2008 he recorded a disc on the marvelous Woehlorgan in Cuxhaven, Germany, together with the Ottone Brass Quintet performing works by Alexandre Guilmant, César Franck, Léon Boëllmann and Camille Saint-Saëns, in 2009 on the historic Jacobus Van Eynde organ (1716) in Ver-Assebroek (Bruges). A new disc was released in 2012 with Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ works on the Jürgen Ahrend organ of Porrentruy in Switzerland.
Free to the public

September 12, 2015 (Saturday)
11:00 a.m.
Dr. Jane Hagness, organist
Half-recital toward Masters Degree at Shenandoah Conservatory
Grace Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Free to the public

September 13, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Diane Bish, organist
Greenwich Presbyterian Church
15305 Vint Hill Road
Nokesville, VA 20181
703/754-7933
Free to the public

September 20, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Michael Forest, Tenor
Featuring American Sacred Music (African-American Spirituals)
Grace Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Free to the public

September 27, 2015 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Dr. John Walker, FAGO – Organ Recital
Central Presbyterian Church
40 Lincoln Way West
Mercersburg, PA 17201
717/263-4113
Free to the public

October 11, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
J. Thomas Mitts, Organist
Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Organ Recital
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Free to the public

October 23, 2015 (Friday) – November 1, 2015 (Sunday)
Bach-Handel Festival
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Under the direction of Dr. J. Thomas Mitts, Shenandoah Conservatory’s Bach-Handel Festival returns this year, spanning two major church celebration days: Reformation Sunday and All Saints Day. This year’s featival features an all-new Bach-toberfest reception at Village Market Bistro and an array of performances at churches and venues throughout the city of Winchester. Highlights include chamber music, keyboard repertoire and works for chorus and chamber orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms and Heinrich Schutz. For performance pricing and event details, visit www.conservatoryperforms.org

WAGO Event – October 24, 2015 (Saturday)
9:30 a.m. – noon
Hymn-playing Workshop
Drs. Thomas Mitts & Steven Cooksey, Clinicians
Grace Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA

November 6, 2015 (Friday), 8:00 p.m.
November 7, 2015 (Saturday), 8:00 p.m.
November 8, 2015 (Sunday), 2:30 p.m.
Slow Dusk by Carlisle Floyd and The Impresario by W.A. Mozart
Shingleton Dance Space, Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Dr. Karen Keating, Music Director

WAGO Event – Monday, November 9 or 16, 2015 (TBA)
7:00 p.m.
Review of Organ Music & New Anthems
WAGO members Judy Connell, organ music; Dr. Jeff Alban, choral music
Place TBA

November 20, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Reconcilation – A concert honoring 150th anniversary ending the Civil War (four Civil War poems by Walt Whitman with choral settings by Jeffrey Van for SATB
ACW Vocal Consort and Dr. Kenneth Meyer, guest guitarist
Also Psalms and Spirituals (choral settings by Hogan, Johnson, Halloran, Rutter, Mathias, Howells and Caracciolo)
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Grace Episcopal Church
110 North Church Street, Berryville, VA

November 21, 2015 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Reconcilation – A concert honoring 150th anniversary ending the Civil War (four Civil War poems by Walt Whitman with choral settings by Jeffrey Van for SATB
ACW Vocal Consort and Dr. Kenneth Meyer, guest guitarist
Also Psalms and Spirituals (choral settings by Hogan,  Johnson, Halloran, Rutter, Mathias, Howells and Caracciolo)
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Grace Evangelican Lutheran Church
26 Boscawan Street, Winchester, VA

November 22, 2015 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Reconcilation – A concert honoring 150th anniversary ending the Civil War (four Civil War poems by Walt Whitman with choral settings by Jeffrey Van for SATB
ACW Vocal Consort and Dr. Kenneth Meyer, guest guitarist
Also Psalms and Spirituals (choral settings by Hogan, Johnson, Halloran, Rutter, Mathias, Howells and Caracciolo)
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Trinity Episcopal Church
9114 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA

December 11, 2015 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers’  Christmas Concert
Jeffrey Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Open to the public, donations appreciated

December 13, 2015 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers’ Christmas Concert
Jeffrey Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Accompanist
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA  22601
Open to the public, donations appreciated

WAGO Event – December 27, 2015
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Christmas Open House
WAGO members will present mini-recitals in local churches (Grace Lutheran, Braddock Street UMC, First Presbyterian, First Baptist, Market Street UMC, Christ Episcopal)

WAGO Event – January 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Epiphany Dinner
809 Armistead Street, Winchester, VA

WAGO Event – February 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Musician/Clergy Dinner
Rabbi and Mrs. Scott Sperling discuss Judaism
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA

WAGO Event – March 2015 (TBA)
Young Artist Organ Recital

April 8, 2016 (Friday)
8:00 p.m.
Cantus Singers and Shenandoah Chorus
The Bard’s Voice: Texts of William Shakespeare Set to Music
Dr. Karen Keating, Director
Goodson Chapel, Recital Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

April 15, 2016 (Friday)
7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers’ Spring Concert
Jeffrey Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Open to the public, donations appreciated

April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers’ Spring Concert
Jeffrey Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Accompanist
Place TBA
Open to the public, donations appreciated

WAGO Event – April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
5:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong led by Ronald Stolk, Director  (Rehearsals Friday, April 15, 6-8 pm & Sunday, April 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Christ Episcopal Church
114 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA  22601
Open to the public

April 19, 2016 (Tuesday)
7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers’ Spring Concert
Jeffrey Alban, Director; Daniel Miller, Accompanist
All Saints Roman Catholic Church
Manassas, VA
Open to the public, donations appreciated

April 23, 2016 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
“Happy Birthday, Bob and Alice” – a concert remembering the 100th birthday honoring Robert Shaw and the 90th birthday of Alice Parker
Featuring Johannes Brahms “Liebeslieder Waltzes” Opus 52 (Robert Shaw edition) plus other compositions/arrangements by Alice Parker
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

April 24, 2016 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
“Happy Birthday, Bob and Alice” – a concert remembering the 100th birthday honoring Robert Shaw and the 90th birthday of Alice Parker
Featuring Johannes Brahms “Liebeslieder Waltzes” Opus 52 (Robert Shaw edition) plus other compositions/arrangements by Alice Parker
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director; Richard McPherson, Accompanist
Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

WAGO Event – May 13, 2016 (Friday)
6:00 p.m.
“Southern Living” Progressive Recital & Dinner
Downtown organists will present short performances at Grace Lutheran (hors d’oeuvres), Christ Episcopal (entrée), Braddock Street UMC (dessert)

 

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:

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; PLCraig3@comcast.net
Familiar with Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian and other 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 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

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

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

Employment Opportunities:

Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Winchester, VA
Part-time (10 hours/week) organist and accompanist
Submit resume to George Donovan Director of Music & Arts at george@bethelwinchester.com or call 540/662-3245, ext. 102

 

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