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

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. Paul’s on the Hill
1527 Senseny Road
Winchester, VA 22702
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
jjkane@centurylink.net

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Local Events

American Guild of Organists –  2015-16 Winchester Chapter Activities:

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 11, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Nick Capazolli, Organ Recital
2013 Region III Quimby Winner
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA
Free to the public

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
General Admission: $12, Subscribers: $8

April 10, 2016 (Sunday)
3:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Choristers, Top of Virginia area children and youth choirs
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Free to the public

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

April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Songs of Spring
Winchester Musica Viva
Dr. Kenneth Nafzinger, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Winchester, VA
$15 for adults; free for students and children under 10

April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Songs of Spring
Winchester Musica Viva
Dr. Kenneth Nafzinger, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Winchester, VA
$15 for adults; free for students and children under 10

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

April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Front Royal Oratorio Society
George Amos, Director; Daniel Miller, Accompanist
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Free-will offering

April 19, 2016 (Tuesday)
7:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Singers’ Spring Concert
Jeffrey Alban, Director
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)

Date tbd
Choral Evensong led by Ronald Stolk (Dutch organist of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Washington, DC)
Christ Episcopal Church
114 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA  22601
Open to the public

◆ 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 Microsoft WORD document. Click to open it in WORD.

January 2016
February 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:

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

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 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:

Part-time Organist for Hebron Presbyterian Church
423 Hebron Road, Staunton, VA
540/885-1648; email www.hebronchurch@msn.com
Taylor/Boody pipe organ with mechanical action; Sunday services, choir rehearsals and other special services. Compensation negotiable based on experience.

Organist for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Mt. Jackson, VA
Small church, one service at 9:15 a.m., no choir rehearsal
Salary $100-125/week; contact Wilson Troxell at www.wratxl@shentel.net

Part-time Organist/Pianist for Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
PO Box 268, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
2 manual pipe organ, play for Sunday service, choir practice and other special occasions.

Compensation negotiable based on experience.

Organist/Pianist/Choir Director for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Nancy E.K. Smith, Parish Administrator (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
P.O. Box 52, Glenwood, MD 21738; 410/489-4035
Contact Peggy Fitzpatrick, Chair of Search Committee (www.jobs.standrewsglenwood@gmail.com)
Sunday services and 2-4 rehearsals/week depending on program growth under new leadership
7-10 adult choir, 4-member worship band; desire to add handbell and Royal School of Church Music programming
Two-manual Rodgers organ, electronic piano
Salary $20,000/negotiable for additional programming hours
4 week paid vacation, continuing education, volunteer assistance, use of facility for teaching, retirement benefits, health benefits…
Full posting at www.standrews.episcopalmaryland.org/music-director-position

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