Winchester

Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 8:34 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

2015 WAGO Activities:

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 21, 2015 (Saturday)
7:00 p.m.
A Musical Lenten Journey – “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Haydn
Larry Correll, organist; Alan and Cynthia 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
202/337-2020
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 18, 2015 (Saturday)
8:00 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva
“What a Piece of Work is Man?”
A rich tapestry of choral music woven primarily from the work of 20th-21th century composers, designed around the ancient Greek concepts of the four temperaments.
Lauridsen, Whitacre, Barnwell, Harris, Rossini, Brahms and more
Grace Lutheran Church
26 W. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$15

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, 2019 (Sunday)
4:00 p.m.
Winchester Musica Viva
“What a Piece of Work is Man?”
A rich tapestry of choral music woven primarily from the work of 20th and 21st century composers, designed around the ancient Greek concepts of the four temperaments.
Lauridsen, Whitacre, Barnwell, Harris, Rossini, Brahms and more
Grace Lutheran Church
26 W. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
$15

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)
10:00 a.m. – noon
Program featuring Shape Note Singing (Pat Avery) & Jesse Radcliffe (St. James Episcopal Church); WAGO picnic to follow on grounds (until 1:30 p.m.)
Choir members invited
Place TBD

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

July 6-10, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“Sing God’s Glory” (SINGGG!)
10th Annual Celebration – Northern Shenandoah Valley Area
Summer Choir and Creative Arts Camp
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street
Winchester, VA

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:

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