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
scooksey@su.edu

Judy B. Connelly, WAGO Sub-Dean Programs
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, VA  22601
jconnelly@su.ed

Linda Beville, WAGO Sub-Dean Membership/Secretary
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Woodstock, VA  22664
bevillel@verizon.net

Daniel Hannemann, WAGO Newsletter
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Music Director/Organist), Winchester, VA
dhannemann@gracewin.org

Daniel Miller, WAGO Treasurer
First Baptist Church (Organist), Winchester, VA 22601


Executive Committee Members At Large

Dr. Heather Ankerbrand
Wesley United Methodist Church, Winchester, VA 22601
nkrbrnd@yahoo.com

Marcia Merry
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Organist), Leesburg, VA
marciamerry@verizon.net

Dr. Steven Shaner
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA  22207
sshaner@mtolivet-umc.org

Gloria Harris
g.g.hrrs73@gmail.com

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Local Events

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

April 1 through end of May, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Luray Singing Tower Recital Season, Jesse Ratcliffe, Carrilloneur
More information @ www.LuraySingingTower.com

June 5 (Monday), 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Lutherland: Daniel Hannemann, presenter
A power point presentation of Daniel Hannemann’s recent trip to locations in Germany associated with the Reformer during this, the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation. Features photos of many German locations important to the life of Martin Luther
Grace Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Free

June 18-23, 2017 (Week 1)
Church Music Institute
Choral Conducting with Scott Allen Jarrett
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
For more information contact Dr. J. Thomas Mitts, Director of CMI
tmitts@su.edu – 202/425-4586

June 25-30, 2017 (Week 2)
Church Music Institute
Children’s Choirs with Giovanna Reyes-Mir; Handbell Choirs with Lori Horne Pendleton
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
For more information contact Dr. J. Thomas Mitts, Director of CMI
tmitts@su.edu – 202/425-4586

July 23-28, 2017
Pipe Organ Encounter (POE)
Sponsored by Shenandoah University and Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, VA
An educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists for teenagers 13-18 who have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency. Previous organ study not required.
POE highlights include Felix Hell and Katelyn Emerson in concert, trip to Taylor and Boody Organ Builders, tour of Luray Caverns and Carillon performance.
Faculty Members:  Steven Cooksey, Ted Dix, Julie Vidrick Evans, Katelyn Emerson, Nathaniel Gumbs, Felix Hell, Marvin Mills, Kaori Hongo, Jonathan Moyer, Tom Mitts and Donald Sutherland (Subject to change without notice)
Coordinators – Jeff Alban and Judy Connelly
Contact Judy Connelly, Director of the POE (jconnelly@su.ed), for information on initiating online scholarship application process.
Registration for POE events available at https://www.agohq.org/education/poe/
Application form at https://www.agohq.org/2017poe-attendance-application-form/

◆ 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.

May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
Summer 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016

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Winchester AGO
Membership:

Membership in the American Guild of Organists is open to all, professional organists and choir drectors, students and organ
enthusiasts regardless of musical ability or denominational affiliation.

  • Regular: $100

  • Special (age 65 or over, under 21, or disabled): $75

  • Partner (2nd member at same address, no TAO): $75

  • Full-Time Student (with student id): $40

  • Chapter Friend (no TAO): $40

  • Lifetime member: $3,000​


Substitute List:

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

John Myers 804/238-0295
40+ years experience as choir director and organist; Familiar with most Protestant churches

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.

Barbara Bulger Verdile (organist, pianist, choir director) – 540/338-7471 (home), 703/772-4367 (cell);
P.O. Box 803, Purcellville, VA  20134
Familiar with Episcopal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist services and available for weddings and funerals

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

Part-time Director of Music for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Delaplane, VA
One 10:00 a.m. Sunday service and weekly choir and handbell rehearsals plus other special services throughout the liturgical year for this 150+ year old parish. Approximately 20 hours/week. Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a CD or resume and two professional references to the Reverend Amanda R. Knouse, amanda@emmanuel-delaplane.org no later than February 15, 2017.

Part-time Organist for Grace Episcopal Church, 114 East A Street, Brunswick, MD
Coordinate music program in cooperation with Rector and Choirmaster, leading worship in playing organ/piano. 8-10 hours/week, $7,800-$10,400 depending on experience. For more information contact The Rev. Anjel Scarborough, Rector or visit gracebrunswick.org/employment.html

Organist/Accompanist/Handbell
Co-Director for First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606

Work with/report to Minister of Music in order to lead congregation in a spirit of worship that draws people to discipleship in Jesus Christ. For more information contact Dennis Adams, Minisster of Music at DADAMS1054@gmail.com

Organist/Choirmaster for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD
1/4 time salaried position involving six Sunday services a month, plus Holy Days.  Historic Moeller (7 ranks) and a new digital two manual Rodgers with orchestration and midi features.  Performances/recitals encouraged plus annual Christmas cantata.  For more information, contact the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt, Rector, rector@stmarkslappans.org or call 301/582-0417.

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