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
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

WAGO Historian – TBD

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:

September 4 (Sunday), 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Sunset Vespers at Luray Singing Tower, Jesse Ratcliffe, Carillonneur
Local ministers, choirs and instrumentalists present beautiful and meditative interdenominational services on the lawn of Luray’s Singing Tower. Bring a lawn chair as seating is limited. Contact Jesse Ratcliffe for more information at
luraytower@gmail.com
Free to the public

September 12 (Monday), 2016, 7:00 p.m.
A Little Bit of Jazz
Performers: Marilyn Shenenberger, MA, SPC; Jeffrey Alban, DMA, CAGO; Daniel Hannemann, MSM
The Village at Orchard Ridge, 400 Clocktower Ridge Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
540/431-2801; www.thevillageatorchardridge.org
Free to the public

September 30 (Friday), 2016, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
WAGO Choral Evensong Rehearsal
Christ Episcopal Church
114 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601
WAGO members

October 2 (Sunday), 2016, 5:00 p.m. 

WAGO 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

October 10 (Monday), 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Performers Old and New
Performers: Judy Connelly, MM, GPD; students TBA
The Village at Orchard Ridge, 400 Clocktower Ridge Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
540/431-2801; www.thevillageatorchardridge.org
Free to the public

October 16 (Sunday), 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Evensong and Organ Concert, Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington, VA
Ronald Stolk, Organist/Director; small professional choir leading congregation
Event follows Diamond Jubilee Floral Art and House Tour sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of Trinity Parish being held 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16 and noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16. For house tour $30 for all three houses or $15 for a single house tour. 540/675-3716
Evensong and concert free to the public

October 22 (Saturday), 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Bach-Handel Festival – The Dancing Master
Goodson Chapel, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Elena Mullins, dancer and soprano; David McCormick, violin; David Ellis, cello; Jennifer Streeter, harpsichord
Tickets: $15

October 23 (Sunday), 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Bach-Handel Festival – Chamber Music
Goodson Chapel, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Featuring winners of the 2016 Bach-Handel Festival competition
Tickets: $15

October 30 (Sunday), 2016, 11:00 a.m.
“A 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Gift of the Organ” (31 rank Schantz pipe onrgan)
Morning worship in celebration with various musicians, i.e., carillonneurs, organists, pianist, clarinetist, guitar chorus and vocal chorus
Beverly Clark, Director of Music and Organist
All are welcome

October 30 (Sunday), 2016, 4:00 p.m.
“A 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Gift of the Organ” (31 rank Schantz pipe organ)
Dr. Thomas Mitts, Organist, (Head of the Organ and Church Music Department at Shenandoah University)
Front Royal Presbyterian Church
115 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Catered reception to follow. Contact church for information (540/635-3894)

November 14 (Monday), 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Music for Weddings
Performers: Jesse Ratcliffe, MM; Heather Ankerbrand, DMA, CAGO
The Village at Orchard Ridge, 400 Clocktower Ridge Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
540/431-2801; www.thevillageatorchardridge.org
Free to the public

November 19, (Saturday), 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Check website for information:  www.artschoralewinchester.org/performances

November 20, (Sunday), 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA
Check website for information:  www.artschoralewinchester.org/performances

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

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 29 (Saturday), 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Arts Chorale of Winchester
Michael Main, Director
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
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

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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/pianist for Kernstown United Methodist Church http://kernstownumc.org
Approximately 3-5 hours/week, salary commensurate with experience.  Current music programs include bi-monthly Wind Ensemble, quarterly Handbell, Youth and Children’s choir as well as a weekly Chancel Choir.  The organist/pianist position will supplement these music ministries and serve as a cornerstone of Sunday morning worship. Submit a cover letter and resume to Kernstown United Methodist Church, Attn: S. Dunkle, 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22602.  Electronic applications can be submitted via email to  swddnkl@aol.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