January, 2003Newsletter of the American Guild of Organists
Evansville, Indiana Chapter
January 11 9 a.m.
Handbell Clinic and Reading Session, St. Paul’s UCC, Evansville
February 10 7:30 p.m.
Naumburg Organ Project
Presented by Douglas Reed, U of E
February 17 10 a.m.
Aldersgate UMC, Evansville
Sacred Music Festival
April 5 9-11 a.m.
Locations to be announced
May 5 7:30 p.m.
Annual dinner, Mamie Dufford Scholarship Audition, Installation of Officers
Please help us get the word out!
Handbell Clinic and Music Reading Session
Saturday, January 11
9:00 a.m. to Noon
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
2227 W Michigan St, Evansville
Sponsored by Evansville AGO
Event designed for:
-Churches that have handbells currently not being used
- Churches that might like to get handbells
- Churches that have a handbell choir and would like to learn more
Keyboard Kaleidoscope 2003
On Monday, February 17, 2003, President’s Day, the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will sponsor its annual educational event for piano students and others interested in keyboard instruments. Keyboard Kaleidoscope offers participants age 10 and up a hands-on introduction to the pipe organ, the harpsichord, and other members of the keyboard family. This year’s event takes place at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 5130 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The registration fee of $10 includes lunch. For more information, see the flyer included with this newsletter, or contact Helen Reed, Education Convener (812-476-0673; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where on earth is Naumburg?
You can find out the answer to this question and much more if you attend our February program. Dr. Douglas Reed, professor of Organ and University Organist at the University of Evansville, will give a presentation on February 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Univerisity of Evansville.
The presentation will focus on the recently restored organ built in 1742-46 by Zacharias Hildebrandt in the Wenzelskirche, Naumburg, Germany. It is virtually certain that J.S. Bach had a major part in the design of this instrument. He and Gottfried Silbermann approved the organ. The presentation will include a photo tour of the organ, recordings of music played on the organ, and discussion of how this instrument shapes current thinking about the performance of Bach’s
The public is invited to this program, so please come and bring several people with you.
From the Dean……...
YOUR CHAPTER NEEDS YOU!
I have been very pleased with the attendance at most of our events so far in this programming year, but your help is still needed to inform the community about our programs that are open to the public, which most of them are.
You can help by putting the information in your church newsletter, on a bulletin board in your choir room, and other places in your church; announcing these events at choir rehearsals; and telling anyone else that you might feel has interest in these events. We have been fortunate to be able to plan some programs that cost very little, but many of our programs do have a significant cost associated with them, so we want to maximize the benefit of the expense.
So, while you are making New Year’s resolutions, try this one, “I will help promote AGO events this year.”
Church Music Positions Available
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Henderson, Kentucky is taking applications for part-time Music Director/Organist. Will consider combined or separate positions. Three-manual Wicks organ (34 ranks), small choir with paid section leaders, handbells available. Position(s) available after January 1, 2003. For more information, contact the Rector, Father Gordon Morrison at 270-826-2937, or send resume to Fr. Morrison at the church, 5 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420.
Chandler United Methodist Church in Chandler, Indiana, needs an organist for one weekly Sunday service and one weekly choir rehearsal. There is an additional singing group that could use an accompanist if interested. Salary, $100 per week, negotiable. For more information, contact Rev. Ron Willis at 812-925-3325. If interested, send resume to PO Box 266, Chandler, IN 47610