MARCH, 2002
American Guild of Organists
Evansville Chapter Newsletter    Web site: www.evansvilleago.org
Evansville AGO Pipe Logo
EVANSVILLE

HYMN-A-THON
ANNUAL FUND RAISER
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

St. Lucas United Church of Christ 
Evansville, Indiana
AND
First Presbyterian Church
Mt. Vernon, Indiana

AGO members and friends are invited come to either location as we have fun singing the first line of as many hymns as possible within the two-hour time frame provided.  Those planning to sing, as well as all other members and friends of the guild, are encouraged to raise pledges for this event.  The proceeds from our annual fundraiser go to our chapter's Dufford Scholarship Fund and to help with other musical educational costs associated with our chapter. 

A publicity flyer is enclosed to help guild members publicize the event in their churches or other organizations.  A pledge form is also enclosed.  Feel free to copy the forms as needed.  For more information contact Neal Biggers, Dean, at (812) 424-7382 (nealbiggers@yahoo.com).

KEYBOARD KALEIDOSCOPE 

Saturday, March 16

The Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will sponsor a unique 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 yearís event takes place at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 5130 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, and begins at 9:30 AM.  The activities will include the chapterís annual Young Artistsí Organ Scholarship Audition. 

For more information and registration forms, please call or email Helen Reed, Education Convener (812-476-0673; hsr@evansville.net).  Information and registration forms are also available on our web site: www.evansvilleago.org.


 MAY CHAPTER EVENT

On Monday May 20 the Evansville Chapter of the A.G.O. will hold its annual end-of-season event including dinner, a chapter business meeting and an evening worship service, along with the election and installation of officers for next season. 

The dinner will be at Weinbach's Cafeteria at 6:00 PM, followed by the meeting and Installation service at Neu Chapel on the campus of the University of Evansville beginning at 7:30 PM. Contact Kristin Jones for dinner reservations at 812-867-1883. 


 
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INDIVIDUAL CO-SPONSORS NEEDED FOR PIPEDREAMS

The Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organist is the sponsor of the Pipedreams radio program aired on WNIN every Sunday evening.  The cost to the guild for bringing this program to the Tri-state area has increased recently to $880.00 per year.  Since this is a strain on our chapter's small budget, we are asking members and friends of the guild, and other lovers of organ music, to help us with this cost.  Individuals may make donations to the Evansville Chapter of the AGO as co-sponsors of Pipedreams.  Donors who co-sponsor the program through our chapter will not be mentioned on the air, but will be listed on the Contributions page of our chapter's next membership directory (unless requested otherwise).  You may make checks payable to "Evansville AGO", designated for "Pipedreams",  and send to Jenni Taylor, Treasurer, 924 Nottingham Ct., Evansville, IN 47715.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

It is nearly time again to renew memberships in the Evansville Chapter of the A.G.O.  This year we will actually begin the renewal process about a month earlier than in the past, in order to complete our membership list by the summer deadlines requested by the national guild offices.  Look for membership information to arrive in your mail sometime in April and please respond as promptly as possible. 

NEW MEMBERS NEEDED

We know that there are organists and music lovers in general who would enjoy and benefit from what our guild has to offer, if we can just establish contact with them and let them know about us.  Please mention the guild to people you know who might be interested.  We are also establishing a membership committee to help build guild membership. Please give us names of potential members that we can contact.  You can send names to Neal Biggers, Dean, at (812) 424-7382 or nealbiggers@yahoo.com
 

THE EVANSVILLE CHAPTER OF THE A.G.O.
SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR 2002-2003:

Kevin Ellerbusch, Dean
Daniel Wilkinson, Sub-Dean
Kristin Jones, Secretary
Jenni Taylor, Treasurer
Helen Reed, at large (2000-2003)
Carol Grimm, at large (2001-2004)
Dwight Huntley, at-Large (2002-2005)
Janet Doehrmann, Historian
Lynn Renne, Chaplain
Neal Biggers, Immediate Past Dean

Thanks goes to our nominating committee, Margaret Kimberling, Dorothy Bray-Sibert and Dennis Carr.


CHORAL CONCERT 
AT ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC, EVANSVILLE

On Friday, March 15, 2002 at 7:30 p.m., the CANTATE CHOIR from Budapest, Hungary will be performing a concert at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  This concert is FREE and open to the public. As part of the Lenten Music Series at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the concert is made possible by a partnership between the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

CHURCH  MUSIC POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

  • St. Paul's United Church of Christ, German Township.
  • Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ, Evansville, IN.
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Jasper, IN.
  • Paid Choral Section Leader, Bass, St. Paul's Episcoapl, Henderson.
Organist/Harpist available: Ruthann Ritchie, at (812) 490-0453 (Newburgh, Ind.).