April, 2003Newsletter of the American Guild of Organists
Evansville, Indiana Chapter
Upcoming Community Events
Sunday, April 27 4:00 p.m.
University of Evansville
Wheeler Concert Hall
Sunday, April 27 7:00 p.m.
USI Concert Choir
Old North UMC Choir
Bethlehem UCC Choir
Old North United Methodist
Stringtown Road, Evansville
Sunday, May 11
Mother's Day Concert
Dr. Eulalie Wilson &
Mark X. Hatfield
St. John's East UCC
Sunday, May 18 1:30 p.m.
Trinity United Church of Christ
505 Mulberry St.
Mt. Vernon, IN
Make your reservations now for.....
"THE BIG EVENT"
Monday, May 5th
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
5130 Lincoln Ave.
6:00 p.m. Social Time
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Business Meeting/Officer Elections 7:30 p.m. 2003 Mamie
Audition for Young Organists
8:00 p.m. Installation of Officers
Menu: chicken breast, potato casserole, green beans, and cranberry
$10 per person; RSVP to Carol Grimm by April 30 at
812-471-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Music Festival Great Success
A special series of Sacred Music events took place on March 23-25.
The events were co-sponsored by the University of Evansville Music
Department, Sacred Music Area and the Evansville and University of
Evansville chapters of the American Guild of Organists.
This series began with a service of Lenten readings, hymns, and
poetry on Sunday, March 23, in the Ursuline Sisters Motherhouse Chapel,
Maple Mount, Kentucky. Evansville AGO members participating were Neal
Biggers, Dwight Huntley, Douglas O'Neill, Douglas Reed, and Barbara
Waite. Several University of Evansville students also played hymns. The
choirs of St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville; Holy Name Catholic Church,
Henderson; and St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Jasper; provided support
for the hymn singing. The service was very well attended and many of
those in attendance remarked how meaningful they found the service to be.
On Monday, March 24, Dr. Rudy Zuiderveld, organ professor at
Illinois College, performed an exciting concert on the Taylor and Boody
organ in the Usuline Sisters Motherhouse Chapel. The program included
music with an Italian Connection as well as recent Dutch and American
Despite a chilly, rainy evening, a large crowd heard Dr. Douglas
Reed perform an impressive organ recital in Neu Chapel on Tuesday. The
program included music by Widor, Sowerby, Bach, Messiaen, and Bolcom.
Helen Reed To Give Concert
Long-time Evansville AGO member, Helen Skuggedal Reed, will give a free
harpsichord concert on Sunday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler
Concert Hall at the University of Evansville. The program will include a
wide variety of music written for harpsichord from the 16th century to the
present. Ms. Reed will give the first public performance of "Suite
Trouveres" which she commissioned last year from distinguished composer
and Evansville native Richard Faith. For more information, you can
contact Ms. Reed at 812-476-0673.
The Kallenbach Concert Series presents
A Mother's Day Concert of Two
Dr. Eulalie Wilson & Mark X. Hatfield
Mother's Day Afternoon
May 11, 2003
St. John's East United Church of Christ
7000 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville 812-473-0668
Pipe Organ For Sale
The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church , 333 Jefferson St.,
Evansville, will be closing at the end of this year and they would like to sell
their pipe organ. Detailed specifications are available from the
church office. The 2 manual and pedal organ is in excellent condition. For
more information, please contact Rev. Tim Suernam at 812-424-8213.
Church Music Positions Available
The Presbyterian Church in Henderson, Kentucky, has a position for
part-time choral director available. The position could be interim or
permanent and requires participation in a Wednesday evening rehearsal and
one Sunday morning worship service. Send resume with references to:
Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1016, Henderson, KY 42419-1016.
St. Clement Catholic Church in Boonville, Indiana, is looking for a
part-time music minister. The position includes directing the adult
choir, planning music for weekend liturgies, and scheduling and practicing
with cantors. They would like for this person to be able to play the
organ and/or keyboard and coordinate with other instruments occasionally.
Membership in the Catholic Church is desirable. If interested, send
resume or call Father Lowell Will, St. Clement Catholic Church, 422 E.
Sycamore St., Boonville, IN 47601. Phone (812) 897-2631
Daniel Wilkinson of Madisonville, Ky., recently began serving as
organist First Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, Ky. He formerly served
as Music Director and First United Methodist Church in Central City, Ky.