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EVANSVILLE AGO ORGAN CRAWL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Hear, explore and play two large new instruments and one historic instrument, and enjoy a delicious German meal, on our organ crawl next Saturday.  Here is the schedule:
 

  • 12:00 Noon: Lunch at the Schnitzelbank in Jasper
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: St. Joseph, Jasper (1995 Holtkamp)
  • 3:30-4:30 PM: St. Meinrad Archabbey, Organ (1997 Goulding & Wood)
  • 5:00-5:45 PM: Vespers service with the monks at St. Meinrad
  • 6:45-7:45 PM: St. Boniface, Fulda, (1898 Gieseke)


For more information on the event or car-pooling, or to make lunch reservations, call Kristin Jones at (812) 867-1883 by Wednesday September 12. If you drive, directions to the Schnitzelbank are: from I-64, take exit 63, highway 162 (which is the Ferdinand/Holiday World exit). Go 11 miles north, & the restaurant is on 
the right as you enter Jasper.

 

IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 
3:00-4:30 P.M.

John Schwandt, winner of the 1998 AGO National Competition, will lead this introductory workshop on improvisation for organists.  This workshop is sponsored by our guild and is connected with the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the installation of the Fisk Organ at First Presbyterian Church Evansville, and will be held at First Presbyterian.  (See calendar for other related events.)  Contact Robert Nicholls for more information, at (812) 423-6297.

SEASONAL ORGAN MUSIC 
DINNER AND PRESENTATION
NOVEMBER 19

Members of our guild will present resources and demonstrations of accessable organ music for use during special seasons of the liturgical year.  The program will begin at 7:30 P.M., preceeded by diner at 6:00 P.M., at St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Eastside.  Contact Kevin Ellerbusch at (812) 475-7972 (home) or 853-2946 (church) for more information and dinner reservations.

LOOKING AHEAD:
CHORAL READING SESSION
MONDAY, JANUARY 14

Joan Nevill will lead this event for AGO members and other local choir directors at the Methodist Temple in Evansville.  Mark your calendars; more information later.

POSITION AVAILABLE

Choral Section Leader needed, a soprano, for the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Henderson, KY.  Sunday morning rehearsal and service.  $35.00 per Sunday.  Contact Neal Biggers at (812) 424-7382.
 


 
 
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812-424-7382
 
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OTHER RELATED COMMUNITY EVENTS
ORGAN CONCERT
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11

Douglas OíNeill, Visiting Professor and University Organist at the University of Evansville, will present a recital on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 in Wheeler Concert Hall at the University of Evansville.  Doug is a alumnus of U.E. and served as organist at St. Markís Lutheran Church.  He holds an M.A. from the University of Iowa and is currently completing the DMA in Church Music at the University of Kansas.  He is a two-time winner of the Greater Kansas City AGO Young Artists Competition, and in 1999 he was awarded First Prize at the Dublin International Organ Competition in Dublin, Ireland.  However, his first award as an organist was from our own Evansville AGO chapter as a high school student.  His program will consist of works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Weckmann, Rogg, Swayne, Locklair, and Dupré.

CHOIR OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE
OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12

The world renowned Choir of Gonville and Caius (pronounced "Keys"), directed by Geoffrey Webber, will present a varied program of sacred and secular choral music at First Presbyterian Church of Evansville at 7:00 P.M.  This program is part of the First Presbyterian Church Sacred Arts Series.

HARPSICHORD CONCERT 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30

Helen Reed will give a concert of harpsichord music by J. J. Froberger, J. S. Bach, and others on Sunday afternoon, September 30 at 3:00 PM. Location: sanctuary, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 5501 Washington, Evansville. The concert is part of an all-day event at the church on the theme, "Evangelism and the Arts." For more information, call Helen Reed (812-476-0673) or Susan Clayton at the church (812-476-3355, epc@evansville.net).

C.B. FISK ORGAN ANNIVERSARY 
OCTOBER 20-21

John Schwandt will present a concert at 7:00 P.M.at First Presbyterian Church of Evansville and will accompany a Hymn Festival on Sunday morning, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. Contact Robert Nicholls at (812) 423-6297 for more information.

THE ORGANS OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Robert Nicholls and Helen Reed will present a concert featuring the two organs at First Presbyterian: the 29-stop C.B. Fisk Opus 98 and the 4-stop Brunzema Kistenorgel.  Contact Robert Nicholls (above) for more information.