|Let’s Go Crawl Around in Vincennes
On September 28th, we’ll be crawling around in downtown Vincennes. No,
you won’t need knee pads, but you might want to bring some music and your
organ shoes. We will leave Bethel United Church of Christ, 3029 N Green
River Rd., in Evansville at 10 a.m. to carpool to Vincennes. If you would
like to meet us somewhere along the way that is more convenient for you,
please let Kevin know when you call to make your reservations. As soon
as we arrive we’ll have lunch (most important things first!) at Pea-fections
restaurant in downtown Vincennes (their desserts are to die for). After
lunch, Mike Julian, organist at First Christian Church, has agreed to host
us at his church to see and hear the 1981 Taylor and Boody organ. The sanctuary
was designed around the organ, both architecturally and acoustically.
When we are finished there, we will head on over to St. James Episcopal
Church where Donna Wall-Klein, the church organist, will host us for a
tour of the 1887 Steere and Turner organ. Since lunch reservations will
need to be made, please call Kevin at 475-7972 to RSVP by Friday, September
St. Anthony’s Organ
The Evansville AGO chapter will be doing a members recital at St. Anthony’s
Catholic Church on First Avenue in Evansville, to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the pipe organ that graces their sanctuary. This event will take place
on Sunday afternoon, October 20th at 3 p.m.
Also, Helen Reed is heading-up the effort to get the organ registered
as a historical instrument with the Organ Historical Society. If all goes
well, we will be able to present the church with an official plaque that
can be placed on or near the organ to acknowledge its importance to the
church and the community.
This is not only a very important event for St. Anthony’s and our chapter,
but to the tri-state area. Please help us advertise this event by putting
it in your church newsletter, bulletin, etc., and then support it by coming
to be a part of history.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About
Pipe Organs But Were Afraid to Ask : 101
Have we got a deal for you? On Saturday, November 16th, John Schwandt,
professor at Indiana University School of Music, will be at Eastminster
Presbyterian Church in Evansville for a 3 hour session on pipe organ maintenance,
tuning, selecting a technician and evaluating the work done, plus much
Because of the cost of presenting this program and the great benefit
it we feel it will be to you, the executive committee has decided to charge
a small fee. The charge will $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Is
that a deal or what? (You could go to IU and take John’s course for several
hundred dollars.) What’s even better is that everyone is invited! We’ll
see you there.
Vincennes Organ Crawl
Leave Bethel United Church of Christ on North Green River at 10 a.m.
St. Anthony’s Church Organ Centennial Celebration 3 p.m.
Basic pipe organ maintenance/tuning program
1 p.m. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Evansville
Handbell Clinic and Reading Session, 9:00 a.m. St. Paul’s United Church
of Christ, Evansville
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Evansville has openings for
an organist and choir director. These positions can be combined or separate.
For more information, please call Pastor Dan Schrader at 421-8211 or 422-8023.