|Newsletter of the American Guild of Organists
Evansville, Indiana Chapter
ORGAN TOUR AND SCHNITZEL
Join us on Saturday November
19th as we visit the organs and have lunch
in the following places:
From 11:30-12:30 EST
Salem United Church of Christ
416 N Main Street
Huntingburg, IN 47542
Lunch from 12:45-1:45
393 E 3rd Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546
From 2:00-3:00 EST
St Joseph Church
1020 Kundek Street
Jasper, IN 47546
Sisters of St. Benedict
Convent Immaculate Conception
802 E 10th Street
Ferdinand, IN 47532
Another highlight on this day is the Christkindlmarkt in Ferdinand, which will be going on when we do our organ trip to Dubois County. To find out more about it visit:
Feel free to come earlier or stay later to enjoy the Christkindlmarkt, but be sure to join us for the Organ Tour and Schnitzel.
Please RSVP to Tricia Clark email@example.com or 812-490-3538 so that we may let Schnitzelbank Restaurant know how many of us will be having lunch.
For those who would like to carpool, we are meeting at 9:15 CST at:
Bethel United Church of Christ
3029 N Green River Road
Evansville, IN 47630
We will be leaving promptly at 9:30 CST.
Membership directories were mailed out in early October to all current members. If you have not received a directory that probably means you have not yet renewed your membership.
If you have questions about your membership status, please contact Jenni Taylor at 473-1907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two memberships were received after the directory was printed. Please add this information to your directory.
7824 Margaret Circle
Evansville, IN 47714
4588 Moray Dr.
Newburgh, IN 47630
REPORT ON RECENT CHAPTER EVENTS:
For our September “Last Rose of Summer Social,” 26 of us had a delicious pork barbeque and potluck at the lovely setting of St. Margaret’s Chapel in Henderson, KY. We were treated to computer slide shows and talks of global summer vacations. Margaret Kimberling shared her trip that the Evansville Children’s Choir took to England. Helen Reed exuded her excitement about attending the AGO Regional Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Neal Biggers shared his trip that included organs of the Netherlands. Zach Guenzel enlightened us about the University of Evansville’s British Cathedrals course. Dr. Douglas Reed spoke of his recording experience of “De Spiritum” by William Albright at the University of Michigan.
In October, 20 people were at the Church Music Workshop held at the University of Evansville. Wayne Peterson, FAGO from Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Wayne, IN gave two workshops on organ skills at Neu Chapel. Daniel Craig, Professor and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Southern Indiana shared Choral Repertoire. Kristin Jones, Chancel Choir Director and Children’s Choir Coordinator from Aldersgate United Methodist Church gave a workshop on
Children’s Choral Programs. Dr. Douglas Reed gave a session
on “New Hymns.”
COUNTDOWN TO CHICAGO!
We hope you can join us in magnificent Chicago! We now want to begin to tantalize you with some of the incredible musical opportunities that await you in the Windy City! For many years acclaimed as one of the great choirs on the planet, hear the SWEDISH RADIO CHOIR in breathtaking acoustics! Enjoy mother/son, piano/organ duo JEANNINE and ALAN MORRISON in recital in addition to our resident virtuoso DAVID SCHRADER! Many, many more exciting details to come! One-step registration begins December 1 and early registration closes January 31. ChicAGO 2006 is offering full on line registration. Check out our Web site at <www.agohq.org/2006> or find the forms in your upcoming issue of The American Organist Magazine. See you in Chicago!
Dennis E. Northway, Ch.M.
2006 ChicAGO Convention
ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE DATABASE OF PIPE ORGANS
NEW YORK CITY—The American Guild of Organists (AGO) has received news of a comprehensive new source of information about the King of Instruments: the Organ Historical Society (OHS) Pipe Organ Database. The database is the most recent manifestation of a practice of cataloging pipe organs that began when the OHS was formed a half-century ago. It is quickly becoming the world's greatest single repository of organ stoplists and descriptions, providing comprehensive data for organ scholars and aficionados, alike.
The OHS Pipe Organ Database, sponsored by Birmingham–Southern College, opened to the public in May 2005. It currently documents nearly 20,000 organs located in the United States or built by North American organbuilders. The database can be accessed from the OHS home page, <www.organsociety.org>. Users can search for instruments based upon a variety of parameters: geographic location, builder, and date of completion. Members and friends of the AGO are encouraged to contribute information to the database by submitting additions and updates. Full participation by the organ playing and organbuilding communities will ensure that this database will become the largest and most valuable on-line organ resource in the world.
Contact: F. Anthony Thurman 212-870-2310, <email@example.com>
November 13, 2005 at 3:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
2300 Washington Avenue
November 20, 2005 at 2:30 PM
Luba Tkachuk, Senior Recital
University of Evansville