Sunday, September 23, 2012at
4pm: Guest organ recital by internationally acclaimed organist
David Briggsat First
Presbyterian Church in Evansville. Our chapter will
provide a reception after the concert. If you would be willing
to help with the reception or provide food, please contact Carol
Grimm at email@example.com or 812-471-2743.
Friday, October 19, 2012at 7:30pm: Silent
Film (Phantom of the Opera) with improvised organ accompaniment by
Robert Nicholls at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville.
November 4, 2012 at 3:30pm: Historic Organ Program. Link.MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Renewals for the 2012-2013 season have begun.
A form to print out and mail in with your check can be foundhere. Mailing your form and check now will save
our chapter the cost and work of mailing out forms to you.
You will receive a renewal form in the mail if we don't receive
your renewal soon. If you have questions about membership,
please contact our membership coordinator, Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org
812-477-8339. WIILLIAM BOLCOM COMMISSIONING Our chapter is in the process of
finalizing our contract with William Bolcom's publisher for a
major composition for organ and brass, to be premiered by the
Canadian Brass and Douglas Reed on April 19, 2015 at First
Presbyterian Church in Evansville. If you would like to view
the contract you may do so at this link: http://www.evansvilleago.org/minutes/Bolcom_Commission_agrmt.pdf
Please direct any questions or suggestions you may have about the
contract to Robert Nicholls and/or Neal Biggers right away, as the
Executive Committee hopes to discuss and vote on the contract at its
next meeting on Monday, July 30. ROBERT NICHOLLS WINS NATIONAL INPROVISATION CONTEST Congratulations to Robert Nicholls who was the
winner of the AGO's 2012 National Competition in Organ
Improvisation (NCOI) finals at the national convention in Nashville
in early July. See this informative article in the Evansville
Courier and Press: http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jul/15/churchs-music-director-wins-national-competition/ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO MEET Our Executive Committee will
meet Monday July 30 at 4:30 at East Side Christian Church. From Our
Organ Recital at Mount Saint Joseph
There will be an organ recital
on Wednesday August 1, 2012 given by William Murphy.
Selections to be performed will be works by Buxtehude, Pachelbel,
J.S. Bach and Karg-Elert. Mr. Murphy is a native of
Hawesville, KY and is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s
degree in Piano Performance at Marshall University in WV. He
is an alumnus of Morehead State University where he received a
Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance. He is the Organist
at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington and accompanist for
the West Virginia Symphony Chorus in Charleston, WV. While
at MU, he has collaborated with several voice and instrumental
students for numerous recitals and competitions. In March of
this year, he was chosen as a Finalist for the MU Competition of
Soloists and performed the first movement of the Shostakovich second
Piano Concerto with the MU Orchestra in April.
His current and former teachers include Dr. Henning Vauth, Dr.
Leslie Petteys (MU), Prof. Larry Keenan (MSU), Angela Bruce, Heather
Tiemann Hayden, and Sr. Mary Eileen Howard, OSU.
The performance will take place on Wednesday August 1, 2012 at 6:00
in the evening in the Motherhouse Chapel at Mount St. Joseph, 8001
Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY. For more information please
AGO Region V Fall Officers Retreat & Southern
Indiana Monastery Tour
When: Sunday, October 14th through Tuesday, October 16th,
Where: Monastery Immaculate Conception Ferdinand, Indiana
and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN
Cost: $135.00 double occupancy; $175.00 – single occupancy
All meals included
Accommodations in the Retreat Center of Monastery Immaculate
This started out as an Indiana AGO officers retreat, but with some
interest from Illinois, it has now morphed into an event that is
open to AGO officers in Region V (or really any AGO members from
IF you have never visited the Monastery at Ferdinand and the
Archabbey Church at Saint Meinrad Seminary, you are in for a great
treat. Guest are welcome as well. And if the monastery
fills up, there is the comfort Inn just a very short distance
If you have questions, please feel free to ask.