APRIL, 2001
American Guild of Organists
Evansville Chapter Newsletter
Evansville AGO Pipe Logo

  Keyboard Kaleidoscope
  First Presbyterian Church
  609 S.E. Second Street
  Evansville, IN
  April 21, 2001


  9:30 Registration
  9:45 Piano Demonstration
  10:15 Small group exploration of piano, clavichord, portativ organ, field organ, virginal, harpsichord
  11:15 Lunch (pizza)
  11:45 Video ("Close Encounters: An Introduction to the Pipe Organ")
  12:00 Demonstration of Fisk pipe organ
  12:30 Scholarship Audition

It is not too late to invite someone to attend the event.  The Registration fee is $10.


Our BACH-A-THON on March 17 was a great day of music making. Those who performed and others who attended and contributed can be very proud of their support for our chapter and the future of the organ.

As of this writing, we have a total income of $850. Here is the list of people who contributed by performing, contributing money, or both. Please consider making a contribution so that your name can be added to the list for future publications. If you have already contributed (cash) and your name is not on the list, please call Jenni Taylor. And thanks again to everyone who contributed time, talent, and treasure.

  Gary Ahrens
  Ron & Bev Attinger
  Sarah Bielish
  Neal Biggers
  Lucille Dague 
  Janet Doehrmann
  Diane Earle
  Kevin Ellerbusch
  Caryn Fraime (student)
  Carol Grimm
  Douglass Korb
  Beverly Lacy
  Rhoda Martin
  Ron Neale
  Joan Neville
  Robert Nicholls
  Kerry Norvell
  Lynn Renne
  Doug Reed
  Helen Reed
  Kirk Rich (student)
  Karen Sandine (student)
  Jenni Taylor
  Luba Tkachuk (student)
  Derick Tormohlen (student)
  Trisha Wallace (student)
  Lucille Werzner 


Hope Nelson has a new address: 2537 Leisure Lane, Evansville IN 47720.

Mary Beth Mowrey's phone number is incorrect in the membership booklet. The correct number is (812) 475-0079.

Kevin Ellersbusch's email address has changed: kmellerbusch@aol.com


April 19 (today!) Eastertide Hymn Festival with University of Evansville Women's Choir and Area Church Choirs, Neu Chapel, 6:00 p.m.

April 22 Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Henderson KY, 5 South Green Street, 3:00 PM, $10.00

April 27 Baroque Coffeehouse: Delectable Sweets and Musical Treats, $ 15 admission, benefit for Patchwork Central. The Meetinghouse, 100 Washington, Evansville IN 47713, 7 to 10 PM. Performers include Helen Skuggedal Reed, harpsichord, Evansville Chamber Singers, Lora Blaylock, Adam Hape, Jill Hemminger, Emily Korb.

April 28 First Presbyterian Church Sacred Arts Concert 

May 5 Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, St. Boniface Church, 420 W Wabash Ave, Evansville IN 47712. 8 PM. Tickets are $10, available in advance from Chorus members or by calling 812-425-5050.


St. Luke Lutheran Church needs an organist.  St. Luke is located at 4200 Epworth Rd. and is an ELCA congregation of  approximately 80 active members. The current organist has resigned effective the end of March. We will need someone who ideally could play for a 5:30 p.m.  Saturday service as well as for a 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. Ability to play the Lutheran liturgy is desireable but not essential, however must be learned.

If it is not possible for one person to play for both services, we would consider employing one individual for Sat. eve. and another person for Sunday. The individual(s) hired will be playing an Allen organ that is about 15 years old. The salary for this position will be based on the individuals skilll and experience.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this position, I would  appreciate you having them contact me either by:

  e-mail: wecnew@aol.com
  telepnone: 853 - 5962 or
  Send resume to: Willam Conklin
  4155 Pine Drive
  Newburgh, IN 47630

Theatre Organ

Jeff Lyons writes..."Who around here plays/knows about theatre organ music? I wish I could find some literature on the style and some music written for the instrument. Other than the Wurlitzer at Vincennes U., is there a theatre organ in or near Evansville? Who would be a good teacher for this?"

Thanks, Jeff Lyons