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Evansville AGO
September, 2002
Newsletter of the American Guild of Organists 
Evansville, Indiana Chapter
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 27th. 

St. Anthony’s Organ 
Centennial Celebration 

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 more.

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. 

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

September 28th
Vincennes Organ Crawl
Leave Bethel United Church of Christ on North Green River at 10 a.m. 

October 20th
St. Anthony’s Church Organ Centennial Celebration 3 p.m.

November 16
Basic pipe organ maintenance/tuning program 
1 p.m. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Evansville 

January 11
Handbell Clinic and Reading Session, 9:00 a.m. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Evansville

Position Available 

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. 

Dedication Recital

Grace Lutheran Church of Clarksville, TN will be holding a dedication recital for their organ on Sunday, October 13th, 4:00 p.m. The 60 rank organ was purchased from a church in Gainesville, FL. The dedication recital will be performed by Christopher Pardini from the Crystal Cathedral.

Membership additions & changes

Many thanks to our treasurer, Jennifer Taylor, for preparing new membership booklets. New this year in the booklet is the program schedule for the coming year; August 2002 through May 2003. Please put these events on your calendar now. We are happy that there are more names that needed to be added and one change. 

Holt, Tom  H (270)333-2673
1314 N. Grant St. D (270)333-2171
Sturges, KY 42459
E-mail: Holt9483@apex.net
Asst. Organist, First Baptist Churh, Sturges 

Lacy, Beverly  H (812)476-8923
2400 Bayard Park Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
E-mail: lacybeverly@hotmail.com
Organist, Methodist Temple, Evansville 

Nevill, Joan  H (812)425-8081
246 Buena Vista D (812)476-1306
Evansville, IN 47711
Music Director, Methodist Temple, Evansville 

Roser, C. Jeanne H (812)985-3417
10520 Olivia Rd.
Evansville, IN 47712 

Neal Biggers
New position: Holy Name Catholic Church, Henderson, KY
Director of Liturgy and Music
Church phone: (270)826-2906