Evansville AGO Chapter Programs for Fall 2006-Spring 2007
- September 11 (Monday) Dinner meeting, St. Lucas United Church of Christ, Evansville, 6:30 p.m.
- October 1: World Communion Psalm Festival, First Presbyterian Church, 609 S.E. Second St., Evansville, 4:00 p.m.
- November 12: Milton Z. Tinker Memorial Concert, St. John United Church of Christ, 314 Market St., Evansville, 4:00 p.m.
- February 19, 2007: Pedals Pipes and Pizza, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. (Application Form)
- March 18: David Briggs organ concert at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville at 4pm; and Improvisation Workshop rescheduled for Monday morning March 19 at First Presbyterian Church (10 or 10:30--call church to confirm). (David Briggs website)
- April 14, Young Organists Competition (Click here for more information)
- April 15: Diane Belcher Organ Concert, Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg IN, 4:00 p.m. (Diane Belcher website)
- May 7, 2007: Annual May Chapter Social, Dinner, Election and Installation of Officers, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Evansville. (Details below)
September 11 Meeting: “The Last Rose of Summer” Dinner Meeting at St. Lucas United Church of Christ, Evansville
The Evansville AGO chapter and invited guests will meet on Monday evening, September 11 at St. Lucas UCC, 33 West Virginia St., Evansville. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the meal will be $10. Please call or e-mail Kathy Herdel with your dinner registration by Wed., Sept 6: 270-826-2625; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following dinner, our program will feature brief reports (“What I Did on My Summer Vacation”) from guild members. So far we have reports on national conventions of the AGO (Chicago), the RCCO (Halifax, Nova Scotia), the Organ Historical Society (Saratoga Springs, NY), the Hymn Society of America, and more. If you would like to make a report, please call or email Doug Reed (812-488-2877; email@example.com).
After the reports, we will move into the sanctuary for the musical portion
of the program. Several members will perform, and there will be time
for everyone to try the organ.
During the summer, Joseph Choi, Tom Drury, Mark Hatfield, Robert Nicholls, and Doug Reed have been creating a service of Psalm singing for World Communion Sunday, October 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 609 S.E. Second Street, Evansville, at 4:00 p.m. As many choirs as possible will gather (3:00 p.m. rehearsal) to participate in this special event co-sponsored by the Indiana Choral Directors Association. The emphasis will be on unison Psalm so as to make it possible for anyone and any choir to participate. This will be a prime opportunity for your choir—no matter how small or large—to experience the sheer joy of singing with a large group of energetic singers! This will be a service of worship with no spotlight on a particular choir.
Music packets will be sent out to choir directors well in advance for
preparation. If your choir would like to participate in this special service,
please contact Joseph Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will send you the service
Psalms and hymns.
On Sunday, November 12, the Evansville AGO will hold a concert at St. John UCC, 314 Market St., to celebrate the principal founder of Evansville’s music heritage, Professor Milton Z. Tinker. The program will be dedicated mostly to music for organ and instruments (or voice). If you would like to perform, please write or call Doug Reed (488-2877 or email@example.com).
Milton Z. Tinker was the first music teacher in the city, directed the choir of Walnut St. Presbyterian Church for many years, and established a strong music education curriculum in the city’s schools. The official dedication of the new Evansville Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Coliseum on Easter Sunday, 1917, kicked off a weeklong “Fanfaranade” to raise money for a pipe organ for the Coliseum in memory of Milton Z. Tinker. Dozens of community organizations and hundreds of school children participated.
In 1919, the city of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, and Evansville College pooled resources to purchase the 4-manual Möller pipe organ that had been built for the Methodist Centenary celebration in Columbus, Ohio. The organ, although in need of much repair, still resides in the Coliseum.
Watch for more details on this special program scheduled for November
DAVID BRIGGS, internationally-acclaimed performer and improviser, will
IMPROVISATION MASTER-CLASS at First Presbyterian Church, 609 S.E. Second Street, Evansville, on Friday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE.
The event is sponsored in cooperation between the University of Evansville Organ Series and First Presbyterian Church.
For more information, please call/email:
Dr. Douglas Reed
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