The American Guild of Organists
Evansville Chapter
Local Programs for 2011-2012
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Trinity United Methodist Church, 2011 Arts in August Series: Andrea Drury, director of choirs at North High School, will present a vocal recital at 3 p.m. Aug. 7. Other performances include Thomas Drury, music director at Trinity, with Thomas Josenhans, clarinet, and Jennifer Wingert, cello, on Aug. 14; Luther Lewis on Aug. 21; and Douglas Reed, professor emeritus of the University of Evansville, on Aug. 28.

August 21, 2011: Organ recital by Carolyn Howard, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Evansville, IN, 2:00 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for the Hope for the Rejected ministry for teenagers.  Music by Bach, Buxtehude, Hakim and Mendelssohn.

September 18, 2011: New organ dedication concert and reception, Mark X. Hatfield, Organist, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Evansville, 6:30 p.m.

October 20, 2011: Dr. Douglas Reed, University Organist, will present Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon on Thursday, October 20, from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. The informal program, dubbed The Last Rose of Summer, will include discussion and performance of a bokay [sic] of musical flowers by a variety of composers: Dudley Buck, Joseph Bonnet, and Johannes Brahms. Special features will include the Waltz of the Flowers and Tip Toe Through the Tulips played on that infamous portable reed organ, the accordion.  Refreshments will be served in Neu Chapel narthex following the free concert.

November 7, 2011: The American Boychoir at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville, 7:00 p.m.

November 17, 2011: Dr. Douglas Reed will perform the last Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon concert of the semester on Thursday, November 17, at 12:15.  A prelude to Thanksgiving and postlude to Reformation Sunday, the 45 minute program will include discussion and performance of two famous Lutheran hymns, Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God) and Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Might Fortress Is Our God) as arranged by J.S. Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Helmut Walcha, and others. Refreshments will be served by the Neu Chapel Society in the Chapel narthex following the program.

November 20, 2011: Concert: "Music for Saints Eternal", with Matthew Vanover, conductor/organist; the choir of First United Methodist Church, Henderson; Neal Biggers, organist; Jordan Knipp and Jessica Vanover, sopranos, and other local musicians, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Henderson at 7pm.  The program includes Faure's Requiem with orchestra, and organ music by Messiaen and Bach.

December 4, 2011: Organ Recital of music for Advent and Christmas, with Robert Nicholls, organist; Dupre's "The World Awaiting the Savior," and all nine meditations from Messiaen's "La nativite du Seigneur; 4pm at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville.

March 18, 2012 | 4:00 P.M. | Wheeler Concert Hall
Faculty Recital, Douglas Reed, Organ and Harpsichord

April 1, 2012 | 4:00 P.M. | Neu Chapel
Tinker Memorial Concert

Events connected with First United Methodist Church, Henderson KY:

— 10:45 a.m., March 11, 2012: First Singers Octet to present Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass." First United Methodist Church’s recently established eight-voice vocal ensemble, First Singers, will present Joseph Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” at First UMC as a part of their worship service. The vocal group will be accompanied by the organ and small string ensemble.

— 7 p.m, March 12, 2012: The Air Force Band of Flight’s Huffman Prairie woodwind quintet will present a free concert of various styles and genres of music.  The Huffman Prairie woodwind quintet is one of four classical chamber ensembles within the Air Force Band of Flight.  First United Methodist Church is proud to partner with the Henderson Area Arts Alliance to bring this ensemble to Henderson.

— 10 a.m., April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday): FUMC Cantata Choir to present Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” First United Methodist Church’s Cantata Choir will present Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major,” accompanied by orchestra, as a part of the Sunday morning Easter Service. All are welcome and warmly invited.

— 3 p.m., April 15, 2012: Sacred Concert at Mount St. Joseph, Maple Mount, KY. First United Methodist Church will present a concert of sacred music at the Chapel of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph in Maple Mount, KY (Daviess County). The concert will feature the First Singers Octet singing Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” and the First UMC Cantata Choir singing Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major.”  The Mount St. Joseph chapel is renown for its impeccable acoustic and fantastic Taylor and Boody pipe organ.

For more information, contact Matthew Vanover, Director of Music Ministries, at 270.827.9831 or

The Executive Committee generally (but not always) meets on the first Monday of each month at Eastside Christian Church, Weinbach at Bayard Park, at 5:30pm.  Chapter members are welcome to attend a meeting to share ideas, suggestions, or concerns with our chapter's officers. 

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