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Pre-Concert Dinner

Pre-Concert Dinner

Chapter members, friends, and guests are invited to join for dinner at Sweet Basil, 2424 N. Woodlawn, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The dinner will precede the Rie Bloomfield Organ Recital of artist Renee Anne Louprette at Weidemann Hall on the campus of Wichita State University at 7:30 p.m..  Reservations for dinner must be emailed to Annette Lindal by Friday, November 9

Jeff Patry Recital

Jeff Patry Recital

Sunday, Nov. 4, 3:00 PM Emanuel Lutheran Church, 140 E. 30th Ave, Hutchinson Join Emanuel Lutheran as they celebrate 25 years of the Casavant organ with organist Jeffery Patry. A reception to follow. Jeffrey A. Patry is currently the Director of Sacred Music and Organist at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale, MN.  A native of Hutchinson, KS; Jeffrey’s early organ study was with Mrs. Shirley Brandyberry.  Jeffrey graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.M. in Organ Performance studying under…

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Hymn Festival

Hymn Festival

Organist Christopher Shaw will present a festival of Harvest, Praise, and Thanksgiving. The program will include hymn settings found in the November and Autumn publications by Augsburg and the Autumn Festivals publication by Oxford. Christopher Shawis a graduate of Bethel College and Wichita State University, holding a bachelor’s degree in organ performance and a master’s degree in music education with an emphasis in choral conducting.  Shaw is currently the Choral Director at Goddard High School. In addition to teaching, Shaw is the staff organist at Plymouth Congregational…

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Kathy’s October Message

Kathy’s October Message

Dear Chapter Members and Friends:      Our October program is “An Autumn Festival” on Sunday, October 14 at 4 p.m.  Please join us at Hillside Christian Church. Christopher Shaw has prepared a program of inspiring hymn settings and readings.  We look forward to meeting church members as well.      Several of our young organists are pictured with Seth Bott in the September 2018  issue of “The American Organist”. We appreciated the Master Class and Recital presented by Seth…

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Job Opening!

Job Opening!

Woodlawn United Methodist Church of Derby, Kansas, has an immediate opening for Organist.  Duties include playing for two worship services each Sunday mornings.  There is also an optional opportunity to accompany the chancel choir each week, including rehearsals on Wednesdays.  Contact Lance Carrithers, at LanceC@WoodlawnUMC.net for more information, or phone him at  316-347-5506.

AGO National Organ Pedagogy Conference at the University of Kansas

AGO National Organ Pedagogy Conference at the University of Kansas

From October 18-21, 2017, the AGO National Organ Pedagogy Conference will be held at the University of Kansas. The title of the conference is “Organ and Improvisation Study in the French Conservatory System.” This event will bring together an unprecedented collection of world-renowned French organists and scholars to play, teach, and lecture at the University of Kansas. Master classes in organ literature will all be taught simultaneously by two teachers: the master class schedule is as follows: French Classic: Michel…

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Public Concerts at the AGO National Pedagogy Conference at KU

Public Concerts at the AGO National Pedagogy Conference at KU

In addition to conference registrants, a limited number of concert tickets are available to the public. Ticketing is being handled through the Lied Center Ticket Office, 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu. The concert schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8:00 p.m. This is a special concert. Please consider re-arranging your Wednesday night choir rehearsal this week so that you can attend. All five organists will participate along with the nationally known chant choir from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary…

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Upcoming Events 2018

Upcoming Events 2018

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS: “Rising Stars,  A Recital of Young Organists” Sunday, March 4, 2018                                       4:00 p.m. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Rd., Wichita   A recital showcasing the recipients of the 2017 Wichita AGO Student Organ Scholarships.     **** Submissions for the Newsletter must be received by the 20th of each month. Submit them to agowichita@gmail.com

Hesston College Andover Organ Series

Hesston College Andover Organ Series

Hesston College Andover Organ Series Submitted by Ken Rodgers Hesston College will have its inaugural season of the Andover Organ Series this spring. The Andover organ was installed in February 2008. Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 pm Emmanuel Arakelian, Paris, France. Organist in residence at St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana. Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 pm Kevin J Vaughn, Professor of Organ, Goshen College, Goshen, IN. Concerts are on the Andover Organ at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS. Free admission. Watch for further details…

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Rie Bloomfield Organ Day

Rie Bloomfield Organ Day

We will have the immense pleasure of welcoming a second time the renowned French organ-builder, Bertrand Cattiaux, who was here 2 years ago.  This time he will talk about the great organ at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, its history and what changes have come about and which ones are coming in the future.  We will hear him speak as well as hear and see the organ through his recordings and slides. This is a very popular subject, so please…

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January Jubilee

January Jubilee

January Jubilee Wichita 2017: Submitted by Christopher Shaw, January Jubilee ChairDo you need some fresh ideas after many years of playing for church? Are you a pianist or beginning organist, and you just need to know what all of those knobs do? Has your choir been singing the same anthems year after year? Does your church have a set of handbells and you need to know how to use them? Do you want more playing techniques? Would you like more…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to our members and friends of the Wichita Chapter AGO. We have a lot of great events remaining in our 2016-17 program year. Hopefully you plan to join us this Sunday, January 8th for our annual Epiphany Party and a student recital. Reservations for dinner are requested. Details below. January 28th is a be day for our chapter, as we host a January Jubilee, sponsored by the national AGO. This one-day workshop is geared towards members and…

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