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Pipe Organ Encounter 2015

Pipe Organ Encounter 2015

Pipe Organ Encounter Excitement is Building! Excitement is building for the Wichita Chapter’s first ever Pipe Organ Encounter which will be held this coming June 14-19 at Wichita State University and around the Wichita area.  Participants will be housed in the new Shocker Hall on the WSU campus and will receive daily organ lessons, activities and classes about the pipe organ, daily recitals and much more. The brochures have gone out, either by e-mail or regular post, so please be watching…

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Family Organ Tour

Family Organ Tour

Sunflower Organ Initiative Family Organ Tour: Sunday, February 22nd Join us for our 2015 Sunflower Organ Initiative Family Organ Tour! Our tour will include four organs, two of them being tracker instruments, one being recently renovated, and one being added to the historical organ list!  These four organs can be found in North Newton and Peabody, Kansas. For carpooling options, please contact Marlene Hallstrom. Schedule: Sunflower Organ Initiative Family Organ Tour North Newton and Peabody Sunday, February 22nd  Christopher Shaw…

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Regional Convention 2015

Regional Convention 2015

Have you registered for the North Central Regional Convention yet? The convention takes place June 22-24 in St. Louis.  Concerts include recitals by Christopher Marks, Thomas Murray, Anna Myeong, Daryl Robinson, a hymn festival by John Behnke, the St. Louis Children’s Choir, the Gateway Ringers of St. Louis, and much more.  Workshops presenters include Barbara Adler, Barbara Harbach, Clifford Hill, Marilyn Schempp, James Thomashower, and more. Register now to take advantage of early bird registration prices through February 28.  The…

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Epiphany Party

Epiphany Party

Don’t forget to join us for our Annual Epiphany Party this Sunday, January 4th.  If you haven’t received an email from Carolyn Chambers regarding what to bring, just bring your favorite dish to share at our potluck. Please RSVP to Pat Walcher by January 2nd. It will be great afternoon to start off the new year. It will begin at 4 PM with a presentation by Barbara Adler, National AGO Councilor for Development and we will have our Epiphany Feast at 5:30.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2015, an exciting year for the Wichita Chapter AGO. Before we know it, we will be celebrating a successful POE and have another program year in the books. But, there are many events to take part in before we get there in this new year! The first thing you will notice is a new newsletter. During the first few months of my new duties as Dean, I have have found that it is very challenging to organize…

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Meet the Executive Committee: Jim Jones

Meet the Executive Committee: Jim Jones

Meet the Executive Committee: Jim Jones Editor (E): What is your current position on the Executive Committee? And how many years have you served on the committee? Jim Jones (J): Class of 2016. First year on the board. E: Do you currently serve as an organist/music director in Wichita? If so, where and how long? And do you have any other jobs? J: Director of Music at St Mary’s RC Cathedral.  34 years.E: What was your educational experience? J: MM from SMU in Dallas. E: In your…

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