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In This Issue... CHAPTER NEWS 1 DEAN’S MESSAGE 2 CRESCENDO STAFF INFORMATION 2 REGISTRAR’S CORNER 3 EDUCATION COMMITTEE 3 PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER AGO: 3 Offices and Committees Directory CHAPTER EVENTS 2015/2016 4 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 5 POSITIONS AVAILABLE 7 WHERE AM I? 9 OHS IN PHILADELPHIA 10 SUNDAY SUBSTITUTES 11 OTHER SUBSTITUTES 12 CHAPTER HISTORY 13 TUESDAY NOON RECITALS 14 TALE PIPES 15 Newsletter of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 9 The deadline for the next issue is May 1, 2016 Philadelphia AGO Annual Chapter Gathering Sunday, May 22 4:00-8:00 PM The Abbott Farm 975 Hillsdale Road West Chester, 19382 W e're throwing a party - for YOU - to celebrate this past season, and look ahead to the season to come The Abbott barn is a beautiful, spacious, reno- vated barn in West Chester, where we will enjoy food, live music, and wine from Kreutz Creek Winery, a local vintner. During our celebration you'll have plenty of time to catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues, and much more. We will hold the annual meeting of the Chapter (required in our bylaws), recognize our newly- elected Executive Committee members, and get a preview of the season that is coming, including exciting summer events for Chapter members. Cost per person is $40.00, which will go towards the food and entertainment. This promises to be a relaxing and fun evening. (The Abbott's barn is comfortable and has plenty of seating, but does require some walking and stair-climbing. If you need assistance, please let Rae Ann Anderson or Marcia Sommers know before the 22nd). DON’T FORGET Please make sure to postmark your ballots by April 30 to elect our next team to join Executive Committee!

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In This Issue...

CHAPTER NEWS 1

DEAN’S MESSAGE 2

CRESCENDO STAFF INFORMATION 2

REGISTRAR’S CORNER 3

EDUCATION COMMITTEE 3

PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER AGO: 3Offices and Committees Directory

CHAPTER EVENTS 2015/2016 4

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 5

POSITIONS AVAILABLE 7

WHERE AM I? 9

OHS IN PHILADELPHIA 10

SUNDAY SUBSTITUTES 11

OTHER SUBSTITUTES 12

CHAPTER HISTORY 13

TUESDAY NOON RECITALS 14

TALE PIPES 15

Newsletter of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 9

The deadline for the next issue is May 1, 2016

Philadelphia AGO Annual Chapter Gathering

Sunday, May 224:00-8:00 PM

The Abbott Farm975 Hillsdale Road

West Chester, 19382

We're throwing a party - for YOU - tocelebrate this past season, and lookahead to the season to come

The Abbott barn is a beautiful, spacious, reno-vated barn in West Chester, where we will enjoyfood, live music, and wine from Kreutz CreekWinery, a local vintner. During our celebrationyou'll have plenty of time to catch up with oldfriends, meet new colleagues, and much more.We will hold the annual meeting of the Chapter(required in our bylaws), recognize our newly-elected Executive Committee members, and geta preview of the season that is coming, includingexciting summer events for Chapter members.Cost per person is $40.00, which will go towardsthe food and entertainment. This promises to bea relaxing and fun evening.

(The Abbott's barn is comfortable and has plentyof seating, but does require some walking andstair-climbing. If you need assistance, please letRae Ann Anderson or Marcia Sommers know

before the 22nd).

DON’T FORGETPlease make sure to postmark your ballots by April 30 to elect

our next team to join Executive Committee!

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 92CRESCENDO, the officialbulletin of the Philadelphia Chapter of theAmerican Guild of Organists, is publishedmonthly, September through June. All material

for publication must reach the Editor by the

1st day of the month preceding the date of

issue,.eg. November 1 for the December issue.This must be type written and e-mailed (text sup-plied in an attachment). Crescendo reservesthe right to make editorial changes and toshorten articles to fit space limitations. Articles inCrescendo reflect the views of the writers andnot necessarily those of the Guild. All advertisingmust be arranged through the AdvertisingManager. Crescendo season and professionalcard advertising automatically renew for eachsuccessive volume, unless we receive notifica-tion of cancellation of the advertising.

Advertising Rates

Camera-ready: One-Time Season

Eighth page: $50 $400(3.6”w x 2.0”h)

Quarter page: $75 $600(7.5”w x 2.0”h or3.6”w x 4.4”h)

Half page: $100 $800( 7.5”w x 4.4”h or3.6”w x 9.2”h)

Full page: $150 $1200(7.5”w x 9.2”h)

Professional card: - $60 (full season, members only)

Camera-ready art only accepted according tostated deadlines.

Editorial Board

CRESCENDO

Mary Elizabeth Campbell, CAGO, Editor484-995-6110 [email protected]

Karen Fallows & Tom Lever, Publishers215-822-6762 215-855-0287

Katherine Reier, Circulation Coordinator215-517-4160

Calendar of Events

Kathleen Scheide, [email protected]

Positions Available

Fran Treisbach, [email protected]

AdvertisingMary Elizabeth Campbell, Coordinator484-995-6110 [email protected]

Visit our website at www.AGOPhila.org

• • • David Furniss

Summer inPhiladelphia!

The spotlight is on Philadelphia this summer! Themonth of June is filled with events of interest to theinternational organ community. And we, the localorgan community in Philadelphia, are at the center of itall!

Philadelphia is the proud home to an incredible wealth of world-renownedpipe organs. Among these are the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at theKimmel Center, the Wanamaker Organ in Macy’s Department Store, theLongwood Organ at Longwood Gardens, the Skinner organ in theChapel at Girard College, the Austin Organ at Irvine Auditorium on theUniversity of Pennsylvania campus, as well as numerous significant organs inchurches throughout the area. All of these organs will be featured in June’sfull schedule of organ events.

Beginning on Saturday, June 4, Friends of the Wanamaker Organ will hostthe annual Wanamaker Organ Day, offering many opportunities throughoutthe day to hear this unique and marvelous instrument. Of special interest isthe after-hours evening concert, providing those attending the rare experi-ence of hearing the organ without the hustle and bustle of commerce.wanamakerorgan.com

On Saturday, June 11, we celebrate the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ inVerizon Hall with Kimmel Center Organ Day. A collaboration between theKimmel Center and the Philadelphia AGO Chapter, with support from theFred J. Cooper Restoration Fund, this day offers several hours of opportuni-ties to hear the largest mechanical action concert hall organ in the UnitedStates in a variety of roles – solo, ensemble, accompaniment to voices andfilms, etc. kimmelcenter.org/pdp-pages/201516/free-at-kimmel/6th-annual-fred-j-cooper-memorial-organ-day

In mid-June the world comes to Longwood Gardens for the 2016 LongwoodGardens International Organ Competition. Semi-final rounds and final roundsare scheduled for the 14th, 15th, and 18th. The ten competitors come fromthe United States, France, Australia, and New Zealand. On the two daysbetween rounds of competition, organ crawls are scheduled, giving the oppor-tunity to explore some area instruments. longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/international-organ-competition

At the end of June, the Organ Historical Society comes to Philadelphia for itsNational Convention, June 26 to July 2. A number of local organs will be fea-tured in concert throughout that week, including the famed Skinner organ inthe Chapel at Girard College and the Austin organ at Irvine Auditorium.www.organsociety.org/2016

And just in case all of these events are not enough, you could squeeze in anescape to Houston for the National AGO Convention June 19 to 23! agohouston2016.com

As members of the Philadelphia AGO Chapter, I hope you are all burstingwith pride at what our city has to offer. This is truly a destination city fororgan lovers this summer, and I hope that you, as the local organ community,will find the time to take in some of these events.

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 93PHILADELPHIA CHAPTERAMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS

ELECTED OFFICERS

DeanDavid Furniss 215-699-6374

[email protected] Sommers 484-340-2204

[email protected] Marshall 267-283-8019

[email protected] deJ. Ellis 610-896-6189

[email protected] Committee

TERM ENDiNG 2016 Grete ingalls, CAGO 215-310-0526Charles Glandorf 610-416-1055Elaine Sonnenberg 419-980-0035 Gordon Turk 610-964-1808

TERM ENDiNG 2017Paul Fejko 609-462-9000Sándor Kádár, FAGO 609-540-6548Wesley Parrott 215-732-6732Andrew Senn 267-207-1494

TERM ENDiNG 2018Doris Dabrowski, SPC 215-387-6635Edward Landin 717-471-7979Kathleen Moyer 610-642-1975James Robb 215-329-4793

APPOINTED LEADERSHIP

Chapter ChaplainRev. Bruce Thorsen 215-230-3980

[email protected] PhotographerJohn McEnerney 215-794-7388

Communications CoordinatorAndrew Senn 267-207-1494

[email protected] Committee ChairAlan Morrison 215-735-8259

[email protected] Committee ChairJeff Fowler 610-764-1524

[email protected] CoordinatorSandor Kadar, FAGO 609-540-6548

[email protected] J. Cooper Organ Day CoordinatorTim Evers 610-688-8700x227

Historian / ArchivistRae Ann Anderson 215-884-4921Jeff Fowler 610-764-1524

[email protected] Jumpstart CoordinatorEthel Geist, CAGO 215-529-1603

[email protected] Committee ChairEdward Landin 717-471-7979

[email protected] CoordinatorFrances Treisbach 484-231-1426

[email protected] Concerns ChairJudy Lang 610-623-8069

Tuesday Noon Recitals CoordinatorAndrew Heller 610-789-0146

[email protected] CoordinatorTo be appointed

WebmasterTom Lever 215-855-0287

[email protected]

E R I K M E Y E R , R E G I S T R A R

REGISTRAR’S CORNER

- Erik Meyer

Want to join the Philadelphia chapter of the American Guild of Organists? Need to report AGO Directory changes on your current membership? Need to purchase a set of chapter mailing labels for your next music event?

Contact Erik Meyer at: 1418 Fitzwatertown Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090215-247-7466 x104 [email protected]

William J. Gatens, D. Phil., F.A.G.O., Ch.M.___________________

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bridgeport, PACongregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park

American Record Guide

Are you a people person? We could use your help!

We are hoping to create a team who will remind and assist ourmembers with their membership renewals. If interested, please

contact me or the dean.

Starting this fall our chapter is going to offer basic service playing andadvanced improvisation sessions on a monthly basis. Jeffrey Brillhart(Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and Yale University) will be the

instructor for the advanced class. Sándor Kádár, FAGO, will be supervisingthe basic service playing sessions. Following these sessions, "grassrootsmeetings" will be held under the leadership of Mr. Kádár for those whowould like to learn more about any aspect of organ/service playing. Thesesessions may be of particular interest to those members who do not havean organ background, and would be interested in gaining basic knowledgein providing music for Sunday worship services.

Watch the Crescendo for session dates and places next fall.

Education Committee

Sándor Kádár, Chair Education Committee

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 94

Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13, 2015Annual Kick-Off with Dr. Kimberly MarshallWorkshop at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian ChurchRecital at Bomberger Hall, Ursinus College

October is Support a Colleague’s Performance Month

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:00pmOrgan Recital by Stephen TharpFirst Presbyterian Church, 21st & Walnut Sts., Philadelphia

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 4:00-8:00pmAGO Christmas Party at the home of Michael Stairs

Saturday, January 16, 2016January JumpstartSpeakers Kent Tritle and Canon Victoria SirotaBryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Saturday,February 20, 2016, 9:30am-NoonJames O’Donnell, “The Musical History of Westminster Abbey” with optional lunch

St. Clement’s Church

Sunday, April 10, 2016Organ Concerto ConcertPhiladelphia Chamber Orchestra performing with threegreat student artists from Eastman School of Music

Co-sponsored with St. Paul’s Organ Endowment FundSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00-8:00pmAnnual MeetingCasual food and fun at Abbott Farm, West Chester

Saturday, June 11, 2016Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ DayKimmel Center

June 14-15 and June 18, 2016Longwood Competition

June 16-17, 2016Longwood Organ Crawls

June 19-24, 2016AGO National Convention, Houston

June 26 - July 1, 2016Organ Historical Society National

Convention, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO

Chapter Events 2015-2016

We thank our 2015-2016 PatronsThis list is updated monthly. If you have made a

donation and are not listed, please let us know.

Benefactors ($500+)_______________________________________

Norman Geist and Ethel Geist, CAGO

Sponsors ($300-$499)___________________________________________________

Theodore W. Didden, CAGO

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler

Pat Gallo-Terenzio

Joseph Guidotti, SPC

Edward L. Landin and Andrew M. Senn

Joseph Lewis

Alan Morrison

John A. Romeri, AAGO, ChM, and Karen Romeri

David Stettler

Donors ($150-$299)___________________________________________________

Rae Ann Anderson, CAGO

Robert H. Erb

Jane Errera

Martha N. Johnson

Conrad M. Olie

Allen Popjoy

Stephen Schreiber

Judith Stebner

Gordon Turk

Contributors ($50-$149)___________________________________________________

Carol P. Anders Debra S. Bacak

Robert K. Betty Mary Elizabeth Campbell, CAGO

Carol Cei Marjorie Lynch Cummings, CAGO

Doris Dabrowski, SPC Joyce Gambrell Drayton

Maria de J. Ellis William P. Fenimore

Mary L. Fenwick, AAGO Dorothy Fulton-Stevens, AAGO

Loretta S. Hartnett, SPC Andrew K. Heller

Ashley Horner Evan Jackson

Nancy J Kahler-Jow Paul S. Kinsey

Jeffrey P. Lees Tom Lever

Bruce Marshall Kathleen J. Moyer

Leighton W. Moyer Richard J. Pilch

Joyce F. Rasmussen John E. Reber

James Robb Stephen W. Ross

Yoshiko Seavey Paul Serresseque

Michael W. Smith Marcia Sommers

Edward Wilk Ginny Wilkinson

Kathleen Wirth

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 95

E l i z a b e t h M a n u s ___________________

Pianist, Organist, Vocal coach Auditions, recitals, special eventshttp://www.elizabethmanus.com

Ron Coles, MM, M.Ed.Admin.___________________

Roxborough Sr High School, Arts Department Chair

St. Paul Roman Catholic Churchwww.roncoles.com

H a r r y W i l k i n s o nIn Memoriam

___________________

Ph.D., F.A.G.O.

Mary Elizabeth Campbell, C.A.G.O.___________________

Music Therapist – MAMT – BC

Private Music Teacher, Therapist, EDMR Practitioner

K a t h l e e n S c h e i d e , C o o r d i n a t o r

[email protected]

All Upcoming Events for Crescendo publication should be sent toKathleen Schiede in advance of our publication submission deadline,which is the first of the month preceding publication (February 1 forthe March issue). Please note her new contact email address.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 PM Voices of Spring: An Afternoon of Opera and MusicalTheater Favorites, Joseph Krupa, Director. Sponsored byMusic Around the County/Salem County Arts Alliance.Free. Salem Community College, Davidow Auditorium, 450Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point NJ. Joanne Owen856.769.3212

Friday, May 6, 7:00 PM Gospel Choir from Wittenberg, Germany. Christ LutheranChurch, 1245 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102,www.christ-atown.org 610.433.4271

Saturday, May 7, 2:00 PM Hector Olivera, organist. Verizon Hall, The KimmelCenter 215.893.1999 www.kimmelcenter.org

Saturday, May 7, 7:00 PM Gospel Choir from Wittenberg, Germany Salford MennoniteChurch, 480 Groffs Mill Rd, Harleysville, PA, 215.256.0778

Sunday, May 8, 8:30 AM Gospel Choir from Wittenberg, Germany sings Sunday morn-ing service, repeated at 11:00 AM Advent Lutheran Church,470 Landis Rd, Harleysville, PA [email protected]

Monday, May 9, 7:00 PM Gospel Choir from Wittenberg, Germany St. Andrew'sLutheran Church, 20 Dill Avenue, Perkasie, PA 18944,215.257.6184

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 PM Gospel Choir from Wittenberg, Germany Christ LutheranChurch, 700 East Pennsylvania Avenue Oreland PA 19075,215.886.4612

Sunday, May 15, 7:30 PM Mark Bailey Memorial Concert. Edward Schultz, flute,Barbara Prugh, trumpet, Kathleen Scheide and friends. $20suggested donation. Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066S. New Street, West Chester, PA 19382 610.692.5662(response line)

Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 PM The Norristown Chorale. Sacred and secular songs fromstage and screen. Freewill offering. Good ShepherdLutheran Church, 132 E. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia,PA www.facebook.com/TheNorristownChorale 610.265.3535

Friday, May 20, 8:00 PM Vocal Gems with Abington Symphony and Oratorio Choir,including recently commissioned "A Festive Song of Praise"by Timothy Shaw. Freewill offering Abington PresbyterianChurch, 1082 Old York Rd, Abington PA 215.887.4530www.apcusa.org/MusicatAbington

Friday, May 27, 3:30 PM Reunions concert. Eric Plutz, organist. Free admission.Princeton University-Chapel, Nassau and Washington Rds.,Princeton NJ 609.258.3016 [email protected]

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 96

Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition Returns June 14–18, 2016

We proudly announce our 10 competitors:

Alcee Chriss III, 23, USAThomas Gaynor, 24, New ZealandMichael Hey, 25, USARyan Kennedy, 21, USAColin MacKnight, 22, USAVirgile Monin, 28, FranceAdam Pajan, 29, USAAlessandro Pittorino, 22, AustraliaJoshua Stafford, 27, USAGregory Zelek, 24, USA

Come see the organ world’s brightest young talents compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the picturesque setting of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

Tickets On Sale Nowlongwoodgardens.org/organcompetition

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 97

Organist/PianistMt. Zion United Methodist Church1530-38 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122Posted March 29, 2016Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, located at 11th and OxfordStreets, is looking for an organist/pianist to play for one wor-ship service at 11am. This is a paid position. If interested,please contact Pastor Monte at 215.247.3253 or mail resumeto Pastor Monte at the above address.

OrganistGrace Epiphany Episcopal Church224 E. Gowen Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119Posted 3/21/16Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church, Mt. Airy, is seeking anorganist to accompany its principal service at 10:30 AM onSundays. The successful candidate should be proficient inaccompanying hymns from the Hymnal and LEVAS 2. Theability to play repertoire and improvise are also highlydesired. While there is currently no choir, the successful can-didate will also be asked, as part of his/her emerging respon-sibilities to re-organize a small chorus from within the congre-gation. The successful candidate must be available for otherHoly Days during the year, currently including: ChristmasEve/Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and GoodFriday. S/he will have the right of first refusal for weddings /funerals throughout the year. Please convey your interest tothe Rev’d. Naz Javier, priest-in-charge, by email at [email protected], by calling 267.221.9382, or by send-ing a resume to Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church at theabove address.

Organist - Part TimeBethlehem Baptist Church712 Penllyn Pike, Springhouse, PA 19477Posted 3/21/16Bethlehem Baptist Church is seeking an organist for the11:15 a.m. Sunday service and rehearsal with choir.Availability to play for special services is also required.Experience as a church organist with emphasis on traditionaland contemporary music and some choral experience arepreferred. Ability to develop a youth choir would enhancecompensation for the position. Please send inquiry andresume to [email protected] or by mail to BethlehemBaptist Church at the above address

Minister of MusicPaoli United Methodist ChurchPaoli, PAPosted 2/27/16Paoli United Methodist church, located along Philadelphia’sMain Line, is conducting a search for a Minister of Music. TheMinister of Music will work with the Pastor and Worship teamto program traditional and contemporary music for traditionaland blended services, lead the congregation/praiseteam/choir in song (hymns and praise), build and directrehearsals of the praise team/choir, coordinate the schedule

of existing musical groups, and bring vision and expertise togrowing the church’s music ministry. This is a part-time posi-tion, approximately 20 hours per week.

Skills & Qualifications:• Demonstrated proficiency playing the organ/piano/keyboard• Demonstrated ability to lead others in the reading, interpre-tation and performance of church music• Extensive knowledge of traditional hymns, as well as anenthusiasm for incorporating alternative forms of music (con-temporary, gospel, etc.)• Willingness and ability to collaborate with the pastor, wor-ship team, and other musicians in the planning of worshipservices• Willingness and ability to provide assistance as needed forseasonal holiday services and special church events• Willingness and ability to recruit members of the congrega-tion and guest musicians to participate in music programs ofthe church• Familiarity and level of comfort with technology (e.g., e-mail,standard applications such as Microsoft Word, audio-visualequipment)

Candidates interested in the position are encouraged to sub-mit a resume, with cover letter and compensation require-ments, to: Frances Salvacion, Staff Parish RelationsCommittee, [email protected]

OrganistFirst Presbyterian Church4 South Ridge Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002Posted 2/27/16The First Presbyterian Church of Ambler is seeking an organ-ist for our traditional worship services. Our church’s musicalgroups include the Sanctuary Choir, an adult handbell choir,a youth handbell choir and both adult and youth worshipteams. It is our plan to expand the music offerings within thechurch as well as to the community. This is a part-time posi-tion reporting to both the Music Director and Senior Pastor.Salary will be based on education and experience.

Key Responsibilities include:• Provide music for Sunday morning (9:30AM) traditional ser-vice including hymns and other service music• Accompany the Sanctuary Choir• Accompany soloists and other musical groups• Provide music for special seasonal music programs andservices as needed• Participate in weekly choir rehearsals, practice and otherpreparation as needed• Occasionally direct Choir• Coordinate organ maintenance• Attend monthly Worship and Music Committee meetings

Professional Proficiency:• High level of technical competence and creative versatilityon both organ and piano

POSITIONS AVAILABLEFran Treisbach, Coordinator

484-231-1426 [email protected]

We are happy to advertise positions available for churches in the GreaterPhiladelphia Area as a free service. We need to request that all ads stay withina 250 word limit – applicants should be directed to the church for further infor-mation. We would also be very grateful if churches encourage their organists tojoin our chapter – and many include dues payment as a contract perk!

Continued on p. 8

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 98

• Ability to master our 2015 Rodgers Infinity 361 digital organwhich was installed in October 2015• Skillfully navigate a variety of musical styles

Interpersonal Skills:• Possess the ability to work well with a variety of agegroups, musical combinations and levels of musical profi-ciencies• Interact cooperatively with the Music Director, SeniorPastor, and others in planning appropriate music for corpo-rate worship• Encourage and support a robust congregational music min-istry

Interested parties should contact Bob Nance, Convener ofPersonnel Committee, 610.584.7258, [email protected]

OrganistSt. Luke’s United Church of Christ125 North Main Street, North Wales, PA 19454Posted 2/6/16St. Luke’s UCC has a long tradition of quality worship music.It is currently seeking an organist for one service onSundays who will contribute to that tradition. Additionally, theorganist accompanies the small adult choir in worship;accompanying for rehearsal is optional. The organ is origi-nally an Estey tracker powered by water that has been re-built twice and is a quality two-manual, 15 rank instrument. Itis used each January for the AGO-sponsored Tuesday NoonRecitals (average attendance 60-75). The church sanctuaryhas excellent acoustics. Salary follows AGO guidelines. Formore information or to apply, contact Music Director JonLeight at [email protected] or 215.368.2884

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 99WHERE  AM I?

Our April puzzle was from Patrick Murphy – the lovely1868 E & G.G. Hook at St Joseph’s University

Many thanks to our Tuesday NoonCoordinator for this submission!

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 910

• Quality New Instruments• Conscientious Electro-Pneumatic and Mechanical Restoration• • Consultations•

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OHS in Philadelphia

OHSLA – the OHS Library and Archives

In late March the Organ Historical Society received asplendid grant from the National Endowment for theHumanities to support planning, assessment and pilotactivities that will leverage the expertise of a range ofprofessionals with academic, cultural, technical, andcuratorial credentials. Recognized leaders in technicalfields of archival management, sound recordingspreservation and dissemination, digital collections man-agement and digital preservation and access will meetin early June. The grant also supports planning for sus-tainable growth and management of the OHS PipeOrgan Database. Upon the fulfillment of obligations out-lined in this first round, OHS is eligible to apply for alarge NEH implementation grant.

Relating to the larger grant, already 15,000 drawingsand around 1,000 organ contracts and specificationshave been digitized. Among the drawings and othermaterials is the newly acquired Brunzema Collection.The widow and family of Gerhard Brunzema havedonated his business papers and drawings to OHSLA.Prior to establishing his own business in Fergus,Ontario, Gerhard Brunzema served as tonal director atCasavant Frères, and was a partner member of Ahrendund Brunzema in East Friesland, Germany.

OHSLA and the PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER AGO

OHS will soon announce the move of its operations toVillanova. With this knowledge, the previousPhiladelphia AGO Dean, John Romeri, invited JimWeaver to speak about the range of OHS activities atthe January Jumpstart at Bryn Mawr PresbyterianChurch, a wonderful opportunity to begin meeting abroad range of Philadelphia organists and lovers of theorgan. Subsequently, Jeff Fowler and Dean DavidFurniss invited Weaver to a dinner at Christ Church,Ithan where past Philadelphia Deans and current chap-ter officers were honored. Many came to the dinner withAGO memorabilia, including historic photographs,newspaper articles, programs, and other materials. Itwas another splendid opportunity for Jim Weaver tomeet still more people in the AGO community, and toshare information about OHS activities. Now, OHSArchivist, Bynum Petty has been asked to join the AGOArchives Committee on May 14th at St. Paul’s LutheranChurch in Glenside at 10am. We expect these meet-ings to bring us ever closer to friendship and collabora-tion with AGO.

Philadelphia Convention, June 26 – July 2

Just a reminder! For details and registration seewww.organsociety.org/2016. If you’re interested in vol-unteering send a note to [email protected]. Onespecial thing, OHS Director of Publications, RollinSmith, and Philadelphia’s beloved organist, MichaelStairs are putting together a moving – and rollickingHymn Sing for the Convention – at Tindley Temple,UMC, for Thursday morning, June 30 at 9:30am. FREEto ALL, the event includes wonderful music for an oldfashioned hymn sing as well as new hymns contributedby John Weaver and Alan Morrison. Help us to fill theplace!

Organ Historical Society

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SOC Mary Eliz. Campbell, CAGO Phoenixville, PA 484-995-6110

SOC Jack Charles Schwencksville, PA 610-287-9366

SOC Doris J. Dabrowski SPC Philadelphia, PA 215-387-6635

SOC Lee de Mets, FAGO Chalfont, PA 215-997-0219

SOC Adam F. Dieffenbach Telford, PA 267-738-2326

SOC Joyce Drayton Philadelphia PA 215-635-5778

SOC Maria de J. Ellis Ardmore, PA 610-896-6189

SO Karen B. Fallows SPC Hatfield, PA 215-822-6762

SOC Susanna Faust West Chester, PA 610-766-1812

SOC Jeremy J. Flood CAGO Philadelphia, PA 215-625-2747

SOC Louise M. Gerdelmann Souderton, PA 215-723-6975

SOC Raymond Johnson Cheltenham, PA 215-635-9944

SOC Mary Eileen Johnston Havertown, PA 610-633-2264

SOC Joel E. Klingman SPC Southampton, PA 215-355-8445

SOC Thomas S. Lever Lansdale, PA 215-855-0287

SOC David Clark Little Feasterville, PA 610-209-5243

SUNDAY SUBSTITUTESThe codes preceding each name have the following meanings: S = Available to play on a Sunday,O = Available to play other services such as weddings/funerals/weekdays, C = will also direct a choir

This list is published as a courtesy to the chapter membership. Although the AGO assumes no responsibility for the musicianship or reliabilityof substitute organists, Guild certificates and other degree programs indicate preparation beyond the minimum.

Please note: This list includes only current members of the Philadelphia Chapter. To be included on this list, please be sure your membershipis current and forward your information to Fran Treisbach at 484-231-1426 or [email protected].

S Chiduzie Madubata Philadelphia, PA 301-919-9632

S Elizabeth A. Manus St. Davids, PA 610-293-9002

SOC Mardia Melroy Ambler, PA 215-646-1975

SOC Constance H. Mickel Bryn Mawr, PA 610-527-9514

SOC Scott Myers Ewing, NH 215-715-1003

SO Patricia Nyce King of Prussia, PA 267-252-3020

SOC Kirsten K. Olson Collegeville, PA 610-764-6264

SOC Patricia A. Pezick Blue Bell, PA 610-405-3736

SOC Katherine J. Reier SPC Abington, PA 215-287-9939

SOC Barbara Haddad Romesburg Drexel Hill, PA 610-446-3540

SO Alexander M. Smith King of Prussia, PA 610-265-4390

SOC Janet L. Tebbel Philadelphia, PA 267-250-7727

SOC Fran Treisbach West Norriton Twp, PA 484-231-1426

SOC John W. Van Sant Trenton, NJ 609-498-1768

SOC Karen Whitney Philadelphia, PA 215-424-8450

S John C. Williams Doylestown, PA 215-622-1015

Code Substitute Location Phone Number Code Substitute Location Phone Number

Organists on this list are available to play Sunday services

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OC Lucas C. Brown Philadelphia, PA 267-474-8476

OC D. Stephen Cable Bethlehem, PA 484-866-6019

O Ronald Chancler, SPC Levittown, PA 267-679-6638

OC Linda J. Clark West Chester, PA 610-793-1606

O Ron Coles Philadelphia, PA 267-973-0323

OC Marjorie L. Cummings CAGO Philadelphia, PA 215-728-1530

OC Lee de Mets FAGO Chalfont, PA 215-997-0219

OC Thomas G Denny Spring City, PA 610-864-6143

OC Theodore W. Didden CAGO Ambler, PA 215-646-0294

OC Sue Ellen Echard Harleysville, PA 610-585-5059

OC Paul Emmons AAGO, ChM Warminster, PA 215-675-6478

O Suzanne Erb Philadelphia, PA 215-568-5795

O Jonathan G. Fairchild Huntingdon Valley, PA 215-947-8340

OC Paul Fejko Philadelphia, PA 609-462-9000

O Patricia Gallo-Terrenzio Huntingdon Valley, PA 215-947-4759

OC William J. Gatens, FAGO, ChM Chester, PA 610-876-5617

OC Charles Glandorf Coopersburg, PA 610-416-1055

OC Eric Gombert Souderton, PA 267-471-7003

OC Peter Gowen Philadelphia, PA 215-776-7374

OC Lisa Guglielmo Glenmoore, PA 610-906-7740

O Timothy Harrell Doylestown, PA 215-297-5812

OTHER SUBSTITUTES

O H. Ray Hunsicker West Chester, PA 610-399-4358

OC Grete ingalls, CAGO Philadelphia, PA 267-253-4007

OC Helen Jauregui Philadelphia, PA 215-498-0982

OC Beth Z. Jenkins Oreland, PA 215-885-7275

OC D. Damien Jones Wilmington, DE 215-432-2178

OC Sandor Kadar, FAGO Newtown, PA 609-540-6548

OC Maria Lennon Hatboro, PA 215-896-9484

O Glenn M. Matis Doylestown, PA 215-489-2548

OC Steven J. McBride West Chester, PA 610-633-3442

OC Lee F. Milhous Doylestown, PA 215-348-8872

OC Wesley D. Parrott Philadelphia, PA 215-732-6732

OC Aaron C. Patterson Philadelphia, PA 215-725-0959

O Margaret Realley Doylestown PA 215-345-8564

OC Katherine Rick ,CAGO Wayne, PA 517-945-3448

O Ruth E. Rineer Cheltenham, PA 267-536-5706

OC Valerie Rozek Chesterbrook, PA 440-478-8163

OC Jeffrey J. Shuman, FAGO, ChM Lightstreet, PA 570-784-1574

OC Judith F. B. Stebner Warminster, PA 215-630-9632

OC Bruce J. Thorsen Doylestown,. PA 215-622-1023

OC F. Anthony Thurman Cherry Hill, NJ 856-616-2480

O Jerry L. E. Wright Collingdale, PA 610-586-7381

The codes preceding each name have the following meanings:O = Available to play other services such as weddings/funerals/weekdays, C = will also direct a choir

This list is published as a courtesy to the chapter membership. Although the AGO assumes no responsibility for the musicianship or reliabilityof substitute organists, Guild certificates and other degree programs indicate preparation beyond the minimum.

Please note: This list includes only current members of the Philadelphia Chapter. To be included on this list, please be sure your membershipis current and forward your information to Fran Treisbach at 484-231-1426 or [email protected].

These organists are NOT available to play Sunday services

Code Substitute Location Phone Number Code Substitute Location Phone Number

Roy Harker___________________

Church of Saint Asaph

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Rudolph A. Lucente___________________

Director of Sacred Music, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Asst. Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

Carolyn Boxmeyer_________________

Flutist

215.333.8833

D e n n i s E l w e l l___________________

Overbrook Presbyterian Church - Philadelphia

Sándor Kádár, F.A.G.O.___________________

Organist, Conductor, Accompanist, improvisorSt. Andrew Catholic Church

Newtown, Pennsylvaniasandorkadar.com

Mar jor ie Lynch Cummings___________________

C.A.G.O. First Presbyterian Church of Olney

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Over the past century, several attempts have beenmade to create a chapter archive preserving ourhistory. Some of our chapter’s archives were

donated to the Philadelphia Free Library years ago.Some have migrated from Dean to Dean. Some arelost, and some may be waiting to be found.

Last fall I was asked by the then Dean, John Romeri,to head up a new effort to establish an archive for thechapter. Excitement was centered over the prospectthat this incarnation of the project appears to holdmore promise.

As you probably know, the Organ Historical Society ismoving to Stoneleigh, the Haas family estate inVillanova. In moving to the neighborhood, OHS iseager to enter into a symbiotic relationship with thechapter. The hope is for our chapter to work alongsideOHS in their endeavors and for OHS to be both aresource and a home for our archive.

The chapter hosted a dinner on March 6 to kick-off thearchive project and to honor past Deans. Invitationswere extended to long time chapter members, who likeformer Deans, have institutional knowledge and possi-bly hold artifacts vital to the development of ourarchives. James Weaver, Executive Director of theOrgan Historical Society was the guest speaker.

Among other things, the most significant items con-tributed at the dinner were the minutes and treasurerreports from Executive Committee Meetings. They tella story. These were…

• Jan 7, 1929 to June 4, 1933 (including AnnualMeeting Minutes)• Sept 12, 1949 to June 4, 1967 (including AnnualMeeting Minutes)We do not have, but would love to find EC minutesfrom 1902-1928; 1933-1949; 1967-?

The Philadelphia AGO Archives Committee will meetat St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Glenside on Saturday,May 14 at 10 am. Bynum Petty, archivist of the OrganHistorical Society will be at the meeting as well.Interested chapter members are welcome to attend.

In the meantime, check your attic or basement for any-thing related to…• the American Organ Players Club (est. 1890 inPhiladelphia)• the National Association of Organists (1908-1935,established in Ocean Grove)• 1921 NAO National Convention in Philadelphia• 1926 NAO National Convention in Philadelphia• 1930 AGO National Convention in Philadelphia• 1939 AGO National Convention in Philadelphia• 1955 National Mid-winter Conclave in Philadelphia• 1964 AGO National Convention in Philadelphia• 1977 International Congress of Organists inPhiladelphia• 1989 Regional Convention in Philadelphia• Crescendos, 1938 to present

There is much to be done. Having a home with OHS,our Archive will have a place to evolve and flourish aspast fades into future.

Preserving the Chapter’s History Jeff Fowler

This photo was published in Etude about the 1921 convention of the NAO in Philadelphia – thanks to Jeff for sharing it!

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This is the group photo from the March 6 AGO Deans and Archives dinner with OHS and AGO members and plenty of history!!Sent by Jeff Fowler

TUESDAY NOON RECITALS Andrew Heller, Coordinator610-789-0146 [email protected]

May 3 – David Clark LittleMay 10 – Anita GreenleeMay 17 – Sándor KádárMay 24 – John Andrew BaileyMay 31 – Leah Martin

May

Church of the Loving Shepherd1066 S. New St., West Chester, PA 19382

610.692.8280Kathleen Scheide, host musician

Tuesday Noontime Concerts return tothe Church of the Loving Shepherd atBournelyf, West Chester, for May

events. Recitals will be presented on the 2-manual tracker organ by Darron Wissinger,New Hampshire.

Bournelyf(“spring of life”) is a 20-acre formerPenn land grant farm, now home to Churchof the Loving Shepherd as well as BournelyfSpecial Camp and other meetings. Thechapel that houses the organ is a converted1740 stone barn. The plaster-over-stonewalls, black walnut floors, and expansivecubic airspace create a warm acoustic thatis appreciated for frequent chamber music

offerings in the series Chamber Music at Bournelyf,as well as during services. In May everyone has achance to also experience solo organ music in thisunique setting.

A reception will follow each program. Audiencemembers are warmly invited to bring a fuller lunchto enjoy before or after each program by the pond,labyrinth or butterfly garden.

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MAY 2016 VOLUME LXXVIII, NO. 915TALE PIPES Mary Elizabeth Campbell, CAGO, Editor

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Mib Campbell

For this month’s TalePipes I decided to play with an organ pipe word search. Ranks are from two organsrecently profiled in TAO – St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Carmel Valley, CA, and Immanuel Chapel atVirginia Theological Seminary – and two Wanamaker Organ stops. I believe there are a total of 27 stops,and a few stray bonus words. All are horizontal or vertical.

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NEWSLETTER OF THE PHiLADELPHiA CHAPTER OF THE AMERiCAN GUiLD OF ORGANiSTS

Katherine Reier, Circulation Coordinator1936 Guernsey AvenueAbington, PA  19001-3702