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Chapter Programs 2013–2014

   
  Taylor & Boody organ, Op. 65 (2013) in Grace Church (Episcopal) - New York City

MONDAY • 23 SEPTEMBER 2013 • 5.30 pm

Open House at Grace Church

Grace Church
802 Broadway at 10th Street
Host: Dr. Patrick Allen
Reception following

Our first event of the 2013–14 season will take place at historic Grace Church where we will hear the newly installed "Bicentennial Organ" – a IV/94 mechanical-action instrument built by Taylor & Boody (Op. 65). Dr. Patrick Allen has graciously invited the Chapter to hear his new instrument under the fingers of surprise guest demonstrators and his organ scholar, Phillip Lamb. A reception follows the open house. Members are encouraged to bring guests.

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members & guests
  John Bishop
  John Bishop
  Sebastian M. Glück
  Sebastian Glück
  Michael Hey
  Michael Hey

TUESDAY • 15 OCTOBER 2013 • 5:30 PM

Organbuilding Knowledge Base
John Bishop & Sebastian Glück

with a short recital by

Michael Hey, organist

Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal)
209 Madison Avenue at 35th Street
Host: Dr. Matthew Lewis
5:30 Recital; discussion follows

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $20 general


A presentation by two chapter members who are organbuilders. John Bishop, Executive Director of the Organ Clearing House, and Sebastian M. Glück, Artistic and Tonal Director of Glück Pipe Organs, will conduct an intensive seminar about the fundamentals of pipe organ construction and care. They will provide the accurate vocabulary you need to clearly discuss the instrument you play with your organ builder or curator, as well as guidelines for organists and houses of worship to evaluate and elevate the ongoing care of their pipe organs.

Michael Hey, winner of the Chapter's 2011 playing competition, will present a short recital before the event. Mr. Hey is a student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School, and is Assistant Organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
  Mary Preston, Concert Organist
  Mary Preston

SUNDAY • 17 NOVEMBER 2013 • 3 pm

Mary Preston, organist

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue at 84th Street
Host: K. Scott Warren

Co-sponsored with St. Ignatius Loyola

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $20 general

  PROGRAMME
WIDOR Symphony No. 3: Marcia
BACH Chorale Prelude and Trio on "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr"
BACH Chorale Prelude and Trio on "Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend "
WALTHER Chorale Prelude on "Lobe den Herren"
REGER Chorale Prelude on "Lobe den Herren"
FRANCK Pièce Héroïque
VIERNE Naïades (from Pièces de Fantasie)
LaMONTAINE Even Song
GUILMANT Sonata in D-minor, Op. 42
       Introduction et Allegro
       Pastorale
       Finale
  William Porter, Organist
  William Porter

TUESDAY • 21 JANUARY 2014 • 5.30 PM

Improvisation Symposium
with William Porter

Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue at 91st Street
Host: Keith S. Tóth

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER; RESCHEDULED FOR 31 MARCH

NEXT CHAPTER PROGRAM
MONDAY • 17 FEBRUARY 2014

Presidents Day Conference

Bach Perspectives

Lectures and Performances of Bach organ and chamber music

St. Michael's Church (Episcopal)
Amsterdam Avenue at West 99th Street
Host: John E. Cantrell

Co-sponsored with St. Michael's Church
Enter via Parish House door on 99th Street

Admission: Free to NYC AGO Chapter members; all others $40 for the whole conference or $10 per session.
  Kimberly Marshall, organist
  Kimberly Marshall
  Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
  Kenneth Weiss
  James Kennerley
  James Kennerley
     
9.00–10.00
Hall
  Breakfast – catered by Balthazar Bakery
   
10.15–11.15
Hall
  Kimberly Marshall
Ornamentation from Buxheim through Bach
   
11.30–12.30
Church
  Kenneth Weiss
Reflections on Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
   
12.30
  Lunch on your own
   
2.00–3.30
Church
  Kimberly Marshall
Italian Influences and the Stylus Phantasticus
   
4.00
Church
  Closing Concert – Bach Trio Sonatas
James Kennerley, harpsichord
Cynthia Roberts, violin
Katie Reitman, 'cello

NEXT CHAPTER EVENT:
SATURDAY • 1 MARCH 2014

2014 Organ Day for Pianists

First Reformed Episcopal Church
317 East 50th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
Host: Bernadette J. Hoke

Admission: Free to all; workshops open to all

RSVP to denlow@juilliard.edu for a free organ lesson; no RVSP required for the workshops.
  2014 Organ Day for Pianists - NYC American Guild of Organists
  Click on image to enlarge flyer
   
11 am – 1 pm Workshops
  Lunch on your own
2 pm
Lessons following lunch
   
  William Porter, Organist
  William Porter

MONDAY • 31 MARCH 2014

Improvisation Symposium
with William Porter

Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue at 91st Street
Host: Keith S. Tóth

Admission: Free to NYC Chapter members; $10 general

5.30 pm – Session by Dr. Porter on Improvisation with the Modes of Limited Transposition
7.00 pm – Improvisation Recital

RESCHEDULED FROM 21 JANUARY
Nancianne Parrella   James Litton
Nancianne Parrella   James Litton

MONDAY • 12 MAY 2014

Dinner Honoring
Nancianne Parrella
and James Litton

Wallace Hall
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

980 Park Avenue at 84th Street
Host: K. Scott Warren

A catered chapter dinner in honor of Nancianne Parrella and James Litton, longtime chapter members, supporters, and general fixtures of the church music and organ scene in New York.

Tickets: Click here to buy online

7.00 pm –   Wine Bar opens
7.30 pm –   Dinner
    Grilled Boneless Breast of Chicken, Citrus-Dijon
Seared Salmon Filet, Roasted Tomato-Basil Salsa
Italian Couscous Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Peppers & Herbs
Grilled Asparagus
Baby Kale Salad with Parmesan Curls
Festive Bread Basket
Cake