Merry Christmas! - Dayton Chapter

Dayton Ohio Chapter
The American Guild of Organists
December 2014
Hope Everyone Had a
Thomas Aldridge
937-286-0427 cell
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Merry Christmas!
Matt Dierking
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Priscilla Acuff
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H. Decker Jones
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Pr. Stephen Kimpel
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Class of 2015
Ellen Bagley
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Terry Donat
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Carol Horn
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Class of 2016
Trudy Faber
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Effie Sue Kemerley
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Jim Owen
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Class of 2017
Jeanne Schierloh
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John Ziegenhagen
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Jerry Taylor
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It’s a busy time for organists, but a
wonderful time as well. There’s lots of
festive music, special programs and
services and hopefully celebrating with
family and friends when you can squeeze it
in. Thanks for all the extra work you do
during the Christmas Season!
January Meeting: AGO Music Sale and Chorale Reading
Monday, January 12th at 6:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church, 5550 Munger Rd
Dayton, Ohio 45459
Jim Owen will host us at Zion as
we sing and peruse at the 2015
Music Sale!
Bring your favorite
chorale selections for us to sing as
you accompany us on either Zion’s
fine 25 stop, 2 manual Casavant
organ, electronic keyboard or
We have plenty of music for sale
including our usual library plus
new contributions from several members. The music sale is a wonderful place to
pick up a wide range of music. Last year I picked several gems at the sale including
“Organ Improvisations” by Gerre Hancock, a set of 3 books of preludes and
postludes based on hymn tunes, a “Last Stanza Extravaganza”, some Bach and
Handel, and my personal favorite, “Grand Choeur” by R.G.Halling, from a 1932
collection of postludes from the St. Cecilia Series.
There will be an even bigger selection this year so make your list or just browse the
night away. You won’t find a better deal anywhere! Light refreshments follow.
Phyllis Warner
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Trumpetings Editor & Website
Matt Dierking
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Organ Academy Chair
Rachel Spry Lammi
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Educational Concerns
Judy Bede
[email protected]
Membership & Directory
Ellen Bagley
[email protected]
Terry Donat
[email protected]
Terry Donat
If you change your address,
telephone number, or e-mail
address, please call or email Ellen
Bagley, Membership Chair, (See
phone & email above) to update our
directory database and mailing list.
Be sure to add your zip + 4 code.
Our February Event is the Pedals, Pipes and Pizza
Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 am
South Park United Methodist Church
140 Stonemill Rd. Dayton, Ohio
Priscilla Acuff and South Park UMC will host the Dayton Chapter PPP. Members
who teach piano should encourage their students to come to this popular event.
We rotate kids in classes, give them time to play on the organ and show them the
inside of the organ—wow! Many young piano students attend this biennial event
igniting their interest in organ. Look for the full details in the January Newsletter.
David Crean Organ Concert
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
St Mary’s Church, Dayton Ohio
Dr. David Crean, University Organist at
Wittenberg University, and the director of
music for the historic Weaver Chapel, will be
performing an organ concert at St. Mary’s
Church, Dayton Ohio. A native of New York,
David received his D.M.A. from the Juilliard
School of Music where he was the 2014
recipient of the Richard F. French Doctoral
In March 2014, David made his
second concert tour in Australia. Other
recent highlights include a performance on American Public Media’s Pipe Dreams,
performing the Australian premiere of Henry Martin’s Prelude and Fugue in E
minor, and the American premiere of Ecce Lignum Crucis by Polish composer Maria
Sawa for Juillard’s acclaimed Focus Festival. Among his former teachers are Paul
Jacobs, Lionel Party, and Greg Hand. A Free Will Offering will be taken.
For more info call 256-5633, or go to
Cipher: A note which stays on
after its key has been released.
The organist has a choice of
either removing the pipe or
playing Messiaen.
Coranglais: French for "English
horn". Refers to an instrument
which is neither English nor a
horn, but a form of oboe. The
instrument is actually French
but cannot be called a French
horn because that term in used
to describe another instrument
– which is German.
Cornopean: Stop on an organ
where the church could not
afford a trumpet.
Columbus AGO Events
The Columbus Chapter has several interesting programs coming up in January and
February including A Service of Lessons and Carols for Epiphany, a German
Epiphany Service, Music for Brass and Organs at St. Joseph Cathedral and a Silent
Movie Night. You can find the details for these and other Columbus programs in
the Columbus Chapter newsletter at:
If you have an announcement for an upcoming program, send it to Matt Dierking at
[email protected] and we will add them to the next Trumpetings, the
Dayton Chapter website and Facebook page.
The Indianapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is proud to host the AGO 2015 Great
Lakes Convention. We have planned a fantastic regional convention that you won’t want to miss.
Mark your calendars for July 12-15, 2015 and RACE TO INDY for Friends, Music and Inspiration.
With twelve world-class organists performing on worldclass organs of different styles, twelve
workshop opportunities and a keynote address at the convention’s opening convocation by the
Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NYC; it is a regional
convention you won’t want to miss.
The regional convention will be headquartered in the luxurious Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
in beautiful downtown Indianapolis, offering reasonable rates, spacious accommodations,
impeccable service, and located minutes away from major attractions in the city. Convention
attendees can enjoy dining at the two restaurants within the hotel, 120 West Bar and Grill and
McCormick & Schmick’s, or enjoy a wide selection of restaurants to fit any taste and budget all
within a few blocks of the hotel.
It is the mission of the Convention Steering Committee and the Indianapolis Chapter, AGO to host a
regional convention that is fulfilling, inspirational, educational and provides convention attendees
fellowship and networking opportunities. We hope you will join us July 12-15, 2015.
Visit our website at
Todd A. Saul
Convention Coordinator
Convention Steering Committee, Chair
Dayton Chapter
American Guild of Organists
c/o Matt Dierking
8406 Springfield-Jamestown Rd
Springfield, OH 45502