PipeChat Digest #902 - Monday, June 7, 1999
 
Re: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Fw: Just been to the funeral from hell!
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: response after Scripture / before sermon
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Organ Concert
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: response after Scripture / before sermon
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Fw: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Fw: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
(no subject)
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
small g/Large G
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@worldnet.att.net>
[Symphonies] 7 JUNE Almanac (fwd)
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: small g/Large G
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Fw: the incredible shrinking prelude
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Peterson shade motors
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Spreckels Summer Organ Festival
  by <p.wilson2@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude From: Myosotis51@aol.com Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 08:22:33 EDT   In a message dated 6/5/99 10:32:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, runyonr@muohio.edu writes:   << to skip the traditional 5 to 10 minute prelude, start instead with announcements and/or greetings, then allow the organist to do a brief prelude of only 2-3 minutes' duration. They claim the congregation would only talk during the abolished longer prelude and that they'll be quiet and listen to this new reader's digest condensed version. Anyone else notice this alarming trend? R. Runyon >>     Yup. My church (Center Moriches Methodist, Eastern Long Island) has started doing this, too. They do schedule 10 - 15 minutes of music before the announcements, although it has been requested that this be mostly hymns. My solution to this has been to play a lot of hymn-based preludes - keeps everyone happy, and then play something short and fun (usually a small baroque piece - a trumpet fanfare, etc.) for the prelude. They're also pleased with a "grand" prelude every once in a while.   And yes, there are some that talk during the first prelude..... but there is silence during the second, short one.   Vicki Ceruti  
(back) Subject: Fw: Just been to the funeral from hell! From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 07:28:36 -0500   Mark... I hope you went to the nearest local pub and quaffed MANY ales after this fiasco !!!   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: Mark Quarmby <markq@flex.com.au> To: Karl Przywala <karl_sydney@hotmail.com>; Adriel Yap <yapper@mbox2.singnet.com.sg>; Andrew Lane <alane@trinity.nsw.edu.au>; Andrew Leslie - Home <amleslie@ozemail.com.au>; Anna Kleibert <Anna_Kleibert@lendlease.com.au>; Ben Bayl <bjb25@cam.ac.uk>; Bernard Kirkpatrick <bfk@ozemail.com.au>; Bob Wagner <rjw@sydgram.nsw.edu.au>; Carl Jackson <Carl_Jackson@ccis.org.uk>; Chris Cook <accook@alphalink.com.au>; Chris Lancaster <ccwl@canberra.dialix.oz.au>; Christophe Lo <jlo@bayou.uh.edu>; David Molloy <david_molloy@one.net.au>; Ed Kemp-Luck <e.kemp-luck@gold.ac.uk>; Eric Peterson <eric@netspace.net.au>; Eric Tyson <eric_tyson@compuserve.com>; Evelyn S. E. Lim <elselim@mbox3.singnet.com.sg>; James Sargent <JSARGENT@UK.oracle.com>; Jason Rose <jatrose@hotmail.com>; Jonathan Dent <jlgdent@hotmail.com>; Laurie Williams <lauriew@williamsbrothers.com.au>; Lynda Alexander <hitkmus@AOL.COM> Date: Sunday, June 06, 1999 9:07 PM Subject: Just been to the funeral from hell!     >In all my 20 years of playing funerals and weddings, I have never had >one like this morning! > >I arrived at the church (Villa Maria, Hunters Hill) at 9.45am as planned >for a 10am funeral, and when I went inside, there was no coffin, no >priest, no congregation: nothing! I rang the organist who booked me >yesterday (as he was unable to play for it) and only got his answering >machine. I walked around the grounds looking for someone to ask, but >there wasn't a person in sight. At 10am a young girl appeared saying: >"Please tell me you are the organist! There has been a mix up. The >funeral is at the catholic church in the next suburb and they are >waiting for you. The priest just rang me to see if you were here as he >forgot to tell the person who booked you that it wasn't here but at the >other church!" I jumped into my car and drove over to Woolwich, a very >picturesque harbourside suburb of Sydney. I had played the occasional >wedding there, so I knew roughly where the church was. When I got near >the church, all I could see were cars. I couldn't get a park anywhere. >I parked illegally on a street corner and ran down the side street with >the sign pointing to "Catholic Church". I couldn't see the church >anywhere and was almost running downhill into Sydney Harbour at this >stage. (I later discovered that someone had bent the sign to point in >the wrong direction!) I looked up and there was the church on the hill >above me. I had no choice but to scale the cliff face through the >harbourside bush and climb up to the church. There were rustles in the >bush and I just didn't want to know if they were snakes or not. Once up >the top of the hill, I ran across the lawn as the undertaker gave me an >order of service and said they had started without me. The first thing >was a hymn! I entered the church and it was packed. People were >standing everywhere and I remembered that the console (Rodgers >electronic) was down the front. I had to push past everyone from the >back of the church to the front. I finally made it to the console >(which was surrounded by people standing) only to find it was locked. I >thought hard and then remembered where they hid the key: behind the hymn >number board beside the altar! I had to then walk up in front of >everyone to get the key. I unlocked the organ: no power. I searched >for some power points and fixed that just in time for the second hymn. >I had no time to set up stops so just pushed a general, hoping for the >best. I have never heard such big tremulants since I was at the cinema >with a Wurlitzer! By the third verse I had managed to organise the >registration by hand and get rid of the general I had pushed. Then a >big dog came into the church, running up and down the aisle and around >the coffin and started barking. At the beginning of the Eulogy, the >priest apologised and told the congregation that he had told the >organist the wrong church and that it was not my fault, which was very >decent of him. He also announced that someone overnight had stolen all >the flowers from the church which had been prepared yesterday for the >funeral. The first hymn was sung later in the service. Just as I was >about to launch into the recessional, someone tapped me on the shoulder >(people were all standing around the console for the whole service) to >say that he was going to play a "track" for the recessional: Frank >Sinatra singing "I did it my way". After all that, they didn't pay me >and the priest is going to chase it up for me. What a morning! > >Mark > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >      
(back) Subject: Re: response after Scripture / before sermon From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 08:39:51 -0400   OK, I can understand that. Lutherans in America came to a similar conclusion about 20 years ago: that the Hymn of the Day, thought of as a response to the gospel (small g), would make better sense AFTER the sermon rather than before it--while delivering simultaneously the good point that the sermon is presumably based (at least in major part) on that Gospel (large G).   Can't help with the Methodist Hymnal, but can encourage the basic idea--though I'd be sorry to see the Hauptlied go COMPLETELY! Why not follow sermon with one minute silence, then Hauptlied introduced by significant chorale prelude? (=E0 la LBW).   Alan   ---------- >From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> >To: organchat <organchat@onelist.com>, pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: response after Scripture / before sermon >Date: Sat, Jun 5, 1999, 5:13 PM >   > E.Y.R. wants to do away with the > Sermon Hymn ... that's cool ... it's a big indigestible chunk of nothing > in particular between the Gospel and the Sermon. But what he wants in > its place is a one or two verse prayer/response, easily memorized, that > will just cover his going up to the altar, taking off his maniple, > saying a private prayer, and getting over to the pulpit.  
(back) Subject: Organ Concert From: Carlo Pietroniro <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 08:41:01 EDT   Greetings,   I'll be playing a concert tonight at my parish. Some of the pieces are for two organs and will have a friend join me (Rachel Laurin). We've rented another organ (Rodgers).   Concerto in G major by Soler (2 organs) Abide With Me (Festival Te Deum) by Diane Bish (2 organs) Toccata in D major by Lanquetuit Bell Benedictus by Powell Weaver Marche Pontificale by Widor (2 organs)   ------intermission-----   Second Concert Study by Pietro A. Yon Gavotte Des Moutons by Martini Grand Choeur Dialogue by Gigout (2 organs) Zephyrs by Dupré Finale from Concerto Gregoriano by Pietro A. Yon (2 organs)   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 09:05:40 -0500   >The late Ben Hall had a 2m/ ?r Wurli. "Little Mother" is his NYC apartment.   Which is now owned by the New York Theatre Organ Society and lives in the LaFayette Theatre in Suffern NY as 2/11 plus piano. It is used every weekend to play-in their movies.   A very nice installation!   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: response after Scripture / before sermon From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 09:17:16 -0400   In short, it's like a Lutheran service in the 1940s (because, I suspect, the Anglican order of things influenced the American Lutheran usages as far back as the 1880s, at least). But could you get away with moving the sermon forward, so that (on the assumption--justifiable in the case of Fr. Scarlett--that the sermon is the Gospel preached) the Credo is "response to gospel" in the fullest sense?   Alan Freed, St. Luke's Church, Manhattan   ---------- >From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> >To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: response after Scripture / before sermon >Date: Sun, Jun 6, 1999, 4:03 PM >   > then we say the Credo, THEN we > have announcements, THEN we have the sermon.  
(back) Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 08:05:49 -0500   I just have to tell you all this as a postscript - a friend asked me to help play at an organ dedication service yesterday. I picked about 8-10 minutes of prelude music (2 pieces). I went to the pastor before the service to tell him this and ask if 10 minutes before the service were enough. He looked at me and said, "No - we want you to start at 4:00 sharp so that we can all listen to the prelude!" He had made the prelude the first order of business of the service - wasn't that nifty-neato? People were actually listening - that was a scary idea, and great fun!   Glenda Sutton        
(back) Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 07:59:00 -0500   I'm not sure I like the announcements before the service as well - I always thought of the prelude time as a time to pray and prepare for worship (and to listen to my prelude, of course, but I usually plan it to help create the mood, such as joy, exaltation, or solemnity). However, in our church the anouncements have gotten longer than 3 minutes. It seems that almost every member of the vestry feels it necessary to get up and talk during announcement time, mostly to cajol members about church business. Maybe having announcements at the beginning is not a bad idea at all.   I'm jealous if you get to play a prelude at all unmolested. Our service starts at 10:15 - the bell is to ring at 10:00 and I generally start at 10:05 and plan 10 minutes. Our current priest runs around the church during the prelude, flustered and generally driving away all sense of worship before we begin. He apparently cannot tell time and wither wants to start around eight minutes after the hour, or is nowhere to be found at 10:15 when everyone else is lined up and ready to go. He has come up to me in the middle of the first prelude to tell me that they are ready to process in. One day I just quit in the middle of the prelude and started the hymn - that raised some eyebrows. However, I don't advocate temper tantrums to anyone. I just pick 2-3 preludes about 2-3 minutes apiece (it's sad when I want to do some 5-7 minute pieces, but sometimes I do and just make him wait).   On high days, our former priest would actually have me do something for them to process to, then start the hymn when they reached the altar. Something new and different, to be sure. We have a new priest-in-charge coming in December or January, and I have been praying that God is sending us what we truly need and not what we deserve. I like him and the wife very much so far from their visits during the selection process (thankfully I was chosen to sit on the search committee). In the meantime I am really interested in YOUR orders of services, for he has told me he wants to discuss ideas (isn't that scary?).   I think this topic would be on-line - I'm sure David will tell us if it is not. I would welcome private postings also.   Thanks for allowing my drivel and warm regards,   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Fw: the incredible shrinking prelude From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:11:40 -0500   Glenda... It's your time to shine, and to show off the instrument. Break a leg !!!   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 8:24 AM Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude     >I just have to tell you all this as a postscript - a friend asked me to >help play at an organ dedication service yesterday. I picked about 8-10 >minutes of prelude music (2 pieces). I went to the pastor before the >service to tell him this and ask if 10 minutes before the service were >enough. He looked at me and said, "No - we want you to start at 4:00 sharp >so that we can all listen to the prelude!" He had made the prelude the >first order of business of the service - wasn't that nifty-neato? People >were actually listening - that was a scary idea, and great fun! > >Glenda Sutton > > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >      
(back) Subject: Fw: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:14:20 -0500   Hi John... "Little Mother" is a ' french' -style console, isn't it? Very attractive, as I remember seeing it.   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 8:06 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs     >>The late Ben Hall had a 2m/ ?r Wurli. "Little Mother" is his NYC apartment. > >Which is now owned by the New York Theatre Organ Society and lives in the >LaFayette Theatre in Suffern NY as 2/11 plus piano. >It is used every weekend to play-in their movies. > >A very nice installation! > >John V > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >      
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: Apartment Pipe Organs From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 10:25:40 -0500   >Hi John... "Little Mother" is a ' french' -style console, isn't it? >Very attractive, as I remember seeing it. > Yes, it is>   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 10:47:58 -0400 (EDT)   The only time I have seen announcements non-intrusively placed was in an Episcopal church in Towson (Baltimore), MD. They were after the final blessing and before "Go in peace..." Worship was concluded, nothing was interrupted, and (because people were ready to leave) the announcements were kept brief of necessity. Of course, the best part was that, as a non-interested visitor, I was able to leave.   It reminds me of a priest who got tired of long and boring vestry meetings on Monday night from 8 pm until .... He moved the vestry meeting to Monday morning at 7. Business was done and they were in and out by 8:30, including breakfast!   Unfortunately, too many clergy (and many laity) feel that being personable, chatty, and faux-bubbly will make their particular cause more appealing. NOT. It simply makes their presentation boring and people tune out, with the result that they can't remember what the announcement was about. Our worship has turned into a mini-town-meeting/family reunion. Announcements should be printed, and made available AFTER worship so people are not distracted during worship, either by reading notices or by listening to other rattle the paper.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Barking dogs don't bite, but they themselves don't know it. -- Shalom Aleichem    
(back) Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 10:55:35 EDT   In a message dated 6/7/99 8:25:36 AM Central Daylight Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:   << I went to the pastor before the service to tell him this and ask if 10 minutes before the service were enough. He looked at me and said, "No - we want you to start at 4:00 sharp so that we can all listen to the prelude!" He had made the prelude the first order of business of the service -- wasn't that nifty-neato? People were actually listening - that was a scary idea, and great fun! >>   That's great Glenda! I normally play a prelude of about 7 to 5 minutes before I ring the chimes, from the console, and then the Confession and Absolution follows -- the service then begins. Generally, the parishioners are very quite during the prelude and it is greatly appreciated! As far as postludes go - I'm not sure why I bother with them... I could play "Bloody Sunday" and no one would know the difference, those who run out of the church, once the benediction is pronounced, would never hear the first six measures and those who dutifully stay to hear the postlude would slap me on the back and say "well done" -- regardless of what I played... Churches are funny things, but I can't imagine spending my Sunday mornings anywhere else!   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church (ELCA) Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 11:19:56 -0500   Dear Org-lers,   Both of my daughters take Dance lessons. Every year the dance school puts on a big showcase where all students "show their stuff". At this time I usually watch to so if any of the dances can be adapted for our annual Christmas Spectacular.   This weekend I became intrigued by a piece called "Adagio in C Minor" by Yanni! I normally am not that great a fan of his stuff. But this was nice! And very adaptable to a Christmas dance scene. An organ transcription would sound very good.   Does anyone know if his music is published?   Any help would be appreciated.   John V        
(back) Subject: small g/Large G From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@worldnet.att.net> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:30:40 -0700   > response to the gospel (small g), > on that Gospel (large G).   Alan,   Any reason for the differentiation?   Just curious.   Dennis    
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(back) Subject: Re: small g/Large G From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 13:37:34 -0400   Oh, I just meant by "Gospel" the specific "reading from the gospels" at any given service, and by "gospel" the good news of salvation. So a creed or a hymn might follow the Gospel (that day's reading), without following the gospel (which would include the sermon).   Alan   ---------- >From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@worldnet.att.net> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: small g/Large G >Date: Mon, Jun 7, 1999, 12:30 PM > >> response to the gospel (small g), >> on that Gospel (large G). > > Any reason for the differentiation? > > Just curious.  
(back) Subject: Fw: the incredible shrinking prelude From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:03:17 -0500   Our little country church is the same way... too much time visiting with friends and neighbors.   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: bruce cornely <rohrschok8@webtv.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 9:50 AM Subject: Re: the incredible shrinking prelude     The only time I have seen announcements non-intrusively placed was in an Episcopal church in Towson (Baltimore), MD. They were after the final blessing and before "Go in peace..." Worship was concluded, nothing was interrupted, and (because people were ready to leave) the announcements were kept brief of necessity. Of course, the best part was that, as a non-interested visitor, I was able to leave.   It reminds me of a priest who got tired of long and boring vestry meetings on Monday night from 8 pm until .... He moved the vestry meeting to Monday morning at 7. Business was done and they were in and out by 8:30, including breakfast!   Unfortunately, too many clergy (and many laity) feel that being personable, chatty, and faux-bubbly will make their particular cause more appealing. NOT. It simply makes their presentation boring and people tune out, with the result that they can't remember what the announcement was about. Our worship has turned into a mini-town-meeting/family reunion. Announcements should be printed, and made available AFTER worship so people are not distracted during worship, either by reading notices or by listening to other rattle the paper.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Barking dogs don't bite, but they themselves don't know it. -- Shalom Aleichem     "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org        
(back) Subject: Re: Peterson shade motors From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 19:27:37 +0100   > I was considering using the peterson motor in my church organ, but I >have decided on a superior method, which I suggest to anyone whose situation >is right for it. I will be using the old fashioned mechanical linkage for >swell shades. It is reliable, cheap, quiet when adjusted correctly, very >fast, and is the MOST expressive of any swell shade control. Actually the >Hook organ at Immac. Boston (which is electric action) uses mechanical action >swell shades for both the swell division and the solo division. It is about >a 60 or 70 foot run from the console, across the balcony, and up to the boxes. > >Any comments on mechanical expression? > >-William C.     On both organs at my church the Swell Pedals are mechanical. They are (in my opinion) the most expressive type of pedal. Unfortunately they Chancel organ's pedal gets caught on something and make crashes and bangs when used (they're not too terrible) and the Gallery organ's one seems to get stuck in the closed posision (you can open it, but it takes force, and if this force is applied it flies all the way open so you can't win). Anyway, most mechanical ones are not like this. At St Mary's, Radclife, Bristol, (a fine 4m Harrison & Harrison) both Swell Pedals are mechanical, they go under the chancel floor. They are heavy but manageable.   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   Confucius say: Squirrel who runs up woman's leg not find nuts      
(back) Subject: Spreckels Summer Organ Festival From: p.wilson2@juno.com Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 17:38:10 EDT   Dear Listers,   My apologies (a) If this has been posted before; and (b) for the x-post.   Preston Wilson p.wilson2@juno.com   14th Spreckels Summer Organ Festival All performances begin at 8PM at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego CA. They are open to the public, free of charge. Handicapped-accessible. For more info, go to www.serve.com/sosorgan/index.html.   21 June: David Peckham 28 June: Gordon Turk 5 July: Walt Strony 12 July: Brian Verhoy, piano, Robert Plimpton, organ 19 July: Marilyn Keiser 26 July: Peter Sweeney 2 August: Silent Movie Night with Dennis James 9 August: Peter Sykes 16 August: A Tribute to Mme Schumann-Heink: Martha Jane Weaver, soprano, Robert Plimpton, organ 23 August (no concert) 30 August: Ken Cowan   ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.