PipeChat Digest #1223 - Wednesday, January 12, 2000
 
National Shrine Music Assistant Position Filled
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite?
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
John Weaver
  by "Jason Klein" <OrganBoy@nwu.edu>
Re: John Weaver
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite?
  by <NAShepherd@aol.com>
Re: John Weaver
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
 



(back) Subject: National Shrine Music Assistant Position Filled From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 00:15:15 EST   The position of Liturgical Music Assistant at the National Shrine of the Little Flower has now officially been filled.   The selected candidate is Mr. Robert Abbott. He is a student of Dr. = Robert Glasgow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is leaving the First =   Presbyterian Church of Brighton, MI to begin at the National Shrine in February. He plays beautifully, has a genuine respect for and understanding of the symphonic nature of the Kilgen pipe organ and is very eager to begin his duties. In addition to playing Liturgies he will be working with various vocal, instrumental and handbell ensembles. Most notably he will begin training the Junior Choirs in the R.S.C.M. tradition- which has been a = goal of clergy and music staff at the Shrine. Mr. Abbott's will be a most = welcome addition to the staff and we very much look forward to the great things he =   will bring us.   In addition to finding Mr. Abbott we are also looking forward to a = tentative May rededication of the Grand Kilgen organ by world famous virtuoso and recording organist Thomas Hazleton. Details on that will follow as soon = as they are officially confirmed.   On behalf of The Rev. Monsignor William Easton, Pastor of the National Shrine, the Music Task Force and Selection Committee and myself I wish to thank each and every one of you who expressed an interest in and applied = for this position. The search process has been long and, at times, tedious. = A position of this magnitude is indeed difficult to run, especially single handedly. But we are elated to have found Mr. Abbott and look forward to moving ahead with our musical programming.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI  
(back) Subject: Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite? From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 00:18:04 -0500   At 10:01 AM 1/11/2000 -0500, Dr. Miller wrote: >Hi, Y'all! > >A good friend called me this morning and asked who she should invite for = a >concert featuring the organ works or JSB in 2002. The organ is a = large'ish >EP instrument in a good room. Money for the fee is no problem, and the >artist can be from the USA or wherever. > The real biggies, like Marie-Claire Alain or Ton Koopman, are probably already booked through 2005. if you want a really smashing younger (<40) artist, I can recommend several personal acquaintances with respectable resumes and good hands:   Jeffrey Smith, St. Paul's K St., DC Eric Plutz, Epiphany, DC Mark Husey, Church of the Nativity, Timonium, MD   If you want some one more famous, well, there are the concert management ads in TAO.     Evie   mailto:efrowe@mindspring.com  
(back) Subject: John Weaver From: "Jason Klein" <OrganBoy@nwu.edu> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 23:43:34 -0600   ->Some folks at the AGO Convention reported immaculate service-playing by John >Weaver, but I forget which Presbyterian (?) church that is ... Alan? Do = you >know?   As far as I know... John Weaver is at Fifth Ave. Presbyterian. We were = just talking about him on Sunday.   Pax, Jason     Jason R. Klein OrganBoy@nwu.edu   School of Music 2000 - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Associate Organist - First Presbyterian Church, Arlington Heights, = Illinois      
(back) Subject: Re: John Weaver From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 01:57:59 -0500   Jason, I think John is at Madison Ave. Presby., and has been for many = years.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea   At 11:43 PM 1/11/00 -0600, you wrote: >->Some folks at the AGO Convention reported immaculate service-playing by >John >>Weaver, but I forget which Presbyterian (?) church that is ... Alan? Do = you >>know? > >As far as I know... John Weaver is at Fifth Ave. Presbyterian. We were = just >talking about him on Sunday. > >Pax, >Jason > > >Jason R. Klein >OrganBoy@nwu.edu > >School of Music 2000 - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois >Associate Organist - First Presbyterian Church, Arlington Heights, = Illinois > > > >"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: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite? From: <NAShepherd@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 02:43:38 EST   Why not try Gordon Stewart, until recently, Organist of Blackburn = Cathedral and formerly Organist of Manchester Cathedral, UK. He is a superb Bach = player and now pursuing a freelance career (although he is still Organist at the famous "Father" Willis organ at Huddersfleid Town Hall, Yorkshire).   During the next few months, he is playing a major recital series at St = Martin In The Fields, London, playing the complete works of JSB.   If you want contact details, please email me privately.   Neil Shepherd Director of Music, Keynsham Parish Church, near Bristol, UK  
(back) Subject: Re: John Weaver From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:10:55 EST   I first met John Weaver 35 years ago when he and I were a tad younger, and =   have heard him a few times over the years. Last January I heard him at the =   Mormon Tabernacle in a very demanding program played entirely from memory. = It was without doubt one of the finest performances I have ever heard = anywhere. In addition, he is one of the most gracious people I've ever met.   I'd have to take exception to the comment about St. Bartholomew's. I was there a year ago in the fall and attended the 11 o'clock service for the first time. (Used to go to Evensong there from time to time back in the = 60s). I was quite impressed by the music and Bill Trafka's playing. The sermon = was likewise superb.   Dudelsvater