PipeChat Digest #2154 - Wednesday, June 13, 2001
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
It's a good thing I like swimming in the blender (grin)(X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
french composer anecdotes wanted
  by "Jenny Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz>

(back) Subject: Conventions From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:57:02 -0400   Unfortunately, I won't make any AGO Regionals or the OHS this June as my daughter is expecting #3 in Illinois shortly and I plan to be there. But from IL I will be attending the RCCO in Toronto, Canada July 8-12, will write a report after I get back home. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: It's a good thing I like swimming in the blender (grin)(X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 13:43:02 -0700   I almost got frapped and fricasseed AGAIN ... it seems that it cost $30K for the construction change orders for the balcony, to make it capable of supporting the pipe organ.   HELLO!   *Who* has been BEGGING for FOUR YEARS for a pipe organ to be included in the plans for the new church??!!   Why, li'l old me, that's who (grin).   It wasn't until three days before the construction bids came BACK that we GOT the pipe organ ... all of a sudden, we had to make the balcony strong enough so that the organ wouldn't come crashing down into the parish hall below.   SURPRISE! (grin)   I'm forebearing to say "I TOLD you so." But only just.   Fortunately, the final appeal for the Building Fund netted enough to cover it. So I'm only "semi" in hot water. The Rector is muttering "cost overruns" (grin). But he's only muttering.   Now, if we'll just sign the contract for the REBUILD before I'm any older or any grayer ... but this is a good sign ... they didn't spend $30K on floor joists to have Allen speakers up there (grin).   Cheers,   Bud-by-the-Beach            
(back) Subject: french composer anecdotes wanted From: "Jenny Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 16:49:58 +1300   Hi pipechatters, My husband Martin will be giving a concert on August 2 in the Christchurch Town Hall of french organ music from the 19th century - with a little humour (It is as "Jacques" a typical Frenchman, complete with beret, baguette and bad accent!). He would like = to recount a few amusing stories or anecdotes about the composers of the pieces, who are: WIDOR, SAINT-SAENS, GIGOUT, GUILMENT, VIERNE, BONNET, DUBOIS, FRANCK, LEFEBURE-WELY. There are quite a few well-know incidents about Saint-Saens and Vierne, but Bonnet in particular seems a little documented man. If anyone knows any such small personal incidents, tales, anecdotes about any of these - their lives, their music, their activities, I would be very grateful to hear them. Cheers, Jenny   mailto:setchell@paradise.net.nz Look out for the latest exciting CD from the Christchurch Rieger: Bonbons for Organ!. See www.nzorgan.com for details