PipeChat Digest #1903 - Friday, March 16, 2001
 
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?
  by "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com>
Re: Creative Name Needed
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Philip Moore Workshops & Evensong
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: playing by ear
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church? From: "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 07:42:53 PDT   Hi Cindy,   Check out my website for a lot of information, including specs, photos, = and drawknob layout, of the V/205 Moller at Calvary Church, Charlotte NC:   www.DanMillerMusic.com   The site also offers four CDs recorded on the Calvary Grand Organ, with = audio cllips.   Calvary Church is hosting THE PHILADELPHIA ORGAN QUARTET in concert on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 pm. Rodgers Instruments is providing three new Trillium 3-manual organs for the concert -- a T967, T957, and T927 -- 338 stops on 9 manuals plus 205 ranks on 5 manuals will produce an experience so spectacular in the 5,500-seat sanctuary (with 3.5 million cubic feet of =   airspace). The "wow factor" is huge!   Calvary Church is placing an ad in the May TAO announcing the concert. But =   since you asked, I thought I'd go ahead and let you know here too. :-) = For POQ concert tickets, call Calvary Church 800-989-4537.   The next morning, Sat May 12, from 10 AM to Noon at Calvary Church, I will =   present a Rodgers Trillium Workshop to demo the three Trillium organs onstage there at Calvary. The workshop is free and open to all organ = lovers. Free CDs and materials will be given to each attendee. An open organ bench =   will follow the workshop. For more info about the workshop, please Email = me or call my direct line (503.681.6544).   Hope to see you there!     Dan Miller Product Manager, Rodgers Instruments LLC Former Organist and Minister of Music, Calvary Church, Charlotte NC (1985- 1997)   dmiller@rodgers.rain.com (503) 681-6544      
(back) Subject: Re: Creative Name Needed From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:43:03 EST     --part1_77.119d4cb1.27e38e87_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/16/01 4:39:43 AM !!!First Boot!!!, Louis.Katz@mail.tamucc.edu writes:     > Organ Depot > > Organ Nation > > Organophilia > > Piperzine > > Louis > >   I vote for the last one!!           Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_77.119d4cb1.27e38e87_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/16/01 4:39:43 AM !!!First Boot!!!, <BR>Louis.Katz@mail.tamucc.edu writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Organ Depot <BR> <BR>Organ Nation <BR> <BR>Organophilia <BR> <BR>Piperzine <BR> <BR>Louis <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">I vote for the last one!! <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_77.119d4cb1.27e38e87_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Philip Moore Workshops & Evensong From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:47:55 EST     --part1_13.12d50432.27e38fab_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/16/01 4:49:14 AM !!!First Boot!!!, Cpmnhartus@aol.com =   writes:     > Last weekend, Philip Moore, Organist and Master of the Music at York = Minster, > led two workshops and a service of Choral Evensong at my church, St. = Peter's > Episcopal Church in Lewes, Delaware. The Friday evening workshop for > organists and choir directors and the all day Saturday choir workshop = was > followed by a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday. It was an = extraordinary > event and Philip Moore was an inspiration for all the musicians. > > One of the choir workshop participants, a soprano, commented that the = music > for Evensong was "masculine".     Well, let's just try and tackle this masculing music thingy here:   Ok.... the Sowery "Carillon" was written by a man and has alot of dingdong =   stuff in it. THAT's masculine. "How Firm a Foundation" has the word "his" in it and was written by TWO = men. "O Gracious Light" is about a man and written by a man. The Mag portrays Mary as submissive to a male angel, and the Nunc is the = song of a man.... Of course, this setting was written by a (gasp) MAN! "He that needs fear no fall" has the "H" word in it and was written by a = man. (Oh God, will it never end??" "Like as the Hart" is about a MALE deer! and Herbie was a guy! "Piece Heroique" is a macho heroism male thing, and ole Cesar was one, = too! (Sheesh! and a man played it on the organ, which is a masculine = instrument!!) "The Day Thou Gavest" is sung to the "Lord" who is masculine, it was = written by two men and the tune is named after a man. (We should be ashamed of ourselves!) The Apostles were men and our Lord is a man.   Well, George (you MAN!), it appears that you all pulled off one heck of an =   evening of male music. But it's not your fault. The blame lies on = women who laid around for centuries doing nothing and not contributing anything = to music and worship.   Now that women are being ordained and writing music and directing choirs things will steadily improve. Well, look around! We now have = maternity leave, responsorial psalms, and CCM!! Rejoice! Wahoo!   It's Miller time!   ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) = ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)       Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_13.12d50432.27e38fab_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/16/01 4:49:14 AM !!!First Boot!!!, Cpmnhartus@aol.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Last weekend, = Philip Moore, Organist and Master of the Music at York Minster, <BR>led two workshops and a service of Choral Evensong at my church, St. = Peter's <BR>Episcopal Church in Lewes, Delaware. &nbsp;The Friday evening workshop = for <BR>organists and choir directors and the all day Saturday choir workshop = was <BR>followed by a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday. It was an = extraordinary <BR>event and Philip Moore was an inspiration for all the musicians. <BR> <BR>One of the choir workshop participants, a soprano, commented that the = music <BR>for Evensong was "masculine". </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR> <BR>Well, let's just try and tackle this masculing music thingy here: <BR> <BR>Ok.... the Sowery "Carillon" was written by a man and has alot of = dingdong <BR>stuff in it. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;THAT's masculine. <BR>"How Firm a Foundation" has the word "his" in it and was written by = TWO men. <BR>"O Gracious Light" is about a man and written by a man. <BR>The Mag portrays Mary as submissive to a male angel, and the Nunc is = the song <BR>of a man.... Of course, this setting was written by a (gasp) MAN! <BR>"He that needs fear no fall" has the "H" word in it and was written by = a man. <BR>(Oh God, will it never end??" <BR>"Like as the Hart" is about a MALE deer! and Herbie was a guy! <BR>"Piece Heroique" is a macho heroism male thing, and ole Cesar was one, = too! &nbsp; <BR>(Sheesh! &nbsp;and a man played it on the organ, which is a masculine = instrument!!) <BR>"The Day Thou Gavest" is sung to the "Lord" who is masculine, it was = written <BR>by two men and the tune is named after a man. &nbsp;(We should be = ashamed of <BR>ourselves!) <BR>The Apostles were men and our Lord is a man. <BR> <BR>Well, George (you MAN!), it appears that you all pulled off one heck = of an <BR>evening of male music. &nbsp;&nbsp;But it's not your fault. = &nbsp;&nbsp;The blame lies on women <BR>who laid around for centuries doing nothing and not contributing = anything to <BR>music and worship. <BR> <BR>Now that women are being ordained and writing music and directing = choirs <BR>things will steadily improve. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Well, look around! = &nbsp;&nbsp;We now have maternity <BR>leave, responsorial psalms, and CCM!! &nbsp;&nbsp;Rejoice! Wahoo! <BR> <BR>It's Miller time! <BR> <BR>;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) = &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp; <BR>;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) ;-) &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_13.12d50432.27e38fab_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: playing by ear From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:52:35 EST     --part1_2d.8dfab95.27e390c3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/16/2001 10:07:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:     > Performing a recital is another story. In church and in recital, I > generally > play from memory. While my eyes are on my hands, I'm not sure I can say =   > I'm > actually looking at them. I tend to see the music.   At Oberlin, where every note played in public was played from memory, I recall finding looking at my hands very helpful - it gave a sort of = sideways visual representation of the music on the page - just one more mnemonic device.   Which makes me think of KlavierSkrybo, which I know I am misspelling - a Dutch alternative notation in very wide use in some places - it is also a sideways representation of the hands moving across the score. Sitting = about ten rows back from a Dutch recitalist playing in Ontario a long time ago, = I realized there was something strange-looking about his music, even from a distance. He was not very good, either as organbuilder or organist, and = one strange thing that kept happening in his concert was him seeming to forget =   what key he was in - which gave the effect in more than a few places of a very odd temperament! I learned that a characteristic of the system is = that key is not made entirely clear. The local music store up there, Hysen = Music (great place!), told me they sell lots of the stuff, with tons of standard =   organ repertoire published that way.   The guy who played the recital made a really blustery speech in a big loud =   voice, when I asked him about the music. I think he was trying to = embarrass me! "Well, it's hard to believe, but there are even people with PhDs who don't know about this." I am afraid his performance did not make him a = very convincing salesman.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   --part1_2d.8dfab95.27e390c3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 3/16/2001 10:07:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, <BR>Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Performing a = recital is another story. &nbsp;In church and in recital, I <BR>generally <BR>play from memory. &nbsp;While my eyes are on my hands, I'm not sure I = can say <BR>I'm <BR>actually looking at them. &nbsp;I tend to see the music.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"arial" = LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>At Oberlin, where every note played in public was played from memory, = I <BR>recall finding looking at my hands very helpful - it gave a sort of = sideways <BR>visual representation of the music on the page - just one more = mnemonic <BR>device. <BR> <BR>Which makes me think of KlavierSkrybo, which I know I am misspelling - = a <BR>Dutch alternative notation in very wide use in some places - it is = also a <BR>sideways representation of the hands moving across the score. Sitting = about <BR>ten rows back from a Dutch recitalist playing in Ontario a long time = ago, I <BR>realized there was something strange-looking about his music, even = from a <BR>distance. He was not very good, either as organbuilder or organist, = and one <BR>strange thing that kept happening in his concert was him seeming to = forget <BR>what key he was in - which gave the effect in more than a few places = of a <BR>very odd temperament! I learned that a characteristic of the system is = that <BR>key is not made entirely clear. The local music store up there, Hysen = Music <BR>(great place!), told me they sell lots of the stuff, with tons of = standard <BR>organ repertoire published that way. <BR> <BR>The guy who played the recital made a really blustery speech in a big = loud <BR>voice, when I asked him about the music. I think he was trying to embarrass <BR>me! "Well, it's hard to believe, but there are even people with PhDs = who <BR>don't know about this." I am afraid his performance did not make him a = very <BR>convincing salesman. <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Malcolm Wechsler <BR>www.mander-organs.com</FONT></HTML>   --part1_2d.8dfab95.27e390c3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:53:00 EST     --part1_a3.12d837b6.27e390dc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   T&F in d-minor is not a difficult piece if you learn it correctly. It = is a series of "exercises" and is very logically constructed. Approach it = slowly and methodically. The fugue is great fun and slow and sure will get you through it, too.   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_a3.12d837b6.27e390dc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>T&amp;F in d-minor is = not a difficult piece if you learn it correctly. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It is a =   <BR>series of "exercises" and is very logically constructed. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Approach it slowly <BR>and methodically. &nbsp;The fugue is great fun and slow and sure will = get you <BR>through it, too. <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a3.12d837b6.27e390dc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church? From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:56:17 EST     --part1_c.12a90c1e.27e391a1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 3/16/01 2:12:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,=3D20 desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   > That's the "MegaM=3DC3=3DB6ller" 205 ranks>There is supposed to be a = recital t=3D here=3D20 > soon with 4 organs being played. No other details on the recital.<snip> > Well, three must be e-orgs, then! How tacky.   Yes, but it's the Philadelphia Organ Quartet. And having had them at one = of=3D =3D20 my cnurches in the past I can tell you it will be a performance not to = be=3D20 missed. The quartet it comprised of Peter Conte and Rudy Lucente = (Wanamaker=3D =3D20 organists), Michael Stairs and Colin Howland (formerly of Coral Ridge). = The=3D y=3D20 will play the pipe organ and three digital instruments.     > >this is the church where they had Dale Earnheart's > >memorial service. <snip> > Yes, and yes, we had no organ music there. It's a curious place; = they=3D20 > won't allow the organ to be recorded much, but there are recordings = extant=3D .. > <snip> > Yup...one huge "God factory" indeed. I wish their musical program was = a=3D20 > little more "open". Place seems spookily foreboding in attitude...but = the=3D n=3D20 >=3D20   Jesse Helms has nothing to do with the downfall of Calvary Church. When = Dr.=3D =3D20 Ross Rhodes founded and pastored Calvary decades ago it was a break off = from=3D =3D20 the Presbyterian Church and became nondenominational. Basically, it = very=3D20 strongly resembles a big, lavish, glitzy Southern Baptist church and = the=3D20 music was at its absolute peak when David German directed the choirs and = Dan=3D =3D20 Miller played the organ. Nancy Tessier was the organist preceding Dan = when=3D20 they were in the old building on Sardis Road. Monty Bennett then came on = as=3D =3D20 organist and Dan moved into the position of director and very fine = standards=3D =3D20 were maintained as best they could be with the rapidly changing climate = of=3D20 the Calvary administration. Dan and Monty both went in new directions = and=3D20 the "church" is what we see today.   Dr. Rhodes left and "Promise Keepers" took over. Need I say any more? It = i=3D s=3D20 now a dwindling congregation that can barely get anyone into the facility = fo=3D r=3D20 Sunday services where, in the past, they has three Sunday services which = wer=3D e=3D20 full to the ceiling of the Radio City Music Hall-sized sanctuary with = 6000+=3D20 worshippers, a full choir numbering over 200 and they did rather good=3D20 repertoire. the facilities are and have been falling apart and it is = rather=3D =3D20 a white elephant at the corner of Rea Road and Hwy 51, or, rather a = pink=3D20 elephant and the entire facility looks as if a flock of flamingos threw = up=3D20 Pepto Bismal all over the outside of the place.   Regarding the organ? Well, they are scared of it and don't know what = they=3D20 have. Some of the divisions (Bombarde and big Pedal reeds) fell into=3D20 disrepair from water damage due to the building which is only 12 years = old!=3D20 and David Nelms of Mid Atlantic Organ Company still maintains it to = its=3D20 fullest potential in the hopes that one day recitals and usage in = services=3D20 will once again occur on the great instrument. To be honest- it ain't = gonna=3D =3D20 happen while "those people" are in power and brainwashing the = congregation.=3D20=3D =3D20   I have heard that they have a "contract" that a visiting organist must = sign=3D20 in addition to verbally stating their "profession of faith with jesus = Christ=3D =3D20 as their personal Lord and Savior" before they (any visiting organist) = will=3D20 even be allowed within the same room as the organ console. That is, when = th=3D e=3D20 organ console is even IN the Sanctuary as I hear it is kept downstairs, = in=3D20 storage, and out of sight. Pity indeed.   Now the organ gets played, from what I have heard through members of = the=3D20 church and one of the former organists, on Christmas and Easter for MAYBE = tw=3D o=3D20 hymns if that. Sad as hell. Oh well- I am very glad that I had the=3D20 opportunity to perform on it three separate times in public recitals. The=3D20 last time I was there I performed with Tom Hazleton and they say that = the=3D20 audience was the last biggest crowd to attend an organ concert at Calvary = an=3D d=3D20 enjoy the sounds of the great Moller.   Very sadly yours,   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     --part1_c.12a90c1e.27e391a1_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0">In a message dated = 3/16/01 2:1=3D 2:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,=3D20 <BR>desertbob@rglobal.net writes: <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px so=3D lid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">That's the = "Meg=3D aM=3DC3=3DB6ller" 205 ranks&gt;There is supposed to be a recital = there=3D20 <BR>soon with 4 organs being played. No other details on the = recital.&lt;sni=3D p&gt; <BR>Well, three must be e-orgs, then! &nbsp;How tacky.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D =3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCK=3D QUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR>Yes, but it's the Philadelphia Organ Quartet. &nbsp;And having had = them=3D20=3D at one of=3D20 <BR>my cnurches in the past I can tell you it will be a performance not to = b=3D e=3D20 <BR>missed. &nbsp;The quartet it comprised of Peter Conte and Rudy Lucente = (=3D Wanamaker=3D20 <BR>organists), Michael Stairs and Colin Howland (formerly of Coral = Ridge).=3D20=3D &nbsp;They=3D20 <BR>will play the pipe organ and three digital instruments. <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px so=3D lid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">&gt;this is = the=3D church where they had Dale Earnheart's <BR>&gt;memorial service. &lt;snip&gt; <BR>Yes, and yes, we had no organ music there. &nbsp;It's a curious place; = t=3D hey=3D20 <BR>won't allow the organ to be recorded much, but there are recordings = exta=3D nt. <BR>&lt;snip&gt; <BR>Yup...one huge "God factory" indeed. &nbsp;I wish their musical = program=3D20=3D was a=3D20 <BR>little more "open". &nbsp;Place seems spookily foreboding in = attitude...=3D but then=3D20 <BR>again, this is the state of Jesse Helms!</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR>Jesse Helms has nothing to do with the downfall of Calvary Church. = &nbsp=3D ;When Dr.=3D20 <BR>Ross Rhodes founded and pastored Calvary decades ago it was a break = off=3D20=3D from=3D20 <BR>the Presbyterian Church and became nondenominational. &nbsp;Basically, = i=3D t very=3D20 <BR>strongly resembles a big, lavish, glitzy Southern Baptist church and = the=3D =3D20 <BR>music was at its absolute peak when David German directed the choirs = and=3D Dan=3D20 <BR>Miller played the organ. &nbsp;Nancy Tessier was the organist = preceding=3D20=3D Dan when=3D20 <BR>they were in the old building on Sardis Road. &nbsp;Monty Bennett then = c=3D ame on as=3D20 <BR>organist and Dan moved into the position of director and very fine = stand=3D ards=3D20 <BR>were maintained as best they could be with the rapidly changing = climate=3D20=3D of=3D20 <BR>the Calvary administration. &nbsp;Dan and Monty both went in new = directi=3D ons and=3D20 <BR>the "church" is what we see today. <BR> <BR>Dr. Rhodes left and "Promise Keepers" took over. &nbsp;Need I say any = mo=3D re? &nbsp;It is=3D20 <BR>now a dwindling congregation that can barely get anyone into the facilit=3D y for=3D20 <BR>Sunday services where, in the past, they has three Sunday services = which=3D were=3D20 <BR>full to the ceiling of the Radio City Music Hall-sized sanctuary with = 60=3D 00+=3D20 <BR>worshippers, a full choir numbering over 200 and they did rather = good=3D20 <BR>repertoire. &nbsp;the facilities are and have been falling apart and = it=3D20=3D is rather=3D20 <BR>a white elephant at the corner of Rea Road and Hwy 51, or, rather a = pink=3D =3D20 <BR>elephant and the entire facility looks as if a flock of flamingos = threw=3D20=3D up=3D20 <BR>Pepto Bismal all over the outside of the place. <BR> <BR>Regarding the organ? &nbsp;Well, they are scared of it and don't know = wh=3D at they=3D20 <BR>have. &nbsp;Some of the divisions (Bombarde and big Pedal reeds) fell = in=3D to=3D20 <BR>disrepair from water damage due to the building which is only 12 years = o=3D ld!=3D20 <BR>and David Nelms of Mid Atlantic Organ Company still maintains it to = its=3D20 <BR>fullest potential in the hopes that one day recitals and usage in = servic=3D es=3D20 <BR>will once again occur on the great instrument. &nbsp;To be honest- it = ai=3D n't gonna=3D20 <BR>happen while "those people" are in power and brainwashing the = congregati=3D on. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>I have heard that they have a "contract" that a visiting organist must = s=3D ign=3D20 <BR>in addition to verbally stating their "profession of faith with jesus = Ch=3D rist=3D20 <BR>as their personal Lord and Savior" before they (any visiting organist) = w=3D ill=3D20 <BR>even be allowed within the same room as the organ console. &nbsp;That = is=3D , when the=3D20 <BR>organ console is even IN the Sanctuary as I hear it is kept = downstairs,=3D20=3D in=3D20 <BR>storage, and out of sight. &nbsp;Pity indeed. <BR> <BR>Now the organ gets played, from what I have heard through members of = the=3D =3D20 <BR>church and one of the former organists, on Christmas and Easter for = MAYB=3D E two=3D20 <BR>hymns if that. &nbsp;Sad as hell. &nbsp;Oh well- I am very glad that I = h=3D ad the=3D20 <BR>opportunity to perform on it three separate times in public recitals. = &n=3D bsp;The=3D20 <BR>last time I was there I performed with Tom Hazleton and they say that = th=3D e=3D20 <BR>audience was the last biggest crowd to attend an organ concert at = Calvar=3D y and=3D20 <BR>enjoy the sounds of the great Moller. <BR> <BR>Very sadly yours, <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_c.12a90c1e.27e391a1_boundary--