PipeChat Digest #2843 - Thursday, May 9, 2002
 
promoting a Felix Hell concert  (X posted)
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Organ Rededication, Riverhead, Long Island, NY
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: promoting a Felix Hell concert  (X posted)
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
HOOK & HASTINGS 1884,  2 - 7
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Felix Hell at Messiah Lutheran
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
RE: Organ Rededication, Riverhead, Long Island, NY
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Hello all...
  by "Randy Terry" <randy@stpetersrwc.org>
Re: promoting a Felix Hell concert  (X posted)
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Felix Hell Concert in Oklahoma City
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: promoting a Felix Hell concert (X posted) From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 09:13:48 -0400   Dear List,   Felix will be playing a concert in London Ontario on July 15th. at Trinity =   Lutheran Church .Simon Irving made mention of this event in a recent posting to one of the lists promoting Felix two concerts in Hamilton Ontario as part of the POE there. I am assuming that there are many on the list who have attended one of Felix' recitals and have recollections on how it was promoted or not promoted. It is this collective wisdom that I wish to draw upon as we complete our plans to get Felix the audience that he deserves. Our city does not support organ events that well and Press and TV = coverage is very difficult to get. Obviously we will making aggressive efforts to get this.Felix appearance is part of a POW being run by the local RCCO center for young musicians. There will be some spill over from this of = course. I would appreciate any worthwhile input which I suggest that you send privately unless you believe it would be of interest to the whole List.   Thank you,   Hugh Drogemuller London Ont.    
(back) Subject: Organ Rededication, Riverhead, Long Island, NY From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 10:54:36 EDT   On Thursday, May 16, the First Congregational Church of Riverhead will rededicate its 1928 Moller pipe organ at 7:30 p.m.   An Organ Dedication Concert will be presented by Chapman Gonzalez.   Listees, I don't have the stop list - the invitation merely describes the organ thusly: "a swell organ, a great organ, and a choir organ and totals =   1,141 pipes plus chimes of 25 bells and a harp of 49 bars." I will post = the stop list when I get it, presumably at the concert.   If anyone from the list will be there, please let me know - it's always = fun to put a face on a name!   Victoria Ceruti  
(back) Subject: Re: promoting a Felix Hell concert (X posted) From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 12:10:56 -0500   At 9:13 AM -0400 05/08/2002, Hugh Drogemuller wrote: > >I would appreciate any worthwhile input which I suggest that you >send privately unless you believe it would be of interest to the >whole List.   I for one would be interested in various ideas for promotion - And I doubt if I am the only one so please send your replies to the list. Many of us are in the position to promote concerts either through our own church or through our AGO Chapters - this is valuable information for all of us.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: HOOK & HASTINGS 1884, 2 - 7 From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 14:38:49 -0400   Can anyone identify the following as to its opus number and original location as indicated in the "Hook" book? The information is as reported = to me and could be up for correction:   Hook & Hastings, 1884, said to have been in a "St. Michaels" church near Ithaca   GREAT 8' Open Diap 8' Dulciana 4' Octave   SWELL 8' Stopped Diap 8' Viola 4' harmonic Flute   PEDAL 16' (flute)   Thanx. Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: Felix Hell at Messiah Lutheran From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 17:44:08 EDT   Hello to all,   This will reflect the impressions of Felix Hell's second of two concerts = in Oklahoma City this past weekend. The first on a large Reuter and the = second on a much smaller (estimated 28 ranks) Schantz at Messiah Lutheran Church. = The venue is not large but the acoustic is wonderful in that all walls are =   brick and only aisles are carpeted resulting in about two to three seconds =   reverberation. The Schantz is well suited to the sanctuary and pleasantly =   devoid of glass-shattering upper registers. Its chorus reeds blend with = the ensemble but retain their character through the entire compass of range.   Felix program opened with Lubeck's "Prelude in E Major." As in his = previous concert, the tempo was brisk but not rapid, resulting in clarity and = identity within the live room. His mastery of the composition was apparent and registrations reflect his abilities to extract every capability of the = organ, large or small.   Next was Bach's "Ich ruf zu dir, Her Jesu Christ." This work incorporated =   the depth of the artist's soul which blended seamlessly with his sensitive =   approach to this lovely composition. Felix's command of expression was = quite evident in this work.   Buxtehude's "Prelude in D Major" followed. It was rich, full, and very = well prepared. Again the restraint in tempo allowed the rapid passages to = evolve in a live acoustic without becoming opaque.   The next four numbers were Bach compositions, starting with "O Mensch = bewein dien Sunde gross," reflecting character as well as delicate attention to = the subtle harmonies. "Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-Flat Major" was performed with skill, versitility, and delightful registration. It served as ample testimony that even a small organ in the right hands can produce = excitement and variety.   Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in D Major" concluded the first half of the program. It was performed with great passion at the appropriate moments = as well as lacking any timidity when the full force of the organ was = demanded. Felix again displayed his quite capable command of Bach and brought some = new dimensions to this familiar work.   The second half opened with Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in E-Minor," or "The =   Wedge" as we more commonly refer to it. Not one of my favorite Bach = works, the skill and versitility of young Felix made it commanding and = delightful. Moreover, it seemed that the Schantz was voiced specifically for this work = as it rendered a most pleasing performance under the skillful urging of the youthful Maestro.   Mendelssohn was chosen for the concluding two works, first "Sonata No. 6, Opus 65, which was brilliantly performed with subtle registrations, = providing the character that the composer must have felt when it was penned. A noticable passion for this piece was apparent is Felix's approach to it, again resulting in a = marriage of musical form and subtle technical abilities.   The program ended with Mendelssohn's "Sonata No. 1 in F-Minor." Complete mastery of all four movements was readily apparent. The performance was flawless and exhibited a flair not expected of so young a performer. I = have always had a fondness for Mendelssohn's organ compositions and Sunday's performance served to renew that appreciation, thanks to Herr Hell's brilliant performance.   Widor's Toccata V was to serve as Encore. It was clear, distinct, and although brisk in pace it was not too rapid to allow the articulated = passages to fully form. A few liberties were taken in its offering, particularly = when the octave pedal theme entered after an elongated pause. Otherwise, it = was a stunning performance and a fitting one in contrast to the published = program. As I observed in my previous report, Felix appears to have an appreciation =   for contemporary French and performs it so well.   Both concerts were well attended, perhaps due to curiosity about this = young artist; perhaps that his reputation had preceeded him. For whatever = reason, the audience was treated to near perfection in both venues and left in wonderment of just how great Felix Hell will be when he fully matures. My =   own opinion is that we will have to redefine greatness when he reaches = that plateau.   As a sidebar, during my visit with Felix and his father Friday night, I mentioned my plans to attend a theatre organ concert on Saturday in = Wichita, Kansas. In most circles of classical organists, this would have relegated = me to the ranks of trailer trash but not with Felix. His genuine inquisitiveness broached the subject on Sunday and he wanted to know about = my adventure, the concert, and if I have a good time. As I described the Paramount Wurlitzer in brief detail, his comment on the subject was "Wow!.....Cool!"   Felix Hell is a breath of fresh air, an unquestioned talent, and = absolutely genuine. It was an honor to make his acquaintence and a sheer delight to hear him perform. My calendar will remain flexible to accommodate future performances of this loveable young man who maintains the delicate balance = of humility with obvious genius.   Best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 07:24:24 +0930     > I wonder about Waltzing Matilda for the upcoming Australian tour!   When will Felix Hell be performing in Australia and where are the venues?   Ian.    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 18:35:46 -0400   At 07:24 AM 09/05/2002 +0930, pat and ian wrote:   > > I wonder about Waltzing Matilda for the upcoming Australian tour! > >When will Felix Hell be performing in Australia and where are the venues? > >Ian. >     (SNIP) Ian,   The venues and dates are listed on his web site at www.felix-hell.com     HD      
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 18:23:30 -0400       On Thu, 09 May 2002 07:24:24 +0930 pat and ian <patian@senet.com.au> writes: > > > I wonder about Waltzing Matilda for the upcoming Australian tour! > > When will Felix Hell be performing in Australia and where are the > venues? > > Ian. > Hope this helps !   Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   **   F E L I X H E L L     C o n c e r t t o u r i n A u s t r a l i a       17. May Sydney, Australia. St. Mary=B4sRC Cathedral. 10.30 a.m. 19. May Sydney, Australia. St. Mary=B4s RCCathedral. 2.30 p.m. 22. May Brisbane, Australia. St. Stephen=B4s RC Cathedral. 8 p.m. 26. May Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne TownHall, 2.30 p.m. 29. May Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Town Hall,1.10 p.m.   04. June Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne TownHall, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 07. June Perth, Australia. St. Patrick=B4s RC Cathedral in Fremantle.       ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 09:45:06 +0930   Thanks for your reply, Hugh. Hope to hear Felix Hell in Melbourne. Best Wishes, Ian.   > Ian, > > The venues and dates are listed on his web site at www.felix-hell.com > > > HD    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell charms, conquers, and awes From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 09:48:11 +0930   Thank you Douglas, and all the other Pipe-Chatters who sent in their replies. I will certainly make the effort to hear Felix Hell in Melbourne. Best Wishes, Ian Robison, Adelaide.   > Hope this helps ! >=20 > Douglas A. Campbell > Skaneateles, NY >=20 > ** >=20 > F E L I X H E L L >=20 >=20 > C o n c e r t t o u r i n A u s t r a l i a >=20 >=20 >=20 > 17. May Sydney, Australia. St. Mary=B4sRC Cathedral. 10.30 a.m. > 19. May Sydney, Australia. St. Mary=B4s RCCathedral. 2.30 p.m. > 22. May Brisbane, Australia. St. Stephen=B4s RC Cathedral. 8 p.m. > 26. May Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne TownHall, 2.30 p.m. > 29. May Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Town Hall,1.10 p.m. >=20 > 04. June Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne TownHall, 10 a.m. and 11 > a.m. > 07. June Perth, Australia. St. Patrick=B4s RC Cathedral in > Fremantle.    
(back) Subject: RE: Organ Rededication, Riverhead, Long Island, NY From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 19:48:25 -0500   Wish I could be there, Chapman. You know that your cousins and I will be here in Florida cheering you on.   Glenda Sutton   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Myosotis51@aol.com     On Thursday, May 16, the First Congregational Church of Riverhead will rededicate its 1928 Moller pipe organ at 7:30 p.m.   An Organ Dedication Concert will be presented by Chapman Gonzalez.          
(back) Subject: Hello all... From: "Randy Terry" <randy@stpetersrwc.org> Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 20:12:41 -0700   Hello everyone...   After taking a breather from the list for a while, I have decided to check in and see how things are going.   I just read about 10 messages and I am delighted with the content, as well as the support, warmth, humor, and tact shown in the discussions.   Things are rocking along here, as usual. Had a brief vacation about two weeks ago. I have remained in contact with a special circle of friends that I worked with when I was facilities manager at Los Altos United Methodist. A group of us formed the "happy hour gang," and have continued regular Friday outings. There are about 12 of us, all employees or former employees of that church. One of the couples has a vacation house on a lake about 30 miles from Yosemite, and we all enjoyed about 4 days. The "cabin" as they call it, is really a large, comfortable A-frame. I only wish the evenings had been clear as Steve and I have spent over a year getting together a very sophisticated telescope set-up and we were to break it in up there. I don't know whether to be thankful or not that they had 3 TV's and about 5 laptops between us. The last time we were there it was just Steve and I and that was much more relaxing - but we had a great time, just the same. There is an old saloon from the mining days in Groveland, The Iron Door. A big heavy brick building and the shutters and doors on the lower floor are all iron, to protect against fire. It must work as the building is over 100 years old and way older than anything else. I've been hearing about these drinks called "woo-woos" for two years and that is where they make 'em. They are a disgusting blend of liquor and Cranberry juice (Cranberry juice and peach Schnaaps??) Being the Episcopalian that I am I much preferred the martinis we made ourselves at cocktail time!   The organ project is finally progressing again. OSI finally completed our nameboard and keslips for our Aeolian-Skinner console rebuild. The order was placed in September or October and promised for January 15. I guess 4 months late is not all that bad, and they did a wonderful job. I sent the original frames for them to copy and install Skinner-style components in. As an afterthought we included a really nice console clock - chrome rim with white face and black roman numerals. It is backlit and looks great. Now no more twisting the wrist to see your watch!. I am about to go back in there and pick back up with the wiring. Last night I wired all the pistons and the stop sense cables of the rockers. Tonight I will finish wiring the pedal contact rail, and put in the final console driver board and this should complete everything regarding the console except installing and wiring the toe studs and potentiometers on the swell and crescendo shoes. Any ideas on retrofitting old swell shoes for a potentiometer??   So far everything is testing out well. The Artisan Organ computer control system is not the easiest thing to figure out, but as you work with it you manage just fine. It is so nice being able to plug the console into a PC or laptop and test all the wiring, etc. The computer saved a lot of time as it alerted me to a shorted stop sense on one of the drawknobs as well as two other minor wiring problems that were easy to track down and fix.   The components are extremely compact and easy to work with. The organ is 20 ranks, and the new specification includes 50 speaking stops (a lot of duplexing and a good bit of unification.) There are 58 pistons, toe studs, and reversible controls. The console computer sits easily on the existing cross-shelf of the console, and there are 5 nine inch input boards and three output drivers. The inside of the big old E-P console is cavernous, so we are also putting the chamber computer, 18 chamber drivers, and 2 Astron power supplies in there. All of the chamber items can be easily transferred to the chamber itself in the future if desired, and then the only connection between the console and the rest of the world is a 110v plug and a single CAT-5 data cable. Pretty cool. I am not afraid to be a part of the computer experiment. Everyone involved in the project knows that there are bound to be some problems, but the cost savings, plus the infinite possibilities are worth it, we hope!   Cheers, Randy -- Randy Terry, Director of Music & Organist Mona Dena, Choral Director The Episcopal Church of St. Peter 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, CA 94062 www.stpetersrwc.org  
(back) Subject: Re: promoting a Felix Hell concert (X posted) From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 23:43:07 -0400   At 09:13 AM 08/05/2002 -0400, Hugh wrote: >Our city does not support organ events that well and Press and TV >coverage is very difficult to get. Most cable TV companies have a community events type = channel...you know the type, displays time/temp while playing a local radio station and showing a screen of text announcing an upcoming event. Usually free to = put an announcement on, and you'd be surprised how many people actually look = at what's listed.   Have fun! Ad ;->      
(back) Subject: Felix Hell Concert in Oklahoma City From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 00:28:00 EDT     --part1_18b.7a114da.2a0b54d0_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I was privileged to attend the concert at Messiah Lutheran Church Sunday = at 4:00 in Oklahoma City, and meeting three of the chat members. This was really a treat, both the recital and meeting the members with whom I have chatted online. They will give better details and a critique than I, so I =   will just say it was all a very memorable experience, one I would not have =   wanted to miss. If Felix Hell is again anywhere near Chickasha, you can = bet I will get there one way or another; and meeting and having dinner with = the chat members really topped off the afternoon. (Yes, I did make it home before dark). Lee   --part1_18b.7a114da.2a0b54d0_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I was privileged to = attend the concert at Messiah Lutheran Church Sunday at 4:00 in Oklahoma = City, and meeting three of the chat members. &nbsp;This was really a = treat, both the recital and meeting the members with whom I have chatted = online. &nbsp;They will give better details and a critique than I, so I = will just say it was all a very memorable experience, one I would not have = wanted to miss. &nbsp;If Felix Hell is again anywhere near Chickasha, you = can bet I will get there one way or another; and meeting and having dinner = with the chat members really topped off the afternoon. &nbsp;(Yes, I did = make it home before dark). &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_18b.7a114da.2a0b54d0_boundary--