PipeChat Digest #3252 - Friday, November 22, 2002
 
Robert Owen - Christ Church, Bronxville
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Robert Owen - Christ Church, Bronxville
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: A panegyric upon the Bronx (longer, but worth it)(Chickasha)
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
New Orleans, LA: Organists needed immediately....
  by <patmai@juno.com>
 

(back) Subject: Robert Owen - Christ Church, Bronxville From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 18:49:47 -0500   I note that on the church website, he is shown as Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus. http://www.christchurchbronxville.com/   The present Director of Music is Christopher Wells, who, according to the site, has recently become full-time in the position. An e-mail address for him is given: cwells@christchurchbronxville.com   I failed to find anything at all about the Organ, but perhaps someone with more sophisticated searching techniques might find something there.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organ.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 1:58 PM Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3250 - 11/21/02     > Robert Owen was the organist/choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal, in > Bronxville for many, many years. He was an exceptionally fine organist and > church musician and teacher. I knew him and had a few organ lessons = with > him. The organ at the church is a Skinner (Whiteford, I think) that had > some (unfortunate?) attention from Gress-Miles, and has been in the care of > John Randolph for many years. He retired at least ten years ago, and = may > have died since, I don't know. > > David G. Baker      
(back) Subject: RE: Robert Owen - Christ Church, Bronxville From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 17:57:32 -0600   The Gress-Miles records are in the OHS archives at Westminster, in case anybody wants to open the drawer there.   -----Original Message----- From: Malcolm Wechsler [mailto:manderusa@earthlink.net] Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 5:50 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Robert Owen - Christ Church, Bronxville   I note that on the church website, he is shown as Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus. http://www.christchurchbronxville.com/   The present Director of Music is Christopher Wells, who, according to the site, has recently become full-time in the position. An e-mail address for him is given: cwells@christchurchbronxville.com   I failed to find anything at all about the Organ, but perhaps someone with more sophisticated searching techniques might find something there.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organ.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 1:58 PM Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3250 - 11/21/02     > Robert Owen was the organist/choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal, in > Bronxville for many, many years. He was an exceptionally fine organist and > church musician and teacher. I knew him and had a few organ lessons = with > him. The organ at the church is a Skinner (Whiteford, I think) that had > some (unfortunate?) attention from Gress-Miles, and has been in the care of > John Randolph for many years. He retired at least ten years ago, and = may > have died since, I don't know. > > David G. Baker       "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: A panegyric upon the Bronx (longer, but worth it)(Chickasha) From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 19:50:06 EST     --part1_31.3090aeb4.2b0ed93e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   A word about Chickasha, Oklahoma: First, we have the no. 1 Christmas Lighting event in the nation "The Festival of Light," which contains over = 1 million lights in the displays. About half of the displays are Christian = and in the 10 years it has been glowing, no one has protested. Second, where else can you get a retirement apartment for $117 (no misprint) a month. = It is in a beautiful 4 story apartment complex on spacious grounds, = beautifully landscaped. Here almost everyone drives because you are 5 minutes from anywhere, and most parking lots are without charges. I am less than a = mile from the church where I play. However, for those without transportation, there is the bus, which is on an on-call basis -- it picks you up and = takes you where you want to go, and all for $1.00. And, we have 2 taxi = services, which charge $3.00 to take you anywhere in town. There are trees of all kinds here, and right now it is lovely with the oaks, maples, and other = trees from light orange hues to dark red. There is a University and a classical =   music season event. There is a Baptist church on every corner, and one of =   every other kind interspersed throughout the town. There is also every = fast food-type establishment in town. For culture, there is the town of = Norman, home of the Oklahoma Sooners, 30 miles northeast, and Oklahoma City is 44 miles north, with a Philharmonic Orchestra, Lyric Theater, and home of Oklahoma City University, from where several Metropolitan Opera stars studied, as well as boasting several Miss Americas. People think Oklahoma = is behind most states, being a young state. However, it is just as "state of =   the art" as the Eastern states. As for Cowboys and Indians, yes, there = are some. But they don't go around fighting with pistols and bows and arrows. = There are many museums and sites of interest. If anyone dares, try a vacation to Oklahoma and stay at some of the state lodges and see the historical sites. During the time the Festival of Light is open, November = 26 this year, to January 2, people from all over the US, Canada, and even Mexico, come here. We have the famous Jake's Rib Barbecue, which was = written up in the Long Island paper as one of the best Barbecue eateries in the = US. Granted, employment is down, but the cost of living is very low, too. In = our building we have all races, and very little crime in this area. Just had = to toot our own horn. There are only 15,000 people in town, and there is = room to move. A 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with garage, rents for between $450 = and $600 a month, and you can buy one for around $40,000 and up. We had a = lovely historical house (1600 sq. ft). which cost even less. There are even some =   pipe organs in the Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist = and Christian Science churches. Of course, salaries are commensurate with the =   cost of living. But, for small town living, it can't be beat. Lee P.S. = The airport is only 30 miles from here, and is a hub to anywhere in the world. =   --part1_31.3090aeb4.2b0ed93e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>A word about Chickasha, = Oklahoma: &nbsp;First, we have the no. 1 Christmas Lighting event in the = nation "The Festival of Light," which contains over 1 million lights in = the displays. &nbsp;About half of the displays are Christian and in the 10 = years it has been glowing, no one has protested. &nbsp;Second, where else = can you get a retirement apartment for $117 (no misprint) a month. = &nbsp;It is in a beautiful &nbsp;4 story apartment complex on spacious = grounds, beautifully landscaped. &nbsp;Here almost everyone drives because = you are 5 minutes from anywhere, and most parking lots are without = charges. &nbsp;I am less than a mile from the church where I play. = &nbsp;However, for those without transportation, there is the bus, which is on an on-call basis -- it picks you up and takes = you where you want to go, and all for $1.00. &nbsp;And, we have 2 taxi = services, which charge $3.00 to take you anywhere in town. &nbsp;There are = trees of all kind   --part1_31.3090aeb4.2b0ed93e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: New Orleans, LA: Organists needed immediately.... From: <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 20:01:48 -0500   Hello, Pipechatters,   FYI from the Choralist. Please contact Steve Kujawa skujawa3@cox.net for more info.   Pat Maimone   > -----Original Message----- > From: Steve Kujawa [mailto:skujawa3@cox.net] > Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 10:53 PM > To: choralist@lists.colorado.edu; choraltalk@lists.colorado.edu > Subject: Organists needed immediately....   > St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans, LA is looking for two organists > for four weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday at 8:00 a.m., > 11:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. > For more information, contact me at skujawa3@cox.net . > > Steve Kujawa, M.M. > Music Director > > St. Anthony of Padua Church > 4640 Canal Street > > New Orleans, LA 70119-5808 > Phone: (504) 488-2651   ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com