PipeChat Digest #3590 - Saturday, April 5, 2003
 
Gomidas Organ Fund 33rd Annual Concert (cross posted)
  by "Charlie Jack" <Charlie@Jack.NET>
Correction:Gomidas Organ Fund 33rd Annual Concert (cross posted)
  by "Charlie Jack" <Charlie@Jack.NET>
Re: William Ferris at Holy Name Cathedral
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Gomidas Organ Fund 33rd Annual Concert (cross posted) From: "Charlie Jack" <Charlie@Jack.NET> Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 19:52:07 -0500   Former Boston Symphony and Pops organist Berj Zamkochian will be performing his 33rd annual concert on the great organ at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen Mass on Sunday April 6th at 3:00 pm. He will be performing works by Bach, Khachaturian and Mendelssohn and will be joined by Baritone Garegin Hovsepian of the German State Opera for works by Bach, Tchaikovsy, Gomidas and others.   Tickets will be available at the door for $12.00 and $25.00. The Music Hall is at 192 Broadway (Rte 28) in Methuen, Mass. For further information call (508)-254-5925.   Click on the following link for a recent article on Berj and the Gomidas Organ Fund.   http://www.eagletribune.com/news/stories/20030403/LI.001.htm   PS: Remember Sunday is the first day of daylight savings time, everything happens an hour earlier than it seems. -- Charlie Jack Charlie@Jack.NET  
(back) Subject: Correction:Gomidas Organ Fund 33rd Annual Concert (cross posted) From: "Charlie Jack" <Charlie@Jack.NET> Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 21:46:14 -0500   The link to the article about Berj Zamkochian and the Gomidas Organ Fund was incorrect in my last posting, here is the corrected link -- sorry.   http://www.eagletribune.com/news/stories/20030403/LI_001.htm   -- Charlie Jack Charlie@Jack.NET  
(back) Subject: Re: William Ferris at Holy Name Cathedral From: <RSiegel920@aol.com> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 22:36:36 EST     --part1_b8.3d8f937b.2bbfa944_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   William Ferris, who was then 25 and had been in that position > for a few years, IIRC. He might have been hired when he was but a = teenager   Bob: Aha! So I was fed a line. No sweat; bothers me not. Thanks for = your submission. I'm AMAZED, a bit, though, that a TEENager, without even a bachelor's degree in something (no matter HOW talented) might be engaged = as Director of Music at a MAJOR cathedral. He must have been (and be) really something! And, of course, it could have happened!   William Ferris was indeed "Something".... He studied high school at = Quigley Prep Seminary in Chicago from which the trebles of the Cathedral = Choristers were chosen. Upon graduation and matriculation at DePaul University he was =   named Cathedral Organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Thereafter he accepted as position at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester NY for Bishop Sheen (of TV fame). Upon his return to Chicago he founded the William = Ferris Chorale and held various prestigous positions in Chicago Episcopal = churches until he was named Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on = the near north side of Chicago where he created and maintained the finest- bar =   none- liturgical choral program in Chicago. The WF Chorale were "artists = in residence" at Mt. Carmel Church for many years and performed 3 or 4 subscription concerts per year at the church as well as accepting guest performances throughout the US and abroad including the Glendebourne = festival in England. Ferris was awarded a papal knighthood in recognition of his = work in Catholic Church music. Ferris died several years ago in the midst of conducting a rehearsal of the Verdi Requiem. What a way to go.....   regards Dick Siegel   --part1_b8.3d8f937b.2bbfa944_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">William Ferris, who was then 25 and had been in = that p=3D osition<BR> &gt; for a few years, IIRC. He might have been hired when he was but a = teena=3D ger<BR> <BR> Bob:&nbsp; Aha!&nbsp; So I was fed a line.&nbsp; No sweat; bothers me = not.&n=3D bsp; Thanks for your<BR> submission.&nbsp; I'm AMAZED, a bit, though, that a TEENager, without even = a=3D <BR> bachelor's degree in something (no matter HOW talented) might be engaged = as<=3D BR> Director of Music at a MAJOR cathedral.&nbsp; He must have been (and be) = rea=3D lly<BR> something!&nbsp; And, of course, it could have happened!<BR> <BR> William Ferris was indeed "Something".... He studied high school at = Quigley=3D20=3D Prep Seminary in Chicago from which the trebles of the Cathedral = Choristers=3D20=3D were chosen. Upon graduation and matriculation at DePaul University he was = n=3D amed Cathedral Organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Thereafter he = acc=3D epted as position at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester NY for Bishop = Sheen=3D (of TV fame).&nbsp; Upon his return to Chicago he founded the William = Ferri=3D s Chorale and held various prestigous positions in Chicago Episcopal = churche=3D s until he was named Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on = th=3D e near north side of Chicago where he created and maintained the finest- = bar=3D none- liturgical choral program in Chicago. The WF Chorale were "artists = in=3D residence" at Mt. Carmel Church for many years and performed 3 or 4 = subscri=3D ption concerts per year at the church as well as accepting guest = performance=3D s throughout the US and abroad including the Glendebourne festival in = Englan=3D d. Ferris was awarded a papal knighthood in recognition of his work in = Catho=3D lic Church music. Ferris died several years ago in the midst of conducting = a=3D rehearsal of the Verdi Requiem.&nbsp;&nbsp; What a way to go.....<BR> <BR> regards<BR> Dick Siegel<BR> </FONT></HTML>   --part1_b8.3d8f937b.2bbfa944_boundary--