PipeChat Digest #3399 - Friday, January 24, 2003
 
Re: Posting
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Posting
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Organ Tours
  by "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@erols.com>
Organist fees
  by <EchoGamba@aol.com>
Re: Organ tours in Germany and France?
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Organ tours in Germany and France?
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
RE: Organ tours in Germany and France?
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Organist fees
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
RE: Organist fees
  by "Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@bellatlantic.net>
RE: Organist fees
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
OHS 2003: Harrisburg PA
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
RE: Organist fees
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Organist fees
  by <Pepehomer@aol.com>
Re: Organ tours in Germany and France?
  by "Margarete Thomsen" <mthomsen@umich.edu>
Re: Organist fees
  by "Margarete Thomsen" <mthomsen@umich.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Posting From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 06:24:28 -0600   One of our members tried to send the following to the list but it was rejected since it contained an EBay link which the server rejects for some reason. The link is for a a "Barton Church Organ" with a very low price. If you want to go cheeck it out go to EBay and search for item # 2502189062   David   >Subject: Anyone want a project? >From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> >Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 23:41:16 -0500 > >I found this on eBay - I found it interesting that there's a reserve >price, but at the end says "if no winner, will be donated or >trashed" - I would be all over it, but alas, have no room to put it >at all. > > > >Justin Karch >Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS >Rome, GA   -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Posting From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 06:24:56 -0600   This is the same listing that started out as a theatre organ at $15K..it = is now down to $500   Jon     At 06:24 AM 1/24/03 -0600, you wrote: >One of our members tried to send the following to the list but it was >rejected since it contained an EBay link which the server rejects for = some >reason. The link is for a a "Barton Church Organ" with a very low >price. If you want to go cheeck it out go to EBay and search for item # >2502189062 > >David > >>Subject: Anyone want a project? >>From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> >>Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 23:41:16 -0500 >> >>I found this on eBay - I found it interesting that there's a reserve >>price, but at the end says "if no winner, will be donated or trashed" - = I >>would be all over it, but alas, have no room to put it at all. >> >> >> >>Justin Karch >>Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS >>Rome, GA > >-- >**************************************** >David Scribner >Owner / Co-Administrator >PipeChat > >http://www.pipechat.org >mailto:admin@pipechat.org > >"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: Organ Tours From: "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@erols.com> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 09:02:17 -0500   John Jarvis makes a good point regarding arrangements to see organs in Europe. Hooking up with a well managed tour is indeed the convenient way to see many organs with a minimum of making arrangements, personally. Indeed, tour directors often know of organs and sites to visit that one may not even know exist!   The Organ Historical Society launched its European Organ Tours some years ago and will this summer conduct the ninth one. We have been to Germany several times and to France.   The tour this year will be to Sweden, July 22 to August 4. The cost is $2,300 including hotel accommodations for 14 nights, breakfasts, tour bus, admission to all tour organs, etc. Not included are overseas transportation. The tour will begin and end in Stockholm, with a trip North to Uppsala and Leufsta Bruk, then South to complete a 13-day "grand circle" around the country. We will register about 40 participants (we have about 5 spaces left) and we'll visit at least 36 organs, and everyone who wishes to do so will have an opportunity to play each of the organs.   Please write me privately if you would like to receive more information about the OHS tour to Sweden.   Shoppers for organ tours need to match their expectations to the nature of the tours available. Organizers of organ tours differ in their intents. Here are some of the variables: a) Some tours are organized as a travelling concert venue for a particular artist, the busload of tourists becoming his or her travelling audience. b) Some tours include relatively few organs with brief visits, and otherwise concentrate on cultural sites, lavish dining, deluxe hotels, etc. c) Some tours offer organ lessons with noted musicians as a primary goal, as well as visits to important organs d) Some tours concentrate on the organs, primarily, and some offer the opportunity for participants to have a hands-on experience of playing them. e) Some tours offer a package that includes the overseas transportation; others encourage to tourist to arrange his or her transport so as to accommodate other destinations before or after the tour.   If you are considering a tour and you know someone who has taken such tours, it may be a good idea to discuss the experience your acquaintance has had with a tour or tours.   Finding the tours can be difficult. Ads often appear in The American Organist, and TAO also publishes a list of such tours in an early issue. But, the list often omits tours of which the editors have not been informed, so there may be more than appear in that list.   Here endeth the lesson.   Bill  
(back) Subject: Organist fees From: <EchoGamba@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 08:57:41 EST     --part1_1a3.faa8d5b.2b62a055_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hello,   I have just received information regarding my pay rise for 2003. The = curate=3D =3D20 has put her neck out to get me a decent rise as she felt I was under paid. = =3D20 Very good of her!! I was receiving, in 2002, =3DA325 for a funeral and = =3DA335=3D20=3D for a=3D20 wedding, which I considered to be 'well paid'. This has now been raised = to=3D20 =3DA335 and =3DA345. Considering I have 60+ weddings booked this year I = am quit=3D e=3D20 pleased, but this seems to be a lot more than any other organist receives = in=3D =3D20 my local area. (North East - UK)   Can any other UK organist tell me if this sounds about right??   Thanks   Paul. EchoGamba@AOL.com   --part1_1a3.faa8d5b.2b62a055_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hello,<BR> <BR> I have just received information regarding my pay rise for 2003.&nbsp; The = c=3D urate has put her neck out to get me a decent rise as she felt I was under = p=3D aid.&nbsp; Very good of her!!&nbsp; I was receiving, in 2002, =3DA325 for = a fu=3D neral and =3DA335 for a wedding, which I considered to be 'well = paid'.&nbsp; T=3D his has now been raised to =3DA335 and =3DA345.&nbsp; Considering I have = 60+ wed=3D dings booked this year I am quite pleased, but this seems to be a lot more = t=3D han any other organist receives in my local area.&nbsp; (North East - = UK)<BR=3D > <BR> Can any other UK organist tell me if this sounds about right??<BR> <BR> Thanks<BR> <BR> Paul.<BR> EchoGamba@AOL.com</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1a3.faa8d5b.2b62a055_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ tours in Germany and France? From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 09:46:14 -0500   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --MS_Mac_OE_3126246374_93505717_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   I've never gone on the OHS tours with Bruce Stevens but hear they are WONDERFUL!   Likewise wonderful and one my wife and I did take: Leslie Peart's = tours of England. Les knows the British organ scene so well, and his tour was very carefully organized for maximum learning and enjoyment. Even the bus driver, himself an organist, helped us to understand things we were = seeing, and on occasion we succeeded in inviting HIM to play organs we were = seeing.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   From: "John Jarvis" <jjarvis@attbi.com> Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 21:15:27 -0800 To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: Organ tours in Germany and France?     I am thinking of doing a tour of organs in Germany and Paris this summer. It would be convenient to go with a tour as they could do all the work of getting into the various buildings and gaining permission to play the instruments. Have any of your done tours of this type on the continent and do you have any recommendations?     Thanks in advance for your help?   JJ         --MS_Mac_OE_3126246374_93505717_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Organ tours in Germany and France?</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I've never gone on the OHS tours with Bruce Stevens but = =3D hear they are WONDERFUL! &nbsp;&nbsp;<BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Likewise wonderful and one my wife and I did take: = &nbsp=3D ;Leslie Peart's tours of England. &nbsp;Les knows the British organ scene = so=3D well, and his tour was very carefully organized for maximum learning and = en=3D joyment. &nbsp;Even the bus driver, himself an organist, helped us to = unders=3D tand things we were seeing, and on occasion we succeeded in inviting HIM = to =3D play organs we were seeing. <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Karl E. Moyer<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lancaster PA<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <B>From: </B>&quot;John Jarvis&quot; &lt;jjarvis@attbi.com&gt;<BR> <B>Reply-To: </B>&quot;PipeChat&quot; &lt;pipechat@pipechat.org&gt;<BR> <B>Date: </B>Thu, 23 Jan 2003 21:15:27 -0800<BR> <B>To: </B>&lt;pipechat@pipechat.org&gt;<BR> <B>Subject: </B>Organ tours in Germany and France?<BR> <BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">I am thinking of = doing a tour=3D of organs in Germany and Paris this summer. &nbsp;It would be convenient = to=3D go with a tour as they could do all the work of getting into the various = bu=3D ildings and gaining permission to play the instruments. Have any of your = don=3D e tours of this type on the continent and do you have any = recommendations?</=3D FONT></FONT> <BR> <BR> <FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial"> <BR> </FONT></FONT><BR> <FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Thanks in advance for your = help?</FONT></=3D FONT> <BR> <BR> <FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">JJ</FONT></FONT> <BR> <BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3126246374_93505717_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ tours in Germany and France? From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:07:05 -0500   Then there are Marilyn Mason's tours. This year her 49th, to Germany, = mid-July. Berlin-to-Berlin, covering JSB and Martin Luther locales.   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: RE: Organ tours in Germany and France? From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:41:36 -0500   A colleague here goes on Marilyn Mason's tours. She likes them except for the fact that playing the instruments is very formalized, limited and tightly scheduled in advance, and Ms. Mason is partial to her students in doling out these privileges. I believe that my friend said she got to play only once on a whole tour.         > -----Original Message----- > From: Stan Yoder [SMTP:vze2myh5@verizon.net] > Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:07 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Organ tours in Germany and France? > > Then there are Marilyn Mason's tours. This year her 49th, to Germany, > mid-July. Berlin-to-Berlin, > covering JSB and Martin Luther locales. > > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh > > "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: Organist fees From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 17:48:23 -0000   Down here in Canterbury, my fees have just been put up to =A350 for both Funerals and Weddings - I get nowhere near 60 weddings though! I also get double fees if the service is videoed as this constitutes a recorded performance.   Just out of interest, what is your salary and what do you do for this? (hope you don't mind me asking!)   Yours,   Steve Organist and Choirmaster St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, UK         -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of EchoGamba@aol.com Sent: 24 January 2003 13:58 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Organist fees   Hello,   I have just received information regarding my pay rise for 2003.=A0 The curate has put her neck out to get me a decent rise as she felt I was under paid.=A0 Very good of her!!=A0 I was receiving, in 2002, =A325 for = a funeral and =A335 for a wedding, which I considered to be 'well = paid'.=A0 This has now been raised to =A335 and =A345.=A0 Considering I have 60+ weddings booked this year I am quite pleased, but this seems to be a lot more than any other organist receives in my local area.=A0 (North East - UK)   Can any other UK organist tell me if this sounds about right??   Thanks   Paul. EchoGamba@AOL.com    
(back) Subject: RE: Organist fees From: "Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:03:23 -0500   Stephen:   You bring up an interesting point I had never thought about: Video taping being considered a recorded performance.   I am in Northern NJ, near NYC, and I get about $100 for a funeral and about $150 for a wedding (meeting with brides and a rehearsal).   I may start to consider the taping issue.   Charles     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Barker Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:48 PM To: 'PipeChat' Subject: RE: Organist fees   Down here in Canterbury, my fees have just been put up to =A350 for both Funerals and Weddings - I get nowhere near 60 weddings though! I also get double fees if the service is videoed as this constitutes a recorded performance.   Just out of interest, what is your salary and what do you do for this? (hope you don't mind me asking!)   Yours,   Steve Organist and Choirmaster St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, UK         -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of EchoGamba@aol.com Sent: 24 January 2003 13:58 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Organist fees   Hello,   I have just received information regarding my pay rise for 2003.=A0 The curate has put her neck out to get me a decent rise as she felt I was under paid.=A0 Very good of her!!=A0 I was receiving, in 2002, =A325 for = a funeral and =A335 for a wedding, which I considered to be 'well = paid'.=A0 This has now been raised to =A335 and =A345.=A0 Considering I have 60+ weddings booked this year I am quite pleased, but this seems to be a lot more than any other organist receives in my local area.=A0 (North East - UK)   Can any other UK organist tell me if this sounds about right??   Thanks   Paul. EchoGamba@AOL.com     "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: Organist fees From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:07:25 -0000   It's something that came out of the Royal School of Church Music and the Performing Rights Society... I don't know what the similar bodies are in the USA... seems that you do better out of weddings though - that's about =A3100 isn't it! I'm in the wrong country! Lol!   Steve     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Charles E. Brown Sent: 24 January 2003 18:03 To: 'PipeChat' Subject: RE: Organist fees   Stephen:   You bring up an interesting point I had never thought about: Video taping being considered a recorded performance.   I am in Northern NJ, near NYC, and I get about $100 for a funeral and about $150 for a wedding (meeting with brides and a rehearsal).   I may start to consider the taping issue.   Charles     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Barker Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:48 PM To: 'PipeChat' Subject: RE: Organist fees   Down here in Canterbury, my fees have just been put up to =A350 for both Funerals and Weddings - I get nowhere near 60 weddings though! I also get double fees if the service is videoed as this constitutes a recorded performance.   Just out of interest, what is your salary and what do you do for this? (hope you don't mind me asking!)   Yours,   Steve Organist and Choirmaster St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, UK         -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of EchoGamba@aol.com Sent: 24 January 2003 13:58 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Organist fees   Hello,   I have just received information regarding my pay rise for 2003.=A0 The curate has put her neck out to get me a decent rise as she felt I was under paid.=A0 Very good of her!!=A0 I was receiving, in 2002, =A325 for = a funeral and =A335 for a wedding, which I considered to be 'well = paid'.=A0 This has now been raised to =A335 and =A345.=A0 Considering I have 60+ weddings booked this year I am quite pleased, but this seems to be a lot more than any other organist receives in my local area.=A0 (North East - UK)   Can any other UK organist tell me if this sounds about right??   Thanks   Paul. EchoGamba@AOL.com     "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         "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: OHS 2003: Harrisburg PA From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:55:43 -0500   Dear Listers,   Thought you might be interested in the advance word: a summary of the OHS convention centered in Harrisburg PA 19 - 26 June, with the locations, the organ builder's identity in parentheses, and the performing organist. This is NOT an "official" notice, and don't hold us to every jot and tittle of this, as one or another item could change; but generally this is the plan:   Thursday 19 June: pre-convention recital: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Annville (Lane organ, rebuilt and enlarged, R. J. Brunner) Eric Suter, Washington National Cathedral   Friday 20 June: Lititz: two Tannenbergs and Hook & Hastings James Darling, Robert Barney, and Agnes Armstrong   Lebanon: Salem Lutheran: 4 p.m.: (A.B. Miller tracker in old church): Bruce Stevens 7 p.m. (E. M. Skinner in new church): Lorenz Maycher   Saturday 21 June: Old Peace Church: (Conrad Doll of Lancaster, 1807): Mark Brombaugh. St. James Presb.: Justin Hartz Snyder Co.: (Moeller and Marklove organs): Dr. Susan Hegberg and Mary Ann Balduf =20 Sunday 22 June, afternoon & evening Basilica of the Sacred Heart ("Conewago Chapel") near Hanover (Hook & Hastings): Vaughn Watson St. John the Baptist, New Freedom (Hook & Hastings): James Hildreth   Monday 23 June four historic churches in Berks Co.( three organs by Samuel Bohler and one by Joel Kantner): Thomas Bailey, Rosalind Mohnsen, Walter Krueger, Salley Cherrington Beggs. Hershey Theatre: (Aeolian-Skinner): Matthew Glandorf   Tuesday 24 June York Heritage Center (David Tannenberg): Gerald Mummert Donegal Presbyterian (R. J. Brunner): Rhonda Sider Edgington Covenant U.M., Lancaster (Casavant): Scott Foppiano Otterbein U.M., Lancaster (E. M. Skinner): Peter Stoltzfus St. Joseph's Church, Lancaster (Carl Barkhoff): yours truly   Wednesday 25 June Boalsburg (Charles D=FCrner, 1868): Dr. Ann Marie Rigler Bellefonte: (Hook & Hastings, 1892): Kola Owolabi, AGO 2002 performance runner-up Bellefonte: (Steere & Turner, 1892): Dr. David Dahl Altoona: (Steinmeyer, 1931): Ken Cowan   Thursday 26 June Bethel (Dieffenbach): John Schucker Bethlehem (Samuel Green): Lou Carol Fix Nazareth: (David Tannenberg): Thomas Dressler Sharlesville (Dieffenbach): Lois Regestein (following PA Dutch supper at Haag's Hotel, Sharltesville)   The particular local interest rests on the PA. German builders (Samuel Bohler, Conrad Doll, the Dieffenbachs, David Tannenberg, etc.), but the big 1931 Steinmeyer in Altoona, the 1933 Aeolian-Skinner concert organ in the Hershey Theatre, a 1928 (?) Casavant in Lancaster, the unique A. B. Miller three-manual in Lebanon, a Samuel Green at Moravian College, and the big two-manual Carl Barkhoff in Lancaster are also of particular interest.   And before the final program, we'll get a PA Dutch supper at Shartlesville, where you can "eat yourself full," as the PA Dutch expressio= n goes.=20   Bear with us; we think we have a good convention coming and with good players -- well, except that I've agreed to provide some scarey, Halloween-type comic relief -- or whatever you wish to call it. :-)   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: RE: Organist fees From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:16:46 -0500   This would not be considered good pay in the eastern U.S. You might have = to fight for it. In 1979, at the beginning of a new job in a small town, I = was still getting the same old $25 for weddings. I said to the pastor that I had gotten that much when I was 14 years old and it might have been all right at that time, but we both know what's happened to the dollar since then, don't we. So it went up to, I think, $50. Now a wedding is at least $100 around here, and if one is expected to attend the rehearsal, another $50, also additional for any separate rehearsal with a soloist. I don't = even remember off-hand what I'm supposed to get for a funeral, but they are not so often problematic and I'm willing to go on the low side.   As far as I'm concerned, a significant part of the fee should depend on = how far from the church you live. I usually must drive more than half an hour each way and insist on being recompensed for that time and expense. All tolled, the event shoots at least half a day. This work is more-or-less = on an "independent contractor" basis, and you can bet that with any other business, travel would be reimbursed, either as a specific part of the = bill, or by charging a bundle to begin with. If I lived across the street from the church, I'd be willing to charge much less.   You should also check from time to time on what other musicians connected with a wedding are paid. There is no excuse for a well-qualified organist getting less than a trumpeter who plays only two pieces, unless he is = really outstanding (the trumpet *is* an unforgiving instrument, and it takes more expertise and warming up than you might think to play a piece flawlessly-- they tell me). Same with the members of the band at the reception, on an hourly basis.    
(back) Subject: Re: Organist fees From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:26:00 -0500   I used to think that $100 was more than enough to charge, until I actually = found out what people pay for other aspects of their wedding without even = thinking about it. $3,000 for photos, $1,000+ for videos, $1,000 for a = dress, etc. - so I think that the music portion of the ceremony is a = BARGAIN. I've never had anyone complain about what I charge, and I guess = I now know why! (as of the start of 2003, though, I now charge $150. = Inflation and all, you know...)   Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ tours in Germany and France? From: "Margarete Thomsen" <mthomsen@umich.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:29:34 -0500   Having been on one of these tours, I can't assure you that the partiality is not true. Everyone had equal opportunity to play if they so wished. Yes, everything is scheduled in advance, but remember these churches and their organs are not simply available 24 hours a day. Everything does need to be arranged in advance.   Margarete Thomsen ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~` ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ Mac OS/Mac OS Comm//Wireless Networking/MS Word Referrals/VirusBusters mthomsen@umich.edu ([93]61230) http://www.umich.edu/~mthomsen ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~` ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ We are going to continue having these meetings, everyday, until I find out why no work is getting done   On Friday, Jan 24, 2003, at 11:41 US/Eastern, Emmons, Paul wrote:   > A colleague here goes on Marilyn Mason's tours. She likes them except > for > the fact that playing the instruments is very > formalized, limited and tightly scheduled in advance, and Ms. Mason is > partial to her students in doling out these privileges. I believe > that my > friend said she got to play only once on a whole tour. > > > > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Stan Yoder [SMTP:vze2myh5@verizon.net] >> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:07 AM >> To: PipeChat >> Subject: Re: Organ tours in Germany and France? >> >> Then there are Marilyn Mason's tours. This year her 49th, to Germany, >> mid-July. Berlin-to-Berlin, >> covering JSB and Martin Luther locales. >> >> Stan Yoder >> Pittsburgh >> >> "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 > > "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: Organist fees From: "Margarete Thomsen" <mthomsen@umich.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:37:57 -0500     I'm curious whether or not organist fees for funerals are written into your contracts. I don't get called often to play for them in my present position, and this has never been an issue before. But last year it was requested that I play for a parishioner's funeral. As I mentioned, I never even thought about the fee because I've always been adequately reimbursed.   This funeral was moved to a larger church and also required my services as choir director. All of this on the heels of having returned from my own father's funeral the day before. So this involved transporting the music, going over the registrational possibilities on the unfamiliar organ, and rehearsing the choir in addition to the funeral itself. I was shocked to discover $25.00 was in the envelope. So shocked that I actually never did anything about it.   I'm thinking, however, that I perhaps this should be a contract item.   Any thoughts?     MARGARETE THOMSEN `~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ Director of Music Director: Redford Youth Choir Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Redford, Michigan