PipeChat Digest #4037 - Friday, October 3, 2003
 
Church Hurricane Damage in Halifax
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Metro Milwaukee Organists
  by "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com>
Moller Traveling Organ
  by "Jason M. Taylor" <Jason.M.Taylor@verizon.net>
Re: Metro Milwaukee Organists
  by "chemphill" <chemphill@wi.rr.com>
Re: Moller Traveling Organ
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Theatre Organ damage
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Church Hurricane Damage in Halifax From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 23:02:37 -0300           > A pastoral letter to be read in all Parishes on Oct. 5th, 2003 > Roof Blows off Cathedral > Through Hurricane Juan on September 28th our Cathedral Church of All Saints > in Halifax incurred a substantial amount of damage. The flat roof over = the > tower at the transept crossing blew off! About 21/2 tons of wood frame, > roofing material and copper flashing were hurled into the NS Rehab = Centre > Parking lot behind the Cathedral. Also significant portions of the shingled > roof over the chancel blew off. With the heavy early morning rain, the > chancel and Transept areas were flooded. Within hours, the Dean, = Cathedral > wardens, and a number of other members of the Cathedral Congregation worked > hard to cover altar, chancel stalls, the organ and other valuables in = the > Cathedral. By mid-day on September 29th, the crew working at restoration on > the south side of the Cathedral were moving their staging in order to climb > up and assess the damage to the tower. > Seeing the effects of the hurricane I called a meeting of the Dean and > Chapter, the body who by legislation, own and are responsible for the fabric > of the cathedral. On very short notice a substantial number of members were > present. The Dean's warden, Ray Carter gave a report on the damage, clean-up > operations, and insurance coverage. In the discussion that ensued, Dean and > Chapter passed two motions. One concerned the labours of all those who > responded within hours of the hurricane, expressed appreciation to the > executive of the Governing Council of the Cathedral Congregation for a > cheque in the amount of $10,000 to cover the cost of the insurance > deductible; and gave full support to all the efforts in aid of repairing the > fabric of the cathedral in the aftermath of the hurricane. The second = was > borne of a discussion in which we saw possibilities emerging through the > challenge of these circumstances. It encouraged the investigation of design > modifications to the tower and to the flooring throughout the cathedral. > The Dean and Chapter felt it important that their information be = conveyed to > you as soon as possible. They call for your support of initiatives they have > taken, and ask for your prayers in their on-going work in consultation with > the Cathedral Congregation. > Pleased to write on their behalf, I want to emphasize that while the > Cathedral is often referred to as "The Bishop's Church", (because the > bishop's chair, or "cathedra", is housed within it), I am endeavouring = to > help us see it as "our Church" - the place where we gather as a diocesan > family. As such it belongs to us all. While you call your own parish > church your spiritual home, and rightly so, you can and indeed ought to > think of the Cathedral as "your home away from home". In recent years = we > have had a number of wonderful gatherings in our Cathedral, bringing people > together from one end of the diocese to the other, and I believe there = is a > growing awareness of the role of the cathedral in the life of the = diocese. > Pray with me that such awareness may continue to grow, and that the mission > of our Cathedral may be strengthened for the sake of the Kingdom of God, to > whose honour and glory it stands. > Yours in Christ's service, > The Right Reverend Frederick J. Hiltz, > Diocesan Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. > Sender: ang_netnews-owner@chebucto.ns.ca > Precedence: bulk > Reply-To: ang_netnews > >    
(back) Subject: Metro Milwaukee Organists From: "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 22:18:40 -0500   Sorry -- this is only tangentially relevant to the list, but organists seem to know best who has what where, so I ask here.   I need 20-25 copies of choral scores for Vivaldi's Gloria for a Christmas performance. Is there anyone in the Milwaukee metro area whose church has copies we could borrow? I'll use organ with the strings just to make it on-topic for the list.     Larry Wheelock Director of Music Ministries Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin musicdirector@kenwood_umc.org  
(back) Subject: Moller Traveling Organ From: "Jason M. Taylor" <Jason.M.Taylor@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 23:35:57 -0400   Hello List,   As far as I am aware, the Moller is still alive and well at the Civic = Auditorium in Pasadena.   There is a CD available of the instrument on the Piping Hot record = label. The artist is Lew Williams, who has a very respectable list of = organ education (Conservatory of Music, Geneva, a Master of Music from = Southern Methodist).   The selections include Pilrgim's Chorus from Tannhauser, and The 94th = Psalm: Fugue (Reubke). Among Lew's strong talents is registration. He = manages, to my ears, to get a respectable classical sound out of the now = 28 rank organ.   JMT  
(back) Subject: Re: Metro Milwaukee Organists From: "chemphill" <chemphill@wi.rr.com> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 22:56:55 -0500   Larry, I have those you can borrow, but just the Gloria and Cum Sanctu = Spiritus movements. Also, you can go to Handlo Music online which is = based in England and get copy rite off the web. However...my copies = wouldn't cost you anything. Call me at St. Joan of Arc's in Nashotah or = email me at home at chemphill@wi.rr.com. I will be happy to let you = borrow what we have. By the way, do you have any tenors available in = exchange?=20 God bless....Tina Hemphill ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Larry Wheelock=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 10:18 PM Subject: Metro Milwaukee Organists     Sorry -- this is only tangentially relevant to the list, but organists = seem to know best who has what where, so I ask here.   I need 20-25 copies of choral scores for Vivaldi's Gloria for a = Christmas performance. Is there anyone in the Milwaukee metro area whose = church has copies we could borrow? I'll use organ with the strings just = to make it on-topic for the list.     Larry Wheelock Director of Music Ministries Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin musicdirector@kenwood_umc.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller Traveling Organ From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 23:01:47 -0500   >Hello List, > >As far as I am aware, the Moller is still alive and well at the >Civic Auditorium in Pasadena. > >There is a CD available of the instrument on the Piping Hot record >label. The artist is Lew Williams, who has a very respectable list >of organ education (Conservatory of Music, Geneva, a Master of Music >from Southern Methodist). > >The selections include Pilrgim's Chorus from Tannhauser, and The >94th Psalm: Fugue (Reubke). Among Lew's strong talents is >registration. He manages, to my ears, to get a respectable >classical sound out of the now 28 rank organ. > >JMT   Jason   Could you give more info about how to get this CD?   Thanks   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Theatre Organ damage From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 07:46:59 +0100 (BST)   Colin Mitchell wrote "I know there are a few theatre organ fans on pipechat, and I have been awaiting news of a recent tragedy here in the UK, when the National Motorcycle Museum went up in flames, near Birmingham."   It seems that the organ in the motorcycle museum escaped damage - according to the "Second Touch" theatre organ list. Now, one could have had a rail with "Harley Davidson 32" "Vincent 16" "Honda 1 3/5th" and so on. What a missed opportunity. I fear that the motorcycles suffered more than the organ. John Foss       =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week :50 years ago Potage Tournemire   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://mail.messenger.yahoo.co.uk