PipeChat Digest #4465 - Thursday, April 29, 2004
 
RE: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net>
Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Camp Estey
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Re: Camp Estey
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Re: Camp Estey
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
A Distressing Rumor
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
RE: McCartney's organ
  by "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com>
Re: Camp Estey
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
"Sentiment- and Nostalgia-Ridden" Pipe Organs  --  x-posted
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
RE: A Distressing Rumor
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (J.U.C.) BOSTON   Re: Rumors
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
2 concerts - Lewisville, Texas [cross-posted]
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: "fraudulent" and "unethical" organbuilders
  by "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com>
Re: "fraudulent" and "unethical" organbuilders
  by <Swedish5702@aol.com>
RE: Camp Estey
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Re: "fraudulent" and "unethical" organbuilders
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Organ Registration
  by <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com>
Re: A Distressing Rumor
  by <Swedish5702@aol.com>
from today's Boston Globe
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Tripper (if you must know)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Fwd: Fw: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (J.U.C.) BOSTON   Re: Rumors
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
RE: Chris Howerter wins again!
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:55:25 -0400   I have been watching the back and forth between parties. Having grown up with a pipe organ in our church built by Schoenstien back in the 60's, it was a nice 2 man, 13 rank organ, I think it falls upon those people who = are entrusted with the sacred responsibility for providing music in church services to be as knowledgeable as possible. It never hurts to ask questions and request additional information rather than what we have seen the last few days of the back and forth. It is easy to pass blame onto = one party, but I feel that all parties share responsibility for what was or wasn't done.   Personally, Desiree, go for it, get the best possible organ you can with = the funds that you have available. I think it is the responsibility of the organist to ensure that their organ is working properly. I have no = problem asking for an organ tech to come in and look at the organ, of course then you have to get it through facilities management in the LDS church. I had = a Allen MDS 5 organ in Philadelphia where I was the organist. The = accoustics in the building was horrible, yet I did all I could to ensure that I could get the best sound coming out. This included caulking the stained glass windows in the front of the chapel so they didn't rattle and repositioning the speakers so that more sound went out into the congregation. The organ tech and I got to know each other and we worked together to get the best = we could out of a woefully underpowered instrument. Thankfully the building has since been torn down and a new building is being built and a beautiful Rodgers Trillium will be installed in it (the LDS church has set organs = for each chapel type and I was limited to a Allen and a Rodgers). That is my legacy for that chapel.   I feel that each of us should leave a bit of ourselves in the organ where = we serve. Remember, its a God given talent that you have that very few = people can do, but the appreciatation is something that each organist will walk away from with their head held high.   Just my plugged leaky pipe's worth.   Milo    
(back) Subject: Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 09:30:32 -0700 (PDT)   Desiree, are you by chance going to the concert on Sunday? THe one = Cameron Carpenter is playing?   "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote:haha Devon! Actually, all I wanted to know was...what they think should happen to = those who are unethical to the trade and field. looks liek theres nothing = one does. Im assuming that most of these rebuilders are probably not = members of AIO or APOBA anyhow. Of course you and I both know, that money is the issue with a lot of = church needing better instruments. And thats the way it is at my church. = Hopefully we will get money to do pipe/digital. Both companies that have = come out to the church say that the room really is big. its exremely = wide.and we seat 625. On a relaly good Sunday, usually once amonth, we are = to capicity with about 40 people standing. So, we need a good sized = instrument. and a good sized total pipe...well theres just not the money. Desiree'       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Camp Estey From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:59:24 -0400   On 4/29/04 3:26 AM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> wrote:   > In my younger days, I went to camp for three years... the church we = attended > on Sunday had a little 7 rank Estey organ   That's what my aunt and uncle used to tell people about their elder son = (my first cousin). Actually, I think the state people actually called it a "camp," too. He was supposed to do FIVE years, but because of good = behavior he got out in less than four.   I think my folks knew the truth all along, but I didn't get the straight story until after he was out.   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:12:20 +0100   If you are getting nearly 700 in the congregation once a month, and = pretty full the rest of the time, then I wouldn=92t think it would take very = long to raise the money for a decent pipe organ. I am pretty hopeful that I will = be able to raise about =A330,000 to renovate our pipe organ, and we only = get a congregation of about 70 or 80 on a Sunday!   =20   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of T.Desiree' Hines Sent: 29 April 2004 16:24 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms   =20   haha Devon! Actually, all I wanted to know was...what they think should happen to = those who are unethical to the trade and field. looks liek theres nothing one does. Im assuming that most of these rebuilders are probably not members = of AIO or APOBA anyhow.=20   =20   Of course you and I both know, that money is the issue with a lot of = church needing better instruments. And thats the way it is at my church. = Hopefully we will get money to do pipe/digital. Both companies that have come out = to the church say that the room really is big. its exremely wide.and we = seat 625. On a relaly good Sunday, usually once amonth, we are to capicity = with about 40 people standing. So, we need a good sized instrument. and a = good sized total pipe...well theres just not the money.=20   =20   Desiree'   _____ =20   Do you Yahoo!? Win <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http:/us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signatur= e_f ooter_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http:/hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careermak= eover > a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs=20      
(back) Subject: Re: Camp Estey From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 10:38:58 -0700 (PDT)     --- Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote: > On 4/29/04 3:26 AM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" > <littlebayus@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > In my younger days, I went to camp for three > years... the church we attended > > on Sunday had a little 7 rank Estey organ >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     This particular camp was not run by any state government...nor was it a place for people "to do" time... It was a camp which was operated in the summer...   The owner was the late Lee Mc Laughlin, who was, until his untimely passing, head football coach at a respected university...who I'm told was, by the way, the son of a minister...   Morton Belcher fellow list member...   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > That's what my aunt and uncle used to tell people > about their elder son (my > first cousin). Actually, I think the state people > actually called it a > "camp," too. He was supposed to do FIVE years, but > because of good behavior > he got out in less than four. > > I think my folks knew the truth all along, but I > didn't get the straight > story until after he was out. > > Alan       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careermakeover  
(back) Subject: Re: Camp Estey From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:06:46 -0400   On 4/29/04 1:38 PM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> wrote:   > This particular camp was not run by any state government...nor was it a = place > for people "to do" time... It was a camp which was operated in the = summer...   Aw, heck, and I was looking forward to a juicy story.   (Just kidding, Morton. I hope I haven't destroyed your reputation. Or enhanced it in the wrong way either!)   Alan    
(back) Subject: A Distressing Rumor From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:14:13 -0400   Greetings fellow listers,   I have heard a very distressing rumor today, from a usually reliable source, that The Immaculate Conception Church in Boston is about to be sold to the Medical Area that surrounds it and then be torn down.   Anyone who has further information or hopefully can disprove this should post to the lists as I am sure we all worry about that magnificent Hook and the building its in.   Cheers, Mack    
(back) Subject: RE: McCartney's organ From: "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:17:33 -0500   I think that 3-manual (Compton?) that Paul McCartney rose out of the pit with in "HELP" had a day-tripper combination action.   <slithering out beneath the pews>   jim   O):^D   _________________________________________________________________ MSN Toolbar provides one-click access to Hotmail from any Web page =96 = FREE download! http://toolbar.msn.com/go/onm00200413ave/direct/01/    
(back) Subject: Re: Camp Estey From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:16:17 -0700 (PDT)     --- Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote: > On 4/29/04 1:38 PM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" > <littlebayus@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > This particular camp was not run by any state > government...nor was it a place > > for people "to do" time... It was a camp which > was operated in the summer... > > Aw, heck, and I was looking forward to a juicy > story. > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   With respect to juicy, I might mention that the food served there was juicy... was prepared by some excellent cooks...   Morton Belcher fellow list member   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   > (Just kidding, Morton. I hope I haven't destroyed > your reputation. Or > enhanced it in the wrong way either!) > > Alan >       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careermakeover  
(back) Subject: "Sentiment- and Nostalgia-Ridden" Pipe Organs -- x-posted From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:23:37 -0700   In poking around the WWW this morning for something else, I came upon an archive of articles about "ORGANS" from the magazine "Christianity Today," an evangelical-slanted publication founded in 1956 by The Rev. Billy Graham.   Out of four articles, two are blatant plugs for digital or combination instruments, and the other two are a bit more subtly deceptive [e.g., even more subversive] --- implying that the main reason to "cling onto" a pipe organ would be because of "sentiment" or "nostalgia."   That very pejorative characterization of the pipe organ and its repertoire raises for hip-youth-oriented church membership recruiters the horrifying spectre of "little old blue haired ladies" who complain about everything -- especially "all those newfangled contraptions" ---- who only "ADORE" the "lovely and sweet sounds of the beloved old pipe organ that has served us well for a hundred and fiff-tee-five years!" Geez, sounds like some corny old movie, doesn't it.   In one of the articles, the writer gushingly tells about how their TRACKER organ was outfitted with MIDI and new digital stops!! This one seems to have been written by a layperson so the technical explanations are typical of that frame of reference, and don't explain just how this was accomplished.   But clearly, the tracker action was replaced with electric action of some sort ----- unless the Purveyors of Vivisection figured out a way to control MIDI devices with sticks and levers. Wonder how much sensitive, meticulous revoicing of the pipes was carried out to make 'em play properly under new wind & action.......   Now, not seeming to talk out of both sides of my mouth --- I am not a "toaster basher" and I feel I do have a sensible, balanced, logical viewpoint on them. There ARE situations where an electronic IS the best option for one reason or another, or several.   However, what I do object to is the dissemination of propaganda that suggests that digitals or combos should become the wholesale replacement of "sentiment- and nostalgia-ridden" pipe organs. And, inter alia, those who "adore" them.   I think this group should undertake a letter-writing campaign to "Christianity Today" and give them a more balanced viewpoint as an antidote for the very slanted information that, clearly, is being channeled to them by a certain manufacturer of digital and combination instruments ---- presumably an advertiser, of course.   Here are links to the four relevant articles:   <http://www.christianitytoday.com/yc/2004/001/2.22.html>   <http://www.christianitytoday.com/yc/2002/002/11.72.html>   <http://www.christianitytoday.com/yc/9y6/9y6052.html>   <http://www.christianitytoday.com/yc/9y6/9y6056.html>     ~ C      
(back) Subject: RE: A Distressing Rumor From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:31:42 -0500   So the diocese can pay its legal bills.... It just sold its archbishop's mansion to Boston College.   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of mack02445 Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 1:14 PM To: PipeChat; Piporg-L Subject: A Distressing Rumor   Greetings fellow listers,   I have heard a very distressing rumor today, from a usually reliable=20 source, that The Immaculate Conception Church in Boston is about to be=20 sold to the Medical Area that surrounds it and then be torn down.   Anyone who has further information or hopefully can disprove this should   post to the lists as I am sure we all worry about that magnificent Hook=20 and the building its in.   Cheers, Mack   "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: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (J.U.C.) BOSTON Re: Rumors From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:37:20 EDT   Hello All. Before everything gets out of hand, let's find out what is going= =20 on.   Below is the original email and the response. I BELIEVE that the buildings=20 in question are part of the old school and housing facilities, NOT the actua= l=20 church. =20 Fr. Carroll, can you shed any light on this situation?   Scott Foppiano     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of mack02445 Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 1:14 PM To: PipeChat; Piporg-L Subject: A Distressing Rumor   Greetings fellow listers,   I have heard a very distressing rumor today, from a usually reliable=20 source, that The Immaculate Conception Church in Boston is about to be=20 sold to the Medical Area that surrounds it and then be torn down.   Anyone who has further information or hopefully can disprove this should   post to the lists as I am sure we all worry about that magnificent Hook=20 and the building its in.   Cheers, Mack   * * *   So the diocese can pay its legal bills....=A0 It just sold its archbishop's mansion to Boston College.         Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.    
(back) Subject: 2 concerts - Lewisville, Texas [cross-posted] From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:44:30 -0500   Organ Festival Concert Church of the Annunciation 602 N Old Orchard, Lewisville corner of Old Orchard and College Sunday, May 2, 7pm - free celebrating the installation of a new (used) pipe organ Music Feast Choral Society (community chorus) Chamber Singers & Sanctuary Choir of Annunciation Peter Schindler and Donna McGinnis, directors Dr. Margo Dillard, organist     and....       SACRED, SECULAR, & STANDARDS Spring Concert of the Musical Feast Choral Society Donna McGinnis, director/Dr. Margo Dillard, piano & organ with the 2004 Vocal Competition Scholarship winners, and the Special Ladies Ensemble of Hedrick Middle School Saturday, May 15, 7:30 pm First United Methodist Church 907 W. Main St., Lewisville $10 adults, $5 seniors & students, $25 family maximum I have tickets available, and I'm sure I can get more. There will also be tickets at the door.   No - this isn't a repeat of the concert at Annunciation. About 1/4 of the music the Feast is doing is the same - with folk songs, jazz ballads, and gospel added - plus the special guests.   -- Dr. Margo Dillard Organist, FUMC, Lewisville, TX Musical Feast Choral Society Dillard Piano & Organ Studio        
(back) Subject: Re: "fraudulent" and "unethical" organbuilders From: "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:39:03 -0400     On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 22:04:28 -0500 Richard Schneider <arpschneider@starband.net> writes:   > Organ folks who do shoddy work do not belong to AIO; much less > APOBA!     This was my point!     > There are liability issues involved for an organization to > "blacklist" a > company "wholesale".   Who said anything about blacklisting?     > AIO is NOT empowered to go on a "witchhunt" of an > organbuilder;   Who said that?     Jim  
(back) Subject: Re: "fraudulent" and "unethical" organbuilders From: <Swedish5702@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:51:45 EDT   The firm that redid my late grandparents church belonged. They took a beautiful EM Skinner and made it a loud and sad sounding instrument.   Thankfully, they went out of business.   Craig    
(back) Subject: RE: Camp Estey From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:43:20 +0100   I suppose at Camp Estey, they study the voicing of reeds quite a lot - that's probably why they call it "Boot Camp"   Will Light Coventry UK     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = Alan Freed Sent: 29 April 2004 17:59 To: PipeChat Subject: Camp Estey   On 4/29/04 3:26 AM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> = wrote:   > In my younger days, I went to camp for three years... the church we attended > on Sunday had a little 7 rank Estey organ   That's what my aunt and uncle used to tell people about their elder son = (my first cousin). Actually, I think the state people actually called it a "camp," too. He was supposed to do FIVE years, but because of good = behavior he got out in less than four.   I think my folks knew the truth all along, but I didn't get the straight story until after he was out.   Alan   "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: "fraudulent" and "unethical" organbuilders From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:48:59 -0500   Here a distinction must be borne in mind between companies who perform shoddy or fraudulent work and otherwise excellent companies who may have ruined an organ by rebuilding it in a style that was fashionable at the = time but has since become unfashionable again. Thus regrettably, many leading companies of the 1950's to the 1980's, including even Aeolian-Skinner, ruined many magnificent E. M. Skinner organs in a misguided attempt to "update" them. However regrettable this may now seem, there was nothing fraudulent about doing this and in most cases the organbuilder concerned = was merely following the wishes of the customer and the fashions of the day by rebuilding the instrument along neo-classical lines.   Please, by the way, note that my e-mail address has changed and is now jlspeller@swbell.net   John Speller     ----- Original Message ----- From: Swedish5702@aol.com   The firm that redid my late grandparents church belonged. They took a beautiful EM Skinner and made it a loud and sad sounding instrument.   Thankfully, they went out of business.        
(back) Subject: Organ Registration From: <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:50:57 EDT   Hey Guys,   Right now, I am working on Piece Heroique by Franck. (A couple of yal =   are thinking, "Yeah Right, a 17 year old playing that") I need some help = with some stop resgistrations. I have listen to a couple of recording but they = all contrdict each other. Has anyone study this and could possibly give me = some pointers on what I should use. Thanks.     Best Regards, Gregory Hinson    
(back) Subject: Re: A Distressing Rumor From: <Swedish5702@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:57:18 EDT   Mack:   I also heard this report from organ friends in Boston. The catholic = church needs funds to recover. Look for more sad overtures to take place.   Craig    
(back) Subject: from today's Boston Globe From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:53:32 -0500   The Rev. Christopher J. Coyne a spokesman for the archdiocese, said the church has raised close to $100 million by selling church property to pay the settlements to victims of clergy sexual abuse, but that the church needs the money from its insurance carriers to pay off debts and expenses.   "The archdiocese has used up all of its assets basically to pay off the settlement and maintain its own finances, and there's a serious debt that's been realized," Coyne said. "We're going to continue to move forward and work vigorously to retain the payment from the insurance company due us. . . . We paid our premiums."=20   =20      
(back) Subject: Tripper (if you must know) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:12:22 -0400   On 4/28/04 10:13 PM, "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" = <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> wrote:   > So I naturally would hesitate to use this word in such serious circles = like > organists or church musicians :-)   For those who don't know German (neither do I), but are curious, I'll save Hans-Friedrich the embarrassment of explaining that "tripper" (auf = deutsch) is a slang expression alluding to an STD--probably similar to syphilis. Probably not clinically precise, but "tripper" =3D "syph" would be about = right for all practical purposes.   No, not exciting; but that's what it is.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Fwd: Fw: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (J.U.C.) BOSTON Re: Rumors From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:13:21 -0500   I am forwarding the below on behalf of Fr. Tom Carroll who is the Director of the Jersuit Urban Center in Boston and someone that I know from various OHS Conventions. This should put an end to the rumors that are surrounding Immaculate Conception and its wonderful Hook organ.   David ****************************************************************** From: "Tom Carroll" <tcarroll@jucboston.org> To: <david@blackiris.com> Subject: Fw: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (J.U.C.) BOSTON Re: Rumors Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:44:46 -0400 X-Priority: 3   FOR POSTING   From: <mailto:tcarroll@jucboston.org>Tom Carroll To: <mailto:ScottFop@aol.com>ScottFop@aol.com ; <mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org>pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:41 PM Subject: Re: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (J.U.C.) BOSTON Re: Rumors   Both "Mack" and his "usually reliable source" prove that they are unusually unreliable in that neither bothered to check with the Director of the Jesuit Urban Center and Church of the Immaculate Conception before propagating their "distressing rumor." It is not as though the current Director is unknown to the pipe organ community. I am easy to find and easy to contact.   1. The Archdiocese of Boston has never owned any part of this block, therefore it cannot have sold it to pay any of its expenses, legal or otherwise. 2. The entire South End is a protected preservation district, so no building within this area can be torn down without the approval of the Landmarks Commission; those whose memories go back even as little as twenty years know that no such approval would, in this case, be given. 3. The Society of Jesus of New England sold no part of the block to "the Medical Area that surrounds it." 4. The Society of Jesus of New England is in the process of selling or has sold those parts of the block still in their ownership that are not integral to the ministry of the Center and Church. 5. The irresponsible use of the PipeChat and Piporg-L venues by uninformed alarmist amateurs makes the responsible care for historic organs and buildings more, rather than less, difficult.   "Mack" and his "usually reliable source" owe a few people their apologies.   Scott, we continue to look forward to your recital here next Spring, one of seven programs on the Hook scheduled for the 2004-2005 concert season. Scott, please see to it that the Piporg-L list also receives this correction.   Tom   -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: RE: Chris Howerter wins again! From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:05:37 -0500   Congratulations, Christopher! We are proud - you done good.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of David Scribner Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 8:13 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Chris Howerter wins again!   I am forwarding this on behalf of Stephen Roberts who isn't on this list but since Chris is Stephen asked that I post it for him.   CONGRATULATIONS Chris!!   David ************************************************************************ Dear List,   Christopher Howerter, a subscriber to several organ lists, just received word that he won the M. Louise Miller Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Bridgeport CT chapter of the AGO. Entrants submitted recordings of their playing, recommendations, and an essay. The prize is a $1,000 scholarship and a recital for the Bridgeport chapter in the upcoming season.