PipeChat Digest #5146 - Tuesday, February 8, 2005
 
Felix Hell. Australia tour 2005
  by "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston Concert
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
IRC Tonight
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: IRC Tonight
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Concerts at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, PA
  by "Eric Gombert" <egombert@comcast.net>
more on the improv/chords on State Trumpet on Vol. 1 recording
  by "Richard Ditewig" <rwditewig@msn.com>
Felix Hell. Concert inquiry from Bangkok. Organ info requested
  by "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Felix Hell. Concert inquiry from Bangkok. Orgam info requested
  by "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Thanks to those of you...
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Felix Hell. Australia tour 2005 From: "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 14:35:16 +0100   Dear listmembers and friends,   for those who are interested, Felix's 2005-Australia-tour is getting some shape. Unfortunately - respectively fortunately :-) we had to divide the tour this time because of Felix's committment at the POE+ in Singapore (June 1 - June 4)   What we have by now, I put into the website's recital schedule already. We are proud that a return invitation to the huge Norman, Hill & Beard Organ in Melbourne Town Hall became reality. We are also very pleased for the invitation to give a class before Organ Majors at Scotch College in Melbourne, one of the finest and prestigeous private schools there, with their new (old) organ, which they took over from the Presbyterian Assembly Hall of Scots Church in Sydney. Still open are the planned venues in Brisbane (Cultural Center and/or St. John's Cathedral ) and in Newcastle.   Although the schedule is not yet the final version, I would like to address already now my sincere and heartfelt Thank You to Joy Hearne, secretary of the Society of Organists in Victoria, who did a tremendeous organizational job to make this tour a reality.   Regarding the final schedule, just stay tuned on this list.   Hans-Friedrich Hell www.felix-hell.com          
(back) Subject: Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston Concert From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:11:40 -0500   Yesterday, at the last minute, I discovered that there was a concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. It was to honor the 129th anniversary of the dedication of the organ, E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Opus 801. Taking part in this concert were six area organists. I will list them and what they played in order of appearance.   Starting the concert was Lois Regestein, of the Urban Jesuit Center playing Pi=E8ce H=E9ro=EFque by C=E9sar Franck. Rosalind Mohnsen of = Immaculate Conception Parish of Malden was next, playing Canzona (Folkloric Suite) 1954 of Jean Langlais, Cantilene (1921) of Carl McKinley, and Roll, Jordan Roll by Ralph Simpson. Patrick Kabanda of Phillips Academy, Andover played Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Her Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, op.65, Karg-Elert. Following was Leo Abbott, Cathedral Organist playing Minuet-Scherzo, op 53 no. 2, Joseph Jongen and Pastel, op. 92, no. 3 by Karg-Elert, in memoriam to Berj Zamkochian. Next was Heinrich Christensen, of King's Chapel, playing Canzonetta by Arthur Foote and A Flourish, A Vision and a Commandment, by Daniel Pinkham. Ending the concert was Kris Knien, from Grace Episcopal Church, Norwood, playing Dieu Parmi Nous by Messian. I must say that it was an excellent afternoon everyone played with much skill and the organ sounded better than I have heard it in recent years as more work gets completed. I wish there would be more concerts at this venue, Olivier Latry will be playing there on April 8 at 8:00 pm so make a note of that. The audience yesterday was not large but was enthusiastic in its appreciation of the artists. A reception followed with birthday cake for the attendees.   Cheers, Mack  
(back) Subject: Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 14:48:13 -0500   Just a slight addition to the information I already posted The original dedication took place on February 23, 1876.   Mack    
(back) Subject: IRC Tonight From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:48:55 -0600   I haven't seen any posting from Bob Conway reminding folks about IRC so I thought I would post one myself.   We will be meeting on IRC beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time tonight. For those that need information about how to connect please go to http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html where there are directions for getting connected via a PC or a MAC.   Hope to see some of you there!   David  
(back) Subject: Re: IRC Tonight From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 18:16:19 -0500   Hi David and all,   I am hosting a Wine tasting party at my house tonight, so it is rather dependent on when the folks all go home as to whether or not I shall be in =   the Chat!   I am sorry, I forgot to do the promo!   Bob   At 05:48 PM 2/7/2005, you wrote: >I haven't seen any posting from Bob Conway reminding folks about IRC so I =   >thought I would post one myself. > >We will be meeting on IRC beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time tonight. For >those that need information about how to connect please go to >http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html where there are directions for getting >connected via a PC or a MAC. > >Hope to see some of you there! > >David > >****************************************************************** >"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 >List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> >List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> >List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>      
(back) Subject: Concerts at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, PA From: "Eric Gombert" <egombert@comcast.net> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 18:49:14 -0500   February Tuesdays at Noon (1/2 hour programs) sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter AGO 2/08 - Timothy Evers 2/15 - Kirsten Olson & Bud Burroughs 2/22 - Esther Wideman     Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the dedication of the III/69 Martin Ott organ:   Sunday 2/13 4 p.m. Organized Rhythm: Clive Driskill-Smith, organ & Joseph Gramley, = percussion   Sunday 3/13 7 p.m. David Higgs (Mr. Higgs performed the organ dedication recitals in March 2000)   Friday 4/1 8 p.m. Eric Gombert   ----- Eric Gombert Director of Music Trinity Lutheran Church 1000 West Main Street Lansdale, PA (North of Philadelphia) www.trinitylansdale.com    
(back) Subject: more on the improv/chords on State Trumpet on Vol. 1 recording From: "Richard Ditewig" <rwditewig@msn.com> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:15:24 -0800   the more I hear this, the more it seems likely that it is indeed based = on an improvisation by Coke-Jephcott who served there from 1932-1953. = Joe Whiteford must have had access to this improv, perhaps from = Cathedral music archives or from the Aeolian-Skinner files.   let's all hope and pray that all of the Aeolian-Skinner series can = eventually appear on CD's for us to buy and enjoy!     Richard Ditewig
(back) Subject: Felix Hell. Concert inquiry from Bangkok. Organ info requested From: "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 04:07:34 +0100   Dear list,   we both, Felix and I, thought that life would be a little bit less stressful this year. We therefore pomised each other: no more than 40 recitals, and no more than 10 classes/lectures/POE-activities, and NO benefit recital this year!   As it comes out, these vows are already snow of yesterday, and I was just about to CLOSE Felix's schedule, when an invitation came in to perform at Christ Church in Bangkok, Thailand, with the suggestion, to squeeze it into Felix's SE-Asia/Australia schedule. We did not yet make a decision, but it's hard to reject, as it has to do with the humanitarian help for the Tsunami victims (the German "Goethe Institut" and the "Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung" are involved here). As the presenter is not the church, I did not receive yet any information about the organ. The only thing I know is that it must be the only existing pipe organ in Thailand, not big, even rather small, built before 1900 by Willis. Google led me to the church, but the church's website did not say anything about the organ. I tried it with the website of Willis organbuilders, but could not find anything there. So, can anybody give me more information about that organ? Has any concert organist ever performed on it? Was it ever a matter of discussion on this list? I then could go and look in the archives.   While contemplating about this all, I talked to Felix and came to the conclusion: forget about the stress. It's all so exciting. So we will probably go, regardles, how many ranks the organ has, or how old it is. It's all about music, and that does NOT depend on the quantity of ranks. And, in particular in this case, you feel the purpose. Yes, I think, we should do it.   Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and give us some info about the organ, if you have some.   Best wishes,   Hans-Friedrich Hell (also in behalf of Felix)              
(back) Subject: Felix Hell. Concert inquiry from Bangkok. Orgam info requested From: "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 04:30:11 +0100   Dear list,   we both, Felix and I, thought that life would be a little bit less stressful this year. We therefore pomised each other: no more than 40 recitals, and no more than 10 classes/lectures/POE-activities, and NO benefit recital this year!   As it comes out, these vows are already snow of yesterday, and I was just about to CLOSE Felix's schedule, when an invitation came in to perform at Christ Church in Bangkok, Thailand, with the suggestion, to squeeze it into Felix's SE-Asia/Australia schedule. We did not yet make a decision, but it's hard to reject, as it has to do with the humanitarian help for the Tsunami victims (the German "Goethe Institut" and the "Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung" are involved here). As the presenter is not the church, I did not receive yet any information about the organ. The only thing I know is that it must be the only existing pipe organ in Thailand, not big, even rather small, built before 1900 by Willis. Google led me to the church, but the church's website did not say anything about the organ. I tried it with the website of Willis organbuilders, but could not find anything there. So, can anybody give me more information about that organ? Has any concert organist ever performed on it? Was it ever a matter of discussion on this list? I then could go and look in the archives.   While contemplating about this all, I talked to Felix and came to the conclusion: forget about the stress. It's all so exciting. So we will probably go, regardles, how many ranks the organ has, or how old it is. It's all about music, and that does NOT depend on the quantity of ranks. And, in particular in this case, you feel the purpose. Yes, I think, we should do it.   Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, and give us some info about the organ, if you have some.   Best wishes,   Hans-Friedrich Hell (also in behalf of Felix)            
(back) Subject: Thanks to those of you... From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 22:46:07 -0800 (PST)   Who sent me Get Well messages. How Sweet!   It was a really bad case of Flu, and I an still having chest congestion and head-aches.   I'll be alright!   Seriously...I do have to clean the manuals, pistons, tabs, start/stop on the organ. I mean I was SICK as a dog!     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com