Programs & Events for 2005
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20th Annual Pipes and Pumpkins
Date: October 28, 2005
Time: 8pm
Location: Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church
Address: 311 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
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Comments:Our twentieth annual event was attended by about 70 people. Performers included Robert 'The Boudon Bandit' Boozman, Dr. David 'Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead' Lamb, Janet Shu-Hui 'Bones' Tsai, Dennis 'I Want My Mummy' O'Donoghue, Philip 'Howl at the Moon' Brisson and Tim 'Bats in the Belfry' Baker.

The choral group Coterie, each in costume, performed three of their own songs: Sh 'Boo'!, Ghosties We Have Heard on High and Great Pumpkin's Comin' to Town. We thank all members of Coterie: Jeanie Grose, Michelle Harbison, Joan Horton, Fran Weinstock, Alice Wells, Joe Medley, Mark Morrison, Tim Root and Michael Sands.

We also thank the people and staff of Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church for their hospitality, Philip & Suzanne Hines for producing programs and to Jeff Schmitt for the cover art.

Members of CoterieMembers of Coterie

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Ghosties We Have Heard on HighGreat Pumpkin's Comin' to Town

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David LambDarth Vadar

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ReceptionReception - Amy Roth and Philip Hines

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Robert Boozman and guest

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Chapter Mini-Convention - Leading the Church's Song
Date: October 01, 2005
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Address: 2796 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150
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Comments:Devoted to assisting people in leading church music, the convention centered around practical methods and ideas that can be applied in a variety of church settings. The convention attracted 60 talented and experienced music directors, organists and teachers from around the region. The day included five workshops on a wide range of topics, including vocal techniques, choral repertoire, Christmas and Easter music, organ maintenance and MIDI with organ.

Between sessions, guest organists Carol Cull, Dr. Janet Hamilton, Dr. David Lamb and Ann Colbert Wade performed on the organ in the sanctuary. Rodney Barbour performed on the digital Rogers organ and demonstrated additional synthesized sound textures using the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI).

Fr. Troy Overton, OFM Conv., was presider for the opening guild service. Dr. David Lamb led combined choirs from Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist in Columbus, Indiana with organ accompaniment by Dr. Marilyn Keiser.

We thank our special guests and workshop presenters:
  • Susan Adams, choral director, Highland Hills Middle School (Floyd Knobs, IN)
  • Loraine Allen, director of choirs, Trinity United Methodist (New Albany, IN)
  • Timothy Baker, organist, Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Rodney Barbour, organist, Evangelical Community Presbyterian Church
  • Robert Boozman, instructor of organ, University of Louisville School of Music
  • Dr. Philip Brisson, director of music/organist, Cathedral of the Assumption
  • Carol Cull, organist, Anchorage Presbyterian Church
  • Linda DeRungs, choral director, New Albany High School
  • Marcie Dickinson, organist, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; piano instructor, IU Southeast
  • Dr. Steven Elger (AGO Region V Councilor), professor of organ, Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI)
  • Dr. Thomas Goetz, CAGO, organist, Broadway Baptist Church; adjunct professor and seminary organist, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
  • Dr. Janet Hamilton, instructor of organ, IU Southeast; director of music, St. Mary's Catholic Church (Lanesville, IN)
  • Bryan Hoover, organist, Episcopal Church of the Advent
  • Dr. Marilyn Keiser, FAGO, ChM, chancelor's professor of music, IU School of Music; director of music/organist, Trinity Episcopal Church (Bloomington, IN)
  • Dr. David Lamb, CASO, director of music/organist, First United Methodist Church (Columbus, IN); voice instructor, Franklin College (Franklin, IN)
  • James Miller, president, Miller Pipe Organ Company
  • Dr. Linda Morrison, director of music, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church
  • Fr. Troy Overton, OFM, Conv., retreat director, Mt. St. Francis Retreat Center (IN)
  • Wayne Peterson, FAGO, ChM, organist/choirmaster, Trinity Episcopal Church (Ft. Wayne, IN)
  • Dr. Schuyler Robinson (AGO Kentucky District Convener), professor of organ, University of Kentucky
  • Dan Stokes, organist/choir director, Christ Church United Methodist
  • Ann Colbert Wade, director of music, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Rob Williamson, organist, St. Luke UCC (Jeffersonville, IN)
Special thanks to Dr. David Lamb for organizing the event and to Rogers Classic Organs of Indiana for co-sponsoring the convention.

Ann WadeBryan Hoover - Singing the Psalms

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Carol CullHandbell Workshop

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Handbell WorkshopLunch

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Philip Brisson - Organ Music for Lent and EasterRodney Barbour - Using MIDI with Organ

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Organ Crawl of Historic Louisville Instruments
Date: September 10, 2005
Time: 9am to noon
Location: Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road
Third Lutheran, 1864 Frankfort Avenue
St. Francis of Rome, 2119 Payne Street
Address: Louisville, KY
Comments:The guild visited three local churches and their organs: Holy Trinity, Third Lutheran and St. Francis of Rome.

Mary Webster, organist at Third Lutheran, demonstrated the 1931 Hilgreen & Lane (rebuilt in 1980). Tim Baker, part-time organist at St. Frances of Rome, demonstrated the 1889 Louis Van Dinter. The organ at Holy Trinity Church, formerly located at St. Philip Neri, was built by Auguste Prante & Sons (1899) and retains its original configuration. The instruments at Holy Trinity and St. Frances of Rome are featured in the 1993 OHS guide. Our thanks to Bernie Wiggins for coordinating the crawl.

Holy Trinity - Auguste Prante and Sons (1899)Holy Trinity - Auguste Prante and Sons (1899)

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St. Frances of Rome - Louis Van Dinter (1889)St. Frances of Rome - Louis Van Dinter (1889)

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St. Frances of Rome - Louis Van Dinter (1889)Third Lutheran Church

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Third Lutheran Church - Hilgreen and Lane (1931, rebuilt 1980)Third Lutheran Church - pipe room

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Third Lutheran Church - pipe roomThird Lutheran Church - pipe room

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Guild Service and Evensong
Date: May 10, 2005
Time: 6:30pm
Location: St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church
Address: 6710 Wolf Penn Branch Road
Prospect, KY 40059
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Comments:The guild participated in Evensong with members of the St. Francis of the Fields choir, accompanied by and directed by Dr. James Rightmyer. Afterward, guest organist Gail Archer from Barnard College gave a recital.

Professional Development Program
Date: April 12, 2005
Time: Dinner at 6:30pm, Presentation at 7:30pm
Location: St. John Presbyterian Church
Address: 1307 Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150
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Comments:Dan Stokes gave a brief recital on the 1942 Aeolian-Skinner (III, 31), including one piece in honor of the late Pope John Paul II.

Bob Wade led a presentation on issues facing the modern church musician, asking members to consider three factors: interpersonal skills, communication techniques and perceptions. Members discussed these issues in small-group and shared their comments with the larger group.

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