Tidewater, Virginia Chapter
|Last updated: April 18, 2013|
Message from the Dean
|The Norfolk Chapter of the American Guild of Organists was organized in 1954 by Dr. Charles Vogan, Professor of Organ and Musicology at Old Dominion University. Dr. Vogan served as the first chapter Dean and was active until his death in 1986. Due to increasing membership from other cities, the name was changed to the Tidewater Chapter, effective 1982, and includes members from Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A major chapter project is The Organ Swell, a 3 week series of recitals for organ and instruments held annually in the spring, in conjunction with the Virginia Arts Festival. The chapter welcomes all with an interest in the organ!
The Tidewater Chapter proudly celebrated its 50th Anniversary Year in 2004-2005. A year of special events culminated with the hosting of a Pipe Organ Encounter for Teenagers in July, 2005.
Tidewater Chapter hosted the Region III Convention in July, 2009!
|Included here are recitals, concerts, special services, and other events involving or of special interest to our members. To add an item to this calendar, please contact Rachel Gragson 252.335.1849; email@example.com
|NEWS OF OUR MEMBERS
Organist position available at King’s Grant Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Duplicate blended Sunday morning services at 8:30 and 11:00 with weekly Wednesday night choir rehearsals from 7:30-9:00. Nice two manual Ahlborn-Galanti.
Music Director Position Available
Christ and Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg is looking foR a part-time organist and choir director for one adult choir and primarily one service on Sundays.
If you are interested in learning more about the position, please contact David Teschner, (804) 733 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organist position at Grace United Methodist Church, Newport News, for traditional service on Sunday at 11 a.m., plus special holiday events, with rehearsals the previous Thursday at 7 p.m. Competitive salary, vacation and sick leave benefits. Send email resume to email@example.com
Regina L. South
Director of Music, Grace UMC
1209 Country Club Road
Newport News, Virginia 23606
TIDEWATER MEMBERS AVAILABLE FOR SUBSTITUTING
M. Wayne Hare, SPC, CAGO 804-212-8932
(Organist/Choir Director – Interim work)
Stephen C Leist has just moved to our area and is available for substituting. Work:455-2131 Cell:859-338-9361
Dorothy Lorenz, firstname.lastname@example.org; 757-484-0004
Rachel Gragson, email@example.com, 252-335-1849
Rose Nelson, a former member of our Chapter, has rejoined, and is available for substituting. Her phone number is 757-548-5510 and her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth MacKay: 757.464.1542
Andrew Maurice: 757.539.9254
Peggy Kelley Reinburg: 757.625.5888
Dr. Lawrence Smith: 757.481.0928
Lucile Wiley: 757.340.0414
Joyce Whitaker: 757.340.2557
R. Thomas Griffin: 757.365.9595
E. Rodney Trueblood: email@example.com 252.338.8256
Ian Howard: Ian.Howard27@yahoo.com,757.410.9877
To list an employment opportunity or to be included on the substitute list, please contact Rachel Gragson 252.335.1849; firstname.lastname@example.org
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild's National Website.
|Dean - John Dixon, Johnsdixon@aol.com
Subdean - Martin Sunderlund, email@example.com
Registrar/Treasurer - Rachel Gragson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Pat Spoettle, email@example.com
|Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music: http://www.vwc.edu/csm
Virginia Arts Festival - http://www.vafest.com
Virginia Symphony - http://www.virginiasymphony.org
Virginia Opera - http://www.vaoopera.org
Virginia Chorale - http://www.vachorale.org
Schola Cantorum - http://www.schola-cantorum.org
Pipedreams - http://www.pipedreams.mpr.org
Organ Historical Society - http://www.organsociety.org
John Dixon - http://www.JohnSDixon.com
University Music House (organ music supplier) - http://www.universitymusichouse.com
Virginia Art Song Society - http://www.artsongsociety.org
Virginia Handbell Consort: www.virginiahandbellconsort.com
Virginia Choral Society: www.vachoralsociety.org
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