Last updated: July 16, 2015 at 16:12 pm

Message from the Dean 


It’s hard to believe that Fall is nearly here.  I love this time of year, with programs gearing up, plans made for the coming season, and, of course, a wonderful year of AGO events!

My thanks to Sub-Dean Lyndon Meyer and the Program Committee for presenting an exciting year of programs.  You will find a complete list attached to this issue of The Tracker.  Mark these events on your calendar now and plan to attend all of them.  I have made a standing reservation for each dinner meeting with Fred Elder, and you can do the same!

The Tulsa Chapter has much to be thankful for:

  1. A beautiful city filled with magnificent instruments.
  2. A Chapter full of wonderful, committed, talented members.
  3. Generous donors who enable us to do some really imaginative programming.
  4. A Chapter Executive Committee that is committed to nurturing the cause of the organ in our community.I encourage you all to attend our opening bash at the LeStourgeon’s home on September 1 at 6:30pm. Our newly elected and installed Regional Councillor, Vicki Schaeffer, will be with us and will install the officers for this new term.
  5. See you on the 1st!
  6. I am honored to serve as Dean for the next two years and I look forward to great times together.
  7. In addition, we will get to celebrate a milestone with one of our members, and have the chance to hear Dale’s Hauptwerk organ. If that isn’t enough, we always have great food and fellowship!

See you on the 1st!


Casey Cantwell, Dean


Local Events

Start-the-year-with-a-party Party ● Monday, September 1 at 6:30pm

                Join us at the home of Dale and Cheryl LeStourgeon, hosts extraordinaire, for a great time together; 5109 E 106th Street, Tulsa

Tuesdays at Trinity ● 12:15 – 12:45pm

                Sept 2 – Cody Lowery, Organist, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Okmulgee

Sept 9 – David Hughes, Organist, First Christian Church, Stillwater

Sept 16 – Susan Panciera, Organist, Boston Avenue UMC

Sept 23 – Kent Dennis, Pianist

Sept 30 – Lindsey McKee, Soprano

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa

Pre-Evensong Recital ● Sunday, September 7 at 4:30pm

                Organist Christopher Ganza, St. Charles Borromeo, Oklahoma City

Choral Evensong ● Sunday, September 7 at 5:00pm

                Sung by the Trinity Choir, music by Smith, Sumsion and Mundy

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa

NorthEast Active Timers (NEATs) Fall Gathering ● Wednesday, September 10, 10:30am – 1:00pm

All “chronologically gifted” (55+) friends are invited.  Featured entertainer will be Barron Ryan, pianist, who will play before the covered-dish luncheon is served at noon.  The program on “End of Life Issues” will be presented by Alissa Drescher, program director for Tristesse Center for Grief Counseling.Yale Avenue Christian Church, 36th & S Yale, Tulsa

American Theatre Organ Society Concert ● Friday, September 19 at 7:00pm

                Members of the Sooner State Chapter  perform on the 1928 Robert Morton theatre organ ● Free — Tulsa Technology Center, S 129th E Avenue (Olive) and S 111th Street (Florence), Broken Arrow

Evenings at the Bernsen ● Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm

                Pianist Sun Min Kim, winner of the 2008 Tulsa Crescendo Music Award

Great Hall of the Bernsen Center, 700 S Boston, Tulsa

25th Annual Organ Recital ● Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm

                Organist Michael Bedford in recital, assisted by brass quartet; performing            music by Pinkham, Dandrieu, Bach, Bedford, Cundick, Peeters, Locklair, Reger

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4200 S Atlanta Place, Tulsa

Pre-Evensong Recital ● Sunday, September 21 at 4:30pm

                Organist Wyatt Smith, Graduate Student at Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Choral Evensong ● Sunday, September 21 at 5:00pm

                Sung by the Trinity Choir, music by Leighton, Howells, and Jane Marshall

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa

Solemn Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament ● Sunday, September 28 at 6:30pm

                Sung by the Cathedral Schola ●   Holy Family Cathedral, 8th and Boulder, Tulsa

 Douglas A Nelson Memorial Concert Series ● Sunday, Sept 28 at 7:00pm

                Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez in recital, followed by a gala reception ● Free

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa






2014-2015 Program Year:

Monday, September 1, 2014                       Start-the-year-with-a-party Party

6:30 PM                              Special guest Dr. Vicki Schaeffer, SW Regional Councillor

Members playing the Hauptwerk Organ

Home of Dale and Cheryl LeStourgeon, 5109 E 106th Street, Tulsa

Sunday, September 28, 2014                      Douglas A. Nelson Memorial Concert 

                 7:00 PM                                    Spanish Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez in Recital

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa

Saturday, October 18, 2014                Workshop: “Adventurous, Easy Early Music for Church Programming”

                10:00 AM      Presented by The Broken Consort, early music ensemble from Boston

Christ the King Catholic Church, 1520 S Rockford, Tulsa

Lunch Meeting at Full Moon Café, 1525 E 15th Street, Tulsa


Tuesday, November 18, 2014             Recital with Organ and Harp

6:30 PM                                                      Dinner Meeting

7:30 PM                           Organist Charles Callahan and Harpist Stephen Hartman

Featuring Leo Sowerby’s Harp Concerto    

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa


Saturday, January 10, 2015                Brunch and Meeting

9:30 AM                                         First Watch Restaurant, 8104 E 68th Street, Tulsa


Monday, March 9, 2015                          Oklahoma City Chapter Exchange Recital

6:30 PM                                           Dinner  and Joint Meeting with OKC Chapter

7:30 PM                                                      Organist Scott Raab in Recital

                                                                     First Baptist Church, 403 S Cincinnati, Tulsa


Thursday, April 16, 2015                      Members’ Recital

6:30 PM                                                      Dinner Meeting

7:30 PM                                                      Members of the Tulsa Chapter in Recital

Church of Saint Mary, 1347 E 49th Place, Tulsa


Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00AM     Workshop:  “How do you get those sounds?    Authentic registrations  from around the world on American organs”

                                                                  Presented by Nathan Laube, Concert Organist

Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S Cincinnati, Tulsa


Tuesday, May 19, 2015                           End-the-year-with-a-party Party

6:30 PM                                                     Home of Brad Morgan and Kinnee Tilley

3170 S Gary Place, Tulsa (Farrell Dixon’s former home)



WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE TULSA CHAPTER NEWSLETTER “THE TULSA TRACKER”??  Please email the editor: Karen.rich.Tulsa@gmail.com to be placed on the distribution list!



You can go online to renew your membership – please do so right away so you will be included in the Chapter Directory. 

 Two new check-off boxes have been added to the online membership information if you wish to be included on either the substitute or teacher list – please update that information.

The membership renewal form also has a place where you can make an additional contribution to the Chapter.  This contribution will be combined with your dues and can be paid at the same time.  The easiest way to renew your membership is to pay online with a credit card.  If, however, you wish to pay be check, you may print out your dues invoice and mail it to:  AGO National Headquarters, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, NYC, NY  10115.

If you do not have an email address in your AGO membership record, you will receive a renewal notice by mail. 

For those persons who are Friends of the Tulsa Chapter, you will also receive a notice asking if you want to make a contribution to the Chapter.  The same information outlined above applies to you.  There is a space on the membership renewal form for you to make a contribution – we very much appreciate your continued support!

Should you have any questions or experience any difficulty using the new AGO ONCARD system for updating your membership or renewing your dues, please contact me.  I am more than happy to help you work with this new system.  Email me at michael-mccrary@utulsa.edu or call me during the day at 918-631-2793. (Please leave a message if I’m away from my phone.)

 Mike McCrary




Harvard Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is seeking a part-time organist and accompanist with a high proficiency in piano and organ to play for a traditional Sunday morning service and supporting rehearsals.  Availability for special performances is important and playing for weddings and funerals helpful.  Qualified persons would have a passion for faith and church life, attested music skills and competencies, and enjoy a growing ministry with a team-player spirit.  Harvard Avenue Christian Church is an energetic community of faith with a new, and renovated, facility that includes a new organ. The newly installed instrument is a 3-manual Rodgers Organ, Model  588.  Interim accompanist could start as soon as September 1, 2014.  Interested candidates should inquire further with Lead Pastor, Mark Briley.  (918) 742-5509.  mark@hacctulsa.org.

Contact Ferne Howell at fehowell@cox.net for information.


Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.



Contact Eliot Glaser at eg@eliotglaser.com for information.


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Casey Cantwell


Lyndon Meyer


Karen Rich

Fred Elder

Eliot Glaser
Mike McCrary

Members at Large
Vicki Smith (2018)
Karen Hiller (2016)
Ferne Howell (2020)

Bruce Wilkin



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