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NYC Chapter Past Program Seasons

     

2014–2015

8 Sep 2014 Recital
Honoring McNeil Robinson

Brick Presbyterian Church
Joey Fala, organist
Chapter Competition winner
Interview hosted by Stephen Tharp
21 Oct 2014 Paul Spicer
Conducting Master Class

St. Joseph R.C. Church – Yorkville
 
3 Feb 2015 Improvisation Master Class
& Organ Recital
St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church
David Briggs, organist
15 Feb 2015 Pre-Conference Recital
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
John Scott, organist
16 Feb 2015



Presidents Day Conference
"Eroica: Music of the German Romantics"
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Paul Jacobs, Master Class
Tina Frühauf, lecture
Michael Musgrave, lectur
Isabelle Demers, organ recital
24 Mar 2015 Recital
The Riverside Church
Scott Dettra, organist
1 Jun 2015 Chapter Dinner
Orsay Restaurant
Bob and Vicki Sirota
discuss their CD release
     
 
   

2012–2013

24 Sep 2012 Great Organs of the West Side
Church of the Intercession (Epis.)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Tour ending with reception
30 Oct 2012 Organbuilding Knowledge Base
St. James's Church (Epis.)
(postponed due to hurricane)
John Bishop
Sebastian Glück
3 Nov 2012 Pedals, Pipes & Pizza
Interchurch Center Chapel
(postponed due to hurricane)
Co-sponsored with the Eastern Region of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM), and the Music Department of The Riverside Church.
18 Nov 2012 Recital
Brick Presbyterian Church
Nathan Laube, organist
8 Jan 2013
4.30-6.45


8.00
Improvisation Symposium
Church of the Resurrection (Epis.)

Members Recital
Church of St. Jean Baptiste (R.C.)
Classes led by David Hurd
and Peter Richard Conte

Performers: Christopher Jennings, Anthony Rispo, James Kennerley


17 Feb 2013
18 Feb 2013



Presidents Day Conference
"Transcriptions Alive!"
Schwartz Athletic Center, Brooklyn
The Riverside Church

Recital & Int'l Performer of Year Award


Jelani Eddington, organist
Lectures by J. Michael Barone, Peter Richard Conte, Jonathan Ambrosino
Thomas Trotter, organist
23 Mar 2013 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition
for Young Organists (RCYO)

Church of the Holy Trinity (Epis.)
 
20 Apr 2013 Recital
St. Malachy's Church (R.C.)
David Higgs, organist
20 May 2013 Dinner Cruise in N.Y. Harbor
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Aboard the Motor Yacht Affinity
   

2011–2012

18 Sep 2011 The New York City Organ Project
House of the Redeemer
Lecture by Steven E. Lawson
24 Oct 2011 Liszt & Guilmant Anniversary Members Recital
First Presbyterian Church
George Davey, Gregg Patruno, David Crean, Craig Symons, William Entriken, Joseph Arndt, Marie Mercier, David Enlow, Pedro D'Aquino, James Kennerley, and Daniel Kirk-Foster
17 Jan 2012 Organ Improvisation Festival
Church of St. Francis Xavier (R.C.)
McNeil Robinson and Bruce Neswick
17 Jan 2012 Improvisors in Concert
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
Bruce Neswick
Justin Bischof




19 Feb 2012












20 Feb 2012
Presidents Day Conference
“Les Autres” – Special Topics in French 19th and 20th Century Music

Brick Presbyterian Church








Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)



Church of the Ascension (Epis.)




Chamber Music of VIerne & Dupré
Daniel Kirk-Foster, piano
Cenovia Cummins, violin
Bernadette Hoke, piano
Laura Bontrager, cello
Organ Music of Batiste & Dubois
Diego Innocenzi, organ

Recital & International Performer of the Year Award
Stephen Tharp, organ

19th Century French Church Music & Interpretation
Lecture – Diego Innocenzi
Marie-Madeleine Duruflé- Chevalier
Dennis Keene & Matthew Lewis
Early Organ Works of Tournemire
Lecture/Recital – Andrew Henderson
Jehan Alain: Life and Works – Lecture/Recital – Renée A. Louprette
Clarion Choir Concert
Steven Fox, director
Diego Innocenzi, organ
21 May 2012 Dinner Cruise in N.Y. Harbor
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Aboard the Motor Yacht Affinity
   

2010–2011

17 Oct 2010 Recital
St. James' Church (Epis.)
Ken Cowan
26 Oct 2010 Lincoln Center Organs
Tour and Wine Reception
The Juilliard School Organ Studios
• Schoenstein
• Flentrop
Christ & St. Stephen's Church
5 Nov 2010 Sherry Reception
The Brick Church Parish House
Dame Gillian Weir
25 Jan 2011 Recording and Performing the Works of Jeanne Demessieux
Brick Presbyterian Church
Stephen Tharp
Lecture / Recital
21 Feb 2011 Presidents Day Conference
"The Grand Old Men"
St. Bartholomew's Church (Epis.)
Harold Friedell:
    Lecture by Dr. Neal Campbell
Seth Bingham:
    Lecture by Dr. Christopher Marks
Clarence Dickinson:
    Lecture by Lorenz Maycher
T. Tertius Noble:
    Lecture by John Scott

Evensong
St. Bartholomew's Choir
Wm. K. Trafka, Dir. of Music/Organist
Dr. Paolo Bordignon, Assoc. DOM
11 Mar 2011 Recital
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
William Whitehead
9 May 2011 Choral Reading Session
St. Thomas Church Choir Room
Cliff Hill
23 May 2011 Dinner Cruise in N.Y. Harbor
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Aboard the Motor Yacht Affinity
   

2009–2010

6 Oct 2009 Recital
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Gerre Hancock
7 Oct 2009 Master Class
Church of the Holy Trinity (R.C.)
Gerre Hancock
3 Nov 2009 Recital
Church of the Holy Trinity (Epis.)
Jeremy Filsell
14 Feb 2010 Presidents Day Recital
First Presbyterian Church
Stefan Engels
15 Feb 2010 Presidents Day Conference
Church of the Holy Family (R.C.)







First Reformed Episcopal Church
• Lecture – Stefan Engels (Karg-Elert)
• Panel Discussion – "Church Music Today: Renewing Our Vocation"
Dr. James Litton, Nancianne Parrella, Fr. Robert J. Robbins, Dr. Patrick Evans. David Enlow, moderator.

• Prayer Service with Renewal of Commitment for Church Musicians
The Rev. Dr. Victoria Sirota, Officiant
Bernadette Hoke, Organist and Music Director
4 May 2010 Master Class on J.S. Bach
Church of the Transfiguration (Epis.)
Janette Fishell
7 Jun 2010
Organ & Architecture Tour of Lower Manhattan
St. James Church (R.C.)

Dinner Banquet & International Performer of the Year Award
St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish
Sebastian Glück, lecturer



Gerre Hancock, IPYA recipient
   

2008–2009

19 Oct 2008 Organ Spectacular
Church of the Heavenly Rest (Epis.)
Performers: Frank Crosio, Brian Harlow, Christopher Jennings, Nancianne Parrella, Jorge Ávila (violin), Victoria Drake (harp), Robert Ridgell, Anthony Rispo, and McNeil Robinson. Paul Murray was the Emcee.
17 Nov 2008 Master Class
Church of Our Saviour (R.C.)
John Walker
15 Feb 2009 Presidents Day Conference
Church of the Holy Family (R.C.)
Recital – Peter Richard Conte
16 Feb 2009 Presidents Day Conference
Church of the Holy Family (R.C.)
• Lecture – Thomas Murray (Dupré)
• Lecture – T. Murray (Mendelssohn)
• Master Class – Alan Morrison
14 Apr 2009 Master Class
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
Olivier Latry
15 Apr 2009 Recital and IPOY Award
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
Olivier Latry
1 Jun 2009 Organ Demonstration
St. James' Church (Epis.)
Dinner Banquet
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Davis Wortman and Christopher Jennings, organists
   

2007–2008

7 Oct 2007 Recital
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Noah Wynne-Morton, organist
NYC Chapter Competition Winner
7 Oct 2007 Organ & Architecture Tour
Upper West Side
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Church of the Ascension (R.C.)
Corpus Christi Church (R.C.)
19 Nov 2007 Recital
Church of the Holy Trinity (Epis.)
James David Christie, organist
17 Feb 2008 Presidents Day Conference
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
Recital – Clyde Holloway, organist
16 Feb 2008 Presidents Day Conference
"The Life and Works of Olivier Messiaen"
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
• Lecture – Clyde Holloway (Messiaen)
• Recital – Daniel Kirk-Foster, piano (at Steinway Hall)
7 Apr 2008 Master Class
Music of the German Baroque Period
The Interchurch Center
Martin Jean, Yale University
28 May 2008 Silent Film: "Joan of Arc"
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
David Briggs, organist
   

2006–2007

9 Oct 2006 Organ & Architecture Tour
Chelsea
St. Peter's Episcopal
St. Paul's German Evan. Lutheran
General Theological Seminary
Church of the Holy Apostles (Epis.)
• Lecture – Larry Trupiano
13 Nov 2006 Improvisation Master Class
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
Bruce Neswick
18 Feb 2007 Presidents Day Conference
"Franck, Langlais and the St. Clotilde Tradition"
Brick Presbyterian Church
Recital – Marie-Louise Langlais
19 Feb 2007 Presidents Day Conference
Brick Presbyterian Church
• 2 Lectures & Master Class – Mme. Langlais
• Recital – Kyle Babin & Jason Roberts
12 Mar 2007 Master Class
French Classical Period
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
Michel Bouvard
14 Mar 2007 Recital
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
Michel Bouvard
4 Jun 2007 Members' Recital & Dinner
Church of the Holy Trinity (R.C.)
Performers: Christopher Berry, Paolo Bordignon, David Enlow, Renée Anne Louprette, David Macfarlane.
   

2005–2006

Sep 2005 Info unavailable  
Oct 2005 Info unavailable  
6 Nov 2005 Recital and IPOY Award
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
John Weaver
19 Feb 2006 Presidents Day Conference
"The Life and Music of Louis Vierne"
Brick Presbyterian Church
• Lecture – Jean-Louis Coignet: "The Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris before, during, and after the tenure of Louis Vierne"
• Recital – Michel Bouvard
20 Feb 2006 Presidents Day Conference
Brick Presbyterian Church
Church of the Heavenly Rest (Epis.)
• Lecture – Brigitte de Leersnyder: the life and music of Louis Vierne.
• Recital – Daniel Kirk-Foster, piano
(at Church of the Heavenly Rest)
• Recital – Jean Galard, organ
8 Mar 2006 Improvisation Master Class
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin
5 Jun 2006 Dinner Cruise in N.Y. Harbor SS Diplomat
   

2004–2005

30 Sep 2004 American Institute of Organbuilders Convention (NYC Chapter members invited to attend organ demonstrations) The Riverside Church, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Thomas More R.C., St. Michael's Episcopal, St. Mary the Virgin.
10 Oct 2004 Pipedreams Benefit Concert
LeFrak Hall at Queens College
Michael Barone, host. Peformers: Michael Bower, Ivan Guevara, Stephen Hamilton, Jan-Piet Knijff, Katherine Meloan, Frank Morana, John Scott, Maxine Thévenot, Carol Weitner, Jeanette Zyko (oboe), Queens College Brass Ensemble.
18 Oct 2004 An Evening with Marilyn Mason
Church Church United Methodist
Master Class based on repertory drawn from the Marilyn Mason Organ Library
6 Nov 2004 Master Class
Renaissance & Baroque
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Hans Davidson
7 Nov 2004 Recital
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Hans Davidson
6 Feb 2005 An Evening with John Scott
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Recital – John Scott
Reflections on his career, with Q&A
20 Feb 2005 Presidents Day Conference
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
Recital – McNeil Robinson
21 Feb 2005 Presidents Day Conference
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Epis.)
• Lecture – Paul-Martin Maki: "Practice Techniques: Keeping it Interesting"
• Lecture – Jonathan Ambrosino: "Present Imperfect: What is This Time and How Did We Get Here?"
• Organ Demo – Robert McCormick
• Multi-Media Presentation – Jonathan Ambrosino: "The Cinematic Organ: Our Instrument in Motion Pictures"
21 Feb 2005 Post-Conference Special Event
Organ & Orchestra Concert
Blessed Sacrament Church (R.C.)
Gregory D'Agostino, organist
Poulenc Organ Concerto; Mozart Church Sonatas; solo organ works
10 Apr 2005 A Festive Celebration of the Life and Career of Dr. John Weaver
Recital and Dinner
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Recital by former Weaver students: Diane Meredith Belcher, Ken Cowan, Alan Morrison, and Mark Bani.
   

2003–2004

4 Oct 2003 Organ & Architecture Tour
East Village and Lower East Side
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Anne's Church (R.C.)
Middle Collegiate Church
Grace Church (Epis.)
9 Nov 2003 Recital
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
John Grew
10 Nov 2003 Master Class – French Classic
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
John Grew
15 Feb 2004 Presidents Day Conference
Church of the Holy Trinity (Epis.)
Recital – James David Christie
16 Feb 2004 Presidents Day Conference
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (R.C.)
• Lecture – Stephen Pinel: Organs by Henry Erben in NYC
• Lecture – Craig Whitney discusses his new book, "All the Stops: The Glorious Pipe Organ and Its American Masters"
• Master Class – James David Christie
• Recital – James Feddeck, NYC Chapter Competition Winner
4 May 2004 &
18 May 2004
Complete Organ Works of Ned Rorem
The Riverside Church
Gregory D'Agostino, organist
The Eos Orchestra (May 18)
17 May 2004 Annual Dinner & Members' Recital
Grace Church (Epis.), Brooklyn Heights
Performers: Bernadette Hoke, Eric Birk, Paul Richard Olsen, Stephen Hamilton
   

2002–2003

4 Oct 2002 Organ & Architecture Tour
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton University Chapel
St. Paul's Church (R.C.)
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theol. Sem.
21 Oct 2002 Choral Workshop
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Dennis Keene
22 Oct 2002 Recital & IPOY Award
The Riverside Church
Frederick Swann
19 Nov 2002 Improvisation Workshop
Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
Gerre Hancock: "How to Practice Your Improvisations"
16 Feb 2003 Presidents Day Conference
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Recital – James David Christie
17 Feb 2003 Presidents Day Conference
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
All Souls Unitarian Church
• Master Class – John Grew (St. Ignatius)
• Master Class – James David Christie (All Souls)
• Recital – John Grew (St. Ignatius)
17 Mar 2003 Improvisation Master Class
Church of St. Jean Baptiste (R.C.)
Olivier Latry
13 May 2003 Annual Dinner and Members' Recital
Church of the Heavenly Rest (Epis.)
Performers:  J. David Williams, Justin Bischof, Glenn Osborne, Timothy Brumfield, David Macfarlane and Gerre Hancock.
   

2001–2002

22 Sep 2001 Organ & Architecture Tour
The Bronx
St. Peter's Westchester Sq. (Epis.)
Mt. Carmel Church (R.C.)
St. Nicholas of Tolentine (R.C.)
Christ Episcopal, Riverdale
Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil
30 Oct 2001 Master Class & Lecture
"The Sainte-Clotilde Tradition"
Brick Presbyterian Church
Marie-Louise Langlais
12 Nov 2001 Competition Winner Recital and
An Evening with Phillip Brunelle

All Souls Unitarian Church
• Recital – Hyo Kun Kang
• Choral Reading – Phillip Brunelle
22 Jan 2002 Professional Concerns Forum
Central Presbyterian Church
James E. Thomashower
Frank Crosio
17 Feb 2002 Presidents Day Conference
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (R.C.)
Recital – Marie-Claire Alain
18 Feb 2002 Presidents Day Conference
Church of the Holy Trinity (Epis.)
Church of the Holy Trinity (R.C.)
Holy Trinity Episcopal:
• Master Class – Marie-Claire Alain
• Reminiscences – Marie-Claire Alain
Holy Trinity Catholic:
• Recital – Joan Lippincott
26 Feb 2002 Celebration César Franck
Madison Avenue Presbyterian
Master Class – Jon Gillock
5, 12 & 19 Mar 2002 Celebration César Franck: The Complete Works for Organ and Kindred Spiritualists: Bach, Couperin, Duruflé, Grigny, Messiaen, and Tournemire.
The Riverside Church
3 Recitals by Jon Gillock
6 May 2002 Dinner Cruise in N.Y. Harbor  
   

2000–2001

13 Sep 2000 Organ & Architecture Tour
Upper West Side
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
The Riverside Church
Corpus Christi Church (R.C.)
Muhlenberg Chapel, St. Luke's Hospital
Grotto Church of Notre Dame (R.C.)
15 Oct 2000 AGO Pipes Spectacular – The World's Largest Organ Concert!
Church of the Heavenly Rest (Epis.)
Performers: Renée Barrick, Stephen Hamilton, Lorenz Maycher, David Messineo, Mollie Nichols, McNeil Robinson and J. David Williams. Gerre Hancock was Master of Ceremonies.
9 Dec 2000 An Afternoon with Christoph Wolff
St. Michael's Church (Epis.)
Lecture on his new Bach biography and Master Class – Christoph Wolff
19 Feb 2001 Presidents Day Conference
Church of the Epiphany (Epis.)
• Lecture – Thomas Chase: "Reassessing Marcel Dupré"
• Lecture – Norma Stevlingson: "An Introduction to the Alain Family"
• Lecture-Recital – Kenneth Huber: "The Piano Music of Jehan Alain"
• Recital – Justin Bischof
19 Mar 2001 Master Class – 19th century German Organ Repertoire
Church of the Holy Trinity (R.C.)
Jonathan Biggers
20 Mar 2001 Recital
Church of the Holy Trinity (R.C.)
Jonathan BIggers
7 May 2001 Members' Recital and Dinner
Christ Church United Methodist
Performers: Christopher Creaghan, Gregory D'Agostino, Walter Hilse, Harry Huff, Steve Pilkington and David Shuler. Verbal Program Notes by Arthur Lawrence.