Events

Oct
15
Sat
Dr. Jeffrey Campbell: “Making All Things New” @ Saint Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Southern Arizona Chapter is delighted to present this workshop by Dr. Jeffrey Campbell, rescheduled from last season due to the pandemic.

The workshop will focus on newly composed hymn tune preludes suitable for the entire church year. 

Examples from the recently published 7-volume Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists will feature the work of prominent American and British composers who bring a great variety of invention to their interpretations of classic and universally loved hymn tunes. 

Our own Dr. Pamela Decker is one of the composers featured in this series!

Refreshments afterward in St. Philip’s gallery.

Oct
16
Sun
Choral Evensong with Organ Prelude @ St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church
Oct 16 @ 4:15 pm

On the third Sunday of every month St. Philip’s choirs offer a Choral Evensong with a pre-service organ prelude at 4:15 p.m. The pre-service prelude will be performed on the magnificent Holtkamp pipe organ. These services will also be live-streamed on the church’s website: www.stphilipstucson.org/livestream.

Oct
30
Sun
Phantom of the Opera Wurlitzer Haunted Halloween Concert @ Fox Theatre
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

The Wurlitzer Haunted Halloween Concert will be a spooktacular Sunday! Come
see the fully restored digital screening of Lon Chaney’s 1925 Phantom of the Opera. This renowned silent film has English intertitles and will be accompanied by Dave Wickerham, the well-known theater organist, on the Fox’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Dave has impressive credentials, including earning a degree in organ performance studying with Roy Johnson. At the U of A. Tickets are available online: https://foxtucson.com/event/wurlitzer-halloween/

VIP pre-show reception and film admission: $50*

General film admission: $15

Senior/student/military film admission: $12.50

Nov
6
Sun
14th Annual HymnFest – Sunday Nov. 6, 2022 at 2:00PM – St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church – Sierra Vista, AZ @ St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

14th Annual HymnFest

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish

 

We are very excited to announce that plans for the 2022 Community Hymn Festival (our 14th) are underway. This year’s theme will be “Abundant Praise.” The date set for the Hymn Fest is Sunday, November 6 at 2pm at St. Andrew the Apostle Church.

Once again Reynaldo Romo will direct the choir and congregation, and Lars Andersen and Billie Hayes will join us on the Pipe Organ and Piano. You are all invited to be part of the Hymn Fest Choir. We generally perform two anthems, and help lead the congregation. The committee is still in the process of selecting the choir anthems and congregation hymns so if you have suggestions for music that fits this theme, please let us know.

As in the past, we will schedule rehearsals on the two Saturdays before the concert – Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 5 at 10am at St. Andrew’s.

We will be sending out updates on the anthem song selections as we firm up those choices.  PLEASE feel free to pass this information along to your friends, fellow choir members or other music lovers, who might be interested in joining the choir so we can add them to the email list.

If you have questions, you can contact me by email or at 520-456-5555, Maryann

Hymn Fest Committee:

Reynaldo Romo, Director

Lars Andersen, Organist   (Chapter member)

Billie Hayes, Pianist   (Chapter member)

Debi Godwin

Rebecca Williams   (Chapter member

Michelle Mitchell

Maryann Hockstad

 

St. Andrews organ is a III/30 Möller built in 1949 and moved from Racine, Wisconsin and installed in 2008.

A new console controller (Peterson) system and a few other alterations to the organ are in progress.  Grahame Davis is performing that work.

 

 

Nov
18
Fri
Catalina Organ Festival: Lynne Davis, organ @ Catalina United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets $25 online; $20 seniors

SAAGO members admission free

Nov
20
Sun
Choral Evensong with Organ Prelude @ St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church
Nov 20 @ 4:15 pm

On the third Sunday of every month St. Philip’s choirs offer a Choral Evensong with a pre-service organ prelude at 4:15 p.m. The pre-service prelude will be performed on the magnificent Holtkamp pipe organ. These services will also be live-streamed on the church’s website: www.stphilipstucson.org/livestream.

Nov
27
Sun
Showcase Concert: Music of the U.K. @ Catalina United Methodist Church
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm

Performers will include Pamela Decker, David Gay, and other outstanding organists from the Southern Arizona Chapter. Refreshments in the courtyard will follow the concert.

Dec
2
Fri
St. Alban’s Concerts: Skye Hart, organ @ St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Skye Hart, Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Maria Goretti Church in Scottsdale, will perform music for Advent and Christmas.

Dec
18
Sun
Choral Evensong with Organ Prelude @ St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church
Dec 18 @ 4:15 pm

On the third Sunday of every month St. Philip’s choirs offer a Choral Evensong with a pre-service organ prelude at 4:15 p.m. The pre-service prelude will be performed on the magnificent Holtkamp pipe organ. These services will also be live-streamed on the church’s website: www.stphilipstucson.org/livestream.

Jan
14
Sat
Pedals, Pipes & Pizza @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This annual Chapter event introduces the pipe organ to new students, beginning with a demonstration of how the pipe organ works and sounds.

Students will receive a 25-minute hands-on lesson and will be able to play their selected piece at the conclusion.

This is offered to any student at absolutely no cost.

Of course there will be pizza afterwards! We don’t want pizza sticky fingers on the organ console, which is why we eat after the program.

Watch this space for details and registration information.

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