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Choral Academy

Joe Miller, conductor

 


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Convention (detail)

 

 

Saturday 29 June – Kalamazoo

8 AM–noon

Rehearsals for Regional Competition for Young Organists

First Presbyterian - Rear Organ Loft/Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:40 PM
Walk to First Presbyterian Church

1 PM

AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists

First Presbyterian - Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 30 June – Kalamazoo

9 AM–2 PM

Exhibitor setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3–7 PM

Registration – Radisson Plaza Hotel

Exhibits open – Kalamazoo Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 PM

PRE-CONVENTION RECITAL: TIMOTHY TIKKER

CANCELLED by the artist

7:30 PM
Walk to First Congregational

8–9:15 PM

OPENING SERVICE

Huw Lewis, Organ

Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus

The Reverend Nathan Dannison

First Congregational - Sanctuary

9:20 PM
Walk to Radisson Plaza Hotel

9:30 PM –12

Reception, cash bar – Radisson Plaza Hotel

Exhibits open – Kalamazoo Room

 

 

 

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Monday 1 July – Kalamazoo

7–9:30 AM

Complimentary breakfast (hotel guests)

Radisson Plaza Hotel

 

8–10 AM

Registration open – Radisson Plaza Hotel

Exhibits open – Kalamazoo Room

 

 

8:40 AM
Walk to First Baptist

9–9:40 AM

RECITAL: SUSAN DE KAM

First Baptist - Sanctuary

 

10–10:45 AM

Neswick

 

Repulski

 

Jennings

WORKSHOPS I (choose one)

Sing to the Lord a New Song: Creative Ideas for Enlivining Our Liturgical Music-Making

First Baptist - Sanctuary

Choral Reading Session

First Congregational - Sanctuary

AGO Exams: Tips for Test-Givers & Test-Takers

First Congregational - Dining Room

11–11:45 AM

Hanoian

 

Miller

 

Slenk

WORKSHOPS II (choose one)

Organ Literature of Anglican Choral Composers

First Baptist - Sanctuary

Choral Academy Rehearsal 1

First Congregational - Sanctuary

Chapter Growth: Publish or Perish, Talk or Tumble, Change or Die

First Congregational - Dining Room

noon–1:30 PM

Lunch on your own

 

1:40 AM
Walk to First Presbyterian

2–2:45 PM

RECITAL: RCYO WINNER

First Presbyterian - Sanctuary

 

3–3:45 PM

Barte

 

Brockington

 

Stover

WORKSHOPS III (choose one)

Bach Myths

First Presbyterian - Rear Organ Loft

Four Vocal Food Groups

First Presbyterian - Dining Room

Beyoung Grievances - Help from the AGO!

First Presbyterian - Gathering Space

3:50 PM
Walk to First Congregational OR Radisson Plaza Hotel

4–5:45 PM

Choral Academy rehearsal 2

Joe Miller – conductor

First Congregational Church - Sanctuary

4–7:30 PM

Dinner on your own

Exhibits open – Radisson Plaza Hotel - Kalamazoo Room

 

7:30 PM
Walk to St Augustine Cathedral

8–9:30 PM

RECITAL: NATHAN LAUBE

St Augustine Cathedral - Nave

 

 

9:40 AM
Walk to Radisson Plaza Hotel

10 PM–12

Reception – Radisson Plaza Hotel

Exhibits open – Kalamazoo Room

 

 

 

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Tuesday 2 July – Kalamazoo

7–9:30 AM

Complimentary breakfast (hotel guests)

Radisson Plaza Hotel

 

8–9 AM

Registration open

Exhibits open 8–10

Radisson Plaza Hotel

 

8:40 AM
Walk to St Luke’s Episcopal

9–9:40 AM

CONCERT: KALAMAZOO RINGERS

Janet L. Van Valey, Director and Joseph D. Daniel, Organ

St Luke’s Episcopal - Nave

10–10:45 AM

Van Valey

 

Miller

 

Bara

WORKSHOPS IV (choose one)

Organists and Handbells: A Vital Partnership

St Luke's Episcopal - Nave

Building Artistry through Repertoire

First Presbyterian - Dining Room

Teaching the Young Organist

First Presbyterian - Gathering Space

11–11:45 AM

Grantier

 

Koukios

 

Claar West

WORKSHOPS V (choose one)

Cornflakes and Cornopeans: The Kellogg–Skinner Connection

First Presbyterian - Dining Room

Working with Treble Voices

St Luke's Episcopal - Dining Room

How to Present a Dynamic Pipe Organ Encounter (POE)

First Presbyterian - Gathering Space

11:50 AM
Walk to Radisson Plaza Hotel

noon–3:15 PM

Lunch on your own

Exhibits open – Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo Room

1 PM
Walk to First Congregational (Choral Academy participants)

1:15–3 PM

Choral Academy rehearsal 3

First Congregational Church - Sanctuary

 

 

 

3:10 PM
Walk to First United Methodist

3:30–4:45 PM

RECITAL: CHRISTIAN BISCHOF

First United Methodist - Sanctuary

 

 

4:50 PM
Walk to Radisson Plaza Hotel

5:30–7:30 PM

Banquet and regional meeting

Radisson Plaza Hotel

 

7:30 PM
Walk to First Baptist

8–9:30 PM

RECITAL: RENÉE ANNE LOUPRETTE

First Baptist - Sanctuary

 

 

9:40 PM
Walk to Radisson Plaza Hotel

10 PM–12

Cash bar, exhibits open

Radisson Plaza Hotel

 

 

 

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Wednesday 3 July – Battle Creek

7–8:30 AM

Complimentary breakfast (hotel guests)

Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo

8:40 AM

 

9 AM

Two buses depart to First Congregational – Miller Chapel

Remaing buses will depart to St. Thomas Episcipal

Last bus departs – Radisson Hotel Plaza

 

9–10 AM

Registration open – St Thomas Episcopal

10–10:45 AM

TWO RECITALS:

A)  THOMAS BARA – St. Thomas Episcopal - Nave OR

B)  SUSAN DE KAM – First Congregational – Miller Chapel

10:50 AM
Walk to First Presbyterian

11 AM–noon

Recital: Yun Kyong Kim

First Presbyterian - Sanctuary

 

noon
Walk to First Congregational

12:15–1:15 PM

Box lunch

Regional leadership meeting

First Congregational Church

1:30–2:45 PM

RECITAL: HUW LEWIS and KARL SCHROCK

First Congregational - Sanctuary

 

 

2:50 PM
Walk to your chosen destination

3–4:15 PM

“FERMATA Time”

Fermata time is an extended period during which convention attendees can take advantage of "open consoles." Local organists will be present – bring shoes and music.

Instruments available on a first-come and rotating basis at the following:
      First Congregational (Ott)

      First Congregational (Dobson)
      First Presbyterian (Dobson)

      First United Methodist (Möller)
      St Thomas Episcopal (Skinner)

      Explore the Kellogg House and Gardens


      View the Underground Railroad Memorial

      Stroll the Battle Creek Linear Park

2:50 PM
Walk to St Philip Catholic (Choral Academy participants)

3–4:15 PM

Choral Academy rehearsal #4

St Philip Catholic - Nave

4:30–5:15 PM

Choral Academy Performance – Joe Miller, conductor

St Philip Catholic - Nave

 

 

5:30–6:30 PM

Buffet dinner

St Philip Catholic –Parish Hall

6:30 PM
Walk to W. K. Kellogg Auditorium

7–8:30 PM

CLOSING CONCERT

David Schrader, Organ

Western Brass Quintet

W. K. Kellogg Auditorium

 

8:40 PM

Board buses to Kalamazoo

9 PM

Last bus departs

 

 

Sunday 7 July – Saint Joseph

4 PM

POST-CONVENTION RECITAL: CHRISTIAN BISCHOF

First Congregational - Sanctuary

2001 Niles Avenue

Saint Joseph, MI 49085

This concert is part of the Twin Cities Organ Concert Series

 

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