Monday, October 5


Have you put the organ / trumpet concert on your calendar for Sunday, October 25, 2009? It is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky and is sponsored by the Sandusky Concert Association. You may have noticed the concert is listed on page 106 of the current issue of TAO. Tickets are $15 and are available by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope with your check to P.O. Box 1537, Sandusky, OH 44871, or purchase your tickets at the door that afternoon. (Editor's Note: You received either in the mail or by email an invitation to the reception after the concert with the persons name and phone number to call to put your name in for the reservation of the reception. If you did not receive an invitation, contact Tim Claubaugh at 419-625-7465 or email at ).

LOOKING AHEAD! Your program Committee looked way ahead and noted that Johann Sebastian Bach’s 325th birthday, March 21, falls on a Sunday in 2010. What better way for church musicians to honor his memory than by having all of us use Bach’s music for organ, solos and choir anthems that day. Not all of his music is technically difficult and we are giving you time to find and practice the music of this greatest of Christian composers. We hope to enlist the cooperation of ALL of our area churches and hopefully get good coverage in the “Sandusky Register.” As the time draws closer, let me know of your cooperation so we can list you as one of the participants.

Then to top off the day’s celebration we are planning an afternoon of 30-minute organ concerts at Holy Angels Catholic Church, First Congregational, UCC, and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic church. Two organists will play organ solos at each church. Last year’s tour of three churches brought requests to “do it again,” so we are honoring those requests and doing it as part of Bach’s birthday celebration. The recitalists have been selected and will be announced in a future letter. I am excited about these plans and hope that you are too.

Welcome to our newest member, Jann Graham Glann who directs the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church in Huron. It is always a pleasure to welcome new members to our chapter.

Laura M. Stellhorn, Dean

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