The Diapason December 2013 Newsletter

December 17, 2013

Welcome to THE DIAPASON E-News.

This issue includes news of winter events--the National Conference for Sacred Music, January 8–10, 2014, in Naples, Florida; the Church Music Association of America Winter Chant Intensive, January 3–4, 2014, in Surprise, Arizona;  a “Composer’s Portrait” of Piet Kee on February 2, 2014, at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam—as well as new recordings (by Jonathan Dimmock and Anthony Newman), and a new composition by Joe Utterback.

We also report on the Mader Competition, Ligeti Symposium, and recitals and classes presented by Emanuele Cardi, Jon Gillock, David Jonies, and James Welch. There is information on new organs completed, and yet to be built, by John-Paul Buzard, Randall Dyer, Johannus, and Orgues Létourneau Limitée.

In other news, Christoph Bull has been appointed organist-in-residence at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. We are sad to report the death of Marianne Webb, organist and organ professor.

To read the news stories below, click on the link in the headline highlighted in color; that takes you to the full text on our website. From there, you can also link to additional information about the story.

Our newsletter sponsor this month is Schoenstein & Co. Their organ at Fordham University Church in New York City is the cover feature of the December 2013 issue of THE DIAPASON. Clicking on the ads will take you to their website.

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Joyce Robinson

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Joyce Robinson