Program for 2016 – 2017

MLK Day, Monday, January 16, 2017

Organ Crawl. Torrington and Litchfield!   Meet at

Trinity Episcopal Church
220 Prospect St. at 10 a.m.

Geddes/Austin 3 manual

Some proposed other churches to visit:

Litchfield UMC (Tallman historic tracker organ)
69 West St.

St. Michael’s Episcopal (James Bush)

Trinity Episcopal Church, Milton
536 Milton Rd.

(Ken Beyer and Jerry Davidson, coordinators)



Sunday, February 12
2:00 – 6 p.m. Adult Choir Festival
(5 p.m. concert/sharing time)

Andrew Brochu, director (Avon High School director)
St. Rose of Lima Church
35 Center St.
Meriden, CT 06450

Bob Hopko, DM.
Bill Degan, coordinator

Combined choir music selections:

When Jesus Wept – Round by William Billings. In the public domain. Useful for Lent. We will use this haunting round to feature the choir in the three loft locations. We will toll a D-4 handbell every two measures. The music is in an attachment.


Ave Maria – Franz Biebl HMC 1255   Useful for Advent. -We are asking the choristers to learn the main, SATB music. A SAT trio (or maybe a sextet) will sing the three part sections from the back loft.


Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God – Townend/Getty   Hope C 6000

A beautiful SATB anthem from the contemporary genre, useful for Pentecost.


Praise His Holy Name – Keith Hampton Earthsongs SATB Anton Armstrong Choral Series (1998)   A rousing anthem in the gospel tradition.


Agnus Dei – Lee Dengler   Flammer A 8598   This is one of Andrew’s very favorite anthems, and it will feature a violin obbligato. At the end, the text translates to “give us peace” and you will feel that!


The Lord Bless You and Keep You – Lutkin   I am not listing a publisher because so many of us already have this in our libraries. It is even in the hymnal we use at my church. We should be able to get enough copies of this to go around.


Additionally, we hope and feel that some choirs will want to present an anthem of their own. Add to this a couple of hymns, and we have an hour long program. We want to limit it to one hour.


Now, the other festival particulars:

Where: St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 35 Center St., Meriden

Our host is Bob Hopko, WAGO board member.


When: Sunday, February 12, 2017 (pray for no snowstorm!)

2 p.m. Rehearsal time, 5 p.m. Concert/Service/Sharing time


Contact Person: Bill Degan     860-712-3536

Please contact Bill with your questions, your desire to register, and approximate count of singers.


Saturday, March 18

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza   11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
355 Camp St.
Bristol, CT 06010

Ally Barone, organist


Sunday, May 7
4 p.m.  Members’ Recital

Trinity Episcopal Church

Jerry Davidson, DM


Sunday, June 4
5 p.m. Picnic

Bill and Jean Degan’s home
32 Henderson St.
Bristol, CT 06010