SNC:AGO RECITALISTS

Advent-Christmas Members Recital: December 1, 201

 
 

PROGRAM

"O Come, All Ye Faithful"
"What Child is This"' (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
, arr. by Vince Guaraldi

Matthew Estes, organ

"Away in a Manger" arr. by Roy M. Darley

Jan Bigler, organ

"Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" by W. Zlobie Lezy, setting by Paul Manz

Cherrie Hoeft, organ

Partita on "Irby" (Once in Royal David's City) by John Behnke

Bruce Behnke, organ

Variations on "Jingle Bells" arr. by Kym Cushing

Kym Cushing, organ

"Away in a Manger"

Tintinnabulation, Bell Choir

"In the Bleak Mid-Winter" by Gustav Holtz., arr. by John Innes

Steven Wright, organ

"Carols of the Manger" arr. by Dale Wood

David Dorway, organ

"Noel Nouveau," arr, by Craig A. Penfield

Ron Richardson, organ

Toccata on "Joy to the World" (Antioch) by Craig Phillips
Silent Night

Paul Hesselink, organ

 
 

 
 

Matthew Estes
Matt is currently the organist and choir master at All Saints Episcopal Church. Before Las Vegas, he utilized his talents at St. Matthew Episcopal in Columbus, Ohio and St. Michaels and All Angels in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a Masters Degree in Church Music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and a Ph.D. in chemical
engineering from Georgia Tech. In addition to his busy musical endeavors, he works at Olin where he directs the daily operations in manufacturing chlorine.

Jan Bigler
Jan started studying music at the age of seven. Besides playing the piano and the organ, she plays the recorder and the cello. She studied organ at BYU and privately with Ken Udy, Paul Hesselink and Dorothy Riess. She currently
plays the organ for the LDS Whitney Ranch Ward and is a guest organist at the LDS Tabernacle in St. George, Utah. She is the current Dean of the Southern Nevada Cha.pter of the American Guild of Organists.

Cherrie Hoeft
After many years as a busy piano player and accompanist, Cherrie began organ studies in 1993. She is presently taking organ lessons from Jane Dye. Cherrie and her husband Bill have been married 51 years, have four children and nine grandchildren. She currently plays the organ for her LDS Ward in
Henderson.

Bruce Behnke
Bruce is a retired music teacher. He has taught vocal and instrumental music in elementary, middle and high schools in Michigan, Colorado and Nevada. His last position was at the Las Vegas Academy where he taught music theory, modern music technology and beginning piano. He has also been a church choir director in each of these three states. While in Michigan he was associated with the Delta College Flute Choir. He has nine arrangements for flute and choir published by ALRY Publications.

Kym Cushing
Kym is practicing attorney and is the organist for the Green Valley LDS Stake. He studied organ at BYU and took private lessons with
Kim Cook and Lloyd Holtzgraff in Los Angeles. He plays each Sunday, accompanies the Green Valley Stake Choir and performs each year for the "Night of Music" in Green Valley.

Steven Wright
Steve is a former Dean of the Southern Nevada Chapter AGO, and Coordinator for the Region IX Conclave in 2006. He studied organ at BYU and ISU with J. J. Keeler and Larry Anderson, respectively. He recently retired and returned to Las Vegas after living in Utah for the past 6 years.

David Dorway
Dr. David Dorway is the organist at Grace Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) and the treasurer of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the AGO for the past 6 years.

Ron Richardson
Ron studied music starting at an early age. He studied with J. Spencer Cornwall and J.J. Keeler. He was the music director for All
Saints Episcopal Church for 15 years. Ron is currently the music director at St. George's Anglican Catholic Church.

Paul Hesselink
Paul was a member of the music faculty of Longwood University in Virginia for twenty six years. Taking an early retirement, Dr. Hesselink moved to Las Vegas in 1993 and affiliated with the Nevada School of the Arts, serving as its Dean for twelve years. He also became the adjunct organ faculty member at UNLV where he played a major role in securing the University's 2004 world-class Rudolf von Becker;ath organ, the largest mechanical action instrument in Nevada. He currently is the Sub­Dean of the local AGO chapter and serves as the organist at Christ Church Episcopal in Las Vegas.