Chapter Syllabus

Browse our plans for 2017/18 ….

Monday, September 25 – Members’ Recital
Venue – Webster Groves Presbyterian Church (Shawn Portell and Ted Cronbaugh, hosts)
This concert will be recorded for use by the King of Instruments radio program
6.30 PM – Dinner – RSVP to
7.30 PM – Recital

Monday, October 23 – Gregorian Chant and Organ Music and Motets based on Chant led by Nick Botkins and Nicholas Bideler
Venue – St. Francis de Sales Oratory (Nick Botkins, host)
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Program

Friday, November 10 – Fund raiser
Venue: Scottish Rite Cathedral (John Hawn, host/planner)

Saturday, January 27 – January Jubilee
Venue – Peace Lutheran Church

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Monday, February 19 – Open Console and Cocktails
Venue – Historic Trinity Lutheran in Soulard (Wesley Kassulke and Jeffrey White, hosts)
7:00 PM – we will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church where all in attendance will have a chance to play the Schantz organ. Afterwards we will gather at a local pub and continue the discussion. This is geared for our younger members, but all are welcome!

Saturday, March 10 – Organ Crawl to Springfield and Jacksonville, Illinois (all day)
We’ll travel by charter bus. In Springfield, Illinois we’ll visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and their 4-manual Reuter which was moved from another church and First Presbyterian Church and John Brombaugh’s Opus 35. From there we will travel to Jacksonville, Illinois where we will enjoy lunch and then visit MacMurray College and its1952 Aeolian-Skinner Organ Opus 1150, 59 rank instrument. The last stop of the day will be the 1979 – 39 stop Holtkamp Organ at Illinois College

Sunday, May, 20 – Recital by Clay Christiansen, Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Venue – Manchester United Methodist Church (John Cargile, host)
3:00 pm – Recital

Monday, May 21 – Annual Dinner Meeting
Venue – Webster Groves Christian Church (Lisa Cripe, host)
6.30 PM – Dinner
7.30 PM – Meeting with Clay Christiansen as guest speaker. He will discuss his work with the tabernacle choir and the organs at Temple Square, Avis Blewett Award and Installation of Officers.

(As of May 17, 2017 ~ subject to change)

Highlights of our 2016/2017 year

Photograph from our final chapter meeting, L-R.  Sub-Dean Burnell Hackman | Lisa Cripe* | James Thomashower ** | Luella Foster* | Bill Stein* | Brent Johnson*** | Dean Mark Scholtz

* Class of 2020 | ** Executive Director of the American Guild of Organists | *** 2017 Avis Blewett Awardee


2016-2017 Program Syllabus

Monday, September 12 – Members’ Recital
Salem United Methodist Church (Mary Hitchcock Reinhart, host)
Members’ Recital - American Guild of Organists, Saint Louis L-R - Scott Roberts, Stephen E. Jones, Mary Beth Wittry,Mary Hitchcock-Reinhart, Henry Glass
Sunday, October 23 – Recital by Thomas Murray
Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church (David Erwin, host)

Monday, November 14 – Boardwalk Hall Presentation
Nathan Bryson, Curator of the organs
St. Timothy’s Church, Creve Coeur (Mark Scholtz, host)
November 2016 Chapter Event

Saturday, January 7 – Morning with John Ferguson
Second Presbyterian Church
Andrew Peters, host

9:00 AM – Breakfast
10:00-11:30– Workshop – What Is Relevant for the Typical Church Choir”
Sunday, January 8, 2017 – Epiphany Hymn Festival

Monday, February 13 – MorningStar Choral/Organ Reading

Monday, March 20 – Quick fixes and other such things!

Thursday, May 4 – Organ Recital by Daryl Robinson

Final Event – Monday, May 22 – Annual Meeting (6:30 PM – Dinner | 7:30 PM – Meeting)

presentation of Avis Blewett award, installation of new officers

Guest Speaker – James Thomashower, Executive Director of the American Guild of Organists (National Headquarters)

Kirkwood United Methodist Church (Dolan Bayless and Dana Self, hosts)