The Opus – Official Publication of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

 

 

 

 

AGO Cover for WPThe Opus is the official publication, in newsletter format, of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.   Published 8 times a year, issues span September through May of our program year.  We endeavor to published items of interest to chapter members, including communication from the Chapter Dean, current events and concerts, open positions, and the like.  Each issue also highlights the forthcoming chapter event, including travel directions.

You are invited to submit material to the editor for publication consideration.  Material and calendar items should be e-mailed to: opusSLAGO@gmail.com

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May 2017

v 33, no 8 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Busy Month Ahead – two chapter events | Ramblings from the Dean | Who From Their Labors Rest | Noteworthy – Brent John to receive Avis Blewett Award | Open Positions | Upcoming Concerts | The Details

 


April 2017

v 33, no 7 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Social Media Update | Ramblings from the Dean | Open Positions | Executive Board Election Update | Who From Their Labors Rest | Executive Committee Notes | Upcoming Concerts


 

March 2017

v 33, no 6 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

March Meeting – Quick Fixes and Other Such Things | Ramblings from the Dean | Chapter News – Members’ Recital – September 2017 | Ad Hoc Committee for Blewett Award | News from National | Who From Their Labors Rest | Executive Committee Notes | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


February 2017

v 33, no 5 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Sub Dean – notes about choral & organ reading session; planning for next year’s program – are you in ? | Ramblings from the Dean | Coming Attractions | “Who From Their Labors Rest” | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions | “The Details”

 


 

January 2017

v 33, no 4 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Two-Day Experience:  Workshop & Hymn Festival (Dr. John Ferguson) | Ramblings from the Dean – Operating Procedures; Regional Items | Thank You ! from the Editor | Executive Board Meeting Summary (Nov 14, 2016) | Upcoming Concerts | For Sale – Pump Organ | “The Details”


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November 2016

v 33, no 3 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Historic Organ Restoration in Atlantic City | Ramblings from the Dean | News You Can Use | Organists are Real Athletes | Executive Board Meeting Summary | Who From Their Labors Rest | Upcoming Concerts | From the OPUS Editor | Wurlitzer Available | Open Positions


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October 2016

v 33, no 2 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Thomas Murray performs at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian | Ramblings from the Dean | Welcome to New Chapter Members | Of Local Interest | Open Positions | Upcoming Concerts


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September 2016

v 33, no 1 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Opening Event – Members Recital | Chapter Event Program Year | “Ramblings from the Dean” – first Dean’s column | Upcoming Concerts | Open Position | “Who From Their Labors Rest”


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May 2016

v 32, no 8 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Year End Celebration Dinner – Avis Blewett Award, New Officers, … and Some Fun | “From the Dean” – Sense of Awe & Lasting Impressions | Yale Institute of Sacred Music – Parish Based Music Schools | Election News | Blewett Award goes to … Andrew Peters | Chapter Recognition – Joan Buschmann, “As You Like It Catering” | Henry Glass – 60 Years | Local News – Allen Organ Dealership Changes Hands | Free Organ Score – Handel’s Messiah | “As You Like It” – reprinted article from St. Louis Review, regarding Joan Buschmann | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


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April 2016

v 32, no. 7 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Brad Colby and Robert Walker coming to Manchester UMC | “From the Dean” – No Pain; There is a place for you; Nominating Committee & Elections | Newsworthy – Cedar Valley POE | Upcoming Concerts | Workshop Opportunity – Nashotah House | KOI – “King of Instruments” on Radio Arts Foundation:  upcoming episodes | Open Position


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March 2016

v. 32, no. 6 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Chapter Event – Agnes Armstrong Lecture on Guilmant | “From the Dean” – Preparing Extra Time | Chapter Elections – Time to Prepare | News You Can Use – “King of Instruments” | Parish Based Music School | Open Positions | Upcoming Concerts | Reflection on Prior Chapter Event – Nathan Laube


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v. 32, no. 5 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

2015 North Central Regional Convention Photo Album – Gateway Ringers – 20th Year | “From the Dean” – Transforming | Upcoming Concerts | AGO POE’s – Pipe Organ Encounters | Open Positions

 


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v. 32, no. 4 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Weekend of Excellence | “From the Dean” – Wow Factor | Chapter News – Norbert Eugene Herman Krausz; Lora Elaine Simpson | Upcoming Concerts | 2015 North Central Regional Convention Photo Album – Opening Service and Recital, Christ Church Cathedral; At the Fabulous Fox; Saint Louis Children’s Choir | TAO (The American Organist) – Double Header | Social Media Commentary | Open Positions


2015

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v. 32, no. 3 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

November Event:  Variety, The Spice of AGO Life | “From the Dean” – Pay it Forward | Upcoming Concerts | 2015 North Central Regional Convention Photo Album – AGO/QUIMBY Competition

 


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October 2015

v. 32, no. 2 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

A New Organ in a Renovated Sanctuary – Ladue Chapel Presbyterian | “From the Dean” – No Secrets | Regional Convention News | Upcoming Concerts | Organ Makeover – Second Presbyterian Church (Andrew Peters) | Open Position | The Chapter Reaches Out – Facebook


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September 2015

v. 32, no. 1 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

AGO + NPM – Kickoff Event @ “Old Cathedral” | “From the Dean” – Festival of Psalms | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


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May 2015

v. 31, no. 8 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Two Exciting Events – Chenault’s; Annual Dinner | “From the Dean” – Next Month is North Central Regional Convention – “See You in Saint Louis” | Condolences and Congratulations – Anne Tkach; David Ball | Used Music Sale | Avis Blewett Award – Dr. Kathleen Balduan | Upcoming Concerts


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March 2015

v. 31, no. 6 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Lecture – The Passions of Bach (Dr. Dennis A. Sparger) | “From the Dean” – Compassion Fatigue | News from National – New Dues Rates | Upcoming Concerts |Regional Convention Donors | In Memorium – John Obetz  | Open Positions


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v. 31, no. 5 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

A Master Class with a Renowned Master – Todd Wilson | Avis Blewett Award – seeking nominee’s | “From the Dean” – An Abundance of Warmth in Recitals and Concerts | Regional Convention – Pre-registration Discount for Chapter Members | Nunc Dimittis – Jamie Edward Thomerson; Ann Fletcher Dunn | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


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January 2015

v. 31, no. 4 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

NPM + AGO = 1 Great Evening | “From the Dean” – Upcoming Regional Convention | Nunc Dimittis – Ken Kohler; Carroll Hassman; Carl Staplin; Stephen Paulus | National AGO – Seeking Support | Convention Steering Committee – Call for Volunteers | Upcoming Concerts | Open Position | The Editor Thanks Everyone – including MODOT


2014

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November 2014

v. 31, no. 3 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

AGO Puts the FUN in FUNdraiser ! | “From the Dean” – tion’s | Open Position | Upcoming Concerts | North Central Regional Convention – Preparations for Fundraiser


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October 2014

v. 31, no. 2 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Three Exceptional Events – Hans Leitner; Dr. Thomas H. Troeger; Funraiser – Silent Auction, Silent Movie | “From the Dean” – Tension | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions | Nunc Dimittis – Margaret Marshall Kitto; Elizabeth Dean Buck


Opus Image September 2014September 2014

v. 31, no. 1 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Year at a Glance – SLAGO Style | “From the Dean” – Hit the Ground Running | Upcoming Concerts | Newsworthy – AGO Certifications | Open Positions | 2015 Convention Update

 


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v. 30, no. 8 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Hodgepodge of Events – Annual Meeting, Installation of Officers, Blewett Award, Members’ Recital | “From the Dean” – final column from Bill Wade | Election Results – Record Vote | Changes in Member Registration – ONCARD | Regional Convention – Gifts and Grants Committee | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions | Noteworthy – “Grow the Guild”; Regional Pipe Organ Encounters; Boston National AGO Meeting


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April 2014

v. 30, no. 7 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

“Organ + 1” Recital | “From the Dean” – Exciting Opportunities for Young Organists this Summer | “Like Us” on Facebook | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions | Chapter Election of Officers – Nominating Committee Presentation | AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award Recital and Gala Benefit – Charles Callahan | Open Positions


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v. 30, no. 6 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Improvisation Workshop – Richard K. Fitzgerald | “From the Dean” – Thanks:  Belated Epiphany Party; Chuck Peery & Morning Star; other items | “Open Positions” | Chapter Growth – Installment 3 |

 


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v. 30, no. 5 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Outstanding Students in Recital | “From the Dean” – Executive Committee Items:  Avis Blewett Award Nominations; Executive Committee Nominations; Future of “The Opus”; Program Committee | “Thank You” from 2015 Region VI, North Central Regional Convention | Nunc Dimittis – Ronald T. Schield | Chapter Growth – Installment 2 | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


Opus Image January 2014January 2014

v. 30, no. 4 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

A Choral “Read Through” | “From the Dean” – Best Wishes for 2014 | Nunc Dimittis – Marianne Webb; James Frank Dedera | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions

 


2013

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v. 30, no. 3 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Organ Crawl – Shrine of Saint Joseph; Third Baptist Church; Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist | “From the Dean” – Welcome to New Members; Myths | Upcoming Concerts | Chapter Growth – Installment 1 | Open Positions

 


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v. 30, no. 2 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Three Events – Recital, Master Class, and Webster University Singers | “From the Dean” – Organists at the Crossroads | Open Positions | Upcoming Concerts

 


Opus Image September 2013September 2013

v. 30, no. 1 – Nancy Barbee, Editor

Annual Guild Worship Service – Inspiration for All | “From the Dean” – Welcome to the Start of a New Program Year; Certification Preparation | “All the Trouble for Blueberries” | Proposal – Regional Convention, in Saint Louis | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions | Position Wanted


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v. 29, no. 8 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

Annual Awards Banquet and Member’s Recital | Thanks to Dr. Nicole Aldrich, substitute for Dr. “Dad” Trent Patterson | “From the Dean” – 101 years; about your executive committee | 2013 AGO Region VI Convention – Springfield, Missouri | Nunc Dimittis – Dorothea E. Bante; Nancy S. (Massar) Sewell; Kurt E. Larson; Nancy L. Swan | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


Opus Image April 2013April 2013

v. 29, no. 7 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

Choral Music and Rehearsal Techniques – Dr. Trent Patterson | “From the Dean” – Member’s Recital seeks participants; accuracy on website Substitute List; 2016 Elections; “Grow the Guild” Success | Upcoming Concerts | Election Ballot | Program Survey | Regional Convention – Update; List of Steering Committee Members | Open Position | For Sale


Opus Image March 2013March 2013

v. 29, no. 6 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

“From the Dean” – Relocations; no chapter meetings in March; testing online membership renewals | Brent Johnson – try out these resources (online music PDFs) | 2015 Regional Convention – Steering Committee seeks input | (blank page) – deliberately inserted, for your input ! | Upcoming Concerts | Gail Archer at St. Mark’s Episcopal | Open Positions


Opus Image February 2013February 2013

v. 29, no. 5 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

Two Events – Sunday Recital (Re-dedication Recital @ Third Baptist), Monday Regular Meeting with Lecture (Frederick Hohman) | “From the Dean” – Holiday Survival Party @ Tavern of Fine Arts; Lining up the Regional Convention | Open Positions


Opus Image January 2013January 2013

v. 29, no. 4 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

The Spirituality of the Church Musician – Msgr. James Telthorst | “From the Dean” – Preparation | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions

 


2012

Opus Image November 2012November 2012

v. 29, no. 3 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

Jean Guillou at the Basilica | “From the Dean” – Happy Thanksgiving, Season’s Greetings, Happy New Year | Chapter Website | Open Positions | Upcoming Concerts

 


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October 2012

v. 29, no. 2 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

Programs – “The Art of Improvisation” & “The Life of Louis Vierne” | “From the Dean” – thanks, more welcomes, and plenty of activities | Special Workshop – Intentional Worship Planning | National AGO Appointment, Chaplain – Rev. Don E. Saliers  | “Grow the Guild” | Upcoming Concerts | Open Positions


 

Opus Image September 2012September 2012

v. 29, no. 1 – Henry Evans & Nancy Barbee, Editors

Annual Guild Service – Music and Liturgy Interact | “From the Dean” – Welcome; Mission Statement; Selected for North Central Regional Convention; Dean Goals | Congratulations – two local certificate holders:  Associate, and Colleague | Ogasapian Publication Prize – John R. Near | Upcoming Concerts