Episode 2 – February 14

This week we celebrate the birthdays of Rudolph von Beckerath and Henry Tellers, and we hear some music suitable for Valentine’s Day. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Playlist Title: Prelude and Fugue in E … Continue readingEpisode 2 – February 14

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Episode 1 – February 7

This week’s episode kicks off our new show with some examples of new organs, new music, and new organists. Our hosts are Mark Scholtz and Bill Stein. Playlist Title: Fanfare Composer: John Cook Organist: Christian Lane Album: Sounds of the Yard Organ: 2012 III/54 C.B. … Continue readingEpisode 1 – February 7

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Opus Newsletter – March 2015

PDF Format THE PASSIONS OF BACH—LECTURE The Chapter’s February Master Class with Todd Wilson at Christ Church Cathedral (Pat Partridge, host) was one of the finest master classes that I can recall ever attending. It was immediately evident that Professor Wilson is a first-rate and … Continue readingOpus Newsletter – March 2015

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January 2015 Newsletter

PDF Format NPM + AGO = 1 GREAT EVENING! First things first: Enormous kudos to John Hawn (host) and Andy Peters (organist) for a fantastic evening at the movies Friday, 7 November! The Scottish Rite Reception Hall was filled with AGO and Rite members sampling … Continue readingJanuary 2015 Newsletter

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November 2014 Newsletter

PDF Format AGO Puts the FUN in FUNdraiser! Last month our Chapter was treated to two terrific events: Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, and a Master Class by Hans Leitner at Peace Lutheran Church. Our sincere thanks to the always gracious Pat Partridge, our host … Continue readingNovember 2014 Newsletter

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October 2014 Newsletter

PDF Format OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER: THREE EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS Monday evening, 6 October at 7:30, world-renowned organist, composer, and teacher Hans Leitner will present a Master Class on the new Martin Ott organ at Peace Lutheran Church. Since the fall of 2003, Herr Leitner has served … Continue readingOctober 2014 Newsletter

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September 2014 Newsletter

PDF Format Year-At-A-Glance, SLAGO-Style As we begin the new Program Year for the Saint Louis Chapter AGO, I am very pleased to highlight the fine program of events that outgoing Sub-Dean Stephen Eros and his Program Committee have planned. Featured are international artists, past National … Continue readingSeptember 2014 Newsletter

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Organist

First Unitarian Church of St Louis is seeking an organist/accompanist.  This is a unique position as:  1)  The congregation appreciates excellent music.  Most opt to stay seated to listen to the postlude and applaud the performer at its conclusion.  2) The choir focuses on classical … Continue readingOrganist

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Kirkwood Baptist Church is currently seeking a gifted individual to serve as our church organist and be a part of our music ministry team.  Responsibilities include two Sunday morning services and a 1.5 hour choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, occasional services and other music related … Continue readingOrganist

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May 2014 Newsletter

The Opus – May 2014 – PDF file ANNUAL MEETING, INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS, BLEWETT AWARD AND MEMBERS’ RECITAL The May meeting is always a hodgepodge of events. We begin with dinner at 6:30, as usual, and continue into our annual meeting which is open to … Continue readingMay 2014 Newsletter

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April 2014 Newsletter

The Opus – April 2014 – PDF file “Organ + 1” Recital For the last few years, the Members’ Recital has been a regular event in the program lineup. We have used venues such as Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Graham Chapel, and Trinity Presbyterian Church … Continue readingApril 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter

The Opus – March 2014 – PDF file IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP Our March program is an Improvisation Workshop with Richard K. Fitzgerald. I met Richard about a year ago through our mutual friend Richard Thompson (guild member). Richard is a world-class performer, teacher, and improviser—we’re very … Continue readingMarch 2014 Newsletter