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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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

February 2014 Newsletter

The Opus – February 2014 – PDF file OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN RECITAL “The youth are the future.” Verbatim or some version thereof, we’ve all heard this before. As I make my way further and further away from the “youth” category, I am beginning to see … Continue readingFebruary 2014 Newsletter

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January 2014 Newsletter

The Opus – January 2014 – PDF file A CHORAL “READ THROUGH” While the information below pertains to our January events, I’m writing this on the evening of the Third Sunday of Advent—“Gaudete!” Rejoice, for Advent is almost over and it’s time to seal the … Continue readingJanuary 2014 Newsletter

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November 2013 Newsletter

The Opus – November 2013 – PDF file Organ Crawl Our November program is for the curious organists of our chapter. Judging by that statement, we should have an outstanding crowd! We will visit four different churches that all have significant organs. The locations include … Continue readingNovember 2013 Newsletter

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October 2013 Newsletter

The Opus – Oct 2013 – PDF file THREE EVENTS—RECITAL, MASTER CLASS, AND WEBSTER UNIVERSITY SINGERS We have three outstanding events in October that are sure to spark everyone’s interest. On Friday, October 11th at 8 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral Concerts will host a recital … Continue readingOctober 2013 Newsletter

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May 2013 Newsletter

The Opus – May 2013 – PDF file ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND MEMBERS’ RECITAL A special thank you to Dr. Nicole Aldrich, Director of Choral Studies at Washington University and Director of Music at University United Methodist Church, for stepping in for Dr. Trent Patterson … Continue readingMay 2013 Newsletter

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April 2013 Newsletter

The Opus – April 2013 – PDF file Choral Music and Rehearsal Techniques Our second to last program of the year will focus on choral music and rehearsal techniques. As a community of primarily church musicians, it’s important for us to continue to discover new … Continue readingApril 2013 Newsletter

March 2013 Newsletter

The Opus – March 2013 – PDF file From the Dean… I hope this issue of the OPUS arrives to find each of you totally caught up and well-rehearsed for the many musical demands of this season. There have been a few organists who have … Continue readingMarch 2013 Newsletter