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Second Presbyterian Church

4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
(314) 367-0366 http://www.secondchurch.net/

September 2014

BIRTHDAY BELL-A-BRATION

September 28, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Sunday, September 28, 2014—4:00 pm—Second Presbyterian Church “BIRTHDAY BELL-A-BRATION.” The Gateway Ringers present a concert of music celebrating the St. Louis Quarter Millennial.  Selections as diverse as the history of our city include W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” and Scott Joplin’s “Pine Apple Rag.”  Auditioned musicians from the St. Louis metropolitan area form the ranks of this premier handbell ensemble.  The Gateway Ringers present innovative programming, and are unlike handbell groups you may have seen or heard!  Free and open…

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October 2014

SILENT MOVIE: SAFETY LAST!

October 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Sunday, October 12, 2014—4:00 pm—Second Presbyterian Church SILENT MOVIE: SAFETY LAST! 1923 silent film Safety Last! stars cinema legend Harold Lloyd as an earnest young man trying to succeed in the big city so that he can impress his girlfriend. The film’s climax features the famous scene of Lloyd dangling from the hands of a large clock, high above the city’s moving traffic. Organist Andrew Peters provides improvised accompaniment during the film. Free; call 314-367-0367 for more information. 4501 Westminster…

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AGO St. Louis Chapter Event – Pfautch Lecture: “Song that Blesses Earth” (Monday lecture)

October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Thomas Troeger of Yale University and past National Chaplain of the Guild will be featured speaker on the Pfautch Lecture series at the Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, 20 and 21 October, at 7:00.  The Reverend Doctor Troeger’s talks will focus on "Song that Blesses Earth."  There will be no admission charge.

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AGO St. Louis Chapter Event – Pfautch Lecture: “Song that Blesses Earth” (Tuesday Lecture)

October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Thomas Troeger of Yale University and past National Chaplain of the Guild will be featured speaker on the Pfautch Lecture series at the Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, 20 and 21 October, at 7:00.  The Reverend Doctor Troeger’s talks will focus on "Song that Blesses Earth."  There will be no admission charge.

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November 2014

Handel Concert

November 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Sunday, November 16—4:00 pm—Second Presbyterian Church Handel Concert. The Second Church Chorale and Orchestra with conductor Andrew Peters present a program in celebration of Thanksgiving. The performance features Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum for soloists, choir, and orchestra. Free; call 314-367-0367 for more information. Andrew Peters, Pastoral Musician. 4501 Westminster Place, 63108

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December 2014

Advent Vespers: Creator of the Stars of Night

December 7, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Come observe the second Sunday of Advent with this service of readings and music.  Flutist Jennifer Gartley, violist Laura Reycraft, and harpist Megan Stout will present moving music to mark the quiet start of the Advent Season.  The Vespers also includes congregational hymns, readings, and anthems sung by the Second Church Choir.

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October 2015

Rededication Recital – Second Presbyterian Church

October 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Andrew Peters plays a program of organ music to rededicate the church’s Schantz organ following its extensive restoration. The program includes music of J. S. Bach, Franck, Mozart, Vierne, and more.  The afternoon also includes George Akerley’s “A Sweet for Mother Goose,” a playful composition that will be narrated by local classical radio station host Kathy Lawton Brown. Don’t miss the chance to hear the restored Schantz and this collaboration!  Free.

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November 2015

Couts Music Series – Fall Chorale Concert

November 1, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Conductor Andrew Peters leads the Second Church Chorale and chamber string orchestra in Franz Schubert’s beautiful Mass in G Major. The concert also includes string music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Rossini. The concert is part of the Couts Music Series and takes place at Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place, 63108 in the Central West End. Free and open to the public.

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December 2015

Advent Vespers

December 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Experience the joyful anticipation of Advent in this service of readings and music. The Second Church Choir, Handbell Choir, and organist Andrew Peters offer a program of music to give listeners an opportunity to pause in the midst of the hectic holiday season. The Vespers service also includes congregational hymns and readings. Free and open to the public.  Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, 63108.  For more information, call 314-367-0367.

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January 2016

Bach Society-Young Artist Recital

January 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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The 2015-2016 Bach Society of St. Louis Young Artists will be joined by pianist Sandra Geary. Soprano Madalyn Mentor, mezzo-soprano Katharine Menke, tenor Jimmy Stevens, and baritone Ravi Raghuram will perform Bach arias and more. Free and open to the public.  Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, 63108.  For more information, call 314-367-0367. The Young Artist Scholarship Program was established in 1989 to provide performance experience and enhance professional training for career-oriented soloists, some of whom now…

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February 2016

Silent Movie: For Heaven’s Sake

February 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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The 1926 silent film For Heaven’s Sake stars cinema legend Harold Lloyd as millionaire J. Harold Manners who ends up falling in love unexpectedly. Organist Andrew Peters provides improvised accompaniment during this hilarious 58-minute film. Free and open to the public. Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, 63108.  For more information, call 314-367-0367.

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Saint Louis Chamber Chorus-Languish With Love

February 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Music in honor of love is the natural complement for this day. We present Romances by Robert Schumann, Rakastavaby Jean Sibelius, and a hymn to Juno, goddess of marriage, by Orlandus Lassus. Our modern masterwork is the passionate Amore Langueo of Francis Pott, which is paired with a commission from Clare Maclean.

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March 2016

Palm Sunday Concert with Angel Riley

March 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Soprano Angel Riley and pianist Andrew Peters present a concert for Palm Sunday.  A student at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, Riley has been a guest soprano with The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis.  Free and open to the public. Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, 63108.  For more information, call 314-367-0367.

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April 2016

Symphony Where You Worship Concert

April 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Cortango Orquesta – an ensemble of musicians from The St. Louis Symphony with Cally Banham, English horn and oboe, Asako Kuboki, violin, David DeRiso, bass, and guest pianist Adam Maness– team up with Principal Harp Allegra Lilly to perform a concert that features tango with a symphonic twist.  Free and open to the public. Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, 63108.  For more information, call 314-367-0367.

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September 2016

Arianna String Quartet

September 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
Free

The Arianna String Quartet presents a concert on Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church. Based at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, the quartet is widely regarded as one of America's finest ensembles. The concert is free and open to the public. The church is located at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End, St. Louis, 63108. For more information call 314-367-0367 or www.secondchurch.net.

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October 2016

Yunji Shim Voice Recital

October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
Free

Soprano Yunji Shim presents a recital with pianist Hana Lim on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church. Yunji Shim is a winner of this year’s prestigious Artist Presentation Society Audition. Her program includes music of Charles Gounod, Richard Strauss, Korean art songs, and much more. The concert is free and open to the public. The church is located at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End, St. Louis, 63108. For more information call 314-367-0367 or…

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November 2016

Silent Movie – “Girl Shy”

November 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
Free

The silent movie Girl Shy will be shown on Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church. Organist Andrew Peters plays accompaniment during the 80-minute film starring Harold Lloyd. The movie is free and open to the public. The church is located at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End, St. Louis, 63108. For more information call 314-367-0367 or www.secondchurch.net.

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December 2016

Advent Vespers

December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
Free

Second Presbyterian Church presents Advent Vespers on Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 pm. The Second Church Chorale and Orchestra with conductor Andrew Peters perform portions of Edward Elgar’s The Apostles. The Vepers also includes hymns, readings, and music for handbell choir. The Vespers is free and open to the public. The church is located at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End, St. Louis, 63108. For more information call 314-367-0367 or www.secondchurch.net.

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January 2017

Morning Breakfast and Workshop – with John Ferguson

January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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A Workshop follows Breakfast with the  AGO St. Louis Chapter.  The workshop is entitled "What Is Relevant for the Typical Church Choir?".  See our syllabus page for more detail.

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Epiphany Hymn Festival

January 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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American Guild of Organists, St. Louis Chapter, presents an "Epiphany Hymn Festival".  This is free of charge, and members of the public are both welcome and encouraged to attend.  Dr. John Ferguson leads choirs in this festival after their preparation the day prior in a choir workshop.  Please see our Syllabus Page for more detail.

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Dawn Weber Jazz Trio

January 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
Free

The Dawn Weber Trio presents a salute to African American composers on Sunday, January 15 at 4:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church. Trumpet virtuoso Dawn Weber has been a musical institution in St. Louis since the late 1990’s. The concert is free and open to the public. The church is located at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End, St. Louis, 63108. For more information call 314-367-0367 or www.secondchurch.net.

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February 2017

Andrew Peters Organ Recital

February 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Organist Andrew Peters plays a varied program of American composers on the church's Schantz pipe organ.  Music includes works of Dudley Buck, Aaron Copland, Emma Lou Diemer, Charles Ives, Libby Larsen, and more.  A video screen placed at the front of the Sanctuary during the recital will enable audience to watch the organist's hands and feet as he plays.

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March 2017

Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble

March 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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The Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble from Jefferson City, Missouri has performed in Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, sung for the United Negro College Fund, and presented concerts throughout the Midwest.   Under the direction of Michelle Gamblin-Green, the choral ensemble will present a program including traditional chorale favorites, spirituals, and international selections.

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April 2017

Bach Society Young Artists

April 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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The Young Artist Scholarship Program was established in 1989 to provide performance experience and enhance professional training for career-oriented soloists, some of whom now sing in concert halls and opera houses across the country.  The 2016-2017 award recipients present a FREE recital with a variety of music from Bach to favorites from operatic and musical theatre repertoire.  Enjoy hearing soprano Madalyn Mentor, mezzo soprano Katherine Menke, tenor Kurtis Heinrich and baritone Tyler Green accompanied by Sandra Geary.  Presented jointly with…

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October 2017

Todd Wilson Organ Concert

October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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One of today's finest concert organists, Todd Wilson serves as head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music and as Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed with symphony orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Nashville Symphony. Mr. Wilson plays Bach, Hancock, Widor, Reubke's thrilling "Sonata on the 94th Psalm," and an improvisation on the church's 60-rank 1965 Schantz Organ. This concert is generously presented in memory…

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November 2017

All Saints Concert

November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Conductor Andrew Peters leads the Second Church Chorale and Orchestra in music for All Saints Day. The program consists of Tchaikowsky's Elegy for Strings, Gary Cornell's arrangement of "Wayfaring Stranger," Eternal Light: A Requiem by English composer Howard Goodall, and Amy Beach's "Invocation" for violin and piano performed by violinist Susie Thierbach and pianist Andrew Peters. Additional singers are welcome to join the Chorale for this concert. Please contact the music office for further details including rehearsal schedules.

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December 2017

Advent Vespers

December 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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The Advent hymn "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night" lays the foundation for the Vespers readings and music. On this first Sunday of Advent, congregational hymns and readings further highlight the anticipation and preparation of the season. The Second Church Choir, Handbell Choir, flutist Jennifer Gartley, and organist Andrew Peters offer music to give listeners an opportunity to pause in the midst of the hectic holiday season.

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January 2018

Silent Movie Shorts

January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Brighten your winter afternoon with this hour-long collection of silent movie shorts. Andrew Peters improvises live organ accompaniment on the church's Schantz Organ to match the action and plot of the different films.

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February 2018

Courtney Loveless Jazz Concert

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Courtney Loveless and her trio present a wonderful concert of jazz. A native of St. Louis, Ms. Loveless comes from a gifted musical family. Loveless’ rich, soulful alto voice supported by her talented trio of musicians will dazzle listeners with their technique and energy. These four musicians’ delightful presentation will immerse the audience in a vibrant jazz soundscape. Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, Saint Louis, 63108 in the Central West End. The concert, part of the…

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March 2018

W. Mark Akin Guitar Concert

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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A graduate of Belmont University in Nashville and the University of Arizona, W. Mark Akin is a winner of last year’s prominent Artist Presentation Award given by the Artist Presentation Society of St. Louis. A popular teacher and performer, Akin has performed in numerous concerts and been heard on Nashville Public Radio. This engaging program highlights works by Sergio Assad, Agustin Barrios, Edvard Grieg, William Walton, and much more. Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place, Saint Louis,…

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April 2018

Earth Day Concert

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Don’t miss this tribute to the wonders of nature featuring stirring music performed by orchestra and soloists. Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture was inspired by his visit to a cave off the coast of Scotland. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony contains five stunning movements inspired by nature. The concert also involves solos and quartet pieces from the choir’s section leaders; soprano Jackie Davis, alto Lori Hoffman, tenor Derek Dahlke, and bass Joshua Powlishta join conductor and pianist Andrew Peters and the…

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