Please be advised that we will not proceed with this year’s in-person event because of complex issues regarding social distancing, availability of resources under the present pandemic circumstances, and – most importantly – to ensure the best health and well-being of our beloved membership.

We are not writing things off entirely.  On February 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. CT, the St. Louis Chapter will host a “Will You Still Be My Valentine?” Zoom.  [Link below]

We will have a time of greeting, and share a virtual cup of coffee, then Dr. Steven Wente of Chicago, IL will offer a brief presentation.  A Question and Answer time will follow. Then together we can socialize and well, commiserate. 

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Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

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February Flourish – A Trio of Happenings

Friday, February 11, 2022 – Taizé Prayer at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Church Music Conference 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saturday Schedule
8:00 – 8:45am Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:05 Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 Workshop Session I
10:30 – 11:30 Workshop Session II
11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch, Exhibits, Information, Prizes
1:00 – 2:00 Workshop Session III
2:15 – 3:15 Workshop Session IV
3:20 – 3:30 Closing Remarks and Hymn
3:30 – 4:00 Exhibits

Sunday, February 13, 2022 – Recital by Dr. Steven Wente of Concordia University, Chicago at 3:00 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
737 Barracksview
Saint Louis (Mehlville), MO 63125

Sponsored by the American Guild of Organists–St. Louis Chapter with support from American Guild of Organists–Gateway Confluence Chapter
Handbell Association of Greater Saint Louis
National Association of Pastoral Musicians–St. Louis Chapter

$25 registration for in-person attendance includes lunch
$10 registration to participate via Zoom

Keynote presentation on Saturday by Kevin McBeth, Director of IN UNISON Chorale

You’ll Be Swell! You’ll Be Great! Worship in the Modern Age

Organ, Choral, Handbell, and Ministry Workshops:

Pipe Organ: Steps to Hymn Playing Success
Choral: How to Improve Choral Sound Immediately
Handbell: Ringing and Conducting Techniques for Novice Bell Leaders, Making Handbells Accessible to all
Inclusivity in Worship: Music in Worship: How it could be
¡Canten al Señor! Music and Resources for Hispanic Ministry
Using Instruments in Worship
Pedagogy: Continuing Traditions: Organ Scholarship for the Parish
Organ and Choral Music Reading Clinics: Concordia Publishing House and MorningStar Music Publishers

Presenters: Dr. Steven Wente, Kevin McBeth, Simeon Layne, Jr., Burnell Hackman, Carlos Flores Ramirez , Nori Fahrig, Kevin Uppercue, Jacob B. Weber, Dr. Karen Black, and members of the Handbell Association of Greater Saint Louis.

Repertoire Showcases by MorningStar Music and Concordia Publishing House

AGO news, upcoming events, repertoire and hymn presented by Chapter members

Videos from the 2021 Online February Flourish are available on YouTube.