The Art of the Organ, King of the Instruments

February 27 – March 20, 2014
10:30 AM – 12 Noon

Cathedral Concerts Exploring Sacred Music Seminars are designed to be informative and fun for the music lover to the trained musician.

Come and hear why the organ often is called the King of Instruments.  Learn about the beginnings, development and construction of the pipe organ, with closeup looks at pipes and the mechanics of the instrument, various styles of organs and the music written for them.  

This time besides meeting at the Cathedral we shall venture to three significant pipe organs in St. Louis for a lecture, demonstration and/or short recital of very distinct instruments by their organists, followed by lunch. See the Class Outline below for spacific locations.

Registration for all 4 weeks, including lunches following each class, is $125.

Individual classes are $35 per session. (Call 314-533-7662 to register for individual sessions.)

Class Outline

Thursday, February 27
St. Cecilia Chapel at the Cathedral Basilica
Dr. Horst Buchholz

Thursday, March 6
Christ Church Cathedral
William Partridge
(followed by public recital on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at 12:30)

Thursday, March 13
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis Hills
Robert Mullgardt
(tracker organ by Juget-Sinclair, Canada)

Thursday, March 20
Third Baptist Church
Brent Johnson
(new organ by Reuter, Kansas)


Click here to Register for all 4 classes now


Call to Register for individual classes- 314-533-7662