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Con Spirito Concert Series

Season 24

Legend
  • Lenten Series
  • Main Series
  • Notes@9
  • Pictures at a Presbyterian Exhibition

  • Chancel Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert

    A Celebration of the Oxford Book of Carols

  • The Mound City Slickers

    Mound City Slickers

  • St. Olaf College Choir

    St. Olaf College Choir

  • Gateway Flute Quartet

  • G.F. Handel

    Handel Celebration

  • Chamber Project St. Louis

    Chamber Project St. Louis

  • Hazel Shipley, standing in studio lighting with a purple velvet top, holding her clarinet.

    Hazel Shipley, clarinet

  • St. Louis Irish Arts

    St. Louis Irish Arts

  • J.S. Bach

    All Bach, All Organ

  • The Tooke Memorial Good Friday Concert

    Part II of "Messiah"

  • Jupiter String Quartet, posing formally with their instruments in a dramatically-lit studio photo.

    Jupiter String Quartet

  • Johann Vexo, Organist, with a neutral expression as he stands in a light-colored suit and tie in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

    Annual Organ Dedication Anniversary Concert

    Celebrating 10 Years of Concerts with Johann Vexo, choir organist at Notre Dame

  • Lead Us On to the Light

    Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir; Tom Trenney, conductor

  • Clarion Brass

  • Organ trumpets

    Young Organists'

  • Jonathan Reycraft holds his trombone while wearing a dark suit and standing against a textured wall.

    Jonathan Reycraft, trombone

  • Piano Ensemble

    Piano Ensemble

Jonathan Reycraft holds his trombone while wearing a dark suit and standing against a textured wall.

Next in the Notes@9

Jonathan Reycraft, trombone

Sanctuary
Free
Originally from the tri-state area in New York, Jonathan Reycraft grew up drawing comparisons between the sounds of the city and the sounds of the orchestra – with shipping crates as string basses and water towers as snare drums. From that upbringing, he began with the Suzuki method on violin, picking up trombone in high school after studying euphonium. He ultimately was named to the Utility Trombone position with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra prior to the 2006/2007 season.
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The mission of the Con Spirito Concert Series of the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood is to strengthen the church’s mission to lift up the minds and hearts of people to God, to each other and to life in its totality. Seeking to attract a diverse audience, the musical events in the concert series feature high quality ensembles, composers, conductors and soloists from both the local and world-wide artistic communities. This music ministry enhances the experiences of both our congregation and the community through programming that best complement the excellent acoustics and aesthetic beauty of our diverse and wonderful facilities. The concert series continues the First Presbyterian Church tradition of outreach through musical offerings.

The Con Spirito Concert Committee was formed at First Presbyterian to strengthen the church’s mission to lift up the minds and hearts of people to God, to each other and to life in its totality. Seeking to attract a diverse audience, the musical events in the Concert Series feature high quality ensembles, composers, conductors and soloists from both the local and world-wide artistic communities.

Each year since its inception the Committee has worked diligently to follow this mission through yearly programs of main season concerts and recitals during Lent. In recent years we have also added the Notes@9 programs each Sunday in July. We strive to present a variety of musical experiences which, we hope, will be inviting for the members of our congregation and the community at large. Our series have included college and adult choirs, organ recitals, instrumental ensembles, handbell choirs, bluegrass and folk music groups, vocalists, instrumentalists, and our own Chancel Choir and Orchestra.

Bill Stein, Artistic Director
Cassandra Tessereau, Committee Chair