NPM Saint Louis

National Association of Pastoral Musicians - St. Louis Chapter & Duchesne Branch

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October 23, 2019 (Wednesday) - 7:00 p.m. - NPM Member Recital

Please join us for a Member Recital, presented by members of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Organ, piano, and vocal pieces will be presented. Recitalists will include Emily Banks, Heather Martin Cooper, Lisa Doerr, Beth Duello, Sr. Brenda Fritz, Anna Klein and more. A reception will follow. All are welcome to attend this recital, which is being offered free of charge.

Time: 7:00 p.m. Program, NPM Member Recital, reception to follow

Location: St. Monica Church, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Host: Heather Martin Cooper


For all Pastoral Musicians who would like to receive information from the Office of Sacred Worship:

The Office of Sacred Worship has launched an e-newsletter Liturgy Notes.  They will be sending it out throughout the different liturgical seasons of the year.  If you would like to sign-up to receive the e-newsletter, please do so at the following link:


Liturgical Lollapalooza - Workshop in DuQuoin, Illinois

Sponsored by the Office of Worship and the Diocesan Liturgical Commission

Choir directors, cantors, choir members, organists, pianists, guitarists, tambourine and handbell players,

all musicians and vocalists—this day is for you!

A return to the basics with a focus on the liturgical year, Liturgy of the Hours, the Responsorial Psalm and Sunday Liturgy, planning resources and more.

Liturgical Lollapalooza


8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish

17 West Walnut Street, DuQuoin, IL 62832

Click Here for Registration Form

For more information please contact Mrs. Sue Huett at 618-722-5038

or by email at

The St. Louis Chapter and Duchesne Branch of National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is a membership organization primarily composed of musicians, musician-liturgists, clergy, and other leaders of prayer devoted to serving the life and mission of the Church through fostering the art of musical liturgy in Catholic worshiping communities in the Greater St. Louis Area.
— Chapter Mission Statement


Program Year 2019 - 2020 Scheduled Events

September 24, 2019 (Tuesday) - Opening Banquet Five Hot Tips for a Great Year - NPM Member Panel

Time:  6:00 p.m.  Happy Half-Hour

6:30 p.m. Banquet, prepared by “As You Like It” Catering

7:30 p.m. Program, Five Hot Tips for a Great Year - NPM Member Panel

8:30 p.m. Blessing of Musicians

Location: Mary Queen of Peace Church, 676 Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Hosts: Marc Strathman and Mary Ann Zimmerman    

Cost: $15, payable at the door.

RSVP to Mary Halford-Krummey at 314-368-0297 or

October 23, 2019 (Wednesday) - 7:00 p.m. - NPM Member Recital

Time: 7:00 p.m. Program, NPM Member Recital, reception to follow

Location: St. Monica Church, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Host: Heather Martin Cooper

November 12, 2019 (Tuesday) - 7:00 p.m. - St. Cecilia Sing

Time: 7:00 p.m. Program, reception to follow

Location: Fontbonne University Chapel, 6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105

Host: Nick Moramarco and Sr. Linda Markway, CSJ

January 5, 2020 (Sunday) - 7:00 p.m. - Epiphany Choir Festival

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

January Gathering - Friday Evening Supper and Concert - Joyous Jubilee: Music to Lift the Soul

Time: TBD, Evening of Gospel and Spiritual Music

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

February 8, 2020 (Saturday) - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - February Flourish Church Music Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Church Music Conference sponsored by American Guild of Organists (AGO)

NPM Track will be offered

Location: First Presbyterian and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Churches, 401 Darst and 33 North Clay, Ferguson, MO 63135

Cost: $30 includes program, lunch, and snacks

March 9, 2020 (Monday) - 6:30 p.m. - Lynn Trapp, Organist: Conducting from the Organ Console

Time: 6:30 p.m. Meal ($15, RSVP with Kathy Bolduan, or 314-853-5011)

7:30 p.m. Presentation (free)

Location: Hope United Church of Christ, 6273 Eichelberger Street, Saint Louis, MO, 63109

March 14, 2020 (Saturday) - 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Day of Retreat and Renewal

Time: 8:00 am Mass followed by program

Location - St. Ferdinand Church, 1765 Charbonier Road, Florissant, MO 63031