Evensong Series

We are so excited to announce a special new series from Central’s music ministry! “Lenten Evensong” is a service of scripture, prayer, and music where we bring ourselves before the Lord at the end of the day, to unburden ourselves and seek rest and renewal for the day to come.

 

Jennifer and Matt Mazzoni

February 21, 2021

Inspired by the beauty around them, the Mazzoni Duo has been presenting music as a dynamic flute and piano ensemble for over 15 years. After meeting in a theory entrance exam in 2003, Matt and Jennifer have brought a “fluid and seamless blending” of their instruments to concert stages nationally and internationally.

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Patrick and Susan Crecelius

February 28, 2021

Patrick and Susan Crecelius are private music instructors that have been teaching locally for over 13 years; Patrick also composes music for video games. They've played countless weddings and events together as a duo and have served at Central both in the choir and in worship bands. Patrick and Susan have been married for 10 years and have 3 boys.

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Handbells

March 7, 2021

The Missouri Baptist University (MBU) Ringers were established by the current director, Cathy Benton, in 1997. Since then, they have performed a wide variety of music and perform on a 5-octave set of Schulmerich handbells and a 6-octave set of Malmark handchimes. On campus performances include Fall and Spring Semester music department concerts, Chapel services, and the annual MBU Fine Arts Division Christmas Concert. They have performed at many off-campus venues, including churches, senior citizen centers, nursing homes, and handbell festivals.

Sandy Weltman

March 14, 2021

Sandy has been a musician, music educator, multi-instrumentalist and composer for over 45 years. He has won numerous awards on the banjo and harmonica and currently teaches and performs on both the harmonica and ukulele. He covers a wide range of eclectic musical styles including blues, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, klezmer and more. He has recorded on hundreds of CDs and currently has six CDs out of his own.

Central Chancel Choir

March 21, 2021

Central’s Chancel Choir seeks to bring glory to God and proclaim the gospel in song in worship both at the church and on mission in our community and around the world. In addition to leading weekly Sunday worship, the choir regularly presents concerts of choral masterworks, recently including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, and settings of the Gloria by Vivaldi and Rutter. The choir has also sung in ministry in England, Hungary, Russia, Scotland, and Washington DC, as well in concerts with the St. Louis Holiday Brass and modern hymn-writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.