Current Schedule

Dr. Fred Couts generously supported Second Presbyterian Church and established the Fred A. and Leota Couts Music Endowment Fund to enrich the church’s music ministry. The Couts Music Series receives additional funding from individual donations. Donations can be mailed to Second Presbyterian Church marked to the attention of the Couts Music Series. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to sustain this free series for the community.



2023-2024 Season 


St. Louis Chamber Soloists – Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm


Advent Vespers: Small, Dancing Light – Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm 


RESCHEDULED DATE: Organ Recital with Spencer Smith, Organist – Sunday, January 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm


No-Name Chorale in Concert: Guest Conductor Kevin McBeth – Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm


W. Mark Akin, Guitarist in Concert – Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm 


Two Times True & Kim Fuller – Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 4:00 pm


University of South Dakota Chamber Singers on Tour – Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm 


The Bach Society Young Artists Showcase – Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 4:00 pm 



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Previous Couts Programs

Aaron Copland Birthday Concert


Advent Vespers


All-Haydn Concert with choir and orchestra


Andrea Ross – American Songbook Concert


Andrew Peters organ recitals


Angel Riley, soprano with Andrew Peters, piano and organ


Arianna String Quartet


Bach Society of Saint Louis Young Artists


Be Still My Soul: Lenten Meditations with Second Church Chorale


Brian Owens Duo


Bosman Twins


Carolbeth True Jazz Quartet


Charlene Clarke, violin and Deborah Bloom, piano from the St. Louis Symphony


Chanson du Soir (Chelsea Camille, soprano and David Isaacs, guitar)


Collegium Vocale


Cornet Chop Suey


Cortango Orquesta from the St. Louis Symphony


Courtney Loveless Jazz Concert


Dawn Weber Trio


Doane College Choir


Douglas Cleveland organ recital


Duruflé Concert with the Choirs of Ladue Chapel and Second Church


Earth Day Hymn Festival with Susan Slaughter and the Monarch Brass


Eastertide Vespers featuring music of English composers


Equinox Chamber Ensemble


Faythe Freese organ recital


Festival of Ralph Vaughan Williams with the choirs of Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Second Church


Gateway Ringers Handbell Choir


Greenville University Choir


Handel’s Dettington Te Deum with the Second Church Chorale and Orchestra


Jennifer Nitchman, flute and W. Mark Akin, guitar


Jun Seo, cello and Vera Parkin, piano


The Kingsbury Ensemble


Le Jazz Hot!


Legend Singers


Lent Concert with Derek Dahlke, tenor and Andrew Peters, accompanist


Lincoln University Choir


Love Songs Concert with Cole Seaton, tenor and Andrew Peters, pianist


Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time performed by members of St. Louis Symphony


Noteworthy Duo (Lisa Schroeder, flute and Michael Nigro, guitar)


Organ Plus with Jennifer Gartley, flute, Hannah Fry, violin, Megan Stout, harp, and Andrew Peters, organ


Part I of Edward Elgar’s The Apostles with the Second Church Chorale and Orchestra


Perseid String Quartet


Peter Henderson piano recital


Robert Nelson, singer


Schubert’s G Major Mass with the Second Church Chorale and Orchestra


Second Church 175th Anniversary Concert


Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo


Silent Movies accompanied by Andrew Peters


St. Louis Archdiocesan Handbell Choir Concert


The Jim Dandys


Thomas and Tricia Jostlein horn concert with organist Andrew Peters and tenor Derek Dahlke


Todd Wilson Organ Concert


Two Times True with Kim Fuller


Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Second Church Chorale and Orchestra


Veterans Day Concert with patriotic hymns, readings, and music of Fauré


Vitali String Quartet


W. Mark Akin, Guitar Concert


The Wee Heavies


Windows Concert with music highlighting the Tiffany windows in the Sanctuary


Yael Handelman, soprano with Andrew Peters, piano


Yunji Shim Voice Recital







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