Orgelkids Event

Dr. Miriam Zach and Dr. Stephen Smith with the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (CIAGO) and Dr. Michael Elsbernd, Choir Director and Organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church, will assemble a working positive organ during an Orgelkids Event on Sunday, 1 May 2022, 2:30pm – 4:30pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 600 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

As part of the event, participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the organs used at St. John’s Lutheran Church. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. To register for the event, please email

Click on the image below for a PDF of the Orgel Kids flyer with all the information for the event.

Alachua Consort Concert in May

The Alachua Consort got together again this May to perform an ecletic program of pieces at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, Florida. Annemieke Pronker-Coron (violin), John Netardus (oboe), and Miriam Zach (organ) performed pieces by Giovanni Paolo Cima, Carl Rosier, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Christoph Pepusch, Cécile Chaminade, Richard Rodney Bennett, Domenico Cimarosa, and Antoine Dornel.

The concert was supported by Michael Lynch and Samuel B. Trickey.

A Video of the concert is available on our YouTube channel…or below in the view frame…

Service Work

I played for the First Lutheran Church both the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day service. The poster above shows me on the Kinzey-Angerstein organ on December 25 in the church in Gainesville, Florida.