Help all of St. Louis continue to
“Experience Great Music in a Great Space!”

Sunday, March 14, 2010 6pm

In the Fabulous Starlight Roof and Zodiac Room at the Chase Park Plaza

Join our Honorary Chair, Dr. Virginia Weldon, at Cathedral Concerts Annual gala.

This event supports Cathedral Concerts’ mission of presenting affordable live concerts in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis featuring world-class musicians and the finest repertoire of sacred and classical music for the cultural enrichment, education, and enjoyment of the entire region.

The party includes cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, silent & oral auctions, an elegant dinner, and a special live performance.

snm-prm croppedThis year’s “Great Music Award” recipients are Sanford and Priscilla McDonnell. We will honor them for their outstanding support of the arts in St. Louis.

Entertaiment for the evening will be provided by Dr. Jim Henry and his vocal performing groups from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Univeristy Singers and Vocal Point.

University Singers is an auditioned concert choir open to students of all majors at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  The choral organization has appeared in concert halls and on community, church, and university artists series throughout the country, including presentations in Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Louisville’s Kentucky Center, and for the Missouri Music Educators Association. They have appeared with the St. Louis Symphony and the St. Louis Philharmonic.  After one such performance a reviewer from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch commented, “what made it work musically was the excellent UM-SL University Singers. They sang the music evenly, combining good diction with a fluid yet delicate delivery that suited this work perfectly.” The Singers have traveled to Europe, presenting concerts in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich.  More recently they have performed to rave reviews at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference and have toured through Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Formed in the fall of 2005, Vocal Point has already distinguished itself as one of St. Louis’s premiere a cappella ensembles. Vocal Point performs both classical and popular music from Renaissance to contemporary styles, including motets, madrigals, jazz standards, folk songs, spirituals, multi-cultural pieces, pop and doo-wop tunes, and more. The group consists of eighteen singers who are selected by audition as demonstrating great versatility, refined musicianship, and passion for excellence.

Tickets: $150, $250