History & Past Artists

A Vibrant History

Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts was born in 1992 when Msgr. James Telthorst, Cathedral rector at the time, hired John Romeri as Music Director of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and, working together, they recognized the opportunity for the Cathedral to become a cultural landmark for the larger community beyond the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Within a year, St. Louis Cathedral Concerts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to showcase exceptional musical artists and programs in the unique and inspiring Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Selective and creative programming brought international, national and local artists, not duplicated in the area.

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts places emphasis on music composed to be performed in a space like the Cathedral, ensembles experienced in performing in such a setting and opportunities for educational outreach.

To date, St. Louis Cathedral Concerts has entertained and enlightened more than 225,000 audience members through its performances and educational programs.

List of Artists that have performed as part of Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts:

112 different Artists / 53 first performances *Denotes First time performing in St. Louis was with Cathedral Concerts

*Academy of Ancient Music
*Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Alleluia Ringers
The Ambassadors of Harmony
American Boychoir
*Apollo’s Fire with Apollo’s Singers
Archdiocesan Choir of St. Louis:

  • Berlioz Te Deum
  • Christmas at the Cathedral
  • Mozart Mass in C minor
  • Mozart Coronation Mass
  • Bruckner Mass in F minor

The Bach Society of St. Louis
*Bella Voce
Diane Bish, organist with *Angela Brown soprano
*Blue Heron
*Boston Camerata
Boys Choir of Harlem
*Brass Spectacular with Susan Slaughter
Dr. Horst Buchholz with Benton Blasingame. Organists
Canadian Brass
Charles Callahan, organist
The Chenaults, Duo Organists
*Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
*Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
*Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City
*Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge
*Choir of St. Thomas, Leipzig with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra
*Choir of Westminster Abbey, London
*Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford
Christine Brewer, soprano
Peter Richard Conte, organist
Lynne Davis, organist
*The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra

*Early Music New York:

  • “The Play of Daniel”
  • “Herod and the Innocents”
  • “Sponsus: A Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins”

Empire Brass with Douglas Major, organist
*English Concert with Trevor Pinnock
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Jeanette Fischell, organist
*Friar Alessandro
*James Goettsche, Vatican Organist
*Girl’s Choir of Harlem
Gloriae Dei Cantores
*Jean Guillou, organist
Harvard Glee Club
*Felix Hell, organist
I Musici
*Paul Jacobs, organist
*Jitro, Czech Girls Choir
The Kansas City Chorale
The King’s Singers
Scott Kennebeck, tenor & John Powel Walsh, organ with Lenora Marya Anop, violin
*Olivier Latry, organist, Notre Dame, Paris
*Nathan Laube, organist
*Leipzig Chamber Orchestra with Stephen Burns, Trumpet
Robert Lehman, organist
*Hans Leitner, organist
*Les Violons du Roy, Montreal
Luther College Nordic Choir
Douglas Major, organist
*Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra with Nadezda Tokareva, violin
*Moses Hogan Chorale
Missouri Collegiate Choirs Concert:

  • University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Missouri State University

* Munich Symphony Orchestra with Gloriæ Dei Cantores Conducted by Philippe Entremont
*National Lutheran Choir

*Opole, Philharmonic of Poland with Marta Kowalczyk, violin & Izabela Matula, soprano
*Jane Parker-Smith, organist
*Pikes Peak Ringers, Handbells
* Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Preston, organist
*Russian National Orchestra
*State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico
St. Ambrose Chamber Orchestra
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
St. Louis Collegiate Choirs Concert:

  • Webster University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis

*St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London
*St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
*St. Thomas Choir, New York City
John Scott, organist
*Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
*Seraphic Fire
*Sonos Handbell Ensemble with Frederica von Stade
*Stile Antico
Fred Swann, organist
*The Suspicious Cheese Lords
*Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
The Tallis Scholars
University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club
Vienna Boys Choir
Waverly Consort
Webster University Chorale & Choral Society
*Westminster Cathedral Choir, London
Westminster Choir from Westminster Choir College
Westminster Choir College Handbell Choir
Dame Gillian Weir, organist
*Todd Wilson, organist