History & Past Artists


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.

In August of 2010, Dr. John Romeri left St. Louis, accepting the position of Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Following a national search, Dr. Horst Buchholz was selected by Cathedral Concerts Board of Trustees as Romeri’s successor, becoming the second Artistic Director of St. Louis Cathedral Concerts.

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 175,000 audience members through its performances and educational programs.


List of Artists that have performed as part of Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts:
*Denotes First time performing in St. Louis was with Cathedral Concerts

*Academy of Ancient Music
*Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Alleluia Ringers
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
*Blue Heron
*Boston Camerata
Boys Choir of Harlem
*Brass Spectacular with Susan Slaughter
Canadian Brass
Charles Callahan, organist
*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. Janette Fishell, organist
*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
*Kansas City Chorale
*Olivier Latry, organist, Notre Dame, Paris
*Nathan Laube, organist
*Leipzig Chamber Orchestra
with Stephen Burns, Trumpet

Robert Lehman, 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 Colleges
University of Missouri – St. Louis
University of Missouri – Columbia
Missouri State University

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