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Episode No. 54 Saturday, December 15, 2018 Scott Kennebeck, Principal Cantor and Section Leader, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, and John Powell Walsh, Organist at the St. Louis Abbey


Episode 54 features two of St. Louis Missouri’s finest musicians.  Both have been long-time friends of our host, John Romeri, from his days at St. Louis Cathedral.  In recent years they have formed a partnership that is unbeatable and through that collaboration have produced concerts and CD recordings that are top-notch!!
Scott is a native St. Louisan and has been singing since the age of 8, beginning his singing career in the Cathedral of St. Louis Pontifical Boys Choir. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine and Performing Arts/Music and Theatre from St. Louis University, and has studied voice with Christine Armistead at Washington University. He currently serves as Principal Tenor for the American Kantorei in Concordia Seminary’s Bach at the SemConcert Series. Scott is the Executive Director of St. Louis Cathedral Concerts. ​Since 1993 Scott has served as the Tenor section leader for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Choir and Archdiocesan Choir of St. Louis. He also serves as cantor for the Cathedral Parish, as well as at major Archdiocesan events. He was a cantor/soloist for 100,000+ in attendance and a worldwide television broadcast audience for the Papal Mass in St. Louis, Missouri in 1999. He has toured as soloist throughout the United States, Italy, England, Germany, and Austria. His performances have included Verdi’s Requiem in Rome, Italy; Hector Berlioz’s Te Deum in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, and numerous performances of Handel’s Messiah. He has also performed with Union Avenue Opera and the St. Louis Muny.

​John Powell Walsh began piano and organ lessons in elementary school and has had a love affair with music ever since.  Continuing his education through graduate school and even the Haarlem International Academy for Organists in the Netherlands.  John is one of the most prominent church musicians in St. Louis.  He was one of the Papal Organists for the Visit of John Paul II to St. Louis.  He is featured with numerous musical organizations in St. Louis from the Bach Society to the Ronald Arnatt Chorale.  He was the founder of The Archangel Players, The St. Cecilia Consort and the St. Louis Hills Arts Council.  He is presently the Organist for the St. Louis Abbey and Priory School.
Enjoy these two amazing musicians as they tell of their extraordinary lives as church musicians.  Listen to music from their two latest CD’s.

To purchase these or any of their CD’s

MUSIC: The Bells of St. Mary’s   A. Emmett Adams   CD: Angels Bending Near The Earth
MUSIC: Still Still Still   German Carol arr. Philip Ledge  CD: Angels Bending Near The Earth
MUSIC:  Birthday of a King  William H. Neidlinger  CD: Angels Bending Near The Earth
MUSIC: Little Boy Blue  Reginald de Koven  CD: Words to Music: Songs of Eugene Field
MUSIC:  Virgin Slumber Song   Max Reger  CD: Angels Bending Near The Earth