Webster Concert Choir, Chamber Singers Performing with UMSL Singers at St. Louis Cathedral Basilica

Feb. 24, 2017

Webster Concert Choir, Chamber Singers Performing at St. Louis Cathedral Basilica
Webster's choral ensembles will share the stage with UMSL's University Singers.

In a special event featuring two of the region's finest collegiate choirs, Webster University's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform along with the University Singers from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in the beautiful setting of the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.

The St. Louis Collegiate Choirs Concert on Friday, Feb. 24, is part of the Cathedral Concerts series. Get tickets here.

What differentiates this event is the unique opportunity to experience choirs from both schools in the same evening. St. Louis Cathedral Concert Series executive director Scott Kennebeck invited the faculty members leading both choirs to consider putting together an event that would showcase the St. Louis area's best collegiate choirs.

Naturally, Trent Patterson, director of Choral Studies and Music Education at Webster, and Jim Henry, chair of the Department of Music at UMSL, agreed.

"The students and I are excited for this opportunity to experience the Cathedral’s splendid acoustics and to especially have the chance to hear the fine UMSL choral ensembles," Patterson said. "In my experience, such collaborations between collegiate choirs are few and far between, and I hope that our students will take this opportunity to learn from one another while presenting some wonderful sacred choral repertoire for the Cathedral audience."

"The University Singers from the University of Missouri-St. Louis are extremely excited to share the stage with the excellent Webster University choir," Henry said. "And to make the collaboration all the sweeter, we will be joining forces again next month in Carnegie Hall. "On a personal note, I am very much looking forward to working for the first time with my friend Trent Patterson, whom I have admired since his arrival in St. Louis. It is wonderful that the Cathedral Basilica is showcasing the local collegiate choral scene in this way."

In March, these two will also perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, bringing St. Louis' finest collegiate choirs to a national stage.

St. Louis Collegiate Choirs at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis 63108
Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12-17, visit Facebook event page, the Cathedral Concerts page or call 314-533-7662


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