Shepley Concerts at Christ Church Cathedral

Shepley Concerts at Christ Church Cathedral A long-standing, distinguished concert series held every fall and spring, typically at 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoons. Most concerts are free to the public.

Longer than any other institution downtown, the Cathedral has conducted classical concerts and sacred music services—such as Choral Evensong, described below—for more than 150 years. The Shepley Program of Music and Art carries on that tradition.

Operating as usual

The founder, originator, and constant maintainer of the Shepley Concert series, William "Pat" Partridge just celebrated ...
01/08/2021
40th Anniversary!!

The founder, originator, and constant maintainer of the Shepley Concert series, William "Pat" Partridge just celebrated 40 years of employment on January 6th. He is the organist and choirmaster for Christ Church Cathedral in Saint Louis, MO, which is the venue for the concerts.
http://christchurchconcerts.org/40th-anniversary.html

Congratulations to William "Pat" Partridge for 40 years at Christ Church Cathedral as Organist, Canon Precentor, ​ and Choir Director

03/28/2020
Organ Console

Enjoy an excursion through another Cathedral.

Very nicely done. Not particularly dizzying. Dazzling - yes, of course: it's the Washington National Cathedral after all.
"Please fasten seat belts prior to departure ...."

March 22  5:00 pmEvensongGabriel Faure RequiemChrist Church Cathedral ChoirWilliam Partridge, Organist and ChoirmasterDr...
03/08/2020

March 22 5:00 pm
Evensong
Gabriel Faure Requiem

Christ Church Cathedral Choir

William Partridge, Organist and Choirmaster

Dr. Jeffrey Carter, Conductor

Light refreshments will be served by the St. Martha's Guild at the close of the service.

Bethel University's premiere choir will be singing at morning worship at 10:00 am Sunday, March 15.  Open to the public.
02/29/2020

Bethel University's premiere choir will be singing at morning worship at 10:00 am Sunday, March 15. Open to the public.

02/25/2020

The first half of the program will consist of music the St. Louis Brass Band will be performing at the North American Brass Band Association Nation Championships this coming April: Peter Meechan's Purcell Variants and James Curnow's Trittico. This marks the first time in 13 years that the band will be venturing into those competitive waters. The second half of the program will include favorites such as "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Bugler's Holiday," "I will Follow Him" (featuring the trombone section) and several marches. The St. Louis Brass Youth Band will also be performing.

02/25/2020

Sunday, March 1 2:00pm
St. Louis Brass Band
Music Director Dr. John Bell

Stephen Eros is on the Organ Console at 12:30 p.m. today - come listen !  Bach, Brahms, Boëllmann, Jongen, Paul French, ...
10/24/2019
Stephen Eros

Stephen Eros is on the Organ Console at 12:30 p.m. today - come listen ! Bach, Brahms, Boëllmann, Jongen, Paul French, and Grayston Ives are on the program.
https://stclarechurch.org/people/stephen

Stephen Eros graduated from Webster University with the degrees Master of Arts in Choral Conducting and Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance, and faculty bestowed honors in music. He studied conducting and choral music with Trent Patterson, organ with William Partridge, and voice with Robert Ayll....

"Organist through the Viewfinder".  (Photography by Rene Zajner) Notre-Dame de Paris Benefit French Music Marathon
07/16/2019

"Organist through the Viewfinder". (Photography by Rene Zajner) Notre-Dame de Paris Benefit French Music Marathon

07/15/2019

What a marathon! Here's a clip of Pat Partridge closing us out. Appropriate, since this was his conception.

A little over half way into the Organ Marathon, and the Sun's golden rays shine through from behind the large stained gl...
07/14/2019

A little over half way into the Organ Marathon, and the Sun's golden rays shine through from behind the large stained glass. All is well. Photograph, Rene Zajner

We are underway !
07/14/2019

We are underway !

We're seeing some local press attention for our event !  We're also seeing quite a bit of buzz on our Facebook event lis...
07/08/2019
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We're seeing some local press attention for our event ! We're also seeing quite a bit of buzz on our Facebook event listing, and so we're excited as we anticipate many people turning out for this wonderful event !

Bastille Day is going to see many local efforts to raise monies and awareness of Notre Dame - and it's organ. Local Press (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) highlights an effort in St. Louis, Missouri [USA]. (note that the article is likely behind an internet pay wall). https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/culture-club/st-louis-organists-will-hold-concert-to-help-repair-the/article_08c150fc-1b5f-5f25-b356-fdd82a177bec.html

QR code to contribute online to the Notre Dame Organ benefit
07/05/2019

QR code to contribute online to the Notre Dame Organ benefit

Benefit Poster - Now with QR code for online donations
07/05/2019

Benefit Poster - Now with QR code for online donations

06/15/2019

From 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday July 14th, Bastille Day. Idea originated from William "Pat" Partridge, choirmaster, organist, and canon precentor of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis.

July 14th - Bastille day, Special benefit concert for Notre Dame Cathedral organ repair.  Around 28 organists have volun...
06/15/2019

July 14th - Bastille day, Special benefit concert for Notre Dame Cathedral organ repair. Around 28 organists have volunteered to play for the four hour event. That means each organist will get to play about 10 minutes!

Sunday, October 14 2:00 pmSteven Spooner RecitalSponsored by the St. Louis Area Music Teachers AssociationA quotation fr...
10/09/2018

Sunday, October 14 2:00 pm
Steven Spooner Recital
Sponsored by the St. Louis Area Music Teachers Association

A quotation from the St. Louis Area Music Teachers Association:
"At the very forefront of American pianists, critics and audiences have unanimously hailed the distinctive and compelling performances of pianist Steven Spooner. You don't want to miss this opportunity to hear and see this compelling artist live on October 14, 2018 at Christ Church Cathedral." ​

SPOONER PROGRAM—STL, 10/11-14

Sonata in D Minor, K. 213, Scarlatti, D.
Mazurka in C# Minor, Op. 6 No. 2, Chopin, F.
Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7 No. 3
Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17 No. 4
Mazurka in B-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 1

Stanchen from Schwanengesang, Schubert/Liszt
Paraphrase on Themes from Rienzi, Wagner/Liszt

Intermission

Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, Beethoven, L.
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo-Presto
Etude Toccata (A la Argerich) Spooner, S.
Etude for Keith Jarrett Virtuoso Etude for Vladimir Horowitz Queen/Spooner

Sunday, September 30  3:00 pmSt. Louis Chamber ChorusFriendship Concerthttp://www.chamberchorus.org/Music written by and...
09/13/2018

Sunday, September 30 3:00 pm
St. Louis Chamber Chorus
Friendship Concert
http://www.chamberchorus.org/
Music written by and for friends provides the common thread to this tapestry of music by Schubert, Holst and Rebecca Clarke. The Mass in G minor by Clarke's friend, Vaughan Williams, provides the framework for this program, which also features a world premiere from Latvian maestro, Eriks Esenvalds.

tickets - http://www.chamberchorus.org/product-page/tonight-i-dance-alone-october-1-2017

The Midwest's premier a ca****la ensemble, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus presents the finest a ca****la choral works through its unique programming.
www.chamberchorus.org

Sept 23  5:00 p.m.Evensong​Choir of Christ Church CathedralWilliam "Pat" Partridge, Canon Precentor and Organist​
09/13/2018

Sept 23 5:00 p.m.
Evensong
​Choir of Christ Church Cathedral
William "Pat" Partridge, Canon Precentor and Organist​

May 13 2:00 pmMother's Day ConcertPiano Four-HandsAnnette Burkhart and Jennifer Lim Judd, and companyThe Burkhart/Judd d...
05/01/2018

May 13 2:00 pm
Mother's Day Concert
Piano Four-Hands
Annette Burkhart and Jennifer Lim Judd, and company
The Burkhart/Judd duo will present this Mother's Day Recital with guest vocalist colleagues from Washington University and Southeast Missouri State University. Soprano Tamara Miller-Campbell, Keith Wehmeier, tenor, join contralto Leslie Jones and Tim Schmidt, bass, in an eclectic program that spans from Brahms to Gilbert and Sullivan. Works of note are selections from the Brahms "Love Waltzes" for vocal quartet and piano four-hands, . Not to be missed is the "Cat Duet" by Rossini, and a selection from the musical, "Bridges of Madison County", made famous by Stephan Pasquale. The program will close with the well known traditional folk tune, "Down to the River to Pray".
Annette Burkhart and Jennifer Judd continue their Mother's Day tradition of bringing music for piano four hands and voice to the Shepley Concert Series.

Formed in 1997, the Burkhart-Judd Duo performs the piano duo repertoire in a variety of settings throughout the Midwest. Their programs range from two piano recitals to lecture-recitals on topics of women composers and the duo piano literature. By invitation each year they present works for piano duet (four hands at one piano) on the prestigious Christ Church Cathedral series. Orchestral concerts include performances of Poulenc and Bach concertos for two pianos. They recently performed the Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion on the East Central College Concert Series. In 2010, the Burkhart/Judd duo performed the Carnival of the Animals with both the University City and Washington University Symphony Orchestras.

Annette Burkhart holds piano performance degrees from Wheaton College Conservatory and the University of Illinois (Urbana). Ms. Burkhart was Assistant Professor of Piano at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and on faculty at Bucknell University (Pennsylvania) before joining the music department at Washington University in Saint Louis in 1989. In the Saint Louis area Ms. Burkhart has performed solo, chamber and piano four-hand music in several venues including the well-known “Music from Christ Church Cathedral” concert series. Since forming a duo partnership in 1997, Dr. Jennifer Lim Judd and Annette Burkhart have performed several works with orchestra, including the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos, Mozart “Concerto for Two Pianos”, Saints-Saens “Carnival of the Animals” and the Bartok “Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion”. In the four-hand repertoire, the Burkhart/Judd duo has been featured at the Athena Music Festival in Kentucky and presented lecture-recitals on the genre to several professional organizations. Ms. Burkhart received the Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award from Washington University and is nationally certified by the Music Teachers National Association.
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Jennifer Lim Judd holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Curators Professor Joanne Baker. Dr. Judd is an accomplished solo recitalist and chamber musician. She is also in frequent demand as a clinician and adjudicator across the country. She has appeared as soloist with St Louis Wind Symphony, St. Louis Brass Band, Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Symphony Orchestra, Clayton Symphony Orchestra, University City Missouri Symphony Orchestra, University of Missouri-Kansas City Orchestra, and ECC Wind Ensemble.
Dr. Judd has performed concerts in Spain, Italy, China, Taiwan, China, Philippines and Sweden. Dr. Judd was awarded the Permanent Professional Certificate by the Music Teachers National Association. Many of her piano students have won top awards in state and national competitions. Several of her articles were published in the Keyboard Companion. Dr. Judd is a Professor of Music at East Central College. In 2012, Dr. Judd received the Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2013, Dr. Judd received the Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Tamara Miller-Campbell, soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with further graduate study at the University of Michigan and the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia. Performance credits include Handel's "Messiah" and Bach's Cantata #202 with the St Louis Symphony, and the Faure "Requiem" and Poulenc "Gloria" with the Belleville Philharmonic. She has appeared with Union Avenue Opera Theatre as an ensemble member in "Carmen", "La Traviata", "Faust", "Falstaff", "Suor Angelica" and “Madama Butterfly”. She has appeared with Early Music St Louis and at Washington University in a performance of Schoenberg's Second String Quartet. She was honored to appear as guest soloist on the Odyssey Concert Series in Columbia MO in a performance of Schoenberg's landmark piece "Pierrot Lunaire". Most recently she appeared as the soprano soloist in Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with the University City Symphony and the East Central College Choir. She serves on the faculties of Washington University and East Central College as an instructor of applied voice.

Leslie Jones is an associate professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University. She received her B.M. and M.M. from Southeastern Louisiana University and her D.M.A. from the Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri-Kansas City. A contralto, Dr. Jones remains an active performer in recital, opera and concert work, and she is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). At Southeast, Dr. Jones co-directs the Opera Workshop and teaches studio voice, diction and music appreciation. She has also taught and sung at the Berkshire Choral Festival, Truman State University and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Timothy Schmidt, bass-baritone, has taught at Southeast Missouri State University since 2008. He holds degrees from Westmont College, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches applied voice, opera, vocal pedagogy and music theory. His vocal instruction background includes classical, commercial and music theater styles. Dr. Schmidt is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and participated in the 2002 NATS Teaching Internship Program, mentoring with Professor Robert Harrison of Indiana University. Dr. Schmidt's solo concert and oratorio experience includes Bach's St. John Passion, Fauré's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Schubert's Mass in G, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Handel's Messiah. His operatic repertoire includes roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Street Scene, Die Fledermaus, Albert Herring, Pélleas et Melisande, La Traviata, and numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. In 2005, he created the role of Isaiah Bartlett in the world premiere performance and recording of Where the Cross Is Made by Nancy Van de Vate, and he also recorded the role of Claudius in Van de Vate's setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet in 2012. Both works are available on the Vienna Modern Masters label.

Keith Wehmeier is an adjunct professor of voice at Washington University in St. Louis and frequently performs around the community. He has sung with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for ten seasons where he has had the opportunity to be a principal singer and cover soloist. Most recently with the SLSO, Keith was a soloist in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. This summer, he will make his countertenor role debut as Oberon in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Miami Music Festival. Among his recent opera performances, Keith has appeared in the world premier of Champion, an opera in Jazz by Terrence Blanchard, as well as Carmen at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and has also performed with Winter Opera St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera, Gateway Opera and STL Opera collective.

April 22  5:00 pmEvensong:  Grace Episcopal Church ChoirThe Choir of Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, will sing Choral ...
04/15/2018

April 22 5:00 pm
Evensong: Grace Episcopal Church Choir
The Choir of Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, will sing Choral Evensong on Sunday, April 22 at 5:00 pm. Grace Church's Organist and Choirmaster is Phillip Brunswick.

Evensong is a service of prayer, scripture and music. Please join us for this final Evensong of the spring season at the Cathedral. Refreshments will be served by the St. Martha's Guild following the service.

Sunday April 8th   4:00-6:00 pmThe Arcadia Dance OrchestraThe Arcadia Dance Orchestra is an authentic, 11 piece 1920's s...
03/26/2018

Sunday April 8th 4:00-6:00 pm
The Arcadia Dance Orchestra

The Arcadia Dance Orchestra is an authentic, 11 piece 1920's style jazz band based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Orchestra is comprised of professional musicians from the local music scene and led by local bandleader T.J. Muller.
The afternoon of music will provide toe-tapping tunes and for those so moved there will be an area for dancing as well as areas for just sitting and enjoying the lively music.
The cost is $10 at the door (cash only please)

Tuesday, February 27th, 7:00pmMcKendree University Chamber and Concert ChoirsFree admission, donations accepted for the ...
02/20/2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 7:00pm

McKendree University Chamber and Concert Choirs

Free admission, donations accepted for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis

directed by Dr. Nancy Ypma and Dr. John McDonald

with specials guest choirs from Lindbergh, Normandy, and Timberland High Schools

Dec 2, 4:00 pmThe Bel Canto Chorus of St. LouisHOLIDAY CONCERT$15.00 admissionThe Bel Canto Chorus will perform its annu...
11/27/2017

Dec 2, 4:00 pm
The Bel Canto Chorus of St. Louis
HOLIDAY CONCERT
$15.00 admission
The Bel Canto Chorus will perform its annual Christmas holiday concert on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, MO. Doors open at 3:30 PM. Appetizers, desserts, and light refreshments will be served following the performance.
The cathedral is located at 1210 Locust Street. Free parking is available in a lot adjoining the church. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets.
This concert features a performance of ‘Peace on Earth: A New Gloria’ by Dr. Bruce Vantine for mixed voices and brass accompaniment. Additional seasonal choral favorites will complete the program.
Tickets are available in advance through members of the chorus, and on sale at the door for $15/admission.

Nov 26   5:00 pmEvensong The Cathedral Choir Commemorating 150 yearsA performance of Sanctuary,  by John La Montaine ,  ...
11/17/2017

Nov 26 5:00 pm
Evensong
The Cathedral Choir
Commemorating 150 years
A performance of Sanctuary, by John La Montaine , words by Theodore S. Ross and Charles Atwood Campbell will be featured, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the edifice of Christ Church Cathedral.
Refreshments will be served by the St. Martha’s Guild following the service.

Oct 15  2:00 p.m.Anton Nel Solo Piano Recital - presented by the St. Louis Area Music Teachers AssociationPROGRAM​ Suite...
10/11/2017

Oct 15 2:00 p.m.
Anton Nel Solo Piano Recital - presented by the St. Louis Area Music Teachers Association
PROGRAM
​ Suite Bergamasque (1890) Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (1839) Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Meditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy (1907) Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)
Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” (1804) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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1210 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO
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Tuesday, February 27th, 7:00pm McKendree University Chamber and Concert Choirs Free admission, donations accepted for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis directed by Dr. Nancy Ypma and Dr. John McDonald with specials guest choirs from Lindbergh, Normandy, and Timberland High Schools
Tuesday, February 27th, 7:00pm the McKendree University Chamber and Concert Choirs Free admission, donations accepted for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis directed by Dr. Nancy Ypma and Dr. John McDonald with specials guest choirs from Lindbergh, Normandy, and Timberland High Schools
Big event in the history of our Cathedral. 150 years since the completion of the building.