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Tenor Scott Kennebeck auditions at Powell Hall for the chance to perform the national anthem at a St. Louis Blues game.
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Scott Kennebeck’s career as a singer is inextricably linked to his faith. The tenor is executive director of St. Louis Cathedral Concerts and he is the cantor at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked with Kennebeck about his multi-faceted career and the various audiences he’s performed for – ranging from Pope John Paul II’s St. Louis visit, a papal mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to a St. Louis Blues game.

Members of the group Stile Antico:  Helen Ashby, Katie Schofield, and William Dawes.
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When you think of the Christmas hits making the rounds on the radio today, your mind probably doesn’t immediately jump to Renaissance music. That’s what the British early vocal music ensemble Stile Antico is bringing to St. Louis tonight — selections from their Christmas music repertoire that hail back hundreds of years.

The American Boychoir, pictured, will perform in St. Louis on Oct. 28, 2016.
American Boychoir

The renowned American Boychoir is composed of 40 some odd boys in grades fourth through eighth from across the country. Tonight, the choir makes a tour stop in St. Louis at the Cathedral Basilica, as part of the St. Louis Cathedral Concerts series.

The choir seeks to continue the 1,000-year-old tradition of boy choirs — and it has done so with much prestige: the choir has been invited to sing for every sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy.

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What’s the big deal with the organ these days? It’s big, bulky and often associated with boring church music or, worse, funeral homes. That’s not the full story, according to organist Paul Jacobs, the first and only person to win a Grammy for his organ-playing. He’s trying to change the organ’s perception by teaming up with local favorite, famed soprano Christine Brewer for a new CD and tour.

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An associate pastor at St. Louis' Cathedral Basilica is on administrative leave after being accused of fondling a teenage girl.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang is charged with first-degree child endangerment.

Court documents allege that Jiang repeatedly had sexual contact with a girl younger than 17.

The girl told police he fondled her as a priest and family friend on four different occasions this year in Old Monroe.

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A former organist at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis has been charged with federal theft and forgery in relation to the St. Louis Cathedral Choir.

According to a probable cause statement provided by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office on its website, Maximilian Tenney, 33, is charged with the following: