Fronting on Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter, the historic St. Louis Cathedral and Basilica plays host to an annual holiday tradition of staging free concerts by prominent New Orleans musicians, church choirs and singers in the jazz, classical, gospel and pop genres.
Within the Gothic splendor of one of America’s oldest and most architecturally significant churches, the acoustics lend an air of reverence to the performances. The building itself dates back to 1794.
The St. Louis Cathedral concerts, which are produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., generally run for an hour, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The concerts are open to the public and donations are welcome to help fund the cost of the series.
In recent years there have been as many as fifteen individual concerts beginning in early December and leading up to just a few days before Christmas. In any given year at these concerts, you can expect to hear a sampling of some of the best music New Orleans has to offer.
For more information about the St. Louis Cathedral Holiday Concerts call 504-522-5730 or go to www.fqfi.org.