Another favorite holiday tradition in New Orleans are the annual concerts at St. Louis Cathedral and St. Augustine Church. This year, concerts are virtual and can be watched from anywhere, cultivating new fans around the globe who can make plans to attend the free shows in person next year. This series is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) as part of Holidays New Orleans Style.
Gather with friends and family (from the comfort of your own home) on the days leading up to Christmas, and on the day-of, to enjoy some of the BEST of New Orleans talent performing holiday music!
The concerts will be filmed at the beautiful and historic St. Louis Cathedral and St. Augustine Church, which will be streamed live via the French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook page and YouTube channel. Can’t tune in live? All concerts will be made available after airing live, at fqfi.org.
Individual daily concerts in the five days leading up to Christmas will run for 60 minutes. All concerts will run back to back on Christmas day. Viewing is free to everyone. Please consider supporting French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the non-profit organization bringing you this series, by logging on to our secured website: fqfi.org/donate/
Virtual Holiday Concert Series Schedule:
- December 20, 6pm-7pm – Rachel Van Voorhees (filmed at St. Louis Cathedral)
- December 21, 6pm-7pm – Tim Laughlin (filmed at St. Augustine Church)
- December 22, 6pm-7pm – Amanda Shaw (filmed at St. Louis Cathedral)
- December 23, 6pm-7pm – Don Vappie (filmed at St. Augustine Church)
- December 24, 6pm-7pm – Irma Thomas (filmed at St. Louis Cathedral)
- December 25, 10am-3pm – *All concerts
This series is made possible with the support of New Orleans Business Alliance, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, WWL-TV, Fidelity Bank, Dorignac’s Food Center, Louisiana Fish Fry, WWOZ 90.7 FM, New Orleans Jazz Museum, OffBeat Magazine, The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate and NOLA.com, and Clarion Herald.
About the Venues:
Fronting on Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter sits the the historic St. Louis Cathedral and Basilica. Within the Gothic splendor of one of America’s oldest and most architecturally significant churches, the acoustics lend an air of reverence to musical performances. The building itself dates back to 1794.
Home to the oldest African-American Catholic congregation in the United States, St. Augustine is a staple in the historic Tremé neighborhood and the entire city of New Orleans.