Another favorite holiday tradition in New Orleans are choral concerts at St. Louis Cathedral and St. Augustine Church.
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.
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. Their holiday concerts span multiple genres, including jazz, gospel and soul.
Both concert series are produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. as part of Holidays New Orleans.