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About STL Symphony Chorus


"The St. Louis Symphony Chorus is extraordinary. Amy Kaiser has been preparing this inspiring collection of vocal artists for 20 years. Of all my good fortunes in my 10 seasons in St. Louis, one of the most notable has been with this dedicated chorus, and the woman who so tirelessly and artfully leads them.”     David Robertson, 2014


The St. Louis Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Amy Kaiser,  is an integral part of the St. Louis Symphony. Founded in 1976 by music director Jerzy Semkow and its first director, Thomas Peck, the chorus quickly became one of the finest orchestral choruses in the country. Chorus members come from all walks of life and all parts of the St. Louis region. With 130 singers, the chorus performs on STL Symphony subscription, holiday and Live at Powell Hall concerts. The chorus rehearses on Tuesday nights and auditions are held periodically throughout the season.


The St. Louis Symphony Chorus brought filmy subtlety to the hovering vocal mist of the third section, “Sirènes.”  Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times, March 22, 2015

[in excerpts fromWagner Parsifal]  Amy Kaiser’s chorus, deployed in the balconies and offstage, sounded celestial.  [Beethoven Symphony No. 9]  The St. Louis Symphony Chorus’…clean, full-throated singing was unconquered by Beethoven’s killer tessituras, the capstone on a terrific performance. Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 11, 2015

If Mr. Stenz had held out the chorus’s ‘vor Gott’ in the final movement much longer, some of his singers might have turned blue.  But Amy Kaiser’s chorus was more than up to the challenge, turning in yet another splendid performance. Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX, October 10, 2015

Chorus Audio

Audio Clips featuring the St. Louis Symphony Chorus 

Orff Carmina Burana (1:22)   http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/audio/chorus/OrffCarmina.mp3

Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony (1:46)   http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/audio/chorus/Sea-Symphony.mp3

The St. Louis Symphony Experience

David Robertson conducts the orchestra and chorus in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

Sponsored by:

The STL Symphony Chorus is underwritten in part by the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation