Add Scott Kennebeck to the list of primo anthem singers in the NHL. In addition to a strong, no-nonsense rendition of the U.S. anthem, Kennebeck offered a bilingual O Canada that was fitting for a city discovered by fur traders from French Canada.
- ABOUT SCOTT -
Scott is a native St. Louisan and has been singing since the age of 8, beginning his singing career in the Cathedral of St. Louis Pontifical Boys Choir. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine and Performing Arts/Music and Theatre from St. Louis University, and studied voice with Christine Armistead at Washington University.
Since 1993 Scott has served as the Tenor section leader for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Choir and Archdiocesan Choir of St. Louis. He also serves as cantor for the Cathedral Parish, as well as at major Archdiocesan events. He was a cantor/soloist for 100,000+ in attendance and a worldwide television broadcast audience for the Papal Mass in St. Louis, Missouri in 1999 and for 30,000 in attendance at the Eucharistic Congress in St. Louis in 2001. He has toured as soloist throughout the United States, Italy, England, Germany, and Austria. His performances have included Verdi’s Requiem in Rome, Italy; Hector Berlioz’s Te Deum in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, and numerous performances of Handel’s Messiah as well as other oratorios including The Seven Last Words of Christ by Dubois at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO, as part of their 150th Anniversary celebration. He has also performed with Union Avenue Opera and the St. Louis Muny.
Scott currently serves as a cantor for the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis Parish, as well as at major Archdiocesan events; a recurring National Anthem performer for NHL St. Louis Blues home games; and as Principal Tenor for the American Kantorei. He is also the Executive Artistic Director of Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts.