B i o g r a p h y
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 has studied voice with Christine Armistead at Washington University. He currently serves as Principal Tenor for the American Kantorei in Concordia Seminary's Bach at the Sem series.
"The music throughout this service, very uplifting. That again is the voice of the magnificent tenor, Scott Kennebeck...had the opportunity to hear him earlier in the service and what a wonderful, talented man he is."
Comments made during the Fox Sports Midwest
coverage of the Funeral of Stan Musial. 01/26/13
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.
In addition to singing, Scott is the Executive Director of St. Louis Cathedral Concerts.
Photo by Lisa Johnston
Mass at the Altar of the Chair
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Scott has served as cantor at Masses in all four Major Basilicas in Rome: St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, and as seen in the photo above, St. Peter's Basilica.