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     Romeri, John

    He is an organist, music director and teacher who studied at the University if Pacific Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College at Princeton, New Jersey.  In his professional career he served as Director of Music for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was Organist-Choirmaster in Pittsburgh's Church of the Assumption for 19 years before relocating to Saint Louis, Missouri, to take the position of Organist and Director or Music at the Saint Louis Cathedral Basilica in 1992.  Gaining recognition for his work he was given the titles of Full-Time Pastoral Musician of the Year in 1996 and Outstanding Choir Director for 1998-1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Lindenwood University, Saint Louis, and also in 1999 he led the choir and orchestra for the Mass and evening service for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Saint Louis.  Appearing on the silver screen he was the Choir Director in the 1988 movie Dominick and Eugene.  As a teacher he has been on the faculty of Duquesne University and Carlow College and he has led choral festivals in many venues in the United States and choirs on international tours.  His son is the flutist John Romeri II.


    Holiday Brass recordings 

    Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes)

    Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring Susan Slaughter)

    Trumpet - Susan Slaughter

    Concert Choir - Saint Louis Children's Choir


    St. Louis Cathedral Choir recordings

    Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes)

    MusicMasters MM20047



    1. http://www.giamusic.com/bios/romeri_john.cfm

    2.      http://www.gatewaybrassquintet.com/gwbq_store/index.html?loadfile=item2.html

    3.      http://maureenandbillhayes.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=218808&comments=on

    4.      http://www.eclesiales.org/english/archive/9812-4.htm

    5.      http://www.art-stl.com/artszipper/Event.cfm?event=John+Romeri%2C+Jr.&eid=84839BEF-3048-2ADC-46FA706D8BAF06A6


    Here he is talking about the Kodaly Festival Concert....







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