She is a mezzo soprano born in Finneytown, Ohio, and
later relocated to St. Louis, Missouri. She became an accountant and began singing as a member
of the Cathedral Schola at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. With them she performed during the
visit by Pope John Paul II and appeared on the recording for the Mass for
that occasion and their holiday release Christmas at the Cathedral. She was also a performer at a
production of Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew presented by St.
Louis’s Concordia Seminary in 2003.
We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/ James Chadwick
Shippen Barnes )
MusicMasters MM20047 (CD: Christmas at
- CD Liner Notes:
Christmas at the Cathedral