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Christopher Stroh began serving as Assistant Director of Music and Organist at St. James Cathedral on July 10, 2021 after having served The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, as Organist and Liturgical Music Associate since September, 2006.
Prior to The Basilica, Christopher served as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2005–2006. Christopher studied choral conducting, liturgy, theology, and organ at Saint John’s University and Graduate School of Theology as a student of Kim Kasling. He attained both Baccalaureate and Master’s Degrees in organ performance, with emphases in sacred music and theology. Other teachers include Joanne Pearson, James Biery, Marilyn Biery, David Jenkins, Don Saliers, Axel Theimer, and Leo Nestor.
In addition to being a full-time church musician, Christopher teaches private lessons and remains active as both a solo recitalist and collaborative accompanist. Christopher has performed throughout the Midwestern United States, in France and Belgium with The Basilica Cathedral Choir, and has been aired multiple times on American Public Media’s Pipedreams. He premiered selections from The Minnesota Organ Book to audiences of the 2008 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. In 2009, he played a Midnight concert that initiated a series of 23 consecutive and varied performances of John Cage’s “Organ2/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible),” a collaboration between The Basilica of Saint Mary and the Walker Arts Center as part of the exhibit “The Quick and the Dead.” Christopher hosted and performed live for audiences of the 2017 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Christopher maintains active membership with several professional organizations including the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians (CRCCM), the American Guild of Organists (AGO), and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). He has served as a staff member and faculty presenter for the annual Collegeville Conference of Music, Liturgy, and Sacred Arts (CCMLA) for the past six years on the campus of Saint John’s Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota.


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