Photos: Celebrating Amy Kaiser

Director of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus since 1995, Amy Kaiser is one of the country’s leading choral directors. She was only the second director in the Chorus’ 46-year history. Over the past 27 years, she has prepared the Chorus for more than 260 concerts, including performances with the SLSO at Carnegie Hall. She led the chorus under four SLSO Music Directors: Leonard Slatkin, Hans Vonk, David Robertson, and Stéphane Denève.


The SLSO celebrated Kaiser's career at the Celebrating Amy event, held at The Coronado on March 18. The program included musical tributes from St. Louis Symphony Chorus musicians and words of praise for Amy's distinguished career.


Photos by Caitlin Custer

Amy Kaiser (left) and SLSO President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.

St. Louis Symphony Chorus singer Phil Touchette, accompanied by Gail Hintz.

SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève and Concertmaster David Halen.
St. Louis Symphony Chorus member Gina Malone, accompanied by Gail Hintz.

Chorus members Mark Saunders and Debby Lennon, accompanied by Gail Hintz.
Amy Kaiser, center, reacts to the program. She is seated next to Kevin McBeth, Director of the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus and Celebrating Amy event co-chair.

SLSO President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard delivers remarks at an event celebrating the career of Amy Kaiser.

Amy Kaiser reflects on her 27-year career as Director of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.


Members of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus offer a musical gift to Amy Kaiser at an event celebrating her career, March 18.

From left: Phil Touchette, Gina Malone, Amy Kaiser, Debby Lennon, Leann Schuering, Joy Boland, and Mark Saunders.

Amy Kaiser with SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève and SLSO Board of Trustees President Steve Finerty.

The SLSO celebrated Amy Kaiser's distinguished 27-year career as St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director on March 18.