About St. Cecilia Tours
St. Cecilia Choir Tours is operated by professional musician John-Eric Gundersen, who started organizing his own group tours for his choir because tour companies were frustrating to work with and cost prohibitive. John-Eric understands what defines a successful choir tour and he understands that each group is different with unique needs not just in terms of venues, but also in terms of itineraries and pricing. John-Eric looks forward to working with you on your upcoming choir tour.
Most recently, Dr. Gundersen served as organist of St. James Episcopal Church in North Houston. He has performed at the London Organ Fesival, Oslo Music Festival, Fredrikstad Music Festival, Sam Houston State University Symphony, Utah Festival Chorus, and with the American Boys Choir. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has collaborated with John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, David Wilcox, and Krystof Pendericki.
John-Eric has performed organ recitals in such venues as St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. As Director of Music & Organist at St. James Episcopal Church, he directs a vibrant music program in the Anglican tradition where his ensembles have offered choral concerts and cathedral residencies across Europe.
John-Eric received his training in organ and choral direction from the late Dr. Gerre Hancock, with whom he studied at Rice University where he received his DMA. He received his Master of Music and Certificate of Sacred Music from Yale University while studying with Mr. Thomas Murray. Early studies of music started in Norway from where Dr. Gundersen hails.
Dr. Gundersen performing Etude No. 6 by Demessieux
Gundersen at St. Paul's Cathedral, London