Karen Beaumont: Organist/Organ Recitalist/Organ and Piano Instructor

Karen Beaumont

Karen Beaumont: Organist/Organ Recitalist/Organ and Piano Instructor

Karen Beaumont is an active organ recitalist and organ and piano  instructor.  She also plays the French Horn.  From November, 1988 through April, 2011, she provided the organ and choral music at St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She holds a degree in Music History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In addition to performing in venues throughout Southern Wisconsin, she has also performed in:

United Kingdom

Norwich St. Andrew's Hall 2004

Oxford Town Hall 2006 and 2008/Queen's College  2010/St. John's College  2011/Exeter College  2015 and 2017

London Southwark Cathedral 2012, 2014,  2016, and 2018



Norway Tonsberg Domkirke, scheduled for 2020 but canceled due to COVID-19



Toronto, Ontario St. James Cathedral 2011 and 2013

Quebec City, Quebec St. Andrew's 2019


 New York City

St. Thomas Fifth Avenue 1999, 2003, 2006,  2010, and 2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral 2003, 2007, 2012, 2017, and upcoming in 2022

St. Mary the Virgin 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2010

Church of the Transfiguration 2005, 2008, 2010, 2016, and 2017

St. Mary's in Harlem 2010, 2014, and 2018

St. Peter's Lutheran 2000, 2001, and 2005

Cathedral of St. John the Divine 2011

St. Michael's Episcopal 2002

St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church  2013 

Calvary Baptist Church  2014

St. Malachy's Chapel, 2019

Church of Notre Dame, upcoming in 2022

Central Synagogue upcoming in 2023


 Other Cities in the U.S.A.

San Francisco St. Mary's Cathedral 2009,  2010,  2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, [2020 canceled due to COVID-19]

Chicago Holy Name 2004, 2005, and 2007/Fourth Presbyterian 2008, 2010, and upcoming in 2022/St. John Cantius  2010, 2012, 2013,  2015,  2017,  2019,  2021 (cancelled due to COVID 19) and rescheduled for 2022

Des Moines, Iowa St. Paul's Cathedral (Episcopal) 2004

St. Paul, Minnesota Church of St. Louis 2005

Denver, St. John's Cathedral 2012, Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 2014, 2016,  and 2018.  2020 canceled due to COVID-19

Princeton University Chapel  2013 and  2015

 Boston King's Chapel  2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and upcoming in 2022, Trinity Church upcoming in 2022

Asheville, N.C. St. Matthias Episcopal Church 2019 and upcoming in 2021


Radio Broadcast

Radio-Ville Marie with Jacques Boucher as host, Montreal, Canada  2012, 2015, 2018, and 2019

Outpost Radio, New Hampshire, USA, 2020, 2021

Sounds of the Spires, New York City, USA, 2020

Riverwest Radio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 2020, 2021

WMSE Radio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 200



Selections for Musikverlag Doblinger catalogue of Vienna 2021-present

Selections for Edition Walhall catalogue of Magdeburg, Germany 2021-present

Selections for Fagus Music, Scotland, 2021-present

Selections for Wayne Leupold editions catalogue 2021-present

Selections for A-R Editions 2021-present

French Organ Noels (two volumes): Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, Robert Noerhen Organ, 2002 and All Saints Cathedral, Milwaukee, Tellers Organ, 2014

Early Spanish Organ Music, Lake Park Lutheran Church,Milwaukee, Steiner Reck Organ, 2008

Austrian Organ Music from 1570-1833, St. Francis Church, Milwaukee, 1884 Schulke Organ,  2011

Selections from The Well Tempered Clavier, 2012

Selections from Ein barockes Orgelbuch in collaboration with Musikverlag Doblinger of Vienna, 2015

Music by Dandrieu, St. Hedwig's Church, Milwaukee, 2010 Holtkamp, 2017

Spanish Music, St. Hedwig's Church, 2010 Holtkamp, 2019

+++These recordings are available by contacting the email address below and also Pro Organo:


 YouTube Channel




Reviews for The Living Church and The Diapason




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 "Your playing is excellent.  Please continue!"  Wayne Leupold

"Your playing is stylish and lively."  Colin Lynch, Trinity Church, Boston

"It was such a pleasure... to hear you play again. It was a fascinating programme and a welcome contrast to the normal fare. I do hope you will come again, perhaps in 2018..." Peter Wright, Southwark Cathedral, London

"...your CD recording is BEAUTIFUL!!! THANK YOU!!!"  Peter Pany, CEO, Musikverlag Doblinger, Vienna, Austria

"Beautiful playing, and musically very interesting."  Stephen Fraser, St. Malachay's Church, New York City

"Thank you for playing beautifully yesterday."  Daniel Brondel, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

"Thank you for beautiful playing."  -- Heinrich Christianson, King's Chapel, Boston

" Very fine performances of some interesting repertoire!"  Kimberly Marshall, organ soloist

"Organist Karen Beaumont played a powerful, vivid rendition of Jehan Alain's 'Litanies'..."   Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"It was a beautiful concert...it goes without saying that you would be welcome back. " Andrew Ager, St. James Cathedral, Toronto, Canada

"Your performance was lovely, and we would be delighted to welcome you again."  Katherine Burgess, St. Andrew's Church, Quebec Canada

"Thank you for a wonderful program." Claudia Dumschat, Church of the Transfiguration, New York City

"Thank you for such a splendid recital! ...I enjoyed the program, which was so refreshing and creative..."  James Kennerley, St. Mary the Virgin, NYC

 "Thank you for an inventive and well-played program."  Tim Yoder, Calvary Baptist, New York City

 "Thank you for adding some majesty to my days."  Harvey Taylor, poet, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Thanks for a great concert.  Our audience loved it!" Abbi Chapman, St. John's Cathedral, Denver

"...exceptionally well played, and I had many positive comments from audience members. I enjoyed hearing unusual repertoire..." John Sherer, Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago

"...I liked your playing...nice to hear a program of real organ music." John Scott, St. Thomas, NYC

 "Congratulations on a recital well played.   Please contact me again whenever you want to come back.  Your recital will be a welcome addition to our slate of concerts."  Christoph Tietze, St. Mary's, San Francisco

"I am thankful you were able to give us such a brilliant recital." Barry Newman, St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich, UK

 "Your lyrical interpretation of Bach immediately grabbed hold of me, drew me in, and never let go."  David Platcow, audience member

"I really enjoyed hearing your exquisite playing today!"  Alissa Rhode, First Unitarian Church, Milwaukee

"Your playing is technically sound; your sense of proportion in registration is amazing, and your musicianship is robust and exciting." Lee Jacobi, presenter

 "Thank you for performing for us.  Your music is always a great addition to our concert series." Gary Wood, presenter