Pope Francis Meets With U.S. Catholic Bishops At Cathedral of St. Matthew | Wash., D.C., Sept. 23, 2015
During the historic visit of Pope Francis to the U.S., Demetri Chrissos performed original music written by former Cathedral organist, John Henderson. Demetri’s mother, Karen, is singing with the choir next to him (you can see the side of her head) and is a cantor and has sung professionally at St. Matthew’s for 13 years. Karen began taking Demetri to rehearsals when he was 11 and he joined the choir as a volunteer. At 16, Demetri became youngest professional member of the Schola Cantorum. Now 22, he is currently working in Iowa but both sings and cantors at St. Matthew’s whenever he is back in town–not nearly often enough!