Speaking/Concerts

Speaking/Concerts

It might seem strange for an introvert to say this, but here goes:

I love speaking to crowds.

Some people are called to witness to non-believers, others to Christians who are vehemently anti-Catholic. I’ve come to realize that my ministry is to my fellow Catholics–people struggling to balance their faith with the busyness and complexity of living the faith in a tumultuous and complex world.

I’d love to come speak to your parish or faith group. I have given presentations from twenty minutes to two hours, and I will happily expand to a full mission if desired. The message of living the faith intentionally can be tailored to virtually any length, need, or audience. As a liturgical musician and published composer of music for Catholic worship, I can also weave musical worship into events. Here’s a sample of talks I can give:

  • Intentional Catholic: an evening of spiritual reflection (can be tailored for general audiences or specifically for music ministers)
  • Who is my neighbor? (see videos below)
  • Mercy: Stories of our Faith
  • Living Lent (or Advent) Intentionally (aimed at parents with children at home)
  • Real Faith, Real Kids, Real Life
  • Ordo & Missal & Lectionary: Oh My! Planning School Liturgies
  • Celebrating the Liturgical Year in the Classroom

A few sample videos follow. For rates and availability, please reach out to me through the Contact page. I look forward to working with you!


I was delighted we were able to host Light in the Darkness at St. Margaret of Scotland Church. Orin, Shannon, and Kate are not only gifted composers and musicians, but have an obvious friendship, an easy rapport, and wonderful songs and stories that lifted my heart and spirit. Their music and reflections were a welcome gift on a Sunday afternoon!”

Rev. John Rogers Vien, Pastor, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, St. Louis, Mo.

Kate was the speaker for our ‘Evening of Spiritual Reflection for Music Ministers.’ Her presentation was not only inspirational, but a good mix of personal experience, music, and insightful suggestions for spiritual growth.

Laura F.  St.Clair

The ‘Light in Darkness’ event was a stunning mix of music and message. I appreciated Kate’s ‘sermon’ on light and social justice so much that I invited her to present it at our contemplative prayer group meeting. Her message resonated with our lessons on prayer life transformations leading to actions of service in real life.

Jim J., Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia, Mo.

Kate Basi is an entertaining mix of humor and reflection as she leads you through her journey of growing in faithfulness to the Holy Spirit. She combines vivid stories and absolutely beautiful music into a wonderfully prayer-filled evening.

Christy Reedy, Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia, Mo.

“The beauty of the voices of Kate, Shannon and Orin, and the words they speak come together in genuine witness to our Lord and are filled with joy. The music and ministry is a gift to all who witness the event. The music and message resonates with all who are seeking more than this world can offer. This group consists of talented musicians with a great love for Jesus and the Church.”

-Maureen Kruse, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia, MO
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