Upcoming Music Events
All information is subject to change.
Most events are in the Nave unless otherwise specified.
Please address questions to Paul Meier (816.214.9928 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Choral Evensong is offered on the third Sunday of the month (October–May) at 5 p.m. by the Trinity Choir. This contemplative service lasts about 45 minutes and includes hymns, scripture readings, prayers, chanted Psalms, canticles and a choir anthem. With its origins in Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer (1549), Evensong is one of the most uniquely Anglican liturgies and is sung in cathedrals and parishes throughout the world.
Evensong Organ Recital Series
This season, the Cathedral is presenting an organ recital series at 6 p.m. following services of Choral Evensong. These free hour-long programs will feature the Cathedral’s beautiful Gabriel Kney organ. Evensong services, and the corresponding recitals, will resume in January.
Friday, December 6, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2 & 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m.
The Mesner Puppet Theater presents The Nativity
A cast of forty puppeteers tells the beloved story with larger-than-life biblical characters and musical accompaniment. For tickets, please visit mesnerpuppets.org.
Monday, December 9, 11:30 a.m.
William Jewell College presents The City Come Again
William Jewell College’s gift to the city in words and music, features the college’s Handbell Choir, Concert Choir, conductor Dr. Anthony Maglione and organist Dr. Ann Marie Rigler. This event is free.
Saturday, December 14, 4 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join the chorus and sing for this annual presentation of Handel’s most celebrated work. Bring your own score, or purchase one here for $10, and join conductor Dr. Paul Meier, professional soloists and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium in what is sure to be a memorable event. Admission is free.
Sunday, December 15, 2 p.m.
The William Baker Festival Singers presents Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral
The 50-voice choir is joined by Soprano Victoria Botero, Kansas City Bronze, Canon John Schaefer, organist and the Choir of Santa Fe Trail Middle School, Denice Trawicki, Director. The program includes readings, treasured carols in traditional forms and classics in celebration of Christmas. For tickets, please visit festivalsingers.org/concerts.
Sunday, December 15, 5 p.m.
A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
This Advent service of scripture, prayers, carols and anthems is intended to be a time of spiritual preparation as we watch and wait with hopeful expectation for both the first and second coming of Christ. The format for this service is adapted from the carol service at King’s College, Cambridge, and the choral music will be offered by the Cathedral choirs. A reception in Founders’ Hall will follow the service. Nursery care will be available for children four and younger.