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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 pmeier@kccathedral.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.

Sunday, November 17, 10:15 a.m.

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

The St. Andrew Pipes and Drums join us for the annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service. Cathedral members are encouraged to don their Scottish attire. Get out your favorite shortbread recipe (or one you’ve been wanting to try) and bring shortbread to share with the parish and our special guests at coffee hour.

Sunday, November 17, 5 p.m.

Choral Evensong with Organ Recital

Evensong is a service of hymns, choral anthems, Bible readings and prayers—it is a time to listen, pray, meditate and sing. Holy Communion will NOT be celebrated at this Evensong. The November recital is by Dr. Elisa Williams Bickers. Dr. Bickers is the Associate Director of Music and Principal Organist at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. She is the Harpsichordist/Organist for the Bach Aria Soloists, and has served on the music faculties of the UMKC Conservatory and Washburn University as instructor of organ and harpsichord.

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.

Messiah Singalong

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, 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.

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