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).
Friday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Boston Camerata: The Play of Daniel
The Boston Camerata combines with the local choir Te Deum to realize a new staging of the Play of Daniel that is unique to Kansas City. Artistic director Anne Azéma breathes new life into this 13th century liturgical drama depicting the biblical stories of Belshazzar’s Feast and Daniel in the lions’ den. For tickets, visit chambermusic.org.
Friday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Candlemas: An Evening of Light, Music and Poetry
This observance of the traditional Christian feast day is honored with references to many faiths around the world, from the Paleolithic to the present, in the poetry for the occasion, with music and ritual prizing our heritage, this hour, and days to come. The program will feature Sacred Arts Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Johnson; Beau Bledsoe; Eddie Straub; and Paul Meier, the Cathedral’s Music Director. Donations are welcome.
Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
Grinnell Singers: To the Hands
By the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw, To the Hands is a work that is focused around the issues of refugee resettlement and homelessness. Donations are welcome.
Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m.
Musica Vocale: Shared Music Transcends Time
Musica Vocale’s early-spring concert, Shared Music Transcends Time, features music that acknowledges Musica Vocale’s decade-long history of “Uniting friends—singers, instrumentalists, and audiences—in exceptional experiences of choral music.”
Central to this program’s focus are works by Brahms and Bach and their relationship to modern compositions. A work by the English poet Francis Warner (a pupil of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein and Ralph Vaughan Williams) will be featured alongside new works by composers with local connections, including Stewart Duncan, Anthony Maglione, Ian David Coleman and Geoffrey Wilcken. This program makes use of a small instrumental ensemble. For tickets, visit musicavocale.org/tickets.