George Frederic Handel DETTINGEN TE DEUM & CORONATION ANTHEMS
Performed with members of the Kansas City Symphony & Distinguished Professional SoloistsRegister online for the 2014 Summer Singers of Kansas City using your major credit card. Print out a registration packet to return by postal mail. Enjoy the following excerpts from recent Summer Singers of Kansas City performances.Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH (2012)Beethoven’s CHORAL FANTASY (2013)
The Summer Singers of Kansas City was formed in 1999 as an extension of the original Summer Singers created in Atlanta in 1990. The summer-only chorus of 150 voices begins rehearsals in early June of each year and holds 8-10 rehearsals in a fun workshop setting with an emphasis on experiential learning. The repertoire usually includes a popular major work performed with guest soloists and members of the Kansas City Symphony. This work is often complemented by short form classics, folks songs and spirituals.
The first fifteen seasons of the Summer Singers of Kansas City have been a great success, with singers attracted from as far away as Topeka, Garden City, Ottawa and St. Joseph. Repertoire highlights have included Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass and the Creation, Beethoven: Mass in C, Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 9, Mendelssohn: Elijah, and Mozart: Missa Brevis in D, Requiem, Solemn Vespers, Great Mass in C minor and Veni Creator Spiritus, along with a diverse array of classics, folk songs, spirituals and gospel songs. Performances are usually given to capacity audiences.
The Summer Singers is a concept that has been so successful that it has been imitated across the nation. The Choral Foundation sponsors Summer Singers ensembles in Kansas City, Atlanta, Smyrna, GA, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Cartersville, GA.
The 2014 Summer Singers of Kansas City will join with distinguished solosits and members of the Kansas City Symphony in an all-Handel program featuring the DETTINGEN TE DEUM, and two CORONATION ANTHEMS: “Let They Hand Be Strengthened” and Zadok the Priest”. Performances will be Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, August 16 and 17. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, June 3rd.
NO AUDITION is required for membership in the Summer Singers of Kansas City, but music reading ability is a must. Choral experience is highly recommended. All adults and mature youth are invited to participate. (Youth under 16 may participate only if a parent or guardian is also a registered member of the Summer Singers.)
Please tell your singing friends about the Summer Singers. Questions? Call 913-403-9223 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org.