Listen to us on the radio or internet Dec. 21, 24, or 25

One of our holiday CDs, A FESTIVAL FOR CHRISTMAS, was recorded in Atlanta and Kansas City. In celebration of the recording now released on iTunes, one of our classical radio stations in Kansas City has created a one-hour holiday special around selections by the William Baker Festival Singers and the Northside Young Singers found on this recording.  It is hosted by Patrick Neas, music critic for The Kansas City Star, and it features conversations with Patrick and Dr. William Baker interspersed with the music. ?The holiday special will broadcast three times during the coming week.

Navigate to: www.RadioBach.com and choose “Listen Live”
Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 PM Eastern time
Wednesday, December 24 at 2:00 PM Eastern time
Thursday, December 25 at 6:00 PM Eastern time

Christmas in Kansas City – Dec. 19

Friday Evening, 19 December 2014 at 8:00 PM CST
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 West 12th Street (at Broadway), Kansas City, MO 64105

17th Annual Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral
The William Baker Festival Singers
Organist Wayne Smith

One of Kansas City’s most beloved holiday traditions is Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral.  Set in the architectural beauty and acoustical splendor of two of America’s most inspiring cathedrals, the evening of treasured classics, beloved carols, and majestic organ is the perfect way to prepare mind and heart, soul and spirit for the celebration of Christmas.  Early ticket purchase and early arrival is recommended for this popular event.

$20 adults; $15 students & +65; Under 12 Free
At the Door or online at William Baker Choral Foundation – home of the Festival Singers —
For Information Call 913-403-9223 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org

Zimria Festivale Atlanta Inaugural Concert

The William Baker Choral Foundation is excited to announce our newest ensemble, Zimria Festivale Atlanta led by Amy Thropp, Music Director & Conductor.  Their inaugural concert will be the first night of Chanukah, December 16th, at 6:00 pm with dinner following.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Latkes and Sufganiyot will be served. Candle lighting and games will follow dinner!

The performance will be held at the Congregational Beth Shalom, located at 5303 Winters Chapel Road in Atlanta.  Advance ticket purchasing requested by contacting the office at Beth Shalom (office@bshalom.net, 770-399-5300 or BethShalomAtlanta.org).  Tickets include concert and dinner.  Adults are $10 and children under 11 are $7.

High Museum of Art – Jan. 11

Please join the Lynn Swanson Festival Singers at the High Museum of Art Atlanta (Weiland Pavilion, Second Floor) on Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 pm.  The performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral. For tickets visit www.high.org or call 404-733-5000.

Christmas at Grace & Holy – Dec. 14th

Sunday Afternoon, 14 December 2014 at 2:00 PM CST
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 West 13th Street (at Broadway), Kansas City, MO  64105

17th Annual Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral
The William Baker Festival Singers
Organist Wayne Smith

One of Kansas City’s most beloved holiday traditions is Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral.  Set in the architectural beauty and acoustical splendor of two of America’s most inspiring cathedrals, the evening of treasured classics, beloved carols, and majestic organ is the perfect way to prepare mind and heart, soul and spirit for the celebration of Christmas.  Early ticket purchase and early arrival is recommended for this popular event.

$20 adults; $15 students & +65; Under 12 Free
At the Door or online at William Baker Choral Foundation – home of the Festival Singers —
For Information Call 913-403-9223 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org

Zimria

Zimria Festivale Atlanta is the newest ensemble of the Choral Foundation.  Under the leadership of Music Director Amy Thropp, the 25-40 chorus will be selected by audition, and will specialize in music of the Jewish tradition and the works of composers of Jewish heritage.  The 2014-2015 season will feature two short term projects before the group begins year round activity in 2015-2016.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in Atlanta, GA.

Christmas with the Festival Singers

Christmas with the Festival Singers will feature the combined voices of the William Baker & Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, joined by the Midtown Brass & Organ. The popular concert of beloved carols and classics will be presented Saturday evening, 6 December at 7:00 PM at the St. Benedict’s Episoal Church in Smyrna, GA, and Sunday afternoon, 7 December at 3:00 PM at the historic Grace United Methodist Church in Midtown Atlanta.  Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 students & +65; under 12 free.  Tickets are available at the door or online at www.FestivalSinger.org.

Festival Singers & Friends Benefit Wayside Waifs November 21

The William Baker Festival Singers will present a concert and art show & sale for the benefit of Wayside Waifs, Kansas City’s largest no-kill pet rescue and adoption organization.  The concert and art show will be presented in the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street on the historic Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  Friday evening, 21 November at 7:30 PM.  Admission is free, and 100% of donated proceeds support Wayside Waifs.

2014 Annual Gifts Campaign

The William Baker Choral Foundation announces the 2014 Annual Gifts Campaign.  There are thousands of reasons why it is important for us to reach our $25,000 goal.  To help, send your check (payable to WBCF) to the following address: The William Baker Choral Foundation 5450 Buena Vista Street, Suite 100, Roeland Park, KS 66205.
Prefer to make your gift online? Visit www. FestivalSingers. org!

You can designate your gift to the following…
____ No Designation
____ General Operations
____ Scholarship Fund
____ Atlanta Ensembles
____ Cobb/Cartersville Ensembles
____ Kansas/Missouri Ensembles
____ Specific Ensemble or Event

Purchase Your Super Season Pass Today!

For the 2014-2015 season the William Baker Choral Foundation is offering a Super Season Pass for $75.  Your pass will admit your entire family to all Foundation events, except the November concert of the William Baker Festival Singers of Kansas City at Helzberg Hall.  Purchase your Super Season Pass here.