Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit Concert – July 27

The William Baker Choral Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural concert of the Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit and Chamber Orchestra.  Lynn Swanson and Dr. William Baker are the Music Directors and Dr. Steven McDonald is the organist.  The concert will be on Sunday, July 27th at 3:00 pm, and will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 416 SE Grand Avenue in Lee’s Summit, MO.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students & seniors +65.  Tickets are available at the door, by phone 913-403-9223, or online at www.FestivalSingers.org

Music for the Concert includes:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; MISSA BREVIS IN D, K194
Alexander Kopylov: HEAVENLY LIGHT
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: SICUT CERVUS
Felix Mendelssohn HE WATCHING OVER ISRAEL  (from “Elijah”)
Johannes Brahms HOW LOVELY IS THY DWELLING PLACE  (from “Ein deutsches Requiem”)
Franz Josef Haydn  THE HEAVENS ARE TELLING  (from “The Creation”)
American Folk Hymns and Rousing Spirituals by William Dawson, Alice Parker & William Henry Smith

Summer Singers of Kansas City Concerts – Aug 16/17

The Summer Singers of Kansas City, with members of the Kansas City Symphony, will host two concerts on Saturday evening August 16th (7 pm) and Sunday afternoon August 17 (2 pm) featuring the works of Georg Frideric Handel.  The performance will include Dettingen Te Deum, Coronation Anthems and the Water Music Suite.  Both concerts will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, located at Broadway at 13th Street in downtown Kansas City, MO.  Tickets are $20 adults; $15 students & +65; Under 12 free.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, by phone 913-403-9223, or online at www.FestivalSingers.org.

Kansas Home Concert

The Kansas Home Concert of the William Baker Festival Singers of Kansas City will be held on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:00 pm. The concert will be at St. Agnes Catholic Church, located at 5130 Mission Road in Roeland Park, KS.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors over 65, and children under 12 are admitted for free.

Missouri Home Concert

The William Baker Festival Singers of Kansas City will host their Missouri Home Concert on Friday, May 9 at 8:00 pm.  The performance will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Church in downtown Kansas City, MO.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors over 65, and children under 12 are admitted free.

Brahms’ German Requiem

Join us on Sunday, April 6th at 2 pm for the 2nd Annual Kenneth Babcock Memorial Concert featuring Brahms’ German Requiem.  The performance will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Church, located at 415 West 13th Street in downtown Kansas City, MO.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and children under 12 are admitted free.

On the Super Bowl Road – Feb. 2

The concert is at Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm. The concert will be held at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Lawrence, KS. Tickets will be available for a nominal fee at a later date.

On the Super Bowl Road – Feb. 1

The concert is at Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm. The concert will be held at Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, MO. Tickets will be available for a nominal fee at a later date.

16th Annual Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral

The performance will be Friday, December 20th at 8 pm (Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, MO).  For over 15 years, “Candlelight, Carols & Cathedral” has been synonymous with Christmas in the Heartland of America. This popular concert of readings, carols and classics has become a tradition for many families.  The candlelight splendor of two of America’s loveliest cathedrals provides a perfect setting for the voices of the Festival Singers and for the thrill and majesty of magnificent pipe organs.  Please purchase tickets early and please arrive early for the best seats.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and children under 12 are free.

Annual Thanksgiving Concert for Human Need

For 16 years the Kansas City-based William Baker Festival Singers has presented a benefit concert to benefit those homeless and hurting in the Kansas City region.  The concert will be Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm.  The venue is Countryside Christian Church, located at 6101 Nall Avenue in Mission, KS.  Admission is free, and 100% of free-will donations will benefit Harvesters Community Food Network.  Music for the performance include Classical Works by Palestrina and Gretchaninov, Modern Works by Jennings, Schumann and Clausen, and American Folk Hymn and Spiritual Settings by Alice Park and Branden Waddles.

16th Season Opening Concert on Nov. 3rd

The Kansas City-based William Baker Festival Singers open their 16th concert season with a unique blend of classic works, modern creations, folk hymns and spirituals.  Highlights include Palestrina Rorate coeli, Gretchaninov Ochte Nash, and Vaughan Williams Gloria from Mass in G, along with modern works by Georg Schumann, Kenneth Jennings, and Rene Clausen, and folk songs and spirituals in settings by Alive Parker, Paul Christiansen, Keith Hampton, and Robert DeCormier.  The program concludes with a new Ride the Chariot setting by Brandon Waddles, premiered in 2013 by the Westminster Choir at the Spoleto Festival, USA.  The concert will be held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  The performance will be held at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, located at Broadway and 13th Street in Kansas City, MO.  Purchase tickets here.