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

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

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.

Festival Singers Return to Helzberg Hall November 8

The 50-voice Kansas City-based William Baker Festival Singers return to Helzberg Hall of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday evenin, 8 November at 8:00 PM.  The concert of diverse classics and spirituals includes William Dreyfoos:  SONGS OF THE HOLOCAUST, performed with members of the Kansas City Symphony and guest soloist Margaret Kelly Cook, Brahms: O HEILAND REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF, Pachelbel: SINGET DEM HERRN, modern works by John Tavener, Mark Gresham, and R. Douglas Helvering, and concludes with the choir’s signature spirituals and gospel pieces.  Saturday evening, 8 November at 8:00 PM. Tickets available from the KCPA box office at 816.994.7200 or online.

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.