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.

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.

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.