Register now for Summer Singers of Kansas City or Lee’s Summit

Registration is now open for Summer Singers of Kansas City and Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit.

Visit the group’s page using the link below to download your registration packet and pay your registration fee.

Summer Singers of Kansas City

Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit

3rd Annual Kenneth Babcock Memorial Concert – April 12

The William Baker Festival Singers of Kansas City present the The 3rd Annual Kenneth Babcock Memorial Masterworks Concert, Celebrating the Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: CORONATION MASS, VENI SANCTUS SPIRITUS, & EXSULTATE JUBILATE.  The chorus will be joined with members of the Kansas City Symphony, Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano, Kristee Haney, mezz-soprano, David Adams, tenor, and Paul Davidson, baritone.  The concert will be held on Sunday Afternoon, April 12th at 2:00 pm.  The location is Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral at 415 W 13th Street (at Broadway) in downtown Kansas City.  Tickets are $20 adults; $15 students & +65; Under 12 Free and available at the Door or online at Eventbrite.  For Information Call 913-403-9223 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org

Super Bowl Regional Concerts – Jan 31 and Feb 1

Saturday Evening, 31 January 2015 at 7:00 PM CST
St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5130 Mission Road, Roeland Park, KS 66205

Sunday Afternoon, 1 February 2015 at 2:00 PM CST
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 SE Grand Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

SUPER BOWL REGIONAL CONCERTS
The William Baker Festival Singers

Each year on the weekend of the Super Bowl, the William Baker Festival Singers offer mid-winter concerts on each side of the state line.  If football is not for you, the performances offer a respite from Super Bowl frenzy.  If you are a football fan, rest assured that our Sunday concert will end soon enough for you to be in front of the television with snacks in hand.

Admission Free, Donations Received to Benefit 2015 Tour to Atlanta
For Information Call 913-403-9223 or Email Mail@FestivalSingers.org

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

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

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.