Audition Now for Kansas City

Auditions are now being held for the 18th Season of the William Baker Festival Singers of Kansas City.  In the 2015-2016 Concert Season, the Festival Singers will be preparing a large number of selections for concerts, broadcasts, tours and recording sessions.  Concerts will begin with the Season Opening A Cappella Concert in November, our annual Christmas Candlelight Concert in December, following by a number of special events in the spring, including a performance of the magnificent ST. MATTHEW PASSION.  For more information about auditions go here.  For more information about the 2015-2016 Schedule go here.  For more information about this season’s repertoire go here.

Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 SE Grand Avenue in Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
$20 adults; $15 students w/ID; $5 youth 17 and under
For more information please call 913-403-9223 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org
 
THE SUMMER SINGERS OF LEE’S SUMMIT
Members of the Kansas City Symphony
Sarah Tannehill Anderson, David White & Joshua Lawlor, soloists
Lynn Swanson, conducting
Steven McDonald, organ
IN PARADISUM
The REQUIEM of Gabriel Faure
Music of French Composers Faure, Durufle & Gounod

 

Summer Singers of Kansas City Concert

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 West 13th Street (at Broadway) in Kansas City, Missouri 66401
 For more information please call 913-403-9223 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org
THE SUMMER SINGERS OF KANSAS CITY
Members of the Kansas City Symphony
William O. Baker, Music Director
Wayne Smith, organ
Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Kristee Haney, David Adams & Joshua Lawlor, soloists
MOZART & HIS AMERICAN CONTEMPORARIES
The REQUIEM of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
American Composers of Mozart’s Time

William Billings, Daniel Read, Jeremiah Ingalls, Justin Morgan & John Antes

 

 

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.