Musica Vocale
P.O. Box 22309
Kansas City, MO 64113

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Our 2019-2020 season!

Musica Vocale’s 12th season presents concerts in four wonderful, fascinating venues, only one of which is familiar to most Kansas City concert concert goers, but all are conveniently located.

Come, Thou O Traveler Unknown
American Choral Music before 1950

Sunday, March  29, 2020

3:00 p.m.

Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church

205 East 9th Street

Kansas City, MO

For COME, THOU O TRAVELER UNKNOWN in March, organist Jan Kraybill collaborates with Musica Vocale, playing the historic Ernest M. Skinner organ at Grand Avenue Temple 18th cent. Hymns and fuging tunes by William Billings and Alice Parker’s collection of 18th century hymns Melodious Accord, with brass and harp. From the early 20th century, music by Leo Sowerby for choir and organ.

This is a free concert for the community!

Donations welcome.

Bad Decisions
Music Reflecting Moral Questions

May 31, 2020

5:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart – Guadalupe Catholic Church

2544 Madison Avenue

Kansas City, MO 

For our concert BAD DECISIONS, we return to Sacred Heart – Guadaloupe Catholic Church on the West Side. The Kansas City Baroque Consortium and soloists join Musica Vocale for cantatas by Giacomo Carissimi and J. S. Bach, in the story of the Old Testament character Jephte, and of mythic Hercules (BWV 213).


Composer Melissa Dunphy returns for her two movement work Listen, with texts by Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford from their testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

This is a free concert for the community!

Donations welcome.

Past concerts this season
Cathedral Masterworks
Beautiful Music in KC Northeast Treasure

Sunday, November 3, 2019

3:00 p.m.

Saint Anthony Catholic Church

318 Benton Blvd

Kansas City, MO

CATHEDRAL MASTERWORKS opens the season at St. Anthony Catholic Church, a magnificent edifice with cathedral resonance in the Northeast on Benton Boulevard, just two blocks from the Kansas City Museum. The concert opens with the first local performance of Ave, maris stella by Kansas City composer Anthony Maglione. Also, works by Josquin des Pres, Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, Josef Rheinberger, Charles V. Stanford, and William Harris.


This was a free concert for the community!

Magnificent Holidays

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30 p.m. 

Old Mission United Methodist Church

5519 State Park Road

Fairway, KS

MAGNIFICENT HOLIDAYS is a a glorious celebration of sound with the KC Chamber Orchestra and Musica Vocale performing J.S. Bach's Magnificat with choir and soloists, and then the orchestra performing Telemann's Concerto for Oboe d’amore and other beautiful Baroque works.

Bruce Sorrell, conductor

Margaret Marco, oboe

Rameau - Overture to Les fetes de Polymnie
Rameau - Overture to Naïs
Handel - Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 6 No. 8
Telemann - Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in G major
J.S. Bach - Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243