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.

 
Bad Decisions
Music Reflecting Moral Questions

Our May 31st concert has been postponed. Please read our note below, and stay tuned for the new concert date.

Sacred Heart – Guadalupe Catholic Church

2544 Madison Avenue

Kansas City, MO 

With the health and safety of our community, singers, and visiting artists as our top priority, Musica Vocale’s March 29 concert is postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible. We are closely following the news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area and the world and are encouraging you to practice “social distancing,” as recommended by the CDC. The World Health Organization states that:

  • We must stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity.
     

  • Every person has the capacity to contribute, to protect themselves, to protect others, whether in the home, the community, the healthcare system, the workplace or the transport system. 

We are in our 12th season of music making in Kansas City and believe that the arts are an inspiration to us all, especially in times of challenge, and we thank you for your continued support. Keep up to date with the rescheduling of this concert and consider making a charitable donation by visiting musicavocale.org. 

Be well, friends.

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.

 
Come, Thou O Traveler Unknown
American Choral Music before 1950

Our March 29th concert has been postponed.

For COME, THOU O TRAVELER UNKNOWN, Grammy-nominated organist Jan Kraybill collaborates with Musica Vocale, playing the historic Ernest M. Skinner organ at Grand Avenue Temple. The program includes Melodious Accord, which is a collection of early 19th century Moravian shaped-note hymns, arranged by Alice Parker for choir, brass, and harp. The concert also features early 20th century music by Leo Sowerby for choir and organ, including his 1946 work that won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1946The Canticle of the Sun, with text by Saint Francis of Assisi.

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.

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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

Program
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

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

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