Final preparations are underway for Te Deum’s first Fall concert of its 11th season, “To Life.” It’s not too late to purchase your tickets and enjoy a musically inspiring, spiritually stirring performance!
Kansas City audiences have two opportunities to see this concert: Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church and Monday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. General admission tickets are $15 in advance at www.te-deum.org/concerts or $20 at the door. Student admission is always free with ID.
Concert and ticket information is available at www.te-deum.org/concerts.
Te Deum will pay tribute to the centennial of legendary composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein with a presentation of “Chichester Psalms.” Two world premieres also are on the program from Kansas City composer Stewart Duncan and New York-based composer Karen Siegel. Pieces by contemporary Jewish composers David Lang and Aaron Jay Kernis round out the program.
Bernstein wrote his setting of the Psalms for Chichester Cathedral in England, and knowing their long history with talented boys in those choirs, he included a beautiful boy alto solo. Ashton Rapp, a freshman at Lawrence High School, who has experience as a singer and performer that belies his age, will join Te Deum to sing the text of the 23rd psalm.
Te Deum is thrilled to announce it has received support from the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund and the Louis and Rances Swinken Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation for this concert. These are Te Deum’s first ever donations from a Jewish organization.
Te Deum is a choral organization seeking to transform humanity through presentations of spiritually stirring, emotionally relevant sacred choral music. Te Deum is comprised of two ensembles. The 24-voice Chamber Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from the period Bach St. John Passion to the most virtuosic and compelling compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Te Deum Antiqua, an ensemble of about 16 voices, focuses on historically informed performances of early music. Te Deum’s singers are passionate, dedicated, highly skilled volunteers.