Sacred Chamber Choir Te Deum Showcases Repertoire from the Jewish Tradition

Te Deum’s Fall concert of its 11th season, “To Life,” continues its mission to bring audiences the best in sacred music with this distinctly Jewish focus.

Te Deum will pay tribute to the centennial of legendary composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein with a presentation of “Chichester Psalms” on October 14th and 15th. Two world premieres are also 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.

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 or $20 at the door. Student admission is always free with ID.

“We are thrilled to receive the support of the Jewish community for this concert and look forward to presenting this repertoire,” said Matthew Christopher Shepard, Te Deum Executive & Artistic Director. “To present already famous works, side-by-side with brand new works written specifically for this concert is always a thrill. It takes intention and investment in the choral arts to keep it moving forward, and to add music to the Jewish repertoire is an honor for me and Te Deum.”

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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.

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