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Antiqua – Biber's "Requiem"

Though performed infrequently, the Germanic pieces featured in this Antiqua concert are musical gems.

The concert’s first half will highlight motets from a collection by Johann Schein called Israelsbrunnlein, and several motets from Heinrich Schutz’s Geistliche Chormusik. In the second half, Te Deum Antiqua will perform Heinrich Biber’s moving Requiem for choir and organ. Kurt Knecht will be the featured guest organist.

 

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May 14, 2017   |   7:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 11 E 40th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

2016-2017 Season

Antiqua – "Sacred Shapes"

The term early music usually elicits thoughts of Europe. But the United States has its own early music. Not only do the composers, such as William Billings, create the first Colonial American sound, but even created a notational device to teach music reading so all could enjoy the gift of song. The new device is shape notes.

This concert begins in 11th century Europe, taking the audience on a journey through eight centuries of music development, then travels on the Mayflower, showcasing the sounds and faith of early Colonial America.

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October 16, 2016   |   7:00 p.m.
Rainbow Mennonite Church, 1444 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103

Chamber Choir – "Audacity"

This concert will explore audacious hope, defiance, scriptures, and love. History has shown that audacity is what changes the world – not accepting the status quo but believing in one’s self. From a Judeo-Christian perspective, all humans are sinners, and with that in mind, there is audacity in asking for forgiveness – so for that we will perform Kyrie from Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Hear My Prayer by Sven-David Sandstrom, and Charles Ives’ Psalm 67. The Bible contains audacity too: Jesus’ bold claim to his disciples to become fishers of men is captured powerfully by contemporary composer Mason Bates in Sirens: V. From the Book of Matthew. Once Mary accepted that she would bear God’s Son, she had some audacious things to say in her Magnificat, which we will sing as set by Arvo Pärt. To round out the scriptures we end with a text from Revelation, James MacMillan’s Alpha and Omega. We will also perform several spirituals, which highlight the audacity of sneaking Underground Railroad Code directly into their songs, and expressing joy and hope despite terrible circumstances.

Te Deum is thrilled to offer patrons free child care at our concert on Sunday, November 13th at Village Presbyterian Church. Children will be cared for by trained, qualified church staff while parents enjoy the performance. In order to plan for staffing, parents must register their children in advance of the November 13th concert by contacting Marjean Lindquist at 913-671-2322 or Marjean.Lindquist@villagepres.org

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November 12, 2016   |   7:30 p.m.
Gano Chapel, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

November 13, 2016   |   3:00 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS

November 14, 2016   |   7:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS

"A Te Deum Christmas" – A Concert for The Friends of Chamber Music

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Te Deum Chamber Choir has been invited to provide a 30-minute concert of Advent and Christmas music as an opening performance for the critically acclaimed early music ensemble, Stile Antico. The Friends of Chamber Music has been bringing world-class music to our community for over 35 years. This is an exciting invitation for Te Deum to share our music with some of Kansas City’s largest audiences and strongest arts supporters.

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December 2, 2016   |   7pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
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Chamber Choir – Bach's "St. John Passion"

Te Deum Chamber Choir, in collaboration with the Village Presbyterian Chamber Choir and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, will offer a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion on Sunday April 9. For our performance of this monumental choral-orchestral work, we will engage a baroque orchestra playing replicas of original instruments to help us hear the truest essence of Bach’s vision. As one of the most important composers in the early Lutheran Church, Bach knew how important it was to present the Christian story of the Passion in the language of his congregation, which was German, for the most immediate and personal impact. It is in that spirit that we will present the work in the primary language of our audience, English, which will give the audience an experience more closely connected with that of its first listeners.

The concert is free and open to the community. A retiring offering will benefit Jewish Vocational Service Refugee Services.

Free child care will be provided for this concert at Village Presbyterian Church. Children will be cared for by trained, qualified church staff while parents enjoy the performance. In order to plan for staffing, parents must register their children no later than Friday, March 31 by contacting Marjean Lindquist at 913-671-2322 or Marjean.Lindquist@villagepres.org.

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April 9, 2017   |   3:00 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS

Antiqua – Biber's "Requiem"

Though performed infrequently, the Germanic pieces featured in this Antiqua concert are musical gems.

The concert’s first half will highlight motets from a collection by Johann Schein called Israelsbrunnlein, and several motets from Heinrich Schutz’s Geistliche Chormusik. In the second half, Te Deum Antiqua will perform Heinrich Biber’s moving Requiem for choir and organ. Kurt Knecht will be the featured guest organist.

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May 14, 2017   |   7:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 11 E 40th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

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All Concerts $15 Suggested Donation   |   Students Free with ID

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