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Antiqua – "Sacred Shapes"

Matthew-Shepard---favorite-td2015_perform15The term early music usually elicits thoughts of European music. But the United States has its own early music. William Billings is the biggest name in 18th Century America, and soon after him came the new notational device, shape notes. In this concert the original sound and notation will be used to produce, as closely and artfully as possible, the earliest choral music in the United States.

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

2016-2017 Season

Antiqua – "Sacred Shapes"

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The term early music usually elicits thoughts of European music. But the United States has its own early music. William Billings is the biggest name in 18th Century America, and soon after him came the new notational device, shape notes. In this concert the original sound and notation will be used to produce, as closely and artfully as possible, the earliest choral music in the United States.

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

Chamber Choir – "Audacity"

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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, 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 makes that bold claim that that his first disciples will stop being fishermen, but rather, fishers of men. That text is captured powerfully by contemporary composer Mason Bates in Sirens: V. From the Book of Matthew. Once Mary accepted she would bear God’s Son, she had some audacious things to say in her song 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 highlights the audacity of sneaking Underground Railroad Code directly into their songs, and impresses with the joy and hope despite the terrible circumstances.

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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 Concert for the Friends of Chamber Music

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We have been invited to provide a 30-minute concert 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"

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The St. John Passion is a monumental choral-orchestral work. For our performance we will engage a baroque orchestra playing with replicas of original instruments to help is 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 Te Deum’s audience an experience more closely connected with that of its first listeners.

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

Antiqua – Biber's "Requiem"

 

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The Concert will open with motets of German composers Scheidt, Schein, and Schutz, followed by the powerful Requiem by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber for choir and organ.

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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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