I am excited to share Te Deum Chamber Choir’s plans for this unique and magnificent fifth season. Both our autumn and spring concerts will include firsts for Te Deum. This fall we will venture away from specifically sacred literature in a concert titled, “The Sacred Around Us.”
This spring, in collaboration with Village Presbyterian Church and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, we will present the glorious Mass in B-Minor of J.S. Bach in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. As has always been our tradition and mission, all performances will be offered free of charge. And as a special community outreach, following the B-Minor performance at the Kauffman Center the audience will be invited to make a good will offering to benefit the Kansas City Free Health Clinic.
So, if Te Deum, which let me remind you translated means “To You, O God,” is a sacred ensemble, why this Fall are we singing a concert of all secular literature? As the title claims, the Sacred is all around us.
The concert will explore this idea in three themes:
- The sacred as experienced in nature.
- The sacred as experienced in music.
- The sacred as experienced in love.
We have the opportunity to experience the world through any lens we choose. One can see a sunset and think, “Ah, how pretty.” Or, one can see the same sunset and think, “What a magnificent creation of God.”
In our concert, “The Sacred Around Us,” we make the case that all things are holy if viewed through the right lens.