Former director of choral activities at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Dr. Robert Bode, was commissioned to write a poem in honor of Te Deum’s 10th season. Professor of Composition at the University of Kansas, Ingrid Stolzel, was commissioned to set this meaningful text to music.
Listen to the performance HERE.
Light the World
A Prayer of Blessing
in honor of Te Deum’s 10th anniversary season
May the Mother in us comfort us
And the Father in us protect us;
May the Daughter in us bring us Hope
And the Son within us increase our Joy.
May the Dancer in us move us
And the Poet inspire our Song.
May the Explorer embolden us
And the Artist honor the Beauty that holds us.
May we all be Creators and Priests and Nurses and Heroes,
And may our Song lift beyond these walls
To light the world.