Te Deum concert


May 24 and 25, 2020

*We have made the decision to cancel these performances due to the coronavirus and its impact on our community. This concert will now be presented in the Fall as the kick-off performance for our 2020-2021 season.*

Icons, incense, and fervent faith are synonymous with the Orthodox Church. And for that reverent tradition some of the most exquisite and breathtaking music has been crafted. In collaboration with Father Justin Matthews, Te Deum will present sections of the Orthodox All-Night Vigil service and the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, integrating works of the most famous Orthodox composers. Fr. Justin will be singing the priest’s portion from the services, giving enhanced context to the great choral works. “Divine” offers a window into the solemnity of the faith, showcasing the beauty and depth of its spirituality, reinforced by the sounds, smells, and visual icons of the Orthodox Church. Composers being performed include Rachmaninoff, Kalinnikov, Tolstiakov, Nicholas Reeves, Benedict Sheehan, and Arvo Part.

“Divine” will be a benefit concert for Reconciliation Services (founder of Thelma’s Kitchen), a nonprofit organization that strives to cultivate a community seeking reconciliation to transform Troost from a dividing line into a gathering place revealing the strength of all. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to Reconciliation Services.

Sunday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Monday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Country Club United Methodist Church, 400 W 57th St
Kansas City, MO 64113