Te Deum concert

The King of Instruments

May 30 and June 5, 2021

Featuring GRAMMY nominee Jan Kraybill on the organ, Te Deum’s final concert of its 13th season will explore a broad range of repertoire for organ and choir.

Hope is the central theme of King of Instruments, a theme mirrored in life as we anticipate the end of the pandemic. Experience the hope for better days found in Gabriel Jackson’s Advent setting, “Creator of the Stars of Night.” Imagine the soaring architecture of Westminster Cathedral as you listen to Benjamin Britten’s chant inspired Missa Brevis in D for treble voices. Encounter awe through Messe Cum Jubilo, a stirring plainchant for a chorus of baritones and organ. Our final selection, Rosephanye Powell’s The Cry of Jeremiah, is based on the 29th chapter of Jeremiah and draws from Baroque, Jazz, and African influences. Jeremiah’s lament runs the gamut of familiar emotions: anguish, betrayal, disillusionment, before ending – as our concert begins – with hope.

Sunday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Concert

Saturday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Concert


Featured Musician

Jan Kraybill
Dr. Jan Kraybill is a GRAMMY® nominated concert artist, musical leader, speaker and enthusiast advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. She has performed as a soloist, collaborative musician, and hymn festival designer/leader in Australia, Europe, North America, Russia, South Korea, and Tahiti. In Kansas City she is Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Organist-in-Residence at Community of Christ headquarters, and organist at Village on Antioch Presbyterian Church. Her most recent solo recording, The Orchestral Organ (Reference Recordings), received three GRAMMY® nominations this year, including Best Classical Instrumental Solo album.