Te Deum concert

Lessons and Carols for Today

December 18 and 19, 2023

Lessons and Carols for Today offers a modern twist on the Anglican tradition of interspersing biblical passages with choral and congregational singing. Collaborating with Kansas City poet Natasha Ria El-Scari, Natasha will write and perform new poetry to replace the traditional biblical lessons, delivering modern and collective reflections on the Nativity story. Te Deum will sing a wide variety of familiar and less familiar Christmas music, and the audience will have their own opportunity to join in thoughtful and hope-filled singing.

Monday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (map)

Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church (map)

Season Tickets
| $75 (save 40% off General Admission price)
Advanced Tickets (purchased at link below) | $20
Senior | $20
General Admission Onsite | $25
Students | Free with ID

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About Natasha Ria El-Scari

Natasha Ria El-Scari is a writer, Cave Canem fellow, and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals.  She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of universities and venues nationwide. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Natasha has a BA from Jackson State University and a MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Natasha’s Black Feminist approach is reflected in her writing, poetry and performance pieces. Natasha brings the fire! She is a newlywed with two adult children and a teen bonus son. Once asked in an interview what makes her unique she replied, “…most people lie to themselves, but I like to reveal myself.” Natasha’s perspective as a mother, educator, feminist, performer and artist makes her a dynamic speaker and presenter for all ages.