Te Deum concert

Sacred Banquet

June 1 and 2, 2024

Sacred Banquet, the final concert of Te Deum’s 16th season, is a must-attend performance featuring music that spans nearly 800 years. It is part of a Kansas City community celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi and the incredible music inspired by this holy day.

Composers include Arvo Pärt, Olivier Messiaen, Roderick Williams, Vytautas Miškini, Palestrina, and the spiritually rich repertory of 10th and 11th-century Gregorian chant. This concert will also feature the second world premiere of the season by composer-in-residence, Anthony Maglione.

Te Deum Artistic Director, Matthew Christopher Shepard, will share the podium with guest conductor Antanina Kalechyts, professor of Gregorian Chant and Liturgy at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.

Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church (map)

Sunday, June 2, 4:00 p.m.
Visitation Catholic Church (map)


Advanced Tickets (purchased at link below) | $20
Senior | $20
General Admission Onsite | $25
Students | Free with ID

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Repertoire Featured:

Gregor Aichinger – Tantum Ergo
Anthony Maglione – Te Deum (World Premiere Commission)
Vytautas Miškinis
– O Salutaris Hostia
Arvo Pärt – Magnificat
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Panis Angelicus
Roderick Williams
– Ave Verum
Charles Wood
– Oculi Omnium
– O Sacrum Convivium, Pange Lingua, Lauda Sion, Verbum Supernum, Cibavit Eos, Alleluia Caro Mea

Corpus Christi Weekend:

Sacred Banquet is Te Deum’s final concert weekend of the 16th season. In addition to these concerts, the weekend will feature three days of events, including collaborations with the Catholic Diocese Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Learn More

About Antanina Kalechyts

Antanina Kalechyts, born in Minsk (Belarus), graduated in church music (focus on Gregorian chant and organ), concert organ and orchestral conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where she did her dissertation in Gregorian chant in 2016. A bachelor’s degree in organ pedagogy rounds off her extensive training.

In 2008 and 2009 she worked as cathedral organist in Graz. From 2009 to 2017 Antanina taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the classes for orchestra and choir conducting and at the Mumuth Opera Studio. She is co-founder and director of the ensemble Graces & Voices, dedicated to the interpretation of Gregorian chant and contemporary music.

In 2014 Antanina made her debut as conductor and musical assistant at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl. This was followed by engagements as a conductor in the field of operettas, operas, concerts and church music. Since 2016, Kalechyts has been the musical assistant for numerous productions at the Neue Oper Wien. Since 2018 she has been guest conductor of the ensemble for new music Reconsil (Vienna) and cooperates with the Sirene Opera Theater, among others. Learn more about Antanina