Te Deum concert


Te Deum is thrilled to welcome Kansas City-based conductor, composer, and tenor Anthony J. Maglione as 2023-24 Composer-in-Residence.

Described as both “forceful” and “dramatic” by the San Diego Story, and “lush and lyrical” by Melisma magazine, Maglione’s works have appeared at state and national-level conventions, on TV, in video games, and have been recorded on Albany Records, Centaur Records, Gothic Records, and Spiritum Records. In 2004, his “Prayer of Columbus” was premiered at the United Nations in New York City. In 2018, Maglione’s cantata for soloists, chorus, organ, and chamber orchestra, “The Wedding of Solomon”, premiered at the American Guild of Organists National Convention. In 2019, his choral work “On Life” was premiered by the Miami University Men’s Glee Club at the National ACDA Conference. In early 2020, Verdigris Ensemble premiered his extended dramatic work “Dust Bowl” as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Elevator Project in Dallas, TX. He is currently slated for additional premieres throughout the United States in 2023.

2023-24 Season Plans:

For Te Deum’s 16th season, Maglione is composing a three-movement choral cycle based on Sonnet X “Death Be Not Proud” by the English Renaissance poet John Donne, to be premiered on September 16th and 17th at the season premier concert “Truer Words”. Donne’s poetry presents an argument against the power of Death and Maglione’s stark, yet propulsive and dramatic setting will be an homage to his father who passed in December of 2022.

About Anthony Maglione:

Originally from New Jersey, Anthony J. Maglione is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, East Carolina University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He relocated to Kansas City from Los Angeles in 2010 to serve as Director of Choral Studies at William Jewell College where he holds the Robert H. McKee Chair of Music.

Under his direction, Jewell’s choirs have grown in renown and the Concert Choir was twice named Runner Up (2nd Place) for the American Prize in Choral Performance, College/University Division and has released two internationally-distributed commercial albums. In addition to his responsibilities at William Jewell College, he serves as Director of Music and Choir Master at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Conductor Emeritus of the Freelance Ensemble Artists of NJ Symphony Orchestra, and has served on the summer conducting faculty of Westminster Choir College since 2011. Maglione also serves as the conducting teacher for Artefact Institute.