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Peace and Joy

December 8 and 9, 2019

Following up on Te Deum’s highly successful Christmas concert in 2018, we are returning with an equally exciting and engaging version of our now annual “Peace and Joy”. This season’s concerts will of course focus on two of the season’s most important themes, music of peace and joy, but we will also give special attention to local Kansas City Composers.

A Spanish Lament – Antiqua Series

March 1, 2020

The Lamentations of Jeremiah, somber lessons delivered in the final days of Holy Week, have been set to music by numerous composers over the past centuries, but few resonate with the intensity of the 16th-century Spaniard, Thomás Luis de Victoria.

CANCELLED – Divine

May 24 and 25, 2020

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.

Divine Experiences

Music encourages you to discover the holy found all around. When we sing secular pieces, or music without reference to God, it can be a platform for finding the sacred inherent in this world. When sacred texts are set to secular music, they express the sense of holiness listeners find in the music. Consider two… Read more »

Close-up of Te Deum choir

A Concert Beneficiary: Jewish Vocational Service

Te Deum had the honor of offering our 2017 performance of Bach’s St. John Passion for free to our community, and with a concert offering taken for Jewish Vocational Services. Currently, there are more than 20 million refugees worldwide, and global humanitarian need is at an all-time high. Only 1% of all refugees are resettled… Read more »

Te Deum Chamber Choir singing

Light the World

Former director of choral activities at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Dr. Robert Bode, was commissioned to write a poem in honor of Te Deum’s 10th season. Professor of Composition at the University of Kansas, Ingrid Stolzel, was commissioned to set this meaningful text to music. Listen to the performance HERE. Light the… Read more »