October 19 and 20, 2019
The Beatitudes, seven verses from the Book of Matthew, are repeatedly quoted to speak truth and offer hope to Christians. These verses not only resonate with Christian followers, but their truths resonate universally: be kind, work for peace, stand up for what is right, be humble.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »