The Songflower Chorale

Our 2018-2019 Season is upon us:

In our last concert performance we featured new works by student composers from the area, alongside works by some of the noteworthy students and teachers of musical history.

This fall's program is centered on the English tradition.  Often when we think of the innovators and leaders of music history we look to Italy or Germany; but the choral masters of Britain have at times contributed key sparks which overtook western music.  We will celebrate with a variety of works of Renaissance masters which led the way in the development of harmony, alongside samples of the oratorio tradition which, through the international Handel, flowed back to inspire continental composers like Haydn and Mendelssohn.  We will honor some of the English Romantics, and finally visit the brilliant Anglican choral tradition, which is alive and well in the Kansas City area.

Our concert will be on Sunday, November 18th, at 7:30 pm, at Historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes Road, Kansas City MO.  Admission is free; donations are warmly accepted!

We will also present at the same Historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church a choral evensong on Sunday October 21st at 5:00pm, featuring fresh settings of the venerable liturgical text.

Singers, it is not too late to join this unique and wonderful group!  Please see the "Audition" form at the bottom of the "ABOUT US" page, or email us directly.  The Songflower Chorale strives always to provide an open, accepting, and friendly environment.

We are funded entirely by donations great and small!  If you would like to support our work financially, please see the "DONATE" link above to make a secure donation.  The Songflower Chorale is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation, and financial gifts go directly to our operating expenses such as rental fee for rehearsal and performance spaces, purchasing or renting music, supplies, and engaging guest musicians at need.

 

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Some Recordings

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A few recordings from recent Songflower performances:

20 November 2016:

https://soundcloud.com/g-wilcken/cosmos

https://soundcloud.com/g-wilcken/antipostmetasemanticism-2-numerology

29 April 2018:

https://soundcloud.com/g-wilcken/16-canon-for-now-exiting

https://soundcloud.com/g-wilcken/locus-iste