The Songflower Chorale

Quick info version:

Next Concert: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00pm at Historic St Mary’s Episcopal Church 1307 Holmes St Kansas City Missouri

Rehearsals are: Tuesdays 7:00-9:30; contact director if you’d be interested in joining!

Our 2018-2019 Season is upon us:

Our Fall 2019 concert, “Psalms: Poetry of Joy, Reflection, and Hope”, looks to the Psalms through the ages, as they have wandered through various languages and from a number of composers, including some settings in the original Hebrew by early Baroque composer Salamone Rossi, as well as more modern works, including the multinational 20th-century composer Jean Berger. The concert will be on 24th of November at Historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes St- check back to this space for details of date and time as they are finalized.


Previous Programs:

Last Fall (2018) our program was 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.

Last Spring (2019) we presented JAZZ AND MADRIGALS, will be on Sunday, May 12th, at 3:00 pm, at Historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes Road, Kansas City MO.  Admission is free; donations are warmly accepted! We will be joined by some of Kansas City’s leading jazz performers to present a combination of old and new songs of love, joy, and loss.

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