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Growing Together With Allegro Choirs

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Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, credit: Jamie Jones

Allegro Choirs of Kansas City has been helping young singers grow as musicians and people for over 20 years. Founder and Director Christy Elsner and graduating senior Lexi Dixon share music and stories with Classical KC, such as a humorous and emotional 2012 performance at the White House. We'll hear a wide range of music, including part of a performance with The Kanas City Symphony and Symphony Chorus of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem."

Host

Stephen Steigman

Guests

Christy Elsner, founder and artistic director
Lexi Dixon, choir member

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Zina Dixon
Ashley Dixon, Christy Elsner, and Lexi Dixon after an April 2021 Allegro Choirs performance.

Program

Et Exsultavit from Magnificat in A minor
by Antonio Porpora
Allegro Con Brio

Antiphon
by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Allegro Choirs
Kurt Knecht, organ

Dixit Dominus, RV 595
by Antonio Vivaldi, arr. by Christy Elsner and Jacob Narverud
Allegro Choirs
2016 American Choral Directors Association Convention Ensemble

Exsultate Justi
by Lodovico Grossi da Viadana
Allegro Con Spirito

Jagerchor from Der Freischutz
by Carl Maria von Weber
Allegro Con Spirito
2016 American Choral Directors Association Convention Ensemble

Choose Something Like a Star from Frostiana
by Randall Thompson
Allegro Con Brio

Hold On
by Trad. arr. by Stacey Gibbs
Allegro Con Brio

Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie
by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, arr by Moira Smiley
Allegro Con Brio

Captivity - No. 5 from Six Choral Songs for Treble Voices, opus 15
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Allegro Con Brio

Offertorium from War Requiem Op. 66
by Benjamin Britten
Michael Stern, conductor
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone
Kansas City Symphony Chorus - Charles Bruffy, director

El Desdichado from Bolero
by Camille Saint-Saëns

Allegro Con Brio

Learn more about Allegro Choirs, and see events and audition information at allegokc.org.

Our thanks to The Kansas City Symphony for their assistance. You learn more and see events at kcsymphony.org.

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Allegro Choirs at The White House - 2012

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.