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  • Michael Stern returns as co-host for a program featuring music for our time, a classic concerto and a requiem for the living. We'll hear anthemic music by Jessie Montgomery and a concerto by Max Bruch with violinist Augustin Hadelich. Also, find out why Brahms' "A German Requiem" is a "desert island" piece for Michael Stern.
  • Charles Bruffy, the director of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and Kansas City Chorale, joins Dan Margolies as guest host for an all-choral program featuring the chorus. We'll learn about his rehearsal process and hear his insights into works by Mark Hayes, Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Zemlinsky, Francis Poulenc and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
  • Classical KC welcomes Shawn Cullen and Steve Dodge from the Heartland Men's Chorus to talk about the group's over 35 year history of music making and social justice work. We'll hear a diverse selection of music ranging from somber to laugh-out-loud funny.
  • Classical KC speaks with composer, conductor and pianist Isaac Cates about his growing influence in the world of choral music. We'll feature a selection of music showcasing his unique blend of sacred and secular choral sounds with modern gospel and other musical genres.
  • Classical KC speaks with Emily Marrin and Uli Schneider from The Kansas City Women's Chorus about the group's origins, performances, and how they fight for equality and social justice through art and action.
  • KC VITAS is a local "project based" vocal ensemble dedicated to expanding what is possible for a choir and the human voice. Host Stephen Steigman speaks with Founder and Director Jackson Thomas, as well as performer, and composer-in-residence Leslee Wood. We'll hear a diverse selection of modern vocal works.
  • 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."
  • The William Baker Festival Singers are so much more than just a choir. Host Stephen Steigman speaks with Founder and Director William Baker, as well as Executive Associate Music Director Jamea Sale about the group, The Choral Foundation, healthy singing, and more. We'll hear music from their composer in residence program, as well as Byron Smith, Lars Magnus Been, Waldemar Ahlen and others.
  • Learn about The William Jewell Choral Studies Program as host Stephen Steigman speaks with director Dr. Anthony Maglione. We also welcome alumnus David M. Sanchez and learn about recording with his alma mater, and making his Metropolitan Opera debut right before theaters shut down. We'll hear music from Adolphus Hailstork, William Dawson, Aaron Copland and more.
  • What is sacred to Kansas City chamber choir Te Deum? Host Alison DeSimone speaks with Matthew Shepard and Rupal Gupta, from Te Deum, about performing with period instruments, and how they define sacred music. We'll hear performances of Brahms, Bach, Poulenc and more.
  • William Baker Festival Singers adhere to strict social distancing and masks for rehearsals and performances. But its annual holiday concert has been moved outside the Kansas City metro, due to COVID restrictions.
  • Social distancing, mask protocols, and programming changes are all being implemented to accommodate the safety of band and choir students this fall.