REVIEW: "Tonight’s concert by the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, “Music from Versailles: The Sun King’s Court,” was a beautiful reminder of what a special place Kansas City is for music. How many other cities the size of Kansas City can boast a period instrument ensemble that could perform the highly refined music of the French Baroque with such authority. This was music of the highest order.” —Patrick Neas, KC Star, KC Arts Beat


2nd Annual
Baroque & BBQ

An Evening of Food, Fun and Fiddling Around
with Members and Friends of KC Baroque

Saturday, Sept. 28th, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Parish Hall
11 East 40th St.,Kansas City, MO 64111


• Live Music and Entertainment
• Award Winning BBQ by Chef Tom
• A Silent Auction & MORE!


Menu: Pulled Pork, Brisket, Beans and Potato Salad,
Fresh Baked Pies, Brownies & Ice Cream.

$75, RSVP by September 15
Tickets Available in Advance and at the Door

A fantastic evening of live music, award winning BBQ and more!
We'll take off our wigs, kick up our heels, and round up some fun and funds
for KC's very own baroque band! Come join us!



OUTREACH

Peering inside a violin…

Peering inside a violin…

KC Baroque wins
Outreach Grants from
EARLY MUSIC AMERICA and
The Martha Lee Cain Tranby Fund

Kansas City Baroque Consortium is one of eight ensembles nationwide awarded an Early Music America mini-grant to present special outreach projects during
“Early Music Month” in March.

With the additional support of the
Martha Lee Cain Tranby Foundation,
KC Baroque will present
"Swirls, Twirls, Stomps and Curls:
The ins and outs of Baroque style”
to young music students at
Harmony Project KC, and Blue Valley Middle School.

Cross Section of a Violin

Cross Section of a Violin

KC Baroque presented a mini-concert and workshop for these young musicians exploring core elements of music expression, and an up close look at how string instruments and the harpsichord are made.

Rob, Monty and Trilla at Blue Valley Middle Scool

Rob, Monty and Trilla at Blue Valley Middle Scool

For more information about our outreach projects, or to inquire about an outreach visit from members of KC Baroque, please contact us at kcbaroque@gmail.com


Thank You…
for being such an important part of the growth and success of KC Baroque! Your attendance and generous support of our concerts, special events and outreach programs ensure many more enriching performances for Kansas City!

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Trilla Ray-Carter
Artistic Director and Executive Director
Kansas City Baroque Consortium


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RECENT CONCERTS

Summer 2018 Season - Final Concert
The Sun King's Court
Friday August 17, 7:30 p.m.

Music of Couperin, Campra, Marais & Rameau, and the World Premiere of "I AM SILENT", by Anthony Maglione.

Featured vocalists: Sarah Tannehill Anderson,  Hannah De Priest, Jay Carter,  Anthony Maglione, Sam Anderson,  and Joshua Lawlor.
Instrumentalists:
Sarah Cranor and Monty Carter - Violin,  Leighann Daihl Ragusa and Dorothy Maglione - Flute, Nell French - Viola, Victor Penniman - Viola da Gamba, Trilla Ray-Carter - Cello, Jeff Noonan - Theorbo, Rebecca Bell - Harpsichord

Concert Review, August 17, 2018
Patrick Neas, KC Star
KC Arts Beat

"Tonight’s concert by the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, “Music from Versailles: The Sun King’s Court,” was a beautiful reminder of what a special place Kansas City is for music. How many other cities the size of Kansas City can boast a period instrument ensemble that could perform the highly refined music of the French Baroque with such authority. This was music of the highest order.

After an hors d’oeuvre of instrumental music by Couperin, sopranos Sarah Tannehill Anderson and Hannah de Priest sang Four Verses on a Motet by Couperin, a duet made even more lovely by the warm sound of wooden Baroque flutes. “Florete prata” by André Campra followed, sung by Jay Carter, whose rounded countertenor was a total pleasure for the ears.

The first half of the concert concluded with a newly commissioned work, “I Am Silent” by Anthony Maglione. Base on a poem by Rumi, it was a lovely complement to the other works on the program. Maglione combined the unique sound of the baroque instruments with vocal writing to perfectly express Rumi’s intense mysticism. The work at times was spare and others gently propulsive minimalist. It was a totally unique sound that makes me look forward to hearing more of Maglione’s music.

The second half began with a short work by Marais that, in a just world, would be as well known as Pachelbel’s Canon. The string members of the Consortium beautifully conveyed “The Bells of St. Genevieve.” It was a delightful way to lead into the main work of the evening, Rameau’s “Quam dialect tabernacula.” Rameau’s Grand Motets are as great as any sacred music composed in the Baroque era. To hear this work sung by a chamber choir comprised of some of Kansas City finest singers was a rare delight. The singers and musicians had such confidence and assuredness, that they were able to let go and also capture the ecstasy of Rameau’s motet. It was a glorious conclusion to a glorious evening of music." — Patrick Neas



Monday, February 26, 2018
  Johnson County Community College
Ruel Joyce Recital Series, JCCC

Trilla Ray-Carter, cellist, was joined by soprano, Kayleigh Aytes and harpsichordist, Nicholas Good for a program of Handel and De Fesch. The concert included the Handel Suite No. 2 in F Major for Harpsichord, the Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord in d minor written by the Dutch composer/violinist Willem de Fesch, who served as Handel's concertmaster in London, and Handel's exquisitely tragic cantata Oh numi eterna, "La Lucrezia", performed by Kayleigh Aytes.

Trilla Ray-Carter, cellist, was joined by soprano, Kayleigh Aytes and harpsichordist, Nicholas Good for a program of Handel and De Fesch. The concert included the Handel Suite No. 2 in F Major for Harpsichord, the Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord in d minor written by the Dutch composer/violinist Willem de Fesch, who served as Handel's concertmaster in London, and Handel's exquisitely tragic cantata Oh numi eterna, "La Lucrezia", performed by Kayleigh Aytes.


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KC Baroque's success by supporting
our concerts, educational outreach and composer commissions!

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About KC Baroque

In December of 2015, I completed the Artist INC Advanced program for artist entrepreneurship and was awarded $1000, voted by my peers, for best project proposal. A year later, working with a fantastic board of directors, Kansas City Baroque launched a new summer series that offers something unique to Kansas City’s rich musical landscape! Featuring period performances of works from the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries, KC Baroque explores both the well known and the hidden gems of the era. Our first three seasons have drawn critical acclaim, and our audiences grow with every concert! 

I invite you to be a part of this inspiring project! With period performances of early music as our spring board, we are exploring the connections between past and future, between a variety art forms, and across eras. Last year we initiated an educational outreach program, and we continue our "New Music for Old Instruments" commissioning program with a new work by Ingrid Stölzel. This year we are expanding our outreach programs, and are laying plans for participation in KC’s city wide celebration of the anniversary of Molière’s birth in 2022.

KC Baroque participates regularly in exciting collaborations with local and regional organizations bringing a wide variety of early music to the Kansas City metropolitan area.  

Highlights include performances with: 
• Te Deum Antiqua Chamber Choir in Buxtehude’s Jesu Membra Nostri in February.  

• American Choral Director’s SW Conference included three performances for KCBC with local and regional choirs in March at Helzberg Hall.          

PASTICCIO, a program of baroque delicacies presented on several recital series including the Westport Brown Bag Series, JCCC Ruel Joyce Series, and this Spring to be presented in St. Louis, in Louisville, KY on the Locust Grove Series, and here in KC on March 16th for the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Happy Hour Series!

BACH's ST. JOHN PASSION  in April of 2016 at featured Te Deum Chamber Choir, and Village Chamber Choir with KC Baroque in a stunning performance under the direction of Matthew Shepard. 

Charpentier's TE DEUM with Musica Vocale, under the direction of Arnold Epley in June of 2017. 

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Kansas City Baroque continues to bring to our community the beloved masterworks and the rarely heard gems of the baroque era produced and performed on period instruments by our fine local and regional professional musicians.

Our first annual three-concert series in 2017 was titled, BETWEEN SILENCE AND LIGHT. My vision for this series was personal, inspired by the writings and thinking of the great architect, Louis Kahn, and the journey of finding one's artistic voice. This link to our video  shares with you my vision for this first concert series and for KC Baroque.

Our second season was a grand tour of Verona, Vienna and Versailles with music and excerpts from Shakespeare and Elizabethan writers and commentary of he day, Music of the early classical era featuring Charles Metz and his spectacular newly commissioned fortepiano by Charles McNulty, and music of CPE Bach, JC Bach, Francesca LeBrun, and Haydn. And our grand finale featuring works by the French masters of the baroque: Couperin, Campra, Marais, and Rameau. The concert also premieres an exquisite new work by Anthony J. Maglione, “I Am Silent”, a setting of the poetry by the great Persian mystic, Rumi.

Our 2019 Season, Women of Note, will celebrate the women who influenced the arts and music of the 17th and 18th centuries as patrons, composers and performers. Sign up for for our newsletter announcements to be the first to hear about our upcoming events!

Today, I invite you to be a part of this important project by supporting the Kansas City Baroque Consortium with a tax deductible donation. Any gift is appreciated and I encourage you to consider one of the special opportunities available to underwrite the series, a single concert, or one of our guest artists. This is an important and meaningful way to become a valued member of KC Baroque’s family, and to invest in our community’s remarkable spirit of artistic entrepreneurship. 

Donate Today

You may also send your tax-deductible contribution to: 

Kansas City Baroque Consortium,  c/o Trilla Ray-Carter, 10413 Walrond Ave., Kansas City, MO 64137


PAST CONCERTS

Annual Messiah Sing Along
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, December 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
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J.S. Bach Reformation Cantata
Atonement Lutheran Church, October 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Dr. Anthony Maglione, and presented by the Kansas City American Guild of Organists
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BACHATHON
Sunday, May 7, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

The KC American Guild of Organists presents their annual celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach. Organ, vocal, instrumental and choral works are presented in the grand Nave of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral all afternoon. KC Baroque is once again pleased to participate in this yearly event honoring the great master. Performances begin at 2 pm and conclude about 7 pm. FREE, donations accepted.  "Come when you can, leave when you must." 

4:40 p.m.  — Suzanne Anderson, soprano, Amara Guitry, baroque flute, Paul Meier, organist, with members of Kansas City Baroque Consortium: Rob Patterson and Monty Carter, baroque violins, and Trilla Ray-Carter, baroque cello. 

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, Cantata 100
Presto from the Trio Sonata, BWV 1039
Meine Seele sei vergnügt from Cantata 204

5:30 p.m.  — Schola Cantorum, directed by Dr. Anthony Maglione with KC Baroque.

Mass in A Major, BWV 234

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SUMMER KICK-OFF CONCERT
Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. 

A FREE Concert
Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch,     14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. 

A sneak peak at the extraordinary programs to be presented on our summer series.
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Baroque, Barocco, Barock
Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 p.m. 

KCBC appears with Musica Vocale in a concert of Baroque choral treasures featuring works by Bach, Purcell, and Charpentier. Westport Presbyterian Church. Tickets at musicavocale.org.
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Pasticcio
A program of baroque delicacies presented for
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Happy Hour Concert  Thursday, March 16, 2017, for the Locust Grove Chamber Music Series, Louisville KY on March 12, 2017, the JCCC Ruel Joyce Recital Series, October 5th, 2016, and the Westport Brown Bag Series, May 21, 2016
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St. John Passion by J. S. Bach
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  
Te Deum & Village Presbyterian Church Choir at Village Presbyterian Church
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Sunday, May 15, 2016 3:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church

Village Chamber Choir,  Te Deum Chamber Choir, Matthew Christopher Shepard, director
Vivaldi Four Seasons and more with Sarah Titterington Ibbett, guest violin soloist
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 7:00 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Doctoral Recital by Joshua Maize
SCHÜTZ: Reformation Oratorio
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Friday, March 25, 2016  7:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church

Young Adult Choir, Elisa Bickers, director
SCHÜTZ: The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016  11:00 am
Helzberg Hall

William Jewell Choir, Dr. Anthony Maglione
BACH: BWV 118: O Jesu Meins Lebens Licht
MOZART: Te Deum, K 141
Southwestern ACDA Conference
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Saturday, March 5, 2016  7:00 pm
Gano Chapel, William Jewell Campus

William Jewell Choir, Dr. Anthony Maglione
BACH: BWV 118: O Jesu Meins Lebens Licht
MOZART: Te Deum, K 141
Free Admission
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February 21, 2016  7:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

BUXTEHUDE: Membra Jesu Nostri
Te Deum Antiqua
Matthew Christopher Shepard, director
with KC Baroque.