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Thank you for attending our inaurugal summer series!

Trilla Ray-Carter, Artistic Director, discusses the inspiration for the series Between Silence and Light.

The Three Concert Series

With the music of the Baroque period as a starting point, our series will explore the language of the artsthrough music, architecture, word, art & dance. Join us on this inquiry into that which connects us as participants in the arts – as performer, listener and observer.

CONCERT I • Music and ArchItecture
Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.
John Lobell, architect, leads us on an exploration of the language of architecture and music, in both the Baroque era and modern eras.  Each concert will premiere a new work by composer Ian Coleman, commissioned specifically for this series inspired by BETWEEN SILENCE AND LIGHT.

Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Ron Witzke discusses silence and the search for beauty. The art of Makoto Fujimura will be explored in relationship to his journey of artistic expression inspired by the novel, SILENCE, by Shūsaku Endō. The second of Ian Coleman’s newly commissioned workswill be premiered, along with Baroque works of the masters. 

CONCERT III • Music and Dance
Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. 
No two art forms are more tightly connected than dance andmusic, each informing and drawing inspiration from the other. Jennifer Owen and members of the Owen/Cox Dance Group join KC Baroque in this concert dedicated to dance which will premiere the thirdwork of Ian Coleman's Between Silence and Light series.

All performances at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 40th and Main, Kansas City, MO.

The title of our summer series, Between Silence and Light was inspired by John Lobell’s book about the great mid-century architect Louis Kahn. Kahn saw architecture as the meeting of the measurable and the unmeasurable. He used the word “silence” for the unmeasurable, that which is not yet; and the word “light” for the measurable, for that which is. This concept invites us to explore the landscape between silence and light through the arts.

The series is designed as a collaborative journey with guest artists from a variety of disciplines, including architecture, dance, word, and music. As an inquiry into the connection between art forms, eras, and cultures, we will explore not only the artist’s process from inspiration to creation, but the language of art across history, seeking that which connects us as participants in the arts – as performers, listeners, and observers.

Newsletter & Announcements


Reformation Cantata
by Johann Sebastian Bach

with Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Dr. Anthony Maglione, and presented by the Kansas City American Guild of Organists

October 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church

Handel's Gloria with Dr. Jennifer White

Date: Early November, tba

Annual Messiah Sing Along

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

December 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Donate Today


A note from Trilla Ray-Carter, Executive and Artistic Director

Dear Friends,

A little over a year and a half ago, 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, now working with a fantastic board of directors, Kansas City Baroque is preparing to launch this project as a new summer series! I invite you to be a part of this inspiring season, making lively baroque performances a regular part of our community. 

KC Baroque's exciting accomplishments in 2016 include collaborations with 13 local and regional organizations bringing all kinds and styles of 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 on Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 pm at Village Presbyterian Church, featured Te Deum Chamber Choir, and Village Chamber Choir with KC Baroque in a stunning performance under the direction of Matthew Shepard. 

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 by our fine local and regional professional musicians. We are especially pleased to announce our plans to return this summer with a three-concert series, BETWEEN SILENCE AND LIGHT. My vision for this series is 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 the series and for KC Baroque.

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 invest in our community’s remarkable spirit of artistic entrepreneurship, and to become a valued member of KC Baroque’s family. 

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


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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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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016 7:00 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Doctoral Recital by Joshua Maize
SCHÜTZ: Reformation Oratorio

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

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

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

February 21, 2016  7:00 pm
St. Paul's Epsicopal Church
BUXTEHUDE: Membra Jesu Nostri
Te Deum Antiqua
Matthew Christopher Shepard, director
with KC Baroque