Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Kansas City Symphony's Happy Hour: Jan Kraybill's Organ Extravaganza - 6:00pm
1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64106
U.S.A.
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: admission is free

From the Symphony's website:  "Prepare for organ domination! Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work and then settle in for an impressive performance by organist Jan Kraybill on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. Cash bars open at 5 p.m and the one-hour, casual concert begins at 6 p.m. Reserve your FREE general admission tickets in advance starting April 1. Sponsored by Lead Bank."

Repertoire will include:

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1983), transcr. Bennet:  Coronation March

GIUSEPPE TARTINI (1692-1770):  Allegro (first movement) from Concert in D - with Julian Kaplan, the Symphony's James B. and Annabel Nutter Principal Trumpet

ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000):  Prayer of Saint Gregory - with Julian Kaplan

EDVARD ARMAS JÄRNEFELT (1869-1958), transcr. Nevin:  Praeludium for Small Orchestra

GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934), transcr. Ley:  Chaconne from First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1

RUSSELL HEPPLEWHITE (b. 1982):  Invisible Landscapes - with Mark Gibbs, the Symphony's Principal Cellist, Robert A. Kipp chair)

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968):  Pageant

JOHANNES MATTHIAS MICHEL (b. 1962):  Swing Five

JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA (1854-1932), transcr. Kraybill:  The Stars and Stripes Forever

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Liberty Community Chorus: "Passion and Splendour" - 3:00pm
201 S. River Blvd.
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: visit www.libertycommunitychorus.org

I am pleased to appear once again as organist with this chorus of devoted, talented amateurs under the direction of my friend, Bryan Taylor.  In celebration of this choir's 15th season, this concert will include a new commission by Norwegian composer Kim Arnesen.

For more information, visit www.libertycommunitychorus.org.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will play the free, half-hour demonstration concert on the magnificent 5,685-pipe Casavant pipe organ under the glorious spiral ceiling of this worship space.  After the performance, a short, optional, up-close view of the inner workings of this beautiful instrument is offered. These events are offered by Community of Christ Headquarters staff organists each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday during June and July, except holidays.

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will play the free, half-hour demonstration concert on the magnificent 5,685-pipe Casavant pipe organ under the glorious spiral ceiling of this worship space.  After the performance, a short, optional, up-close view of the inner workings of this beautiful instrument is offered. These events are offered by Community of Christ Headquarters staff organists each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday during June and July, except holidays.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

North Central AGO Regional Convention: Solo organ recital "A Community of Voices" - 7:30pm
1501 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215
USA [map]
Price: visit website below

I am pleased to play the opening performance of the American Guild of Organists' North Central Regional Convention in this gorgeous venue.  For information on the convention, visit www.agomilwaukee.org/Convention-Details.

The program, titled "A Community of Voices," celebrates the diversity of musical and faith communities.  Repertoire will include:

We Need Each Other’s Voice to Sing - hymn text by Thomas Troeger, tune by Jan Kraybill

Scherzo in G minor - Marco Enrico Bossi (1861–1925)

Canzon detta Qui la dira (Who will say?) - Andrea Gabrieli (c.1533–1585)

Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (My soul magnifies the Lord):  Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV 733 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (All Glory be to God on High), BWV 676 - J.S. Bach

Kirchen-Hymne: Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen) - Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Choral-Improvisation on Victimae paschali laudes (Praise to the Paschal Victim) - Charles Tournemire (1870–1939)

Yorùbá Lament - Fela Sowande (1905–1987)

This Day the World Was Called into Being: Prelude for Rosh Hashana - Herman Berlinski (1910–2001)

Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op. 7, No. 3 - Marcel Dupré (1886 – 1971)

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa
North Central AGO Regional Convention: "Singing Poetry" workshops - 8:45am and 10:15am
1511 Church St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
USA
414-258-7375 [map]
Price: visit website below

I will teach two workshops on encouraging vibrant and meaningful congregational singing through our art as organists, for participants in the American Guild of Organists' North Central Regional Convention.  For more information on the convention, visit www.agomilwaukee.org/Convention-Details.

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

AGO Southwest Regional Convention: Opening Convocation - 8:00pm
1820 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
USA [map]
Price: visit website below

I am pleased to be the speaker at the opening convocation of the American Guild of Organists' Southwest Regional Convention.  For more information about the convention, visit https://agodenver2019.org/.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Trinity United Methodist Church
AGO Southwest Regional Convention: "Voices in Community" workshop - 3:15pm
1820 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
USA [map]
Price: visit website below

I am pleased to present a workshop titled "Voices in Community:  The Organ and Congregational Singing" for the Southwest Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists. 

A pipe organ is a community of voices: each pipe possesses unique physical and sonic characteristics, and each one’s voice is needed to create a beautiful, musical whole. The instrument is thus a metaphor for diverse communities in song, as well as being the perfect leader and accompanist of that song. This workshop will explore keyboard techniques necessary to effectively lead and accompany congregational singing, in a wide variety of musical styles, to enable our communities to sing with enthusiasm and understanding.

For more information about the convention, visit https://agodenver2019.org/.

 

Monday, July 8th, 2019

AGO Southwest Regional Convention: Hymn Festival - 8:45am
1600 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
USA [map]
Price: visit website below

Hymn Society colleague Brian Hehn and I have designed and will lead a hymn festival full of vibrant congregational singing for the Southwest Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

For more information about the convention, visit https://agodenver2019.org/.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Meyerson Symphony Center
Hymn Society Annual Conference: Hymn Festival "From Age to Age" - 7:00pm
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
USA
214-670-3600 [map]
Price: visit website below

With Mark Doerries, the Notre Dame Children's Chorus, and a massed children's choir, I am pleased to design and lead a hymn festival, "From Age to Age," for the annual conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

For more information about the conference, visit https://thehymnsociety.org/event/.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will play the free, half-hour demonstration concert on the magnificent 5,685-pipe Casavant pipe organ under the glorious spiral ceiling of this worship space.  After the performance, a short, optional, up-close view of the inner workings of this beautiful instrument is offered. These events are offered by Community of Christ Headquarters staff organists each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday during June and July, except holidays.

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will play the free, half-hour demonstration concert on the magnificent 5,685-pipe Casavant pipe organ under the glorious spiral ceiling of this worship space.  After the performance, a short, optional, up-close view of the inner workings of this beautiful instrument is offered. These events are offered by Community of Christ Headquarters staff organists each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday during June and July, except holidays.

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will play the free, half-hour demonstration concert on the magnificent 5,685-pipe Casavant pipe organ under the glorious spiral ceiling of this worship space.  After the performance, a short, optional, up-close view of the inner workings of this beautiful instrument is offered. These events are offered by Community of Christ Headquarters staff organists each Sunday afternoon, except holidays.

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will play the free, half-hour demonstration concert on the magnificent 5,685-pipe Casavant pipe organ under the glorious spiral ceiling of this worship space.  After the performance, a short, optional, up-close view of the inner workings of this beautiful instrument is offered. These events are offered by Community of Christ Headquarters staff organists each Sunday afternoon, except holidays.

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
French Organ Music Festival VII - 2:00 - 5:00 pm
416 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64105-1404
U.S.A.
(816) 842-0416 [map]
Price: freewill offering

I am so pleased to provide the closing segment of this seventh annual festival celebrating French organ music.  Come hear my colleague KC-area musicians throughout the afternoon! 

For more details, visit https://kcgolddome.org/french-organ-music-festival/.

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Solo organ concert - time TBA
620 E Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64109
U.S.A.
816-931-1100 [map]
Price: admission is free

I am pleased to offer an organ concert as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the installation of this pipe organ.

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Solo organ concert - time TBA
908 Rutherford St
Shreveport, LA 71104
U.S.A. [map]
Price: visit www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com

I am so pleased to return to perform for the second time on the annual East Texas Pipe Organ Festival.  This unique event honors the life and work of Roy Perry (1906-1978) and features Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs in the East Texas area designed and tonally finished by Perry and the Williams Family of New Orleans. 

For more information on the festival, visit www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com.

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

venue TBA
Jan Kraybill's 21st annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert - time TBA
Price: admission is free

Join me for Super Bowl Sunday Organ Concert XXI!  More details coming soon.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Solo organ concert - 4:00pm
47535 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260
U.S.A.
760-346-2697 [map]
Price: visit website below

I am pleased to play a concert for the Desert Friends of Music. More details coming soon. Learn about the entire concert season by visiting the Friends' website, www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music.

Friday, March 20th, 2020

duo keyboards concert - 12:15pm
201 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
U.S.A.
(816) 931-1032 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will join Marian Thomas in a concert on The Westport Center for the Arts "Brown Bag" lunchtime series, featuring music of J.S. Bach's unique voice on two of the keyboard instruments of his time, the harpsichord and the organ.  

For more information on the Brown Bag series, visit wcakc.org/events/brown-bag-concerts.

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

workshop on church music - time TBA
50 N Prospect St
Akron, OH 44304
U.S.A.
330-376-5154 [map]
Price: TBA

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Hymn Festival - 4:00pm
50 N Prospect St
Akron, OH 44304
U.S.A.
330-376-5154 [map]
Price: admission is free