Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 18th, 2019

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and the Kansas City Symphony - 8:00pm
1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64106
U.S.A.
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.org

From the Symphony website:  Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. With his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a way that breaks down barriers. Lovett’s eclectic performance style guarantees a compelling and captivating experience in his first-ever Helzberg Hall performance with his Small Band and your Kansas City Symphony.

I will play piano in this event.

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and the Kansas City Symphony - 8:00pm
1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64106
U.S.A.
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.org

From the Symphony website:  Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. With his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a way that breaks down barriers. Lovett’s eclectic performance style guarantees a compelling and captivating experience in his first-ever Helzberg Hall performance with his Small Band and your Kansas City Symphony.

I will play piano in this event.

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and the Kansas City Symphony - 2:00pm
1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64106
U.S.A.
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.org

From the Symphony website:  Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. With his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a way that breaks down barriers. Lovett’s eclectic performance style guarantees a compelling and captivating experience in his first-ever Helzberg Hall performance with his Small Band and your Kansas City Symphony.

I will play piano in this event.

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Super Bowl Sunday Organ Concert XX: "On the Shoulders of Giants" - 2:30pm
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
U.S.A.
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: freewill offering

My 20th annual Super Bowl Sunday Organ Concert, in the year of the 60th anniversary of The Auditorium Organ (Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1309), will be a celebration of the giants on whose shoulders we stand.  As always, live up-close video of my hands and feet in action will be projected onto two large screens visible from any seat in the audience.  Many surprises are in store for you for Super Bowl Concert XX -- come see and hear!

I have made the same promise every one of the past nineteen seasons: if the Chiefs make the Super Bowl, I will improvise a piece in their honor. The team has come close in the past two decades, but this year, chances look better than ever. Perhaps the 20th time is the charm!

A wide variety of solo organ music will be offered for music and sports fans alike, each piece chosen to honor “giants” who have enabled and encouraged great music under the Auditorium's dome:  Harry Truman, Lamar Hunt, Franklyn Weddle, John Obetz, Jack Ergo, Rosalie Elser, Bethel Knoche, G. Donald Harrison, Catharine Crozier, and more.

Unlike the “other” game, this concert is free of charge (a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted), 5800 seats are available, and there is plenty of free parking.

The audience is invited to wear Chiefs red. The concert is 90 minutes in length, allowing plenty of time for KC-area fans to make the kickoff of Super Bowl LIII.

Repertoire includes:

DAN GAWTHROP  Like a Fire 
J.S. BACH  Passacaglia and Fugue 
HERMAN BERLINSKI  Prelude for Rosh Hashana 
PETER CORNET  Eia Ergo, from Salve Regina 
CHARLES TOURNEMIRE  Improvisation on Victimae paschali laudes 
MARCO ENRICO BOSSI  Scherzo in G minor 
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT  Fantasy on Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) 
And some surprises!

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

St. John's Cathedral
Kantorei (Denver): All Things Bright and Beautiful - 7:30pm
1350 Washington St
Denver, CO 80203
U.S.A.
303.831.7115 [map]
Price: visit www.kantorei.org

from Kantorei's website:  In preparation for Kantorei’s appearance at the 2019 American Choral Directors National Convention in Kansas City, we celebrate one of the most prolific and beloved melody writers in all of choral music, John Rutter. The first half of our concerts feature some of Mr. Rutter’s personal favorite sacred works, including this concert’s namesake as well as “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “A Gaelic Blessing”. The second half features other repertoire to be performed at ACDA, including “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith, and Kim Arnesen’s “Infinity”. Join us in these farewell concerts before we represent the Denver cultural community on the national stage!

I am pleased to be organist for this event.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Kantorei (Denver): All Things Bright and Beautiful - 7:30pm
3501 S Colorado Blvd
Englewood, CO 80113
U.S.A.
(303) 762-0616 [map]
Price: visit www.kantorei.org

from Kantorei's website:  In preparation for Kantorei’s appearance at the 2019 American Choral Directors National Convention in Kansas City, we celebrate one of the most prolific and beloved melody writers in all of choral music, John Rutter. The first half of our concerts feature some of Mr. Rutter’s personal favorite sacred works, including this concert’s namesake as well as “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “A Gaelic Blessing”. The second half features other repertoire to be performed at ACDA, including “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith, and Kim Arnesen’s “Infinity”. Join us in these farewell concerts before we represent the Denver cultural community on the national stage!

I am pleased to be organist for this event.

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Christ Church Denver
Kantorei (Denver): All Things Bright and Beautiful - 3:00pm
2950 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210
U.S.A.
303-758-3674 [map]
Price: visit www.kantorei.org

from Kantorei's website:  In preparation for Kantorei’s appearance at the 2019 American Choral Directors National Convention in Kansas City, we celebrate one of the most prolific and beloved melody writers in all of choral music, John Rutter. The first half of our concerts feature some of Mr. Rutter’s personal favorite sacred works, including this concert’s namesake as well as “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “A Gaelic Blessing”. The second half features other repertoire to be performed at ACDA, including “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith, and Kim Arnesen’s “Infinity”. Join us in these farewell concerts before we represent the Denver cultural community on the national stage!

I am pleased to be organist for this event.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

ACDA National Conference - February 27 thru March 2
Kansas City, MO 64010
U.S.A. [map]
Price: visit www.acda.org

from the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA) website:  “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City!” -- that’s what the song says anyway! You will definitely want to mark the dates of Feb. 27th – March 2 on your calendar for the 2019 ACDA 60th Anniversary Jubilee National Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.   The conference themes for this 60th Anniversary Conference are Legacy and Community. We will have performances by choirs from across our country, international choirs, a Legacy Director’s Chorus featuring 11 iconic conductors, 4 Honor Choirs, ‘A Walk Through ACDA History,’ interest sessions, reading sessions, not to mention KC Barbecue and a Kaleidoscope of KC choirs! 

I am pleased to be organist for three of John Rutter's sessions, two honor choirs, and two worship services led by Mark Hayes during this exciting international gathering of choral musicians. 

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Symphony's Happy Hour: "Soak Up the Baroque" - 6:00pm
1601 Broadway Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: admission is free

from the KC Symphony website:  Bring friends and co-workers to the Kansas City Symphony for a FREE chamber music performance featuring music from the Baroque period. From a Johann Christian Bach woodwind quintet to Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestra Suite No. 2 with the famous Badinerie, we've got your Baroque fix covered. Come early for a drink in the Kauffman Center's Brandmeyer Great Hall with its panoramic views; cash bars open at 5 p.m. Reserve your FREE general admission tickets in advance starting January 15. Sponsored by Lead Bank.

I will be harpsichordist for this event. 

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
201 S River Blvd
Independence, MO 64050
U.S.A.
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.

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Symphony: Carmina Burana - 7:00pm
1601 Broadway Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.org

In the wonderfully indulgent Carmina burana you’ll hear an irresistible, nonstop and thunderous celebration of life, love and the philosophy of carpe diem. One of the most popular classical works of all time, Carmina burana appears in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and sporting events. This musical extravaganza begins with a kaleidoscope of sound in pieces by two prominent American composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Augusta Read Thomas.

For more information and tickets, visit www.kcsymphony.org.

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Symphony: Carmina Burana - 8:00pm
1601 Broadway Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.rg

In the wonderfully indulgent Carmina burana you’ll hear an irresistible, nonstop and thunderous celebration of life, love and the philosophy of carpe diem. One of the most popular classical works of all time, Carmina burana appears in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and sporting events. This musical extravaganza begins with a kaleidoscope of sound in pieces by two prominent American composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Augusta Read Thomas.

For more information and tickets, visit www.kcsymphony.org.

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Symphony: Carmina Burana - 8:00pm
1601 Broadway Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.org

In the wonderfully indulgent Carmina burana you’ll hear an irresistible, nonstop and thunderous celebration of life, love and the philosophy of carpe diem. One of the most popular classical works of all time, Carmina burana appears in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and sporting events. This musical extravaganza begins with a kaleidoscope of sound in pieces by two prominent American composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Augusta Read Thomas.

For more information and tickets, visit www.kcsymphony.org.

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Symphony: Carmina Burana - 2:00pm
1601 Broadway Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
(816) 994-7200 [map]
Price: visit www.kcsymphony.org

In the wonderfully indulgent Carmina burana you’ll hear an irresistible, nonstop and thunderous celebration of life, love and the philosophy of carpe diem. One of the most popular classical works of all time, Carmina burana appears in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and sporting events. This musical extravaganza begins with a kaleidoscope of sound in pieces by two prominent American composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Augusta Read Thomas.

For more information and tickets, visit www.kcsymphony.org.

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Community of Christ Temple 25th Anniversary service - 1:00pm
201 S River Blvd
Independence, MO 64050
U.S.A.
816-833-1000 [map]
Price: admission is free

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: Peace Award Ceremony
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: President's Address service
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: Communion service
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: Ordination service
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: evening service
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: Hymn Festival
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Community of Christ's World Conference: Closing service
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
USA
816-833-1000 [map]

I will be organist for this event. More details to be announced.

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

pipe organ demonstration concert - 2:30pm
201 S River Blvd
Independence, MO 64050
U.S.A.
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, May 5th, 2019

Bachathon XL - 2:00 - 6:00 pm
415 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
U.S.A.
(816) 474-8260 [map]
Price: freewill offering

I will be one of many area musicians performing during Kansas City's 40th annual festival of the great music of Johann Sebastian Bach, sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

"Come when you can, leave when you must."

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Symphony's Happy Hour: Jan Kraybill's Organ Extravaganza - 6:00pm
1601 Broadway Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
(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.

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.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

North Central AGO Regional Convention: Solo organ recital - 7:30pm
1501 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215
USA [map]

More details to be announced.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

TBD
North Central AGO Regional Convention: "Singing Poetry" workshops
Milwaukee, WI
U.S.A. [map]

Details to be announced.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Trinity United Methodist Church
Southwest AGO Regional Convention: workshop on hymn playing - 3:15pm
1820 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
U.S.A. [map]

I will present a workshop on one of my favorite topics, hymn-playing and leading congregational song from the organ, during this regional convention of the American Guild of Organists.

More information available at https://www.agodrmc.org/2019-convention.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Southwest AGO 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 this regional convention of the American Guild of Organists.

More information available at https://www.agodrmc.org/2019-convention.

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]

I will design and lead a hymn festival for this annual conference, with Mark Doerries and the Notre Dame Children's Choir.  More details to be announced.

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

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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

I will be one of many KC-area musicians who will play music of French composers on this annual festival.  More details will be announced.