NOTE:  Because the COVID-19 situation is in flux and decision-makers in each location are monitoring and reacting to daily and sometimes hourly changes, please check back here frequently.  I will make every endeavor to keep this calendar page updated as concerts are determined to be "on," are rescheduled, or are cancelled.  Stay safe, everyone! 

Previous events

Apr20

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "Creativity Connection"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will teach a four-week online course on personal creativity. More details to come!

Apr13

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "Creativity Connection"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will teach a four-week online course on personal creativity. More details to come!

Apr6

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "Creativity Connection"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will teach a four-week online course on personal creativity. More details to come!

Mar30

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "The Great Hymns: Then and Now"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music ministry at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will team-teach this online course, 2-3:30pm on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30. To receive information on how to connect to any of the four class sessions, click the above link.

[From the Village U website] We sing what we believe because our theology is shaped by our hymnody. Discover the history and story behind some of our most treasured hymns. We will listen to and reflect on both classic and modern renditions. Whether you are a musician or enthusiast, to discover new layers of meaning and context to the music that shapes our faith, all are invited.

Mar23

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "The Great Hymns: Then and Now"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music ministry at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will team-teach this online course, 2-3:30pm on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30. To receive information on how to connect to any of the four class sessions, click the above link.

[From the Village U website] We sing what we believe because our theology is shaped by our hymnody. Discover the history and story behind some of our most treasured hymns. We will listen to and reflect on both classic and modern renditions. Whether you are a musician or enthusiast, to discover new layers of meaning and context to the music that shapes our faith, all are invited.

Mar21

Kansas City Symphony: "Hailstork, Handel, Diamond"

Online only

I'm thrilled to be featured as organ soloist for Handel's vibrant organ concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 4, and to additionally perform as harpsichordist in the Hailstork Baroque Suite.

[from the KCSymphony website]
Premieres Sunday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m. on MySymphonySeat.org

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Baroque Suite HANDEL Organ Concerto in F Major, op. 4, No. 4 Jan Kraybill, organ DIAMOND Rounds for String Orchestra

Not your great-great-great-great-grandfather’s Baroque Suite! Adolphus Hailstork’s lively writing reflects on the Baroque era while remaining firmly rooted in the 20th century. The stage is then set for a delightful Baroque venture with a charming organ concerto by Handel, expertly played by GRAMMY®-nominated organist Jan Kraybill. The program concludes with David Diamond’s Rounds, a vigorous romp that will leave you smiling.

This concert is not available for in-person seating. Current subscribers may view the full concert online at www.mysymphonyseat.org. To become a KC Symphony subscriber, please call (816) 471-0400.

Mar19

Jan Kraybill and Marian Thomas: "Bach's Keyboard Voices"

Online only

Rescheduled from March 2020, Marian Thomas and I will present a concert exploring the wide variety of keyboard compositions of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the weekend of the 336th anniversary of his birth.

[from Westport Center for the Arts' website] Westport Center for the Arts’ Brown Bag Concert Series is going online with a Livestream Friday Evening Concert Series. Our March concert will be Bach’s Keyboard Voices: Jan Kraybill, organ and Marian Thomas, harpsichord. Celebrating the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach through organ and harpsicord.

We will go live on WCA’s Facebook Page from the Sanctuary at Westport Presbyterian Church on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 pm. Join us for this free livestream concert. Online donations are welcomed and encouraged to help support our concert series.

You can watch on our facebook page at: https://facebook.com/westportcenterforthearts/live?cft[0]=AZWk8sqnLwux0n7FzWiULx0GVsIoLQpFKNoU83fptMvokL94ACCW7o6-zutYGQrY7QIe1sOP-CY3g6ZJFJAH2HI5AuvOqO7e_njhTxYvTslf7WltrCk9XaBf48kdKY2XwuCspF5MHe6tWy_4fR0kJD1T&tn=q

or on our website at: http://wcakc.org/live-stream-events/?fbclid=IwAR22FsOfmfoOjtCptKOe0GGZ4BoaahMw1UqWI73fjnt9yZP3_Lv7LFvLTfw

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Arts KC-Regional Arts Council.

Mar16

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "The Great Hymns: Then and Now"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music ministry at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will team-teach this online course, 2-3:30pm on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30. To receive information on how to connect to any of the four class sessions, click the above link.

[From the Village U website] We sing what we believe because our theology is shaped by our hymnody. Discover the history and story behind some of our most treasured hymns. We will listen to and reflect on both classic and modern renditions. Whether you are a musician or enthusiast, to discover new layers of meaning and context to the music that shapes our faith, all are invited.

Mar14

Kansas City Symphony: "Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky"

Online only

I am pleased to play harpsichord for the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Oboes, featuring Kristina Fulton and Alison Chung.

[description from the KCSymphony website] Premieres Sunday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. on MySymphonySeat.org

VIVALDI Concerto for Two Oboes in D Minor
Kristina Fulton, Shirley Bush Helzberg Chair, and Alison Chung, oboes TCHAIKOVSKY/DREW Souvenir de Florence

Composers love the plaintive and reedy sound of the oboe and you will too, after hearing Principal Oboist Kristina Fulton and Associate Principal Oboist Alison Chung perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Oboes. The rich sonorities and sheer athleticism of the piece will delight and thrill you. Italy has inspired so much beautiful music, and Tchaikovsky’s remembrance of that vibrant locale is embodied in his Souvenir de Florence. Trademark Tchaikovsky melodies convey a sense of refinement, yearning, and passion. Salute, tutti!

This concert is not available for in-person seating. Current subscribers may view the full concert online at www.mysymphonyseat.org. To become a KC Symphony subscriber, please call (816) 471-0400.

Mar9

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "The Great Hymns: Then and Now"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music ministry at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will team-teach this online course, 2-3:30pm on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30. To receive information on how to connect to any of the four class sessions, click the above link.

[From the Village U website] We sing what we believe because our theology is shaped by our hymnody. Discover the history and story behind some of our most treasured hymns. We will listen to and reflect on both classic and modern renditions. Whether you are a musician or enthusiast, to discover new layers of meaning and context to the music that shapes our faith, all are invited.

Feb8

Jan Kraybill future events

Lots of things are in the works, but plans change frequently as we learn more about COVID and its ramifications. Stay tuned and I'll keep you updated regarding in-person, hybrid, and on-line offerings. Thank you for your support and encouragement for all people in the arts during these challenging times!

Jan Kraybill's 22nd annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert: "Virtual Virtuosity: a tribute to all virtuosos of the COVID digital era"

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Click here to attend the concert

FREE event, available online only.
YouTube premiere at 2:30pm CT. Available for viewing one month thereafter. Click on the above link to attend.

I've designed this concert to honor all who have faced the challenges of the COVID era with creativity and courage. It will be available online only. Though it's unfortunate that we cannot safely gather to share music in person, there are advantages to this digital format: I'll be able to feature all THREE organ consoles at Community of Christ Auditorium and Temple, and you'll learn some interesting facts about seldom-seen parts of the Headquarters complex. And you can watch from the comfort of your own home!

Details on Community of Christ's pipe organs are at https://www.cofchrist.org/visit-auditorium-organ and https://www.cofchrist.org/visit-temple-organ.

Repertoire will include:

WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983), transcr. Herbert Murrill: Crown Imperial March

HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Psalm-Prelude, Op. 32, No. 2 (on Psalm 37:11, "The meek shall inherit the earth")

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

PAUL MANZ (1919-2009): Partita on St. Anne ("O God Our Help in Ages Past")

FRANKLIN D. ASHDOWN (b. 1942): Variations on "The Star-Spangled Banner"

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877-1933): O Gott, du frommer Gott ("O God, Thou Faithful God"), Op. 65, No. 50

JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Litanies

Jan26

Spire Chamber Ensemble: "From the Podium" lecture series

Online only

I'm pleased to join Spire's founding director Ben A. Spalding on this session of his "From the Podium" Lecture Series, for an in-depth look at one of my favorite works for choir and organ, the Duruflé Requiem.

From the Spire website: "Ben A. Spalding and Grammy-nominated organist Dr. Jan Kraybill take you through a practical look into performing on of the most beloved Requiem settings of the 20th century. Maurice Duruflé's timeless work melds Gregorian chant with modern harmonies to create a varied timbral palette like no other. Do not miss this opportunity to explore tremendous insights into the score for conductors, organists, and singers alike."

This Zoom lecture is free to attend, but reservation is required to receive the Zoom link in advance of the event. Visit https://www.spirechamberensemble.org/online-lecture-series.html to reserve your spot.

Dec20

"Christmas Variations": a holiday pipe organ concert

Online only

FREE event.

I'm pleased to offer a mini-concert for the holidays on Grace Cathedral's "Preludes & Postludes" online series. Visit their website, http://www.gracecathedraltopeka.org/, for information.

Planned repertoire:

GERALD NEAR (b. 1942): Carillon on a Ukranian Carol (Hark, how the bells, sweet silver bells)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Wie schoen leuchtet der Morgenstern (How brightly shines the Morning Star)

MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971): Variations on a Noel (Noel nouvelet), Op. 20

Dec6

Community of Christ Advent service

Online only

I'm pleased to offer organ and piano music during the annual Advent service from Community of Christ headquarters in Independence, Missouri, U.S.A. This year's service is online-only, and includes participants from around the world. This message of the holiday season will air at 4:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. CST.

Dec6

Community of Christ Advent service

Online only

I'm pleased to offer organ and piano music during the annual Advent service from Community of Christ headquarters in Independence, Missouri, U.S.A. This year's service is online-only, and includes participants from around the world. This message of the holiday season will air at 4:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. CST.

Nov8

East Texas Pipe Organ Festival: Jan Kraybill solo organ concert

Online only

I'm pleased to return for the third time as one of the featured performers on the annual East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. Due to COVID, this year's Festival will be a virtual one. Visit http://www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com/info.html for details.

Planned repertoire:

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968): Prelude on Malebar (Strengthen for Service, Lord)

MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971): Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 7

JAMES H. ROGERS (1857-1940): Sonata No. 1 in E minor

PAUL AYRES (b. 1970): Aria, from Suite for Eric

GEOFFREY WILCKEN (b. 1972): The Love Amazing, Op. 74, No. 1

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877-1933): Fantasy on Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress), Op. 65, No. 47

Nov6

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert

Online only

I'm so pleased to play an online-only concert for the Pro Organo series of Ottawa, Ont., Canada. I was scheduled to play a recital on the series in March, but it had to be cancelled on the day of the performance and I caught an early flight home because of the beginning of the COVID pandemic in North America. Visit http://www.rcco-ottawa.ca/pro_organo.html for details for how to "virtually attend" this event.

Planned repertoire:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750), transcr. Alexandre Guilmant: Sinfonia from Cantata 29: Wir danken dir Gott (We thank Thee, God)

J.S. BACH: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch (From heaven high), BWV 769

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Fugue No. 1 from Six Fugues on the Name B-A-C-H

J.S. BACH:
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV deest, Emans Nr. 140 Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 747 Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele, BWV Anh. 52

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Prelude and Fugue on O Traurigkeit, O Herzelied (O grief, O woe)

JAMES H. ROGERS (1857-1940): Sonata No. 1 in E minor

J.S. BACH: Fugue in G Major ("a la Gigue"), BWV 577

Oct26

Musicianship Mondays workshops with Will Breytspraak and Jan Kraybill

Online only

FREE event.

I'll join Will Breytspraak to teach a series of very short, 15-minute online workshops on Mondays in September and October, covering a different aspect of musicianship each time. Join us as we take advantage of COVID downtime to brush up on basic musical skills that will allow us to return stronger than ever when we can make music together again!

Sign-up required to attend these free workshops. Visit Village Presbyterian Church's website covering online class offerings at https://www.villagepres.org/upcoming-music-events.html for more details and to register.

Oct25

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Music for Changing Lives"

St. Cornelius' Episcopal Church, 200 W Spruce St, Dodge City, KS 67801

FREE event.

I am pleased to return to St. Cornelius' one year after I played the dedication recital on this new Casavant instrument in 2019. This is a live, in-person event. Contact the church for social distancing policies.

Planned repertoire:

PAUL MANZ (1919-2009): Cwm Rhondda (God of Grace and God of Glory)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch (From Heaven above), BWV 769

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Rhosymedre (My Song Is Love Unknown)

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968): Prelude on Malebar (Strengthen for Service, Lord)

JAMES H. ROGERS (1857-1940): Sonata No. 1 in E minor

PAUL AYRES (b. 1970): Area, from Suite for Eric

PAUL AYRES: Toccatina on 'Here Comes the Sun'

J.S. BACH: Fugue in G Major "a la Gigue," BWV 577