The arts are recovering from COVID!  I'm happy that my performance calendar is filling up again, and I'm loving sharing music both in-person and online. Because the COVID-19 situation is still in flux in many places, please check back here frequently.  I will make every endeavor to keep this calendar page updated as concert plans are made and re-made.  Stay safe, everyone! 

 

The below calendar includes all events open to the public.  Private events are not listed.

Previous events

May20

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Joining Voices"

St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187

Rescheduled from my COVID-defined 2020-21 season! I'm pleased to perform a recital sponsored by the Fox Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Visit https://foxvalleyago.org/chapter-events/ to learn about their 2021-2022 program year, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to view details about this season finale. Admission to the concert is free!

As the world is slowly recovering from the effects of the global pandemic, a lesson to take forward is that to freely take a breath, and then to speak or to break into song, is something to treasure. This program celebrates the many diverse voices of St. Michael's unique organ and the glorious diversity of the human community.

Planned repertoire:

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937): Intermezzo from Symphony No. 6 for Organ

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

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968): Carillon

CHARLES FRANÇOIS GOUNOD (1818-1893): Marche funèbre d'une marionette (Funeral March of a Marionette)

JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Postlude pour l'office de Complies (Postlude for Compline)

ALAIN: Litanies

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'ALAIN (Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN)

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

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954): Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War

JOSEPH BONNET (1884-1944): Variations de Concert (Concert Variations)

May15

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Joining Voices"

East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

I'm pleased to play a concert on the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh. Visit https://organseries.com/index.shtm to view information about tickets, the series, and directions, and join me on May 15!

As the world is slowly recovering from the effects of the global pandemic, a lesson to take forward is that to freely take a breath, and then to speak or to break into song, is something to treasure. This program celebrates the many diverse voices in organ music and the glorious diversity of the human community.

This concert will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Search for East Liberty Presbyterian on either service just prior to the concert start time, 3PM ET.

Planned repertoire:

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

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968): Carillon

CHARLES FRANÇOIS GOUNOD (1818-1893): Marche funèbre d'une marionette (Funeral March of a Marionette)

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

JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Postlude pour l'office de Complies (Postlude for Compline)

ALAIN: Litanies

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'ALAIN (Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN)

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

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954): Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War

RALPH SIMPSON (b. 1933): King of Kings

JOSEPH BONNET (1884-1944): Variations de Concert (Concert Variations)

May9

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert for the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival

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online-only, recorded at Community of Christ Auditorium

The broadcast of the recorded performances for the 2021 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, delayed for various reasons, will finally be available! My concert was recorded at Community of Christ Auditorium's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Opus 1309, and honors two performers heard during its first year of existence. You'll hear works from Catharine Crozier's inaugural performance at the instrument, and works from the second guest organist concert to be heard here, played by William Teague, who was organist at Opus 1308 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Many other Festival events took place in person for a select, COVID-defined audience. Lorenz Maycher, the Festival's founder and director, says, "Our 2021 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival took place in New Orleans and Laurel, Mississippi last November. We recorded these events and will make them available online for the first time the week of May 8, 2022, as our official 'East Texas Pipe Organ Festival in Exile' with Michael Barone acting as our master of ceremonies."

You may access my program at https://vimeo.com/708850724. While there, click on the links to check out all of the other performances, and consider donating any amount to help the ETPOF continue! All of the recordings will be available until May 22, 2022.

Visit http://www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com/ for further details about future plans for the Festival.

May8

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert for Mothers' Day: "Music from the Heart"

First Presbyterian Church, 125 S 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Let's honor Mothers' Day together with music celebrating love! You’ll hear compositions from Bach to the Beatles, inspired by and written on themes of love of friends, family, neighbors, country, and peace, and reminding us that connections to each other are gifts to treasure.

This event is sponsored by the Wilmington chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/349589860400302?ref=newsfeed for details. Admission is free! I hope to see you on May 8.

Planned repertoire:

PAUL AYRES (b. 1970): Toccata on All You Need Is Love (based on the song by Paul McCartney and John Lennon)

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Intermezzo on an Irish Air ("Danny Boy"), Op. 189, No. 4

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

LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Berceuse (Lullaby)

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968): Carillon

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

BENJAMIN CORNELIUS-BATES (b. 1978): Meditation, from Fantasia on "I Wonder..."

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

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954): Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War

LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Carillon de Westminster

May4

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Joining Voices"

FIrst Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 E Adams Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Rescheduled from my COVID-defined 2020-21 season! I'm so pleased to be able to play this glorious Casavant organ.

As the world is slowly recovering from the effects of the global pandemic, one lesson to take forward is that to freely take a breath, and then to speak or to break into song, is truly something to treasure. This program, titled "Joining Voices," celebrates the many diverse voices of this glorious Casavant organ and the beautiful diversity of the human community.

Planned repertoire includes:

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937): Intermezzo from Symphony No. 6 for Organ

LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Berceuse (Lullaby)

CHARLES FRANÇOIS GOUNOD (1818-1893): Marche funébre d'une marionette (Funeral March of a Marionette)

JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Variations sur un Thème de Clément Jannequin (Variations on a theme by Clément Jannequin)

ALAIN: Postlude pour l'office de Complies (Postlude for Compline)

ALAIN: Litanies

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prélude et Fugue sue le nom d'ALAIN (Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN)

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

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954): Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War

JOSEPH BONNET (1884-1944): Variations de Concert (Concert Variations), Op. 1

Visit this website for details regarding the Con Spirito concert series: http://conspirito.kirkwoodpres.org/events/jan-kraybill-organist/. Free admission! I hope to see you there!

May1

GKCAGO's 43rd annual Bachathon

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Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

I'll join talented Kansas City area musicians in presenting a glorious afternoon of continuous music celebrating the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach in our 43rd annual BACHATHON!

My half-hour segment will begin at 4:30pm and will include:

Sinfonia from Bach's Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir, Gott (transcribed by Guilmant)

Chorale prelude on Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kamm (Christ, Our Lord, Came to the Jordan), BWV 684

and

Bach's amazing and triumphant Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582.

Visit https://www.kcago.com/bachathon to learn about others' segments, and join me in the audience for the entire afternoon starting at 2pm, or come and go as you like. Free admission (donations gratefully accepted, in person or online).

This event will be live-streamed. Visit the same website, above, for the link.

The motto of Bachathon: "Come when you can, leave when you must!"

Apr22

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Inspiration"

First United Methodist Church, 401 S Spring St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Rescheduled from my COVID-defined 2020-21 season, I'm pleased to finally be able to perform this recital, sponsored by the South Dakota chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Visit http://www.sdago.org/events.html for more information about their program year, and plan to join me on April 22-23!

As the pandemic has taught us, to take a breath is something to cherish. I've designed a program intended to give you a breath of in-spiration, beginning with the genius of Bach.

Planned repertoire:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata 29, Wir danken dir, Gott (We Thank Thee, God)

J.S. BACH: Passacaglia, BWV 582

J.S. BACH: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kamm (Christ, Our Lord, Came to the Jordan), BWV 684

J.S. BACH: Diess sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot (These Are the Holy Ten Commandments), BWV 678

J.S. BACH: Diess sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot (These Are the Holy Ten Commandments), BWV 679

J.S. BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prélude et Fugue sure le nom d'ALAIN

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

HEALEY WILLAN (1880-1968): Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue

Apr10

Youth Symphony of Kansas City: Spring Concert

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

I get to make music with the talented young musicians in two of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City's orchestras in this exciting event. With the Academy Orchestra, I'll perform the beautiful Adagio for Strings and Organ by Tomaso Albinoni (arr. Giazotto), heard in many film and TV scores. Later the same evening, I'll contribute the organ's sound to the glorious final movement as the Symphony Orchestra plays the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. Come hear and be wowed by these fabulous young musicians in our city!

Apr3

Spire Chamber Ensemble: "Awakening New Sounds"

Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208

[from the Spire website]

Collaboration with the Kansas City Youth Chorus

Explore a broad range of repertoire for organ and choir Featuring GRAMMY nominee and longtime Spire collaborator Jan Kraybill on organ. Cantos Sagrados by Sir James MacMillan is the central work, which sets poems by Ariel Dorfman and Ana Maria Mendosa about political repression in Latin America combined with traditional religious texts in Latin. Additional selections include music by Rosephanye Powell, Jonathan Dove, Florence Price, Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, R. Nathaniel Dett, Johannes Brahms, and a new world premiere by Ben A. Spalding. We welcome the Kansas City Youth Chorus (Sunday performance only) as our special guests for this thrilling program which is sure to uplift you long after the final note is played.

Sunday tickets available at the door: $25 general admission / $10 students

Apr2

Spire Chamber Ensemble: "Awakening New Sounds"

Bales Organ Recital Hall, Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045

[from the Spire website]

Collaboration with the Kansas City Youth Chorus

Explore a broad range of repertoire for organ and choir Featuring GRAMMY nominee and longtime Spire collaborator Jan Kraybill on organ. Cantos Sagrados by Sir James MacMillan is the central work, which sets poems by Ariel Dorfman and Ana Maria Mendosa about political repression in Latin America combined with traditional religious texts in Latin. Additional selections include music by Rosephanye Powell, Jonathan Dove, Florence Price, Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, R. Nathaniel Dett, Johannes Brahms, and a new world premiere by Ben A. Spalding. We welcome the Kansas City Youth Chorus (Sunday performance only) as our special guests for this thrilling program which is sure to uplift you long after the final note is played.

FREE ADMISSION to the Saturday performance

Sunday tickets available at the door: $25 general admission / $10 students

Mar25

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Inspiration"

Richert Auditorium at Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 311 East B, Hillsboro, KS 67063

For the opening event of Tabor College's annual Bach Festival, I've designed a concert that celebrates the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and his influence on all of we musicians. The first half showcases Bach in his various music-making roles: composer, church musician, conductor, civic musician, court musician, teacher, and father of musicians. After intermission, we'll see Bach's influence on three composers in three decades since Bach's lifetime.

Planned repertoire:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir, Gott (We Thank Thee, God)

J.S. BACH: Passacaglia, BWV 582

J.S. BACH: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kamm (Christ, Our Lord, Came to the Jordan), BWV 684

J.S. BACH: Diess sind die heil'gen zen Gebot (These Are the Holy Ten Commandments), BWV 678

J.S. BACH: Diess sind die heil'gen zen Gebot (These Are the Holy Ten Commandments), BWV 679

J.S. BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prelude and Fugue on the name ALAIN

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

JOSEPH BONNET (1884-1944): Variations de Concert

Mar6

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Celebration!"

(CST, UTC-06) (CST, UTC-06)

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 11 St. Luke's Ln, Alamo Heights, TX 78209

I'm pleased to play on the inaugural year of St. Luke's new organ, built by Reuter Organ Company. I've designed a program full of music that celebrates!

Planned repertoire includes:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata 29, Wir danken dir, Gott (We Thank Thee, God)

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844–1937): Intermezzo from Symphony No. 6 for Organ

LOUIS VIERNE (1870–1937): Berceuse (Lullaby)

CHARLES FRANÇOIS GOUNOD (1818–1893): Marche funèbre d’une marionette (Funeral March of a Marionette)

JEHAN ALAIN (1911–1940): Postlude pour l’office de Complies (Postlude for Compline)

JEHAN ALAIN: Litanies

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902–1986): Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ALAIN (Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN)

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

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954): Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War

JOSEPH BONNET (1884–1944): Variations de Concert (Concert Variations)

For details on the venue, visit the church's website at https://www.slecsa.org/. Come celebrate this new instrument with me!

Feb24

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: "Inspiration"

Trinity Lutheran Church, 310 Waverly Ave, Alma, MO 64001

I'll play a concert on the pipe organ recently refurbished by Quimby Pipe Organs in this lovely church.

The program will explore the music of J.S. Bach and composers he has inspired across generations and geography. Planned repertoire includes:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29: Wir danken dir, Gott (We Thank Thee, God)

J.S. BACH: Five Chorale Preludes from ClavierÜbung III:

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (All Glory Be to God on High), BWV 676

Diess sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot (These Are the Holy Ten Commandments), BWV 678

Diess sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot (These Are the Holy Ten Commandments), BWV 679

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kamm (Christ, Our Lord, Came to the Jordan), BWV 684

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (From Deep Distress I Cry to Thee), BWV 676

J.S. BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856): Fugue No. 1 from Six Fugues on the Name BACH, Op. 60

Four Hymns:

On This Day, Earth Shall Ring (PERSONET HODIE), arr. Robert A. Hobby (b. 1962)

Many and Great (LACQUIPARLE), arr. Robert Buckley Farlee (b. 1950)

Swing Five (ERHALT UNS, HERR), arr. Johannes Matthias Michel (b. 1962)

King of Kings (traditional spiritual), arr. Ralph Simpson (b. 1933)

NOEL RAWSTHORNE (1929–2019): Dancing Feet

J.S. BACH: Fugue in G Major, “à la Gigue,” BWV 577

Feb13

Kansas City Symphony Film + Live Orchestra: Star Wars The Return of the Jedi in concert

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

From the KC Symphony website:

Luke Skywalker heads a mission to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt and faces Darth Vader one last time. Experience “Return of the Jedi” in this remarkable concert event, featuring your Kansas City Symphony performing John Williams’ iconic score live as the complete film is shown on a giant screen in Helzberg Hall.

Presentation licensed by DISNEY CONCERTS in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2021 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I'll be at the piano for this event.

Feb13

"Memories and Mutations": Jan Kraybill's 23rd annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert

Independence, MO

This link will go live at 2:00 pm Central Time: https://youtu.be/9iO43okKaS4

Due to ongoing COVID concerns, my 23rd annual Super Bowl Sunday concert will be presented online only, as it was last year. The good news in that fact is that anyone can attend, from the comfort of the location of your choice! It was recorded at Community of Christ International Headquarters, and features all three organ consoles and 12,019 pipes there.

This year's concert title, "Memories and Mutations," is inspired by the virus which is causing us to treasure memories of people and moments in our lives, and also causing us to adapt and "mutate" our behaviors just as the virus itself mutates. You'll hear musical remembrances of times past and adaptations for times to come, pieces composed to remember friends and colleagues, works exploring mutating motifs, a world premiere of a brand-new piece, and a duet played entirely by the feet!

Both of the amazing pipe organs at Community of Christ will be featured. For information on these instruments, visit https://www.cofchrist.org/visit-auditorium-organ.

Planned repertoire includes:

PAUL AYRES (b. 1970): Toccatina on Here Comes the Sun (based on the song by George Harrison)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Passacaglia, BWV 582

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prelude and Fugue on the name ALAIN

BENJAMIN CORNELIUS-BATES (b. 1978): Fantasia on "I Wonder...": in memoriam Lydia Agnew Speller (1954-2021). This is a new piece commissioned by organ-builder John Speller in memory of his wife, Lydia, who passed away in 2021. This performance will be its world premier.

PAUL AYRES: Aria, Intermezzo, and Toccata from Suite for Eric

DENIS BÉDARD (b. 1950): Cat Duet Suite

HEALEY WILLAN (1880-1968): Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue

Feb12

Kansas City Symphony Film + Live Orchestra: Star Wars The Return of the Jedi in concert

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

From the KC Symphony website:

Luke Skywalker heads a mission to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt and faces Darth Vader one last time. Experience “Return of the Jedi” in this remarkable concert event, featuring your Kansas City Symphony performing John Williams’ iconic score live as the complete film is shown on a giant screen in Helzberg Hall.

Presentation licensed by DISNEY CONCERTS in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2021 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I'll be at the piano for this event.

Feb11

Kansas City Symphony Film + Live Orchestra: Star Wars The Return of the Jedi in concert

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

From the KC Symphony website:

Luke Skywalker heads a mission to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt and faces Darth Vader one last time. Experience “Return of the Jedi” in this remarkable concert event, featuring your Kansas City Symphony performing John Williams’ iconic score live as the complete film is shown on a giant screen in Helzberg Hall.

Presentation licensed by DISNEY CONCERTS in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2021 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I'll be at the piano for this event.

Feb10

Kansas City Symphony Film + Live Orchestra: Star Wars The Return of the Jedi in concert

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

From the KC Symphony website:

Luke Skywalker heads a mission to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt and faces Darth Vader one last time. Experience “Return of the Jedi” in this remarkable concert event, featuring your Kansas City Symphony performing John Williams’ iconic score live as the complete film is shown on a giant screen in Helzberg Hall.

Presentation licensed by DISNEY CONCERTS in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2021 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I'll be at the piano for this event.

Jan28

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert: “Memories and Mutations”

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 731 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Update 01/25/2021: Due to COVID concerns, in-person attendance at this concert will be limited to 100 people, and masks are required. The concert may also be viewed online. The link to view the livestream will be the same as the “online worship” page on the Redeemer website: https://www.redeemer.org/worship/worship-online/.

I'm pleased to be the featured artist on the 19th annual concert celebrating the installation of the church's wonderful pipe organ built by Orgues Létourneau. For more information about this unique instrument, visit https://www.redeemer.org/music/letourneau-pipe-organ/.

My concert, titled “Memories and Mutations,” is inspired by the virus that continues to shape our lives. In reaction, we are called to treasure memories more than ever, and to adapt, to mutate our behaviors and attitudes, even as the virus mutates and provides new challenges. Hear how composers can help us and inspire us.

Planned repertoire includes:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29: Wir danken dir, Gott (We Thank Thee, God)

J.S. BACH: Passacaglia, BWV 582

MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986): Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN

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

MARY BETH BENNETT (b. 1954): Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War

HEALEY WILLAN (1880-1968): Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue