(ATLANTA) THE STORY OF LOVE - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

(ATLANTA) THE STORY OF LOVE - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers

Music Director Andrew Phillip Schmidt & the New South Festival Singers performs The Story of Love to open their 34th concert season. The one-hour program of diverse repertoire includes works by modern composers Eric Whitacre, Eric William Barnum, Leonard Bernstein, and Bob Chilcott, along with classic works by Tomas Luis da Victoria and Felix Mendelssohn, American folk songs and spirituals in arrangements by Simon Carrington, James Erb, Norman Luboff and Paul John Rudoni.

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(KANSAS CITY) THE SACRED FIRE - William Baker Festival Singers 21st Season Opening Concert
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

(KANSAS CITY) THE SACRED FIRE - William Baker Festival Singers 21st Season Opening Concert

The William Baker Festival Singers open their 21st concert season in Kansas City with a program called "The Sacred Fire." The 50-voice semi-professional ensemble will sing repertoire spanning nearly 1000 years, from Hildebard von Bingen's O IGNIS SPIRITUS to a work by Composer in Residence, Kansas Citian Ed Frazier Davis. Included in the journey will be selections by Charles Wood, Javier Busto, and Eriks Esenvalds, along with the American hymns, spirituals and gospel songs for which the Festival Singers are known.

The William Baker Festival Singers is Chorus-in-Residence atthe historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. www.StMarysKCMO.org

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(KANSAS CITY) Thanksgiving Concert to Benefit Jerusalem Farm
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

(KANSAS CITY) Thanksgiving Concert to Benefit Jerusalem Farm

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The William Baker Festival Singers have celebrated Thanksgiving each year with a Benefit Concert for Human Need, raising funds for organizations that help the less fortunate in our community. Over the last 20 years the Festival Singers have raised tens of thousands of dollars for organizations across the region. In 2018 the beneficiary will be Jerusalem Farm (www.JerusalemFarm.org). The 50-voice chorale, performing under the leadership of Music Director William O. Baker and Student Intern Niccole Winney will be joined by two of Kansas City's most beloved artists, guitarist Beau Bledsoe and operatic soprano Victoria Botero100% of donated funds presented at this concert will be given to support Jerusalem Farm.

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(MISSOURI) MESSIAH SING-ALONG Benefiting Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

(MISSOURI) MESSIAH SING-ALONG Benefiting Hillcrest Transitional Housing

You are invited to participate in a Sing-Along of the Christmas Portion of Handel's MESSIAH, culminating in the famous HALLELUJAH Chorus. Dr. William Baker leads members of the Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestra with soloists Beth Kakacek-Munce, Erica Seago, Sean Sweeden and Chris Munce. The chorus will be comprised of all who come to join in the singing of MESSIAH's majestic choruses.

The concert is co-sponsored by The Summer Singers of Lee's Summit, The Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestra and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit. Admission is FREE, but free-will contributions will be received to benefit Hillcrest Transitional Housing (www.HillcrestTransitionalHousing.org) 100% of proceeds after expenses will benefit the charity.

Attendees are invited to bring their own scores, or purchase scores at the door for $15. We are sorry that loaner copies will not be available.

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(ATLANTA) CHRISTMAS STORY - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

(ATLANTA) CHRISTMAS STORY - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers

Music Director Andrew Phillip Schmidt and the New South Festival Singers join with storyteller Gwendolyn Napier create a wondrous celebration of the nativity in classical works, beloved carols for choir and audiences, sight and story. Join us for the most unique holiday celebration in Atlanta. Featured carols include O Little Town of Bethlehem, Coventry Carol, We Three Kings, Deck the Halls, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Featured composers include Daniel Gawthrop, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Morten Lauridsen, and Andre Thomas.

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(KANSAS CITY) CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL - The William Baker Festival Singers Celebrate Christmas
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

(KANSAS CITY) CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL - The William Baker Festival Singers Celebrate Christmas

Since 1998 The William Baker Festival Singers and musical friends have joined in the candlelight splendor of Kansas City's magnificent cathedrals for performances of beloved Christmas carols and treasured sacred Christmas classics. The 90-minute concert includes traditional carols in traditional forms for the audience to sing with the magnificent pipe organs. The story of Christmas is told in the words of scripture and inspiring choral music. The Festival Singers will be joined by Canon John Schaefer, organist, and our new community handbell ensemble, Kansas City Bronze.

The Festival Singers will also be joined by special guest artists, Allegro con Vivo, under the direction of Gretchen Harrison. Allegro con Vivo is a part of the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City www.AllegroKC.org.

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(KANSAS CITY) CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL - The William Baker Festival Singers Celebrate Christmas
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

(KANSAS CITY) CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL - The William Baker Festival Singers Celebrate Christmas

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Since 1998 The William Baker Festival Singers and musical friends have joined in the candlelight splendor of Kansas City's magnificent cathedrals for performances of beloved Christmas carols and treasured sacred Christmas classics. The 90-minute concert includes traditional carols in traditional forms for the audience to sing with the magnificent pipe organs. The story of Christmas is told in the words of scripture and inspiring choral music. The Festival Singers will be joined by Canon John Schaefer, organist, the new handbell ensemble, Kansas City Bronze, and the Marsh Elementary School Chorus from Shawnee, Kansas, Niccole Winney, Music Educator.

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(KANSAS CITY) EVENSONG FOR CIVIL RIGHTS - The William Baker Festival Singers & Friends
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

(KANSAS CITY) EVENSONG FOR CIVIL RIGHTS - The William Baker Festival Singers & Friends

FREE (DONATIONS ACCEPTED)

In the days between the recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the commemoration of Black History Month, the Festival Singers offer a joyful celebration of the Civil Rights movement and the rich diversity of our nation.  A traditional Episcopal Evensong liturgy, led by Father Charles Everson, is interwoven with music of the African-American experience.  All are invited to this service of worship.  Free-will donations will be received to benefit the work and ministry of the historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church in downtown Kansas City.

The William Baker Festival Singers is Chorus-in-Residence atthe historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. www.StMarysKCMO.org

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(KANSAS) William Baker Festival Singers on Tour
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

(KANSAS) William Baker Festival Singers on Tour

The William Baker Festival Singers have a tradition of performing regional concerts in the winter of each year. The 50-voice semi-professional chorale is excited to perform for the first time at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina, Kansas. Our program will include Benjamin Britten's FESTIVAL TE DEUM, Juan de Lienas' CREDIDI, and additional works by Charles wood, Alexander Gretchaninov, Eriks Esenvalds, and Javier Busto, along with the American hymns, spirituals and gospel songs that have made the Festival Singers a regional sensation.

The William Baker Festival Singers will be joined in concert by The Salina Chorale, Bill Tuzicka, Music Director.

The concert is free to the public. A free-will offering will be received to off-set travel expenses for the Festival Singers.

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(ATLANTA) CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH - New South Festival Singers & Friends
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

(ATLANTA) CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH - New South Festival Singers & Friends

Music Director Andrew Phillip Schmidt and the New South Festival Singers & Friends celebrate Black History Month with a gala performance of spirituals, gospel songs, and works of African-American composers from all eras. Thrilling works include Yonder Come Day by Paul John Rudoni, Hear My Prayer set by Moses Hogan, Keep Your Lamps set by Andre Thomas, All My Trials by Norman Luboff, and Caldwell & Ivory's stunning Hope for Resolution. The annual Black History concerts by the Festival Singers have been popular for many years. Early arrival is recommended to ensure best seats.

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(ATLANTA) ANDREW CAIN MEMORIAL CONCERT - Faure: REQUIEM - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers & Chamber Orchestra
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

(ATLANTA) ANDREW CAIN MEMORIAL CONCERT - Faure: REQUIEM - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers & Chamber Orchestra

Music Director Andrew Phillip Schmidt conducts the New South Festival Singers & Chamber Orchestra in the 2019 Andrew Cain Memorial Masterworks Concert featuring the poignant REQUIEM of Gabriel Faure and works of Johannes Brahms. The annual concert brings an immortal choral-orchestral masterwork to Festival Singers audiences while commemorating Andrew Cain, one of Atlanta's most generous and creative choral enthusiasts.

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(KANSAS CITY) 2019 BABCOCK MEMORIAL CONCERT - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

(KANSAS CITY) 2019 BABCOCK MEMORIAL CONCERT - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

The William Baker Festival Singers & Chamber Orchestra presents a deeply moving concert featuring the cantata MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI of Dietrich Buxtehude. The collection of six short cantatas commemorting Jesus on the cross will be interspersed reverent American folk hymns, and framed by two settings of traditional anthems for the adoration of the cross, one by Russell-Schwartz-Widmar, and another by Kansas City composer Geoff Wilcken. The annual concert remembers the encouragement and philanthropy of Kenneth Charles Babcock, 1941-2013.

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(KANSAS) William Baker Festival Singers on Tour
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

(KANSAS) William Baker Festival Singers on Tour

The William Baker Festival Singers perform a one-hour concert of diverse classics, American folk hymns, and African-American spirituals in the beautiful nave of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor, Kansas. Featured composers include Eriks Esenvalds, Alexander Gretchaninov, Javier Busto, Alice Parker, Wendell Whalum, and Festival Singers Composer in Residence Ed Frazier Davis. Music Director William Baker, Associate Music Director Christine Freeman, and Student Intern Niccole Winney will conduct the 50-voice a cappella chorale.

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(KANSAS) Benefit Concert for St. Agnes Music - William Baker Festival Singers
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

(KANSAS) Benefit Concert for St. Agnes Music - William Baker Festival Singers

The William Baker Festival Singers, at the crowning of their 21st concert season, perform a benefit concert for the Music Department of St. Agnes Catholic Church in their hometown of Roeland Park, Kansas. All proceeds, after expenses, will benefit the music ministry of the congregation. The one-hour concert will feature highlights from the 2018-2019 concert season.

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(KANSAS CITY) 21st Home Concert & Reception - William Baker Festival Singers
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

(KANSAS CITY) 21st Home Concert & Reception - William Baker Festival Singers

The William Baker Festival Singers culminate a most consequential 21st year in Kansas City with their annual Home Concert of favorites from throughout the 2018-2019 season. The very best of the very best will include works by Composer in Residence Ed Frazier Davis, classics spanning nearly 1000, and rollicking gospel songs and spirituals. The concert is followed by a wine and cookie reception. The Festival Singers will be joined by Allegro Con Brio of the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City (www.AllegroKC.org) under the direction of Christy Elsner. 

Wine & Cookie Reception Following Concert

The William Baker Festival Singers is Chorus in Residence of the historic St. Mary's Episcopal Church in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. www.StMarysKCMO.org

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(ATLANTA) THE BEST OF THE BEST - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

(ATLANTA) THE BEST OF THE BEST - Andrew Schmidt & The New South Festival Singers

Andrew Phillip Schmidt and the New South Festival Singers perform their 30th annual Piccolo Spoleto Bon Voyage Concert, the Best of the Season. The program will include audience favorites from throughout the 34th concert season as our hometown audience cheers the Festival Singers before they depart of the famous Charleston festival. The Festival Singers have performed to capacity audiences at Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Festival each year since 1989.

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(KANSAS CITY) Celebrating Immigrant Heritage at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art - William Baker Festival Singers
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

(KANSAS CITY) Celebrating Immigrant Heritage at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art - William Baker Festival Singers

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The William Baker Festival Singers join all of Kansas City's arts community in a glorious celebration of the contributions of immigrants tour the multi-colored tapestry that is America. Our one-hour concert in the magnificent Kirkwood Hall of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art will feature selections from across the globe. Composer in Residence ed Frazier Davis, Music Director William Baker, Associate Music Director Christine Freeman, Student Intern Niccole Winney and the golden voices of the Festival Singers offer a diverse and thrilling celebration of our beautiful world.

The concert is a Benefit for the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. 100% of all donated proceeds benefit one of Kansas City's crown jewels, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

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(ATLANTA) BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM - Summer Singers of Atlanta 30th Anniversary Concert
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

(ATLANTA) BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM - Summer Singers of Atlanta 30th Anniversary Concert

The 150-voice Summer Singers of Atlanta perform Johannes Brahms EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM with pianists Leanne Elmer Herrmann and Ivy Belk Pirl, and soloists Arietha Lockhart and Stephen Ozcomert. The work will be performed in German, using the composer's scoring for two-pianos. The concert is the 30th annual performance by Atlanta's original summer chorus, and marks founding director William Baker's final appearance. Andrew Phillip Schmidt tales the reins as Music Director in 2020.

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(MISSOURI) MOZART: REQUIEM - Summer Singers of Lee's Summit & Chamber Orchestra
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

(MISSOURI) MOZART: REQUIEM - Summer Singers of Lee's Summit & Chamber Orchestra

Dr. William O. Baker conducts the Summer Singers of Lee's Summit, with professional chamber orchestra and soloists in one of music history's most revered masterworks, the REQUIEM of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The composer's REGINA COELI and AVE VERUM CORPUS will also be on the program. The concert is the sixth annual performance by the summer-only chorus based in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit.

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William Baker Festival Singers on Tour
Oct
14
3:30 PM15:30

William Baker Festival Singers on Tour

Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:30 PM  Pre-Liturgy Concert Prior to Evensong

The William Baker Festival Singers will perform a concert of sacred a cappella classics and spirituals prior to the 4:00 Evensong liturgy.  The 30-minute program will include HAIL GLADDENING LIGHT by Charles Wood, MY BELOVED SPAKE by WBFS Composer in Residence Ed Frazier Davis, O SACRUM CONVIVIUM by Javier Busto and O SALUTARIS HOSTIA by Eric Esenvalds, along with favorite American folk hymns and spirituals in settings by Alice Parker and William Henry Smith.

Worship Service - All Are Welcome

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William Baker Festival Singers on Tour
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

William Baker Festival Singers on Tour

Sunday, October 14, 2018
10:00 AM Eucharist

The historic Christ Church was the home congregation of the American Founding Fathers, including President George Washington.

The William Baker Festival Singers will perform sacred a cappella classics and spirituals and liturgical music in service to the morning Eucharist in the 18th century nave of one of America's most historic churches. 

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William Baker Festival Singers on Tour
Oct
13
6:15 PM18:15

William Baker Festival Singers on Tour

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
After 6:15 PM

The William Baker Festival Singers will perform a concert of sacred a cappella classics and spirituals following the 5:15 Vigil Mass.  The 30-minute program will include HAIL GLADDENING LIGHT by Charles Wood, MY BELOVED SPOKE by WBFS Composer in Residence Ed Frazier Davis, O SACRUM CONVIVIUM by Javier Busto and O SALUTARIS HOSTIA by Eric Esenvalds, along with favorite American folk hymns and spirituals in settings by Alice Parker and William Henry Smith.

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CARMINA BURANA with The Summer Singers of Kansas City
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

CARMINA BURANA with The Summer Singers of Kansas City

Sunday, August 16, 2018, 2:00 PM

Music Director William Baker & the 150-voice Summer Singers of Kansas City join with soloists Sarah Tannehill Anderson, David Adams and Rochert McNichols in Carl Orff's spectacular CARMINA BURANA, one of the most popular musical masterworks of the last century. The performance will be the composer's scoring for two grand pianos, five percussionists, and a plethora of exciting instruments. The Summer Singers of Kansas City is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and is a member ensemble of the William Baker Choral Foundation. 

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Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams with The Summer Singers of Atlanta
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams with The Summer Singers of Atlanta

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:00 PM

Music Director William Baker conducts the Summer Singers of Atlanta and Chamber Orchestra in works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, featuring his deeply moving cantata DONA NOBIS PACEM. The 100+ voice chorus will be joined by soloists Arietha Lockhart and Stephen Ozcomert. The Summer Singers of Atlanta is the city's original summer chorus, now in its 29th season.

Music Director William O. Baker & Associate Music Director Jennifer Berroth conducting

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Vivaldi GLORIA & BEATUS VIR Choruses from Handel's MESSIAH
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Vivaldi GLORIA & BEATUS VIR Choruses from Handel's MESSIAH

Sunday, July 29, 2018
3:00 PM

60-voice Summer Singers of Lee's Summit & Chamber Orchestra perform their 5th annual concert including Vivaldi's joyful GLORIA and favorite choruses from the most beloved classical music in the English language, Handel's MESSIAH.  With soloists Christine Freeman, Jamea Sale, Amy Imparato, Erica Seago, Amanda Kimbrough and Melissa Overton.

Music Director William O. Baker & Associate Music Director Jennifer Berroth conducting

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NEW SOUTH FESTIVAL SINGERS at PICCOLO SPOLETO
May
28
3:00 PM15:00

NEW SOUTH FESTIVAL SINGERS at PICCOLO SPOLETO

Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Circular Congregational Church
150 Meeting Street
Historic District of Charleston, South Carolina

Music Director Andrew Phillips Schmidt makes his Piccolo Spoleto debut as conductor of the New South Festival Singers.  Performing for the first time in 1989 as Gwinnett Festival Singers, and known since 1998 as William Baker Festival Singers, the 40-voice chorale has performed annually to capacity audiences at the Charleston festival for nearly 30 years.  In their first appearance with a new conductor and a new name, the chorus will perform works of Monteverdi, Finzi, Gjeilo, and Durufle, in addition to the African-American spirituals and gospel songs that have made the Festival Singers a regional sensation for decades.

Admission Free, Donations Received - Early Arrival Recommended for Best Seats

The New South Festival Singers at Piccolo Spoleto

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News South Festival Singers - Piccolo Spoleto Bon Voyage Concert
May
20
3:00 PM15:00

News South Festival Singers - Piccolo Spoleto Bon Voyage Concert

Sun, May 20, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
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St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
1790 Lavista Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
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New South Festival Singers
PICCOLO SPOLETO BON VOYAGE CONCERT
The Festival Singers have performed to capacity audiences at Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto.  The annual Bon Voyage Concert is a hometown preview of our performance at the famous Charleston celebration, a crowning culmination of our concert season.

Tickets: $5 - $40

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William Baker Festival Singers & Friends in St. Louis
Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

William Baker Festival Singers & Friends in St. Louis

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Third Baptist Church
620 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103

The William Baker Festival Singers
With Special Guests Lindenwood University Select Women's Ensemble
& the Concert Choir of the Kirkwood Children's Chorale
Works by Missouri Composers Geoffrey Wilcken and Ed Frazier Davis
Rousing American Folk Hymns, Spirituals & Gospel Song

Admission Free, donations received to support tour expenses

The William Baker Festival Singers in St. Louis

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William Baker Festival Singers at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

William Baker Festival Singers at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Pre-Liturgy Concert at 4:30 PM
Providing Music for the Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM

Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

The William Baker Festival Singers, known throughout the Midwest for performances of diverse sacred music, present classical works, folk hymns and spirituals as part of the Saturday Vigil Mass at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.  

Worship Service - All Are Welcome

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New South Festival Singers at Redeemer Lutheran Church
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

New South Festival Singers at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Sun, April 22, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
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Redeemer Lutheran Church
731 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
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New South Festival Singers

NEW SOUTH FESTIVAL SINGERS AT REDEEMER
Redeemer Lutheran Church in the heart of Midtown Atlanta has been a favorite concert venue for over a quarter-century, and is now the rehearsal home of the Festival Singers.  Join us for a concert of beautiful music in the acoustical richness and architectural splendor of one of America's great churches.

Tickets: $5 - $100

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JEWISH SPRING: Music in Celebration & Remembrance
Apr
16
7:30 PM19:30

JEWISH SPRING: Music in Celebration & Remembrance

Monday April, 16, 2018
Ahavath Achim Synagogue
600 Peachtree Battle Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Zimria Festivale Atlanta & Friends
Amy Thropp, Music Director & Conductor
Dr. Soo Jim Kim, Accompanist
Classical Works by Handel & Mendelssohn
Modern Works by Atlanta Composers William W. Dreyfoos and Amy Thropp
Traditional Jewish Selections by Lewandowski Kosakoff & Wilensky

Sponsored by the Ahavath Achim Congregation Cultural Arts Series

Tickets $10 General Admission

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Andrew Cain Memorial Choral Festival - New South Festival Singers
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Andrew Cain Memorial Choral Festival - New South Festival Singers

Sun, February 25, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
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Covenant Presbyterian Church
2461 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
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New South Festival Singers
ANDREW CAIN MEMORIAL CHORAL FESTIVAL
Celebrating the memory of one of Atlanta's beloved choral enthusiasts, the New South Festival Singers host a gala festival concert featuring performances by the 40-voice semi-professional chorale and their guests, Collagium Vocale and Canticum Novum from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Tickets $5 - $40

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THE FESTIVAL SINGERS IN LEE'S SUMMIT
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

THE FESTIVAL SINGERS IN LEE'S SUMMIT

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
416 SE Grand Avenue in Lee's Summit, MO

William Baker Festival Singers

THE FESTIVAL SINGERS IN LEE'S SUMMIT
Classics from renaissance to Contemporary
With Our Special Guests... Calvary University Chorale, Jeremy Schell, Music Director

Admission Free; Donations Gratefully Accepted

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FESTIVAL OF KANSAS CITY COMPOSERS
Jan
28
3:00 PM15:00

FESTIVAL OF KANSAS CITY COMPOSERS

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1307 Holmes Road in Kansas City, MO

William Baker Festival Singers

FESTIVAL OF KANSAS CITY COMPOSERS
Featuring the Music of Ed Frazier Davis, Composer in Residence
Along with Works of Vince Gover, Sean Sweden, John Leavitt & Geoff Wilcken
With Our Special Guests...Allegro Con Moto, Christy Elsner, Music Director & Mid-America Nazarene University Heritage Choir, Dr. Christopher Smith, Music Director

Tickets $5-$40

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CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL
Dec
17
2:00 PM14:00

CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00 PM
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 West 13th Street (at Broadway) in Kansas City, MO

William Baker Festival Singers

CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL
Beloved Traditional Carols, Timeless Classics for Organ & Choir
With Our Special Guests...Spring Hill High School Madrigal Choir, Georann Whitman, Music Director

 

$5-$40

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CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 PM
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
416 West 12th Street (at Broadway) in Kansas City, MO

William Baker Festival Singers

CANDLELIGHT, CAROLS & CATHEDRAL
Beloved Traditional Carols, Timeless Classics for Organ & Choir
With Our Special Guests...Allegro Con Spirito, Dr. Christopher Smith, Music Director

Tickets $5-$40

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Candlelight & Carols with the New South Festival Singers
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Candlelight & Carols with the New South Festival Singers

Sun, December 3, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
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Saint Mark United Methodist Church
781 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
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New South Festival Singers
CANDLELIGHT & CAROLS with the NEW SOUTH FESTIVAL SINGERS
Beloved Carols, Timeless Holiday Classics and the Story of Christmas
For Over Three Decades a Cherished Atlanta Holiday Tradition

Tickets $5 - $40

 

 

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THANKSGIVING CONCERT FOR HUMAN NEED
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

THANKSGIVING CONCERT FOR HUMAN NEED

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
Countryside Christian Church
6101 Nall Avenue in Mission, KS

William Baker Festival Singers

THANKSGIVING CONCERT FOR HUMAN NEED
Timeless Classics, Modern Works, Spirituals & Gospels
Benefiting Human Need Ministries in the Kansas City Area
With Our Special Guest...Gabe Combs, tenor   

Admission FREE; 100% of Donations Benefit Human Need Charities

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WHEEL AROUND THE SUN New South Festival Singers
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

WHEEL AROUND THE SUN New South Festival Singers

Sun, November 12, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
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LOCATION
St John United Methodist Church
550 Mount Paran Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30327
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New South Festival Singers

WHEEL AROUND THE SUN - Our 33rd Annual Season Opening Concert
Modern Works by Ola Gjeilo, Eric William Barnum, Linn Andrea Fuglseth
Timeless Classics by Monteverdi and von Bingen
Rousing African-American Spirituals

Tickets $5 - $40

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WHEEL AROUND THE SUN New South Festival Singers
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

WHEEL AROUND THE SUN New South Festival Singers

Sat, November 11, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
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LOCATION

First United Methodist Church of Tucker
5095 Lavista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
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New South Festival Singers
WHEEL AROUND THE SUN - Our 33rd Annual Season Opening Concert
Modern Works by Ola Gjeilo, Eric William Barnum, Linn Andrea Fuglseth
Timeless Classics by Monteverdi and von Bingen
Rousing African-American Spirituals

Tickets - $5 - $40

 

 

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LOVE REVEALED - Our 20th Annual Season Opening Concert
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

LOVE REVEALED - Our 20th Annual Season Opening Concert

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
7023 West 71st Street in Overland Park, KS

William Baker Festival Singers

LOVE REVEALED - Our 20th Annual Season Opening Concert
Modern Works by Ed Frazier Davis, Norman Dello Joio, Eric Whitacre, & John Leavitt
Rousing Spirituals & Gospel Songs
With Our Special Guests...Songflower Chorale, Geoff Wilcken, Music Director

Tickets $5-$40

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LOVE REVEALED - Our 20th Annual Season Opening Concert
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

LOVE REVEALED - Our 20th Annual Season Opening Concert

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 PM
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 West 13th Street (at Broadway) in Kansas City, MO

William Baker Festival Singers

LOVE REVEALED - Our 20th Annual Season Opening Concert
Modern Works by Ed Frazier Davis, Norman Dello Joio, Eric Whitacre, & John Leavitt
Rousing Spirituals & Gospel Songs
With Our Special Guests...Choir of Northview Elementary School, Karen Kay Hall, Music Director

Tickets $5-$40

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JUDAS MACCABAEUS by George Frederic Handel
Aug
20
2:00 PM14:00

JUDAS MACCABAEUS by George Frederic Handel

Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

The 125-voice Summer Singers of Kansas City and Chamber Orchestra perform Handel's beloved oratorio JUDAS MACCABAEUS, with soloists Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Kristee Haney, David Adams and Joshua Lawlor. Music Director William Baker conducts. The Summer Singers of Kansas City celebrate their 19th annual concert of choral orchestral masterworks.

 

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Summer Music Fit For a King - Summer Singers of Lee's Summit
Jul
30
3:00 PM15:00

Summer Music Fit For a King - Summer Singers of Lee's Summit

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
416 Grand Avenue, Lee's Summit, MO 64062

60 Voice Summer Singers of Lee's Summit and Chamber Orchestra perform the 4th Annual Concert, including

Handel: Coronation Anthems

Mozart: Coronation Mass

Spirituals on Kingly Themes and Arrangements by William Dawson and Alice Parker

Soloists: Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano; Julia 

Scozzafava, alto; David Adams, tenor; Joshua Lawlor, baritone

Dr. William Baker, Music Director & Conductor

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BACH - Baroque Summer Institute Chorus & Orchestra
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

BACH - Baroque Summer Institute Chorus & Orchestra

First United Methodist Church
56 Whitlock Avenue Southwest, Marietta, GA 30064

Baroque Summer Institute, formerly Cobb Summer Singers, will perform BACH

Brandenburg Concert No. 3

Cantata No. 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden and

Cantata No.140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme with chamber orchestra

Arietha Lockhart, soprano; Jonathan Pilkington, tenor; Steven Ozcomert, baritone

Lynn Swanson, Music Director and Conductor
Ivy Belk Pirl, Accompanist

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