Kohlenberg Lyceum Series to Bring Kansas City Chorale to Campus for Holiday Concert

The campus is invited to get in the holiday spirit by hearing the Grammy award-winning Kansas City Chorale perform classical holiday music that includes works by the late composer Benjamin Britten and a sleigh full of favorite Christmas carols.

 The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Baldwin Auditorium.

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Kansas City Chorale

The Kansas City Chorale has provided audiences with a high caliber of choral artistry, performing a historically diverse repertoire of both new and traditional music. Winners of multiple Grammy awards, the choir has garnered international recognition for artistic merit, having been praised for their refined sound, phrasing and flawless intonation.

In 2009, the Chorale made its New York debut, with the Phoenix Chorale, in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The New York Times referred to the choirs’ “refined sound and elegant phrasing” as well as its “vivid intensity,” and praised the performance for its “buoyant pulse and energetic finesse.” In 2007, the Chorale’s recording of Grechaninovís “Passion Week” received a Grammy award for Best Engineered Classical Album, along with four other nominations, including Best Classical Album. The Chorale won two Grammy Awards in 2012 for their recording, “Life and Breath: Choral Works of Rene Clausen” and for Best Choral Performance.

Frank Fleschner, a Kirksville High School graduate and 2005 Truman graduate, sings with the Chorale. While at the University, he was very involved in the choral scene, including Cantoria, University Choral and the Chamber Choir. After graduation, Fleschner auditioned for the Chorale and moved to Kansas City.

Tickets will be available free of charge for students, faculty and staff and are available in the Student Union Building. Students may pick up their tickets at the SAB Office and faculty and staff may get their tickets at the information desk. General admission tickets may be purchased for $7 at Edna Campbells, the cashier window in McClain Hall or online at lyceum.truman.edu.

For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.