Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Saint John’s Cathedral
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
First Plymouth Congregational
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2018
Christ Church Denver
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!
For all concerts in this cycle: $20 adults/$15 seniors.
Children and students (with valid student ID) are always free, but make sure to reserve a free ticket online in advance.
Tickets available online up to 24 hours before each concert or at the door.
La Noche oscura del alma from Canciones del alma
Kim André Arnesen
Sing My Child
Plus, favorite Sacred works by John Rutter
Guest Organist, Jan Kraybill
Dr. Jan Kraybill is a musical leader, performer, educator, organ consultant, and enthusiastic advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. As Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, and Organist-in-Residence at the international headquarters of Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri, she plays and oversees the care of three of the Kansas City metro area’s largest pipe organs.
While in high school in Colby, Kansas, Jan was invited to play her first European piano recital in Andover, England. Since then she has performed as a soloist, collaborative artist, and hymn festival designer/leader in many venues in the U.S. and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Tahiti, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom. She has appeared on regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Hymn Society, and other musicians’ organizations; and on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and other broadcasts. She enjoys collaborative music-making and has appeared often with ensembles ranging from symphonies to chamber groups. Her CDs include Organ Polychrome, the first solo recording of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant, produced by Reference Recordings in 2014. A disc containing Saint-Saëns’ Third (“Organ”) Symphony with the Kansas City Symphony was nominated for a Grammy in 2015. Her second solo CD from The Kauffman Center is scheduled for release this year.
In addition to her degrees in music education, piano performance, and organ performance, in 2010 Jan earned the Fellow certificate from the AGO, the highest professional certification for organists. She has served in local, regional, and national roles in many non-profit musical and other organizations, most recently as Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada. Her extra-musical interests include lacemaking, painting, and riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Visit www.jankraybill.com for Jan’s concert schedule and other information.