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Beveridge, Mary I
Edward M Eveld
Eric L Wesson
Another Chorus for Bruffy
June 29, 2008
Charles Bruffy, "longtime conductor of the Kansas City Chorale," has been appointed conductor of the Kansas City Symphony chorus. Bruffy succeeds Arnold Epley who served for 17 years as conductor of the...
Biography of Joe Sanders (1896-1965), Musician
Biography of John B. Bisceglia (1891-1988), Clergyman
Celebration Toasts KC's Past--and Heralds Its Future
Article about the show celebrating the 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, of Kansas City, Missouri, at Arrowhead Stadium, on June 3, 2000, culminating a nine-day series of events, with photo. Description...
Church Choir and Minister
Interior view of the front of the church sanctuary, apparently at Christmas time. Included in view is the adult church choir and a youth choir as well as the minister. Some individuals are identified on...
Critics Sing Praises of KC Chorale
December 9, 2007
The Kansas City Chorale and its director Charles Bruffy have received special attention. The combined forces of the Kansas City Chorale and the Phoenix Bach Choir have released three discs on the British...
Final Community of Christ Auditorium ‘Messiah’
November 21, 2010
Since 1916 the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now called Community of Christ) has presented George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at the Auditorium in Independence. The 220-voice...
Growing Through Song
August 3, 2005
Article about the Kansas City Boys Choir and its tenth anniversary.
Obituary for Harold Neal
November 16, 2004
Neal died November 11, 2004 in Independence. Originally from Canada, he was active in orchestras and choirs. From 1953-1966 he taught at Graceland College and directed the orchestra, band, and chapel choir;...
Palestine Baptist Church Celebrates 48th Anniversary
May 4-May 10, 2007
The Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, located at 35 & Askew, will hold its 47th annual church anniversary service on May 6, 2007. Founded by Reverend Earl Abel and ten other charter members on January...
Revelry Passing the Baton
Article about a performance of the Kansas City Chorale held at the 55th Street and Ward Parkway mansion to celebrate the Chorale's 2008 Grammy Award for best engineered classical album, "Grechaninov: Passion...
SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
SC184 Apollo Club of Kansas City Collection Finding Aid
The Apollo Club of Kansas City Collection consists of four concert programs from 1897 to 1899, as well as a photocopy of a newspaper clipping from the Kansas City World with pictures and names of club...
Sing a Song
December 2007/January 2008
The Kansas City Chorale gained international acclaim after one of its recordings was reviewed favorably in the New York Times. Conductor and artistic director, Charles Bruffy, was responsible for the group's...
St. Peter's German Evangelical Church Choir
Group portrait of St. Peter's Evangelical Church choir. Handwritten on back of photograph, "Chor der St. Petri Kirche in Kansas City Mo, Den 7 Mai 1899."
Exterior view of a youth choir and director in robes standing on the steps of the church.
Exterior view of youth choir standing outside of church entrance. Identified as Palm Sunday, minister Herb Duncan, organist Roland Reproth, directors Frances and Mary Helen Meyer.
Exterior view of church youth choir standing on church steps on a Palm Sunday. Members not identified. Minister is Herb Duncan standing in back row with organist Roland Reproth and directors Frances and...
Exterior view of youth choir standing on church steps on Palm Sunday. Identified on the back row: Mary Helen Meyer, Roland Renroth, Herbert Duncan, Francis Meyer. Children are not identified.
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