The Wichita Chamber Chorale announces their Chorale Classics Concert as they continue the celebration of their 40th Anniversary Year. The Chorale will present the prize-winning composition of the 2017 Kansas Choral Composition Prize “I Am the Lord” by Lyle Stutzman. This bi-annual competition, co-sponsored by Wichita Chamber Chorale and Senseney Music, awards a prize of $1,000.
In “Solid Ground” the Wichita Chamber Chorale gives voice to the experience of crisis, homelessness, resilience, loneliness, security and community. Health, shelter, employment, and the basics of life can easily be taken for granted, and one or two setbacks can turn a manageable life upside down. Along with Stutzman’s composition, the concert will include works by Eric Whitacre, Arvo Pärt, Tarik O’Regan and Wichita native Kirke Mechem.
The Wichita Chamber Chorale is pleased to share the stage with the 70-voice Wichita Community Children’s Choir under the direction of Karen Sims, in an afternoon that raises awareness, and shares a universal message of hope and inspiration through music.
And finally, Family Promise of Wichita, a non-profit organization will provide a presentation to bring awareness of the need in Wichita, and inform of their compassionate support to homeless families for achieving independence.
CHORAL CLASSICS: SOLID GROUND
General: $20. Senior (60+): $15
College/University Students: $5
Elementary, Middle, and High School Students: FreeTickets are available online www.wichitachorale.com, in person at Senseney Music, 2300 E Lincoln, Wichita; by mail to the WCC, PO Box 20744, Wichita 67208; or at the door.