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An Afternoon Concert

by Jane Stucker,
parishioner of Immaculate Conception Parish, Leavenworth, Kansas


Father David McEvoy, O.Carm., with Chorale Director, Charles Bruffy

On Sunday afternoon, July 3rd, we offered a gift to the whole city of Leavenworth. We sponsored a wonderful musical experience for everyone—“the Kansas City Chorale” in concert. We were treated to a collection of different types and styles of music—some Shaker tunes, Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, some American folksongs, including, of course, Home on the Range, Kansas’ state song.

 
 
Some members of the Chorale

The concert, given as part of the parish’s 150th anniversary celebration, also included a hymn written by Father David in honor of the jubilee, entitled, “150 Years On This Hill.” Of special note were “Kansas, Gem of the World,” which the director recently found in the archives at the Library of Congress, and “Pledge of Allegiance,” written by Charles Osgood after 9/11 and presented to us for its Midwestern premier.


The Chorale performed to a full church


This group was truly marvelous and has performed all over the world—from Sydney, Australia, throughout Europe, to Washington, DC, and Kansas City, their home. This is their twenty-third season and they have received many, many musical awards. There recordings are available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. If you missed this group, you truly missed a great event.