The Kansas City Boys Choir and the Kansas City Girls Choir explore the power of the spoken word and music with “More Than A Song,” at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Central United Methodist, 5144 Oak Street.
“The concert examines the influence of song, and, in turn, how we draw particular meanings from a piece of music based on our experiences and our personalities,” said Ah’Lee Robinson, choir CEO and artistic director.
The choirs will be joined by local poets, artists and speakers, who will introduce each song with a reflection on their experience with the selection and its personal meaning. Guest speakers include poet and spoken word artist Glenn North, Rev. Dr. Robert Hill, pastor emeritus of Community Christian Church, artist and writer Toni Milsap, dramatic orator Rev. Connie Jones, and spoken word artist Sherri Hall.
Concert admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kcboychoir.org and www.kcgirlschoir.org, or at the door. For more information, please call 816-474-7464.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by ArtsKC, the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourism Development fund and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
The Boys Choir was founded in 1995, the Girls Choir was founded in 2006. Choir members are boys and girls ages 8-19 and are selected by audition. The choirs strive to bridge cultural gaps and foster talent through music education, community service and scholarship.