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Trinity’s Spring 2014 Season ranges from Bach to the Beatles and Beyond, with a collaboration tour across the Midwest featuring Bach’s B Minor Mass, Returning Bach Concert Series, and New Collaborations. I invite you to use this brochure as a guide to the many events which promises to offer something of interest to everyone.
Trinity Lutheran Church, located in Mission and Shawnee, Kansas, has a 74-year history of creating a dynamic home for great music in the Kansas City community. The music at Trinity ranges from large-scale oratorios to chamber music, from intimate a cappella singing to jazz improvisation.
Concert Series Highlights
Bach B Minor Mass with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Spire Chamber Ensemble
Handel Israel in Egypt, Period Performance featuring the Spire Chamber Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra and Soloists from the Choir
Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir with the Spire Chamber Ensemble
Bach Cantata Series
Trinity’s Bach Cantata Series, resuming February 1, is the FIRST opportunity in the Midwest region to present Bach’s complete cantata output in the liturgical context for which they were written, with one per part forces.
Lamentations: Trinity presents a six-week series of impassioned early music during Lent, featuring a cappela music by the Trinity Chamber Artists. Performances include Thomas Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah and William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices.
I look forward to seeing you this spring!
Ben A. Spalding
Director of Music and the Arts
Ben A. Spalding is the founder and artistic director of the Spire Chamber Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra, which is gaining a national reputation for excellence in choral performances. He received undergraduate degrees in voice and piano from Emporia State University and two Master's Degrees in conducting and composition from Rowan University. He was a student of renowned conductor and composer Z. Randall Stroope, and has also studied conducting with Terry Barham and Sir David Willcocks in Cambridge. Spalding is up and coming as a professional choral conductor, working with the best choral artists in the country and gaining a reputation as a fine interpreter of both early and contemporary repertoire. He is sought after as a clinician, most recently leading Festivals and Honor Choirs throughout the Midwest. Spalding is also active as a composer, regularly accepting commissions. As an educator, he has held positions at the high school and university levels. In addition to his work with the Spire Chamber Ensemble, Spalding is Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission, Kansas, where he has built one of the most prestigious concert series and arts programs in the Kansas City area.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Anna Myeong received her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Yonsei University in 1990. She studied organ with Myung-Ja Cho, Hee-Sung Kim, and In-Hyung Cho in Korea. In 1996, Anna and her family moved to Oregon, where her husband completed his Ph.D. degree in chemistry. While in Oregon, she took organ lessons from Barbara Baird at the University of Oregon in Eugene. After her family moved to Kansas City, she resumed organ study at the University of Kansas (KU) with James Higdon, earning degrees of Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts. After she received her doctoral degree in 2010, she was appointed an organ instructor at KU.
As a concert organist, Dr. Myeong has given numerous recitals in North America and Europe including programs at Washington National Cathedral in DC, Saint Thomas Church in New York City, Princeton University Chapel, Harvard University Adolphus Busch Hall, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Trinity Church in Boston, and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In the summer 2010, she had an organ recital tour in England that included Westminster Abbey in London, Coventry Cathedral, and St. Paul’s church in Birmingham. She is currently the organist at Trinity Lutheran Church.