Leading God's people in singing words of praise, prayer, hope and lament in order to bring people closer to God through music
Ringing out under the direction of Pat Latshaw. If you're looking for a unique way to share your musical talents, the handbell choir welcomes you to join us as we create beautiful music. We perform roughly once a month at the 8:00am and 10:30am Sunday worship services.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Contact Pat if you have any questions... please join us!
Video of March 2014 Performance can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/92575373
LEARN MORE AT WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_choir
"Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of the texture, a bell ensemble acts as one instrument, with each musician responsible for particular notes, sounding his or her assigned bells whenever that note appears in the music."
If you love to sing, whether you think you're good at it or not, join us in making a glad sound!
Rehearsals are Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30PM.
We have a lot of fun together and provide vocal support and special music during the 10:30AM worship service most Sundays. We occasionally sing at the 8:00AM service as well. .
We have many members and staff who share their musical gifts as instrumental or vocalists. Do you play an instrument or enjoy singing? Join us!
We are excited to announce our 6th Season!
Performances held at:
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Community Christian Church
9100 Mission Road 4601 Main Street
Prairie Village, KS 66206 Kansas City, MO 64112
Aug 13 2017 7:30 pm LCR
Assistant Conductor Sara McClure leads volunteer choristers in two American gems: John Corigliano’s Fern Hill and Randall Thompson’s Frostiana. Anyone is welcome to sing! For more information or to sign up, visit www.midwestchamberensemble.org/choralfest.
Orchestral Classics *
Sept 3 2017 7:30 pm LCR
Music Director Steve Lewis leads Beethoven’s radiant 8th Symphony and 2017 Youth
Concerto Winners, Barry Zhang, piano, and Allen Zhang, violin, perform with the Ensemble.
Ladies’ Night 4.0
Oct 14 2017 1:00 pm KC Library **
Oct 15 2017 7:30 pm LCR
An evening of chamber music by past and present female composers, features local composer, Leslee Wood.
** Special Preview Performance at Kansas City Missouri Central Library, 14 W. 10th St
A Mighty Fortress *
Oct 29 2017 7:30 pm CCC
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Chamber Choir and the Community Chamber Choir under the direction of John Stafford II joins the orchestra in a performance of Bach’s Cantata No. 80, based on the well known hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”
Dec 3 2017 7:30 pm LCR
Midwest Chamber Ensemble’s brass section gets us in the mood for the holiday season.
Chamber Winds *
Jan 21 2018 7:30 pm LCR
Our wind section performs works for small ensemble and premieres a new work by local composer Lee Hartman, “Des monstres et prodiges”.
Guest Artist Sarah Tannehill Anderson
Feb 18 2018 7:30 pm LCR
Join MCE chamber players for an evening of romantic music. Stay and enjoy a casual
wine and chocolate reception after the concert.
Guest Artist Christopher Ulffers
March 10 2018 3:00 pm CCC
March 11 2018 7:30 pm LCR
Bassoonist Christopher Ulffers joins MCE in a performance of Dan Welcher’s Concerto de Camera. The concert concludes with Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
April 14 2018 3:00 pm CCC
April 15 2018 7:30 pm LCR
To celebrate MCE’s 6th season, chamber players will perform Louise Farrenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 40.
Mozart and Ravel *
May 5 2018 3:00 pm CCC
May 6 2018 7:30 pm LCR
Our season concludes with Mozart’s mighty Jupiter Symphony and Ravel’s colorful and virtuosic Le tombeau de Couperin.
There is no charge for admission. Tax exempt donations are gratefully accepted.
*Pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Join us and you can learn more about the pieces being played and the performers.