OUR CONCERTS

2024

 

Spring Season: Starts Feb. 5; Concert April 21

Summer Season: Starts June 3; Concert July 28

Fall Season: Starts Aug. 26; Concert Nov. 17

 

Spring '24 will be our Ninth Season!

Previous concerts and performances are listed

with the most recent first. We keep growing!!!

 

Dec. 15, 2023

EKC! Act II is a subgroup ensemble of the main

EncoreKC! Chorus that is available to perform

upon request. EKC! Act II participated in a

holiday fundraising event the Olathe Civic Theater.

The annual OCTA event raises money for Olathe

High School theater scholarships for seniors.

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2023 - Fall

November 12, 2023

We had a blast putting on our Fall Concert!

In addition to the audience favorites listed below,

there were soloists, ensembles, a rock combo,

and even dancers! The parking lots were

overflowing and every seat was filled.

At the end, we got a standing ovation!!!

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Fall 2023 Concert Set:

 

Can't Buy Me Love: A Medley of Hits by the Beatles

- Arr. Audrey Snyder

Seventy-Six Trombones from The Music Man 

- Meredith Willson Arr. Ed Lojeski

Solo: That's Amore "That's Love"

- Words by Jack Brooks, Music by Harry Warren

Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World

- Arr Roger Emerson

(Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz)

-as performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Sway (Quien Sera) - Music and Spanish Lyrics

by Pablo Beltran Ruiz;

English Lyrics by Norman Gimbel

- Arr. Kirby Shaw

Duet: What is this Feeling? from Wicked 

- Steven Schwartz

For Good from Wicked

Steven Schwartz Arr. Mac Huff

Solo: Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and

the Beast - Words by Howard Ashman

-Music by Alan Menken

Tonight from West Side Story

-Music by Leonard Bernstein

-Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Arr:William Stickles

Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl

-Music by Jule Styne, Words by Bob Merrill

- Arr. Lisa DeSpain

Dancing Queen from Mama Mia!

Benny Anderson, Stig Anderson and

Bjorn Ulvaeus; Arr. Alan Billingsley

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 2023 - Spring

April 23, 2023

 

I Will Arise and Make Music - Laura Farnell

A Gaelic Blessing - John Rutter

Blue Skies - Irving Berlin Arr. Mark Hayes

Black Is The Color of My True Love's Hair - American Folk Song Arr. Ruth Elaine Schram

I Love a Piano - Irving Berlin Arr. Mark Hayes

The Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity - Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by Dorothy Fields Arr. Mark Hayes

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2023 KansasCity Choristers Guild Children's Choir

Festival Alleluia - Allen Pote

Hymn of Promise - Natalie Sleeth

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Combined Choirs

Through the Window - Words and Music by Ruth Elaine Schram

Why We Sing - Greg Gilpin

 

2022 - Fall

November 20, 2022

 

God of Our Fathers - Claude T. Smith

Danny Boy - Traditional Irish from Londonderry Air, Arranged by Carl Strommen, Lyrics by Fred Weatherly

A Million Dreams - from The Greatest Showman

Homeward Bound - Keen, Arranged by Jay Althous

Banquet Fugue from The Reluctant Dragon - John Rutter, Lyrics by David Grant

Song for the Unsung Hero - Joseph Martin, Lyrics by Pamela Martin

Climbin’ Up the Mountain - Dilworth

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah - Handel

 

2022 - Summer

July 31, 2022

 

EncoreKC! Chorus

Jubilate Deo - Emily Crocker

Come to Me, O My Love - Allan Robert Petker

 

Vocal Ease (A Local Ensemble Group)

For We Wish You Music - Douglas Wagner

Jubilate Deo - Emily Crocker

Cry Me a River - Arranged by Jay Althouse

In That Great Gettin' Up Morning - Arranged by Greg Gilpin

 

EncoreKC! Chorus

Why We Sing - Greg Gilpin

Give Us Hope - Lyrics by Jim Papoulis, Leo Schaff & Regine Urach,

Music by Jim Papoulis Arranged by Francisco J. Nuñez

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COVID-19

2020 - 2022

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2019 - Fall

November 17, 2019

 

EncoreKC! Chorus

 

With a Voice of Singing - Martin Shaw

The Bells - Frank Ahrold

Java Jive - Milton Drake and Ben Oakland Arr. Kirby Shaw

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Midwest Boys Choir

Thula, Thula Ngoana - Arr. Greg Gilpin

My America - Arr. Joyce Eilers Bacak

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Arr. Alan Billingsley

An Irish Blessing - David Pote

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EncoreKC! Chorus

 

In Flanders Fields - Words by Dr. John McCrae,

Music by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson

Arr. Roger Emerson

Home on the Range - Arr. Mark Hayes

Light Shine - Words by J. Paul Williams Music by Joseph M. Martin

Why We Sing - Greg Gilpin

 

2019 - Summer

August 4, 2019

 

EncoreKC! Chorus

The Star-Spangled Banner

- Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith

/ arr. Brad Printz

A Jubilant Song - Allen Pote

Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's

- Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini arr. Ed Lojeski

Rest Not - Laura Farnell

My Heart's in the Highlands - Robert Burns,

Sherri Porterfield

George M. Cohan Patriotic Fantasy

- George M. Cohan arr. Walter Ehret and Paul Yoder

For Good from Wicked - Stephen Schwartz arr. Mac Huff

The Whaler's Rhyme - Traditional Australian folk song

arr. Louis Erikson

The Drummer and the Cook

- Traditional Sea Shanty arr. Gary Parks

River in Judea - Linda Marcus & Jack Feldman

arr. John Leavitt

 

2019 - Spring - Inaugural Concert

May 5, 2019

 

EncoreKC! Chorus

Praise the Lord (from “Judas Maccabeus”)

- G. F. Handel Arr. Hal H. Hopson

An Irish Blessing - Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Together Wherever We Go (from the musical “Gypsy”)

- Stephen Sondheim/ Jule Styne Arr. Jay Althouse

Route 66 - Bobby Troup Arr. Kirby Shaw

God Bless America - Irving Berlin Arr. Joseph M. Martin

I Carry You in My Heart - by Donna Butler,

Words adapted by Kathy Burdette

Swingin' With the Saints - Arr. Mark Hayes

 

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