Dome and Spire Series

February 22 - A Celebration of Peace
April 15 - Celebration of Voices
April 27 - Gregory Hand, Organist

A Celebration of Peace

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Temple Freewill Offering

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Choirs join with some of the area’s finest high school choirs to present “A Celebration of Peace.” Each choir will sing various choral works, and the concert will close with a special combined performance of a work based on peace written for the 400-plus singers. The concert also will benefit the important work of the Rose Brooks Center in Kansas City, Missouri, an organization committed to keeping individuals safe from domestic violence.

UMKC Conservatory Singers
Robert Bode, conductor

UMKC Conservatory Concert Choir
Charles Robinson, conductor

And Special Guests

John Muehleisen, composer

Olathe Northwest Da Capo Singers
Pamela Williamson, director

William Chrisman Blue and Gold
Ron Patch, director

Truman High School Concert Choir
Kim Evans, director

Lee’s Summit High School Concert Choir
Chris Munce, director


Celebration of Voices

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Temple Freewill Offering

The Independence School District middle school choirs will join in a celebration of music written for young voices in this special event honoring the importance of music and the arts in our schools.



Gregory Hand, Organist

Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
The Temple •  Freewill Offering

Gregory Hand is assistant professor of organ at the University of Iowa. Before this appointment he held the position of university chapel organist at Northwestern University, where he also taught in the Music Theory Department. He was awarded a PhD in Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, where he studied with James Kibbie.

Dr. Hand has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Prix Andre Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. He also is active as a harpsichordist and continuo player.