Organ Demonstration Recital Schedule

Come to the 3:00 p.m. Sunday recitals (plus daily recitals June through August). Free and open to the public

For locations and performers, check the listing below.

Worried about kids making it through a recital? The Organ Demonstration Recitals are only 30 minutes long and kids get organ activity pages.

Curious to see the organ up close? Stay after the recital for a tour of the console: the control station for the organ.

Appreciate excellent music? You’ll hear Kansas City’s best organists on the area’s largest pipe organs: the Auditorium and Temple organs in Independence.

Weekday recitals are at the Temple. Weekend recitals alternate between the Temple and Auditorium. Enter the Temple through the East doors and the Auditorium through the West. For further instructions see our driving directions.

October

Sun Oct 26 | 3:00 p.m. | Temple
Jan Kraybill
Kraybill is Principal Organist for the Dome and Spire Organ Foundation, an affiliate of Community of Christ, and Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. She regularly plays and oversees the care of the three largest pipe organs in the Kansas City metro area.

November

Sun Nov 2 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Temple
Blake West, organ demonstration recital
West serves as executive director of the Dome and Spire Organ Foundation. He joined the staff organists at Community of Christ in 1980.

Sun Nov 9 | 3:00-4:15 p.m. | Auditorium
Jack Ergo and Jan Kraybill: Dueling Keyboards
Full-length recital for the Dome and Spire Fine Arts Series

Sun Nov 16 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Temple
Nicholas Good, organ demonstration recital
Good serves as organist for Christ Church Anglican in Overland Park, Kansas and also plays for Christ Church (Episcopal) in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Sun Nov 23 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Auditorium
John Davies, organ demonstration recital
Davies has served over 50 years as organist at the Stone Church in Independence, Missouri and 30 years as staff organist for the Auditorium organ.

Sun Nov 30 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Temple
Blake West, organ demonstration recital
West serves as executive director of the Dome and Spire Organ Foundation. He joined the staff organists at Community of Christ in 1980.