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.

September

 
Terry Foster

Terry Foster (Sun Sep 7 | 3:00 p.m. | Auditorium)

Foster serves as organist/choirmaster at Grace Episcopal in Liberty, Missouri, and accompanist for Ray-Pec High School.

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Blake West

Blake West (Sun Sep 14 | 3:00 p.m. | Temple)

West serves as executive director of the Dome and Spire Organ Foundation. He joined the staff organists at Community of Christ in 1980.

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Christopher Marks

Dome and Spire Series: Christopher Marks (Sun Sep 21 | 3:00 p.m. | Auditorium)

Christopher Marks, assistant professor of organ at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln performs a full-length recital for the Dome and Spire Fine Arts Series. For full details see, Christopher Marks, organist


Spire Symphonic Chorus

Dome and Spire Series: Melodies of Peace amid the Drums of World War I (Sun Sep 28 | 3:00 p.m. | Temple)

Spire Symphonic Chorus, led by Ben Spalding, performs a full-length program for the Dome and Spire Fine Arts Series. For full details see, Melodies of Peace amid the Drums of World War I


October

 
Robert Rowlett

Robert Rowlett (Sun Oct 5 | 3:00 p.m. | Auditorium)

Rowlett serves as organist and director of instrumental music at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined the staff organists at Community of Christ in 1987.

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Terry Foster

Terry Foster (Sun Oct 12 | 3:00 p.m. | Temple)

Foster serves as organist/choirmaster at Grace Episcopal in Liberty, Missouri, and accompanist for Ray-Pec High School.

Full bio | Directions


Terry Foster

Terry Foster (Sun Oct 19 | 3:00 p.m. | Auditorium)

Foster serves as organist/choirmaster at Grace Episcopal in Liberty, Missouri, and accompanist for Ray-Pec High School.

Full bio | Directions


Jan Kraybill

Jan Kraybill (Sun Oct 26 | 3:00 p.m. | Temple)

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.

Full bio | Directions