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Kansas City Symphony Chorus

The Kansas City Symphony Chorus, led by Grammy® Award-winning Chorus Director Charles Bruffy, is a 160-voice ensemble that serves as “the choral voice of the Kansas City Symphony.” The Kansas City Symphony Chorus continues its long tradition of excellence with the Kansas City Symphony, and additionally serves as Kansas City’s unofficial chorus, providing music for civic events.

The Kansas City Symphony Chorus has been offering quality choral music to the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area for 45 years, first as the Mendelssohn Choir, then as the Civic Chorus. In 1988, shortly after the creation of the Kansas City Symphony, the choir became the Kansas City Symphony Chorus.

The Symphony Chorus has represented Kansas City in five concert tours, including performances in New York City, Boston, the Berkshires, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Mexico where it performed with the Mexico City Symphony. In 2004, the Symphony Chorus made four performance stops in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janerio, Manaus, Ouro Preto and Belo Horizante. The Symphony Chorus also joined Arnold Epley in making their first appearance at Carnegie Hall, performing the Bruckner Mass in E Minor in June 2006.

Every Symphony Chorus member is a volunteer from the region’s musical community, selected by rigorous auditions. In addition to extensive music education, most of the vocalists have significant experience as performers and teachers; they are engaged as soloists and conductors in schools, churches and venues throughout the region. 

For more information, visit the Symphony Chorus website at www.kcsymphonychorus.org