Kansas City Symphony Chorus
The Kansas City Symphony Chorus (KCSC), 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 KCSC 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 such as the Lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Crown Center every Thanksgiving.
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, an independent 501C(3) not-for-profit organization.
The Symphony Chorus has represented Kansas City in five concert tours, including performances in New York City, Boston and the Berkshires, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and Mexico City where the chorus 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 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. Most of the choral artists bring extensive music education and experience as performers and teachers, and are engaged throughout the region as soloists and conductors.
For more information, visit the Symphony Chorus website at www.kcsymphonychorus.org