Monday, April 30, 2012

KCKCC spring choral concert this Sunday

The annual Kansas City Kansas Community College Spring Choral Concert will be held Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church at 5010 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.

Directed by John Stafford II, Director of Choral Music, the concert will be highlighted by the first composition funded by the Dale Shetler Commissioning Fund for Choral Music.

The fund was established by Stafford in recognition of his predecessor, Dale Shetler, who served as Choral Music director for 20 years before retiring to Portland, Ore.

“Each year with the support of our alumni, we will commission a composition for our annual concert,” said Stafford.

The first commissioned composition, “I Carry Your Heart,” was written by Jeremy Brunk and will be performed by the Chamber Choir and feature a soprano solo by Sarah LaBarr, a member of the voice faculty.

Also performing will be the Community Chamber Choir and Concert Choir with accompaniment by Joyce Steeby on piano and Jerry Pope on organ.

There is no admission to the concert. Persons wishing to contribute to the Dale Shetler Commissioning Fund may do so at the concert; by calling John Stafford at 913-288-7137; or by e-mail at