The Kansas City Chorale is a professional choir of 12 men and 12 women. The concert season runs from September through April, with 10 season performances each year. Additionally, the Chorale performs several contract concerts during the year in various locations across the country.
Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday evenings. Season performances are usually Saturday, Sunday and/or Tuesday. Membership in the Chorale requires a strong commitment to the art, the excellence, and your colleagues in the choir.
Auditions for the 2013-2014 will be held in June, July and August. If you would like to be considered for the 2013-2014 season please e-mail us
with subject line "AUDITION". If you would like to set up an appointment: EMAIL THE CHORALE . Please include information about your education, experience and voice characteristics.
Since the debut performance in 1982, the Kansas City Chorale has provided audiences with a high caliber of choral artistry, performing a historically diverse repertoire of both new and traditional music. With Charles Bruffyís leadership the choir has garnered international recognition for artistic merit, having been praised for their refined sound, phrasing and flawless intonation. As a cornerstone of the performing arts community, the Chorale creates concert programs and recordings that educate, engage and inspire listeners. The choirís ongoing outreach efforts facilitate the development of local talent, while providing students and their instructors with the opportunity to learn from world-class vocalists.
Beyond the traditional season of local concerts, Charles Bruffy has brought the choirís talent to the global stage. In 2009, Bruffy led the Kansas City Chorale and the Phoenix Chorale in a moving performance at the Alice Tully Hall in New York Cityís Lincoln Center. Highlights from the a capella concert included Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae by Jaakko Mantyjarvi and Drei Geistliche Gesänge by the 19th-century composer Josef Rheinberger. The New York Times review noted Bruffy seemed to be sculpturing in air: carefully molding each finely hued note he coaxed from his choristers, and the choirs performed with a buoyant pulse and energetic finesse.î
The Kansas City Chorale has an award-winning collection of albums with both Nimbus and Chandos Records. In 2007, the Chorale's recording of Grechaninovís Passion Week
received a Grammy award for Best Engineered Classical Album, along with four other nominations, including Best Classical Album. The Chorale's 2012 release of ìLife and Breath, Choral Works of RenÈ Clausenî won the 2012 Grammy award for Best Choral Performance.