The Men of Note and other men’s choruses are performing in the third annual “Men’s Choral Spectacular” early in November.
The free, public concert features male voices in a variety of singing styles.
The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Road.
The concert will include barbershop harmony, gospel music, hymns, choruses, mini-choruses, quartets and a finale of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” with all groups participating.
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“We are planning a great evening of inspiration and fun,” said concert co-founder Larry Keisker. “If you like a cappella singing or men’s voices with a full orchestra, this concert will have it all – and it’s all for a good cause.”
A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the John Knox Village food pantry.
Keisker is director of the Men of Note, from The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit. Joining them will be the New Harmony Handful, representing the Heart of America (HOA) barbershop chorus in Kansas City, directed by Jim Bagby of Kansas City.
Also from HOA comes the headline quartet, Armchair Chorderbacks, the current senior champions of the Central States District. Quartet members are Carter Combs and David Stockman of Lee’s Summit, Mike Mathieu of Olathe and Bagby. They will represent the six-state region at the international senior quartet competition next January in New Orleans.
Rounding out the program is the John Knox Men’s Glee Club, directed by Rebecca Hubbard. The group made its debut on this show a year ago and has grown under Hubbard’s leadership.
| Russ Pulley,
Special to The Star