It’s Show Time

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is an architectural marvel. ┬áLocated in the heart of Kansas City, at 16th and Broadway, it is named for Muriel Kauffman, whose vision made the center possible. Mrs. Kauffman selected architect Moshe Safdie to design the building. A world renown cultural center, it is home to the Kansas City area’s premier performing arts organizations featuring theater, opera, ballet, the symphony and, our personal favorite, the Independence Messiah Choir.

Beautiful in day-light, its elegance is even more fully experienced when the building lights up the sky.

Handel’s Messiah “Hallelujah”

Listening to the Messiah is like being in church. It is, as it should be, a celebration of a religious faith, but also it is a celebration of life, the beauty of life, and the power of the human spirit.

The Independence Messiah Choir has performed for nearly 100 years. Recently it became associated with the Kansas City Symphony. This year they move to Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. The combination of the music and the beauty of Kauffman are near perfection.

Messiah is important to our family. Dad emceed the 50th performance, my brother, Bob and his wife became engaged during the Hallelujah Chorus, and Meg sang with the Choir for 4 years before moving to California. This year dad and I watched and listened to the music of the Messiah and were awed, one more time, by the performance and the brilliance of Handel.