KC VITAs Presents

Voices of VITAs 2022

St. John’s United Methodist Church
6900 Ward Parkway - KCMO
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 3:00 p.m.

Jackson C. Thomas, Artistic Director

in Just

music by Michael O'Callahan (CT)
text by E.E. Cummings
Kirsten Hyde, soprano - Robert Pherigo, piano

universe is trying to tell me something but it's mute

music by JD Daniel (MO)
text by Irina Rakhilkina
Kaitlyn York, mezzo-soprano - Robert Pherigo, piano

Three Love Songs

music by Keane Southard (NY)
"My Love It Should Be Silent" text by Theodosia Garrison
"A Red, Red Rose" text by Robert Burns
"Again and Again" text by Rainer Maria Rilke
Stella Dayrit Roden, soprano - Robert Pherigo, piano

The Grass is Above My Head

music by Kota Hayton (MO)
text by Alan Retamozo
Elizabeth Birger, soprano - Ryan Morris, bassoon - Robert Pherigo, piano


music by Chris Burton (TX)
text anonymous, Daily Kansas Free For All
"Misplaced Priorities"
"Turn Signals"
"It's Not That I'm Bored in Class"
Elizabeth Birger, soprano - Robert Pherigo, piano

i dared to say it to the sky

music by Sarah Lianne Lewis
texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
I. Vöglein auf der Weige
II. Gedankenstille
III. Das glaubst du nur nicht
Alyssa Toepfer, soprano - Alex Smith, Percussion


music by Chihchun Chi-Sun Lee (Taiwan)
I. Patience text by Nesca Stroud
II. The Watch text by Holly Wren Spaulding
III. Two Epigrams text by Ron Nyren
IV. Diamond Impressions text by Bob Janes
Louis Tiemann, baritone - Robert Pherigo, piano

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