Charles Bruffy

It was a big day for the Kansas City music scene yesterday as the Kansas City Chorale and artistic director Charles Bruffy were honored with not one but two Grammys.

Their album “Life and Breath” was honored with “Best Choral Performance” and “Best Engineered Album, Classical."

Charles Bruffy joins us by telephone from Los Angeles.

The 2013 Grammy nominations are out - and two nominees are based in Kansas City.

A Move for "Messiah"

Dec 2, 2011
Laura Spencer/KCUR

This year marks the first time Handel’s Messiah will not be performed at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. since 1916.

The challenge: how to transfer the sound of almost 250 voices - the combined Kansas City Symphony Chorus and the Independence Messiah Choir -  from a cavernous hall to the more intimate Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.