Steven Jarvi

A Move for 'Messiah'

Dec 2, 2011
Laura Spencer/KCUR

This year marks the first time in more than five decades that the Independence Messiah Choir won't perform Handel’s Messiah at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri. 

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.