To create an inclusive community of musicians united around the performance of choral works that entertain, educate, and inspire.
Kansas City native, Cory S. Reames holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music History from William Jewell College and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting and Musicology from the University of Kansas. During the 2007-08 academic year, his studies in the Oxford Overseas Study Course took him to Great Britain where he researched the origins of the violin and joined esteemed choral ensembles at Pembroke College, Hertford College, and the Blenheim Singers. Most recently, Cory founded the Missouri Oratorio Society, a nonprofit choral ensemble that presents sacred drama throughout the year featuring local, musical talent ranging from seasoned professional to experienced hobbyist. His upcoming project will be in collaboration with the KU Medical Arts Symphony and its conductor, Steven Lewis. In April of 2018, he conducted a performance of Mendelssohn’s 1846 oratorio Elijah at the historic Stone Church in Independence, Missouri. Prior to that performance, Cory conducted Handel’s Messiah in the spring of 2016 and 2017. Aside from music, Cory is an active scouter with his son in Scouts BSA participating in events with Troop 150 based in the Waldo neighborhood. He loves dearly each of his four children and finds himself busy attending youth sporting events, dance recitals, and music programs. Cory is the Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church in Liberty, Missouri where he conducts the adult choir and handbell choir joined by his wife Amy.
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 entity endeavoring to bring communities together through large, choral works.
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