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Modern Vibrations With KC VITAS

KC VITAS - Mary Vanhooser
KC VITAS - Mary Vanhooser

KC VITAS is a local "project based" vocal ensemble dedicated to expanding what is possible for a choir and the human voice. Host Stephen Steigman speaks with Founder and Director Jackson Thomas, as well as performer, and composer-in-residence Leslee Wood. We'll hear a diverse selection of modern vocal works.


Stephen Steigman


Jackson Thomas, founder and director
Leslee Wood, composer-in-residence and soprano

KC VITAS Founder and Director Jackson Thomas
Mary Vanhooser
KC VITAS Founder and Director Jackson Thomas
Composer and performer Leslee Wood
Mary Vanhooser
Composer and performer Leslee Wood


Afternoon On A Hill
by Jeffrey Derus

by Donna McKevitt
Lucy Conklin, Leslee Wood - soprano
Kirsten Hyde - mezzo-soprano

When We Arrive At Home
by Ben Zucker

Hide and Seek
by Francis Kayali

Four Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Leslee Wood

"Chasing Eclipses" from On the Back of the Black
by Leslee Wood

Medusa (from Modern Muse)
by Kevin Wilt
Kristin Newbegin, soprano
Eman Chalshotori, cello

Conversations With Strangers
by Natalie Dietterich

Wondrous Sacrifice
by Ilian Lundberg

You can learn more about KC Vitas at

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href=""></a>.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at