Sharing the Gift of Music

 Excitement was in the air as music aficionados arrived at Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri on January 28, 2019 for the Sixth Annual Joy of Music concert, offered by Our Lady’s Montessori School (OLMS). Guests took their seats to experience a night of beautiful music performed by a variety of skilled musicians.

The Joy of Music, which has developed through the leadership of Sr. Mary of Holy Hope, SOLT, began as an inspired idea that would provide a venue for members of the school community to share their musical talent with the local community.

Years ago, Sr. Holy Hope met a young musician, David Snow, quite providentially, while playing in the orchestra at the Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. David was a former student at Our Lady’s Montessori School, and is now a religious brother enrolled in seminary studies for SOLT. Additionally, Kayleigh Aytes, a good friend of the school, met Sister and the trio joined together to launch the first Joy of Music concert in 2014. Since then, additional performers have joined the group and come from as far as Lawrence and Atchison, Kansas. What began as a small idea based on true appreciation for music and the desire to share it with the community, has quickly developed into the professional program offered today. Skilled musicians prepare and perform a variety of instrumental and choral pieces, a few of which include sacred and classical chamber music, including selections for organ, harp, and small ensemble.

Music offers a reflection of the truth, goodness and beauty of our heavenly Father. While Montessori incorporates music in the classroom, Sr. Holy Hope also offers an extra class for the preschool children in the afternoon. Perhaps someday one of our current students will be a performer such as Br. David!

We are grateful for each of the performers, who recognize music as an incredible gift to be shared with others. Click on the link below to enjoy the performance from our dedicated and generous friends.

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