OCTARIUM

Rating: 4.95 stars   104 reviews

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Location: 6320 Brookside Plaza #163 Kansas City MO 64113 USA

Mission: Octarium is Latin for “Eight as One,” and the name defines our mission: Eight Singers, One Choral Voice. Octarium is committed to fostering and promoting the development and appreciation of the art of choral music through innovative and engaging programming, seeking to inspire, enlighten and educate.
Programs: See http://octarium.org/education.html for a description of our outreach programs.
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Octarium is a wonderful musical group. They are very talented and inspiring. Our community is very thankful for their performances.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending a performance

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make none

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to several Octarium performances over the years. This group of performers transports the audience into the realm of sheer, unadulterated pleasure. Their voices, whether in chorus or solo, are absolutely beautiful. After their performance the group always mingles with the audience. This interaction is fun to watch as they encourage and inspire many young people to become involved with music.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have attended many of Octarium's concerts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Perhaps provide larger venues.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Neighbor

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Octarium is fantastic. What a fine arts organization! They deserve millions and millions and millions

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community?

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have everyone be like Krista Lang Blackwood.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hearing Octarium perform is an experience everyone should have. A true pleasure!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attended a recent performance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them to schedule more performances.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing concert. Beautiful blending of voices and great acoustic at the venue. Thanks for inspiring us. You brought tears to my eyes in a couple of pieces.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

repeated efforts to enhance the aural atmosphere of the greater Kansas City area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

see that they have unlimited funds so they could perform endlessly

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with one of the performers in Octarium. Jaime Scherrer is one of the most talented and versatile musicians I know, and I do go to many musical programs in the metro area. I have the pleasure of working with Jaime-she is our choir teacher and is deeply involved in school musicals. I am happy to write a review because I know that Jaime is invested in Octarium and I know from other staff members that their music is amazing. I do plan to patronize their performances in the future. I have had the opportunity to listen to taped versions of the performances and find what they do amazing. I would do anything I could to help Octarium reach their full potential!

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I know that Octarium is great for our town. They are unique in that they do everything without musical accompaniment. I have friends I work with who take every opportunity they can to listen to Octarium.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just have more concerts! Maybe let younger kids hear them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen many of Octarium's concerts and appreciate the variety they offer in their programs. There is something for every member of the audience - traditional, seasonal, choral adaptation to classics and pop. The members are all very talented musicians who take their craft to heart, and deliver their performances with professionalism and enthusiasm. Their voices blend and compliment one another, and their concerts delight their audiences. The Octarium members spend countless hours rehearsing together recording, performing, arranging, touring promoting their CDs, and mentoring students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending concert performances and purchasing their CDs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no recommendations for changes to the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is such a pleasure to listen to Octarium, and their passion for thier music. I have attended numerous concerts over the last 4 years and have always come away with that feeling of being inspired. I hope fundng will continue to support Octarium and other groups.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the various concerts they perform in, and have supported them with their fine collection of cds.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have them play longer and more often. Also I would have them market themselves in a more specific way to generate a following.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have you ever heard angels sing? I have, and they are called Octarium. I am pleased that a group of this caliber exist in my lifetime. I have had the pleasure to be blessed by there voices on a few occasions and that is a few occasions to few. Between singing perfectly blended arias and standards, to mixing in some popular songs from past eras, I am taken on a roller coaster ride through heaven. Christmastime is when this group shines the brightest. They are the epitome of the lords own hand-picked singers to bring joy to all. I suggest that if you haven't seen them, then you stop what your doing and get a schedule of upcoming shows and then buy tickets for everyone you know. Maybe even people you don't, because no one should live without hearing them perform.

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This questions doesn't make sense.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing. Except maybe give the blonde alto some more solo work. She is pretty.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I recently attended the Octarium "Listener's Choice" concert. Fantastic!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fantastic concerts they present in the KC area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing!

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