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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Performing Arts, Singing & Choral Groups, Youth Development Programs

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.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Kelly M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Joshua E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to 7 or 8 Octarium concerts. I am not a music critic but I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. Their harmony and blend of voices are excellent, but mostly I like their selection of songs. To me their concerts are more enjoyable than any other choral group, including KC Chorale, Chanticleer, King Singers or The Sixteen

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was at the Octarium "Listener's Choice" concert last night and was absolutely enthralled with the clarity, energy, and pure beauty of the performance created by the eight singers. I was swept into another dimension for the 2 hours of the concert. This was the first time that I have heard this group live, but it certainly will not be the last.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Was able to attend my first concert by Octarium this evening. What an experience! I had read a few reviews of this group but they are outstanding in person. Each member of the group 'sells' their interpretation of the work and makes it look effortless.
Amazing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended your concert this evening. This is my second concert and each time I have brought a friend with me. What a way to deepen a friendship.

I am so moved by your music, dedication and artistry. Those beutiful blendings of tone and harmonies are exceptional. I have sung in choirs all my life and I am so moved by your voices and expertise. Thank you, Thank you. Please continue to bless Kansas City with your music. I give you 6 stars out of a possible 5.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Octarium represents the finest in choral music that is to be found in our community, and we try never to miss a concert. Congratulations to Krista and her wonderful singers!

Marylou A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The group OCTARIUM is beyond awesome. They have talent, and while giving a concert, they educate you. There is nothing more beautiful than human voices harmonizing, and OCTARIUM has eight voices that blend supremely.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having had the opportunity to enjoy Octarium from its very first performance, it has been a joy to follow them through the years. Every concert is wonderful, every CD is beautiful, and every singer is both individually and collectively an outstanding musician. Their ability to connect with one another and the audience at the same time is unique and inspiring. This is the type of music and art that individuals who enjoy hearing them sing should be inspired to support them over and beyond the price of a CD or concert ticket.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Octarium understands how to present acapella music that is both relevant and wonderfuly performed. While their live performances are marvelous experiences, their recordings allow the listener to be musically transported time and again. I hope that this group will continue to expand their repertoire and influence throughout the country.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Whether recorded or live, Octarium's singing in sublime. Singing in the acapella form, they are a reminder that the voice truly is an instrument. Kansas City has the great good fortune to have them in their midst. I hope they can continue to expand their reach so that more and more children and adults can be exposed to their artistry.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was spellbound by Brady Shepard's voice and range. Highly recommend for everyone...amazing is all I can say.