Kansas City, MO
The Spire Chamber Ensemble is a virtuoso choir and orchestra. Our award-winning ensemble comprises distinctive solo artists who are also committed to the highest level of ensemble performance. These musicians travel to Kansas City from around North America to perform together, providing our audiences with a rare level of choral music making found anywhere else in the country.
Established in 2010, Spire has quickly evolved into a national phenomenon, lauded for artistry, innovation and mastery at making music that matters to audiences throughout the country. Now in their 8th season and performing throughout the Kansas City region and on tour, Spire is regarded as one of the preeminent choral orchestral chamber ensembles in the United States. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Ben A. Spalding, Spire performs repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and baroque classical masterpieces with period instruments, to Duruflé and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers including recent commissions by Jake Runestad, Zachary Wadsworth, John Muehleisen, and James MacMillan. The alchemy of these masterful individuals come together to create the Spire Chamber Ensemble.