Grand River Valley Choir & Orchestra

GRVCO JUNE 15, 2024 

The Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra (GRVCO) will present its annual Summer Concert, Sunlit Silence, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Trenton R-IX Performing Arts Center. The doors will open at 6:30 following dress rehearsal.

A variety of music will be performed. Everything from recognizable movie themes to music GRVCO has had written just We are excited for this concert as we have commissioned a piece written especially for GRVCO. It will be celebrating our 15th Season.

The GRV Orchestra will open the program with Radetsky March, followed by English Folk Song Suite, Out of Africa, American Folk Rhapsody, and The Magnificent Seven.

The GRV Choir will then perform Big Sky, Hold Fast to Dreams, Measure Me, Sky!, and Music in the Air.

The GRVCO Choir and Orchestra will combine for He Never Failed Me Yet. Next to be performed will be the commissioned piece, Sunlit Silence. It was composed and will be conducted by Jonathan T Krinke. Sunlit Silence will be dedicated to the late Buddy Hannaford, one of our founders and the original orchestra conductor.

Plan to join us June 15 for an evening of enjoyment and the opportunity to meet Mr. Krinke and Your Musicians following the concert in the THS Commons.

Johnathan Krinke

Jonathan Krinke is in his twentieth year as a music educator in the state of Missouri. Jonathan has been the Director of Choirs and Music Department Lead Teacher at Lee's Summit North High School since 2012. Previously, Mr. Krinke served as Choral Director at Truman High School in the Independence School District from 2006-2012, and at Liberty High School for the 2005-2006 school year. Jonathan has received several teaching awards throughout his career, including the 2018-19 Lee's Summit R-7 Teacher of Distinction Award, the 2016-17 Lee's Summit R-7 Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2010 Missouri Choral Directors Association Prelude Award. Jonathan completed his undergraduate work at the UMKC Conservatory of Music, receiving Bachelor's degrees in Music Education, Music Composition, and Vocal Performance (2005), and a Master's Degree in Music Education (2018).

Jonathan is an avid composer and arranger. His compositions have been performed by Cantus of Minneapolis-St. Paul, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Kantorei of Kansas City, The Kansas City Men's Ensemble, the Texas Tech University Matador Singers, and the Arkansas State University Concert Choir. His arrangements have been performed for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference on six separate occasions. Though Mr. Krinke composes literature of all vocal and instrumental genres, he specializes in custom choral compositions and arrangements written and orchestrated to highlight the capabilities and strengths of the commissioning ensembles.

Mr. Krinke has served in various leadership positions for the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) and the Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA). Formerly, he has held positions as the MCDA Resource Chair for High School Choirs (2021-2023 and 2016-2018). MCDA Resource Chair for Men's Choirs (2012-14). MMEA Kansas City-Metro Choral Vice President (2011-13), All-District/All-State Choir Coordinator (2011-13), and the MCDA Resource Chair for Youth and Student Activities (2007-09). Ensembles under the direction of Jonathan Krinke have performed at the MMEA In-Service/Workshop on four occasions.

Most of all, Jonathan enjoys the company of his wife, Amy (also a music educator), and the beautiful life they share with their 5-year-old son, Anderson.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide challenging performance opportunities for adult and qualified high school student musicians (amateur, retired, semi-professional, professional) to continue use of their talents to offer enrichment for themselves and their audiences, as well as to entertain and educate our members and audience. 


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