Saint Luke’s Mother’s Day Organ Concert

Celebrating Mothers, Music and Health: A Recap of the Kauffman Center Mother’s Day Organ Concert 

Photo by Don Ipock

We hope you had the opportunity to join us last month for our Saint Luke’s Mother’s Day Organ Concert. This free event was an incredible celebration of mothers everywhere and the 30th anniversary of Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. A concert on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875, the heart of Helzberg Hall, made for a fitting tribute to the care the Heart Center has provided for women’s hearts over the last 30 years. The Kauffman Center is honored to help celebrate the pioneering efforts in addressing women’s cardiovascular health made by the Heart Center.

Grammy-nominated organist Jan Kraybill took center stage, delighting the crowd of mothers, aunts, sisters and the people who love them dearly. Kraybill’s performance, titled “An Around-the-World Musical Adventure,” was a captivating journey through continents and cultures. The program brought a diverse selection of musical pieces, highlighting the versatility and richness of the organ’s sound along with Kraybill’s own mastery. Kraybill’s performance infused a fitting level of passion and elegance fit for the occasion.

Photo by Don Ipock

This amazing performance would not have been possible without the Kauffman Center’s partnership with Saint Luke’s and their generosity in providing this spectacular Mother’s Day gift. The Kauffman Center and Saint Luke’s share the same commitment to promoting the arts as a way to reduce stress and promote overall well-being. Thank you, Saint Luke’s! 

And, of course, to the mothers and mother-figures who joined us last month our hearts are full of gratitude. Thank you for spending this special day with us.