Happy Holidays from HMCKC!  While this year has certainly been filled with uncertainty – one thing has not been uncertain. Our donors and supporters have helped us through the year with generous support like they always have.  No support has been stronger than the year end HMC35 campaign.  Because of folks like you, we are getting close to our goal of raising $35,000 in celebration of singing OUT for 35 years in Kansas City!  Won’t you help us get there?  A gift of any size helps us continue our mission and vision more than you know.  We can’t wait to get back on stage to sing for you, and your gift today will help us be able to do that as soon as it is safe for us to do so.

Everyone at HMCKC thanks you, and wishes you and your families a happy and healthy 2021!

Although this holiday season will be different from years past, you can still experience the tradition of the Heartland Men’s Chorus with Grateful! We’ll take a virtual look back at musical moments from the past and deliver new uplifting cabaret-style performances in this transposed HMCKC holiday showcase. We hope YULE LOG-IN with us for a fresh holiday experience sure to invite the nostalgia we’ll all be craving, the laughs we’ll all be needing, and the reminders of all we should be truly grateful for this December!

Grateful is available online through New Year’s!  Watch here 

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Statement of Solidarity

We are angry and heartbroken. The killing of George Floyd and the unnecessary violence of the police brutality that took his life has shaken us. Minority groups understand all too well the inequities and injustices in our country. Racism and discrimination have not only held us back, but continues to take lives.

Dr. Martin Luther King said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” For 35 years, the Heartland Men’s Chorus has worked to give voice to the often silenced, and we stand in solidarity now more than ever with the communities of color demanding change.

When the stories of others lead to outrage and protest, we turn back the pages of our own history to remember the LGBTQ narratives of struggle and injustice. We cannot forget the LGBTQ members of color who took a stand 51 years ago this month at Stonewall. As an organization, we are committed to being community builders, conversation-starters, accountability partners, and role models that value human dignity and the voice of all people. We will serve as a safe space for black and other people of color while committing to transformative dialogue on racism, transphobia and homophobia.

We will listen more intently. We will reflect more deeply. We will respond more loudly.

Although COVID 19 serves as a barrier for HMC to gather in song safely, we gather in collective voice supporting organizations directly confronting inequities in our communities both locally and nationally. Please support groups like the Black Lives Matter movement; National Black Justice Coalition; the Center for Black Equity; the Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project, and the many others that are moving the bar towards a more just society.

The Board of Directors, singers, and staff of the Heartland Men’s Chorus stand in solidarity and radical love for equality and change. We remain hopeful and steadfast for a nation taking breaths of change while taking brave steps towards a revolution for humankind.

Welcome Shawn Cullen!

On May 1, 2020, HMC announced that Shawn Cullen has been appointed Artistic Director. After a national search for a new director, our search committee was delighted to discover that the very best candidate was already here with us! Read more about Shawn here.

Why I Sing

Singing with Heartland Men’s Chorus is a great musical experience that enriches our community. If you are interested in checking us out, you are welcome to visit rehearsal any Tuesday evening!

Your Support Makes the Music Possible

Heartland Men’s Chorus is the largest and highest profile gay organization in the Kansas City region, and one of the most recognized arts organizations in the Midwest. Your financial support can transform lives, enhance the cultural landscape of Kansas City and be a powerful agent to change hearts and minds.

Contributions to the Annual Fund support the work of the Chorus, allowing us to purchase music, commission new works, and bring our message to places where our voices need to be heard, including school and regional outreach with our acclaimed social justice programs. Ticket sales and member dues account for less than 40% of our annual operating budget. Your continued support is critical for us to continue changing lives through music.

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