Join the Revolution. Experience the legacy.

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!

Save the Date: Grateful will be offered as a YouTube premiere at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 12.

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

We are very fortunate to have so many generous supporters and this time we aren’t asking you to open your wallets. We just want your shoes!

We’re collecting men’s, women’s, and children’s gently worn, used, and new to shoes. HMC receives a donation from the agency that collects the shoes. Shoes are sent to countries where people need shoes and to assist microbusiness entrepreneurs that resell shoes — it’s a double donation!

Help us reach our goal of 100 bags by cleaning out your closet and donating your shoes that rarely see the light of day anymore.

If you have shoes to donate, contact Dudley Hogue at 816-519-2314.

Our Fall Cabaret

Our audience loved Smile: A feel good cabaret, HMC’s first virtual program for the 35th Season!

For a limited time, this program is still available on YouTube. Join us for an evening of song with the simple goal to make you Smile. Enjoy the talented performers from Heartland Men’s Chorus delivering musical numbers to inspire joy and laughter! From feel good songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “Beautiful City” to our take on songs from Hamilton, Wicked, and hilarious fresh solo cabaret numbers leaving you grinning ear to ear.

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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