Don’t miss a moment of our 29th season—the first under our new artistic director, Dustin S. Cates. We'll remind you why there's no place like home for the holidays, premiere our newest musical documentary, and defy gravity in a wickedly wonderful extravaganza .
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Dinner of Note
Join us for the official kickoff of our 29th season: Dinner of Note! The theme is Moulin Rouge Masquerade and the event will feature strolling entertainers and end-of-the-evening dancing to the Mighty Nish Band. Fabulous live and silent auction items will entice guests to help support the mission and vision of Heartland Men’s Chorus.
Dinner of Note
Saturday, October 4
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Downtown Kansas City Marriott
200 W 12th St., KCMO
A Message From Our Board Chair
We look forward to welcoming you to the 19th annual Dinner of Note! I’m especially excited about this year’s theme, Moulin Rouge Masquerade.
The Moulin Rouge’s website tells us that at the legendary cabaret “the show was not only on the stage but all around”...a characterization completely consistent with the tradition of Dinner of Note! But I think the Moulin Rouge Masquerade theme is appropriate for us in other ways as well.
We know that the original Moulin Rouge opened in the midst of the Belle Époque (or “Beautiful Era”) in France, a golden age of optimism, progress and prosperity. It was also a time of artistic creativity and “cultural exuberance,” epitomized by the frenetic energy, social diversity, and extravagance of the “culturally transgressive cabaret” that was the Moulin Rouge.
In many ways, I think the season ahead of us at HMC will be – with your help – the start of our own “Beautiful Era.” We may not be able to mark it with a monument like the Eiffel Tower (erected the same year as the opening of the Moulin Rouge), but we know this year’s season – the first under the leadership of our prodigiously talented new artistic director, Dustin Cates – will be one to remember.
We’ll continue to embrace the artistic creativity, diversity and, yes, sometimes outrageous entertainment that were the hallmarks of the Moulin Rouge itself – featuring something for everyone – embracing a variety of programming that mirrors the diversity of our audience, donors, and members.
In other words, like the Moulin Rouge, we’ll be a place where “Workers, artists, middle-classes and aristocrats gathered at the same table in a joyful atmosphere of feast and frivolity.”
Thank you being a part of the “Can-can”-do attitude (sorry, couldn’t resist) that has brought us to this wonderful period in our history. We’re so happy to have you join us in our own Belle Époque – one in which we can take our vision to Enlighten, Inspire, Heal and Empower to even greater heights.