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We are family

Lee Hartman | KCMetropolis.org Author Richard Bach once stated, “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” It is these beyond extrafamilial bonds that the Heartland Men’s Chorus along with special guest ensemble the Lawrence Children’s Choir explored to packed Folly Theater on Saturday evening’s “Modern Families.” […]

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BWW Preview: Heartland Men’s Chorus Presents MODERN FAMILIES

Steve Wilson | BroadwayWorld.com Diversity in the American family is the theme of Modern Families presented by the Heartland Men’s Chorus at the Folly Theater on March 28 and 29. The chorus continues with its series of musical documentaries that use music, narration, and multi-media elements to illustrate social issues. “I wanted to celebrate the love and dignity that all families […]

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HMC’s hometown holiday

Kristin Shafel Omiccioli | KCMetropolis.org The Heartland Men’s Chorus was bursting with hometown pride and holiday spirit in its latest show, “Kansas City Christmas,” presented at the Folly Theater last weekend. In addition to featuring a hearty number of Kansas City artists and composers’ arrangements, the Heartland Men’s Chorus’s annual holiday extravaganza celebrated tradition and other cultures. Rich versions of classic […]

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A Musical Gift With KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS

Steve Wilson | BroadwayWorld.com The outstanding musical production of Kansas City Christmas opened the 29th season of the Heartland Men’s Chorus on Friday December 5 at the Folly Theater. The newly appointed Artistic Director Dustin S. Cates led the chorus of about 120 men through an array of humorous and sincere holiday songs to kick off the festive season. Cates served […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus celebrates ‘Kansas City Christmas’

Derek Cowsert | Kansas City Star It’s not every night you’ll see a 3-year-old in a tux. But, then, it’s not every night when that same 3-year-old, Emmaus Cates-Cattaneo, takes the Folly Theater stage as conductor of the Heartland Men’s Chorus holiday concert, as he will Saturday. Nor, come to think about it, does one often get the opportunity to […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus welcomes new artistic director

Ciara Ried | Liberty Press The Heartland Men’s Chorus (HMC) has announced Dustin Cates as its new artistic director. A life-long Kansas Citian, Cates says he has always enjoyed attending HMC performances and appreciates their impact on the community. A search committee that included chorus members, past board chairs, community arts leaders, donors and chorus staff conducted an extensive nationwide […]

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KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS Opens the 29th Season of the Heartland Men’s Chorus

Steve Wilson | BroadwayWorld.com The Heartland Men’s Chorus celebrates all things Kansas City December 5-7 with their holiday concert Kansas City Christmas. The first concert of their 29th season takes the stage at the Folly Theater under the direction of the Heartlands new artistic director Dustin S. Cates. The program contains a mix of traditional carols, sacred music, and the […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus Offers Up Kansas City Traditions

Kellie Houx | KC Studio The Heartland Men’s Chorus has a new artistic director and he plans on capturing all the positivity he can when it comes to hometown pride during his first outing as director. The season opener is called Kansas City Christmas. New Artistic Director Dustin Cates is getting about 150 members ready to presents “more sparkle than […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus appears in T-Mobile World Series commercial

Lisa Gutierrez | Kansas City Star In case you missed it, the Heartland Men’s Chorus appeared on TV during the World Series broadcast Saturday night. A T-Mobile commercial featuring dozens of people across the country singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” included an oh-so-fast glimpse of the Kansas City chorus singing the song. You can see some of the […]

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What happens at HMC concerts…

Kristin Shafel Omiccioli | KCMetropolis.org Helmed by guest director Anthony Edwards, Heartland Men’s Chorus presented an historical retrospective on the Vegas of yesteryear for its Vegas, Baby program’s first half. Following a bluesy “Route 66,” the group performed hits that naturally conjure the Sunset Strip’s glory days, from gambling (“Luck Be a Lady Tonight”) to the Rat Pack (“Mack the Knife,” “That Old […]

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