One of the premier gay men’s choruses in the world, with each performance the Chorus helps to change the hearts and minds of those within the sound of our collective voices. Last season, more than 30,000 people experienced the music of Heartland Men’s Chorus throughout the community and outside of our performance home at The Folly Theater. While presenting a musical show of excellent quality is our main product, the outcomes are far more nuanced and transformative. Through three different performances each year, our artistic programming is significant in its content and message. Plus, in addition to our main stage concerts, we bring our voices to places where they may not be welcome or where the concept of 100 gay men congregating in one place is in itself a significant and powerful statement while showing compassion and empathy.

Community Performances this season include:

  • September 15, 2018 – Burnt Ends perform National Anthem for “Out With the Royals,” LGBT night at the Royals game
  • September 20 – Chamber Ensemble performs for the art opening of lesbian artist Angela Dufresne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  • October 25 – Chamber Ensemble performs at NourishKC’s “Dining for Dignity” Gala
  • October 28 – From the Heart concert as part of the Open Spaces festival, 3:30-5:00 pm in The Village, Swope Park. Featuring special guest pianist/composer Mark Hayes
  • November 10 – Chamber Ensemble sings for the closing service of “Rally Forward” at Asbury United Methodist Church, a workshop for progressive and reconciling congregations from Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri advocating for change in the United Methodist Church
  • February 15, 2019 – HMC joins the UMKC Conservatory Choirs and choirs from three area high schools for the annual Celebration of Peace Festival, 7:30 PM at the Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO. This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be received to benefit Rose Brooks Center
  • February 26, 2019 – Chorus performs on the opening concert for American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • June 1 – Chorus performs on the mainstage at Kansas City Gay Pride Festival