Kansas City's Gay Men's Chorus
Kansas City's Gay Men's Chorus

Recordings

(CD Recording, 2010)

FreedomFreedom is a collection drawn from the story of America. Its music ranges from religious hymns and spirituals to folk songs and patriotic anthems and beyond. It features songs from, or inspired by, the civil rights movements for equality in terms of gender, racial and sexual identity. In addition to tried-and-true choral works for men’s voices, Freedom includes five new commissioned works from composers Mark Hayes and Greg Gilpin.

  1. Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal
  2. Children Will Listen
  3. Tell My Father
  4. Freedom Suite
  5. MLK
  6. This Little Light of Mine
  7. Hold On
  8. Skip to My Lou
  9. O Shenandoah
  10. The Crawdad Song
  11. I Will Stand With You
  12. We Shall Overcome
  13. My Country Tis of Thee

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OUTMusic Award

Winner: Outstanding Male Choral Recording

 

 

 

 

 

Quest Unending

(CD Recording, 2008)

Quest UnendingMusic possesses the unique ability to communicate and connect people despite physical, cultural and language barriers. Quest Unending, the ninth recording by Heartland Men’s Chorus, looks at our diverse world through music with a sense of  “home.” Stephen Paulus reminds us in The Road Home that no matter how far we travel or how difficult our journeys may be, “there is no such beauty as where you belong.” As you share this quest unending, may you find the true beauty of belonging.

  1. The Quest Unending
  2. The Stars Are With the Voyager
  3. The Road Home
  4. Avinu Malkeinu
  5. A Vuccella
  6. Dulaman
  7. Spaseniye Sodelal
  8. Khorumi
  9. Last Letter Home
  10. Home on the Range
  11. Make Me a Kite
  12. Dies Irae
  13. Amen
  14. Here’s Where I Stand
  15. Live Your Dream

A New December

(CD Recording, 2005)

A New DecemberHMC’s 8th commercial recording includes an exceptionally wide and diverse range of music, yet reflects on the quiet of winter as we await the emergence of new life in the spring. A timely thought as we hurry through the holidays and deal with a sometimes chaotic world.

  1. Sing We Now of Christmas
  2. Lux Aurumque
  3. A New December
  4. A La Nanita Nana
  5. Bogoroditse Devo
  6. An Angel Gets Its Wings
  7. Deck the Halls in 7/8
  8. The Sleigh (a la Russe)
  9. Hodie
  10. Ose Shalom
  11. The Bells
  12. Nativity Carol
  13. Angel’s Blessing
  14. Ding Dong Merrily on High

All God’s Children

All God's Children(DVD Documentary and Concert, 2005)

All God’s Children explores the experiences GLBT people have had with organized religion and the ways that communities of faith have dealt with the issues confronting the GLBT community.

The production was narrated by the Rev. Dr. Mel White, founder of Soulforce, and included displays of the moving Shower of Stoles Project.

Heartland Pride

(CD Recording, 2004)

Heartland PrideFrom serious to silly, this compilation of songs from the past and present proudly displays the true colors of Heartland Men’s Chorus.

  1. America The Beautiful
  2. Who Are The Brave
  3. We’re Not Lost We’re Here
  4. Bring Him Home
  5. Everything Possible
  6. Hope For Tomorrow
  7. What Matters
  8. Finally Here
  9. Make Them Hear You
  10. Walks-Between People
  11. Parade
  12. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  13. Bittersweet Tango
  14. I Do
  15. Color Out Of Colorado

Let Heaven and Nature Swing

(CD Recording, 2003)

Let Heaven and Nature SwingThis jazzy compilation includes traditional holiday songs with a big band swing, courtesy of The Vince Bilardo Swing Orchestra.

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. Silent Night
  3. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  4. Kansas City Christmas
  5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  6. Angels We Have Heard On High (from Company C)
  7. We Three Kings
  8. O Holy Night
  9. Everybody’s Waitin’ for the Man With the Bag
  10. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
  11. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  12. Boogie Woogie Hannukah
  13. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  14. Christmas Kisses
  15. Variations on Jingle Bells

The Few, The Proud

The Few, The Proud(DVD Documentary and Concert, 2003)

The first of HMC’s acclaimed “musical documentaries,” The Few, The Proud explores the issues surrounding the U.S. military’s ban on gay and lesbian personnel.

Included are interviews with Chorus members, Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, and one of our singers who was deployed to Iraq where he had to “serve in silence.”

The complete concert as narrated by Col. Cammermeyer is included on the DVD. Also included on the program is a special appearance by Pat & Wally Kutteles, parents of soldier Barry Winchell, who was brutally murdered because fellow soldiers thought he was gay.

Voices From the Heart

(CD Recording, 2002)

Voices from the HeartFavorite HMC selections from our spring 2002 concert and pieces from past years, not previously released on CD.

  1. The Awakening
  2. Past Life Melodies
  3. Prayer of the Children
  4. In This Heart of Mine
  5. Dirait-on
  6. Daemon Irrepit Callidus
  7. We Live on Borrowed Time
  8. The Day After That
  9. Sing Me to Heaven
  10. Elegy for Matthew
  11. Lord, Make Me An Instrument of Thy Peace
  12. One Voice

Two Flutes Playing

(Live CD Recording, 2002)

Two Flutes PlayingHMC’s first commissioned major work was created by Kansas City composer Mark Hayes, based on the book of the same name by Andrew Ramer.

Two Flutes Playing tells the stories of gay tribes who roamed the land during the Ice Age some 10,000 years ago. It was a time when gay men lived without fear in loving, caring communities and were honored and accepted by all the other tribes. These mythological stories communicate universal truths…the beauty of men loving men, both physically and spiritually, the unique gifts we offer the world because of our sexuality, and the special ability to be connectors between seemingly disparate segments of society.

  1. Song of Two Flutes
  2. Can You Remember?
  3. A Different Tuning
  4. Song of Ceremony
  5. Song of Tayarti
  6. Men Who Love Men
  7. With What We Have Had to Learn
  8. We are Walks-Between People
  9. A Better Time

A Kansas City Legacy

(CD Recording, 2000)

A Kansas City LegacyThis recording of American songs and spirituals was produced to mark the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, KC150. The recording includes two original pieces commissioned by HMC from Kansas City composers*.

  1. Waitin’ for the Dawn of Peace
  2. Zion’s Walls
  3. Deep River
  4. City Called Heaven
  5. Go Down Moses
  6. Lord, Listen to Your Children
  7. Steal Away
  8. Mood Indigo
  9. Close Your Eyes, My Little One, Sleep
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
  11. Away from the Roll of the Sea
  12. How Can I Keep From Singing*
  13. Finally Here
  14. One World*

With Love From the Heartland

(CD Recording, 1998)

With Love From the HeartlandThis 1998 program of love songs in a variety of musical styles was director Reuben M. Reynolds III’s final concert with Heartland Men’s Chorus.

  1. When I Fall in Love
  2. I Wear Your Smile Upon My Lips
  3. To Lie With You in a Field of Grass
  4. We’re Not Lost, We’re Here
  5. Three Barnwell Sonnets
  6. Bright Morning Stars are Rising
  7. Nightwatch
  8. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  9. Our Love is Here to Stay
  10. Paper Moon
  11. For the Fallen
  12. Everything Possible

A Song for Christmas

(CD Recording, 1994; re-released 2005)

A Song For ChristmasHMC’s first commercial recording, this holiday CD conducted by Reuben M. Reynolds III was re-released in 2005 in celebration of the Chorus’ 20th anniversary.

  1. A Winter Triptych
  2. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  3. O Holy Night
  4. Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
  5. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  6. Gloria
  7. The Christmas Song
  8. Silent Night, Holy Night
  9. The Holly and the Ivy
  10. A New Year’s Song
  11. Water Under Snow is Weary
  12. Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
  13. White Christmas
  14. A Song for Christmas