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

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HMC 2016-2017 Season Announcement

Heartland Men’s Chorus 2016-17 Season Kicks Off with a “Classy, Brassy and Sassy” Kansas City Christmas Performances Dec. 3 and 4 at Folly Theater And at the new venue, JCCC’s Yardley Hall, Dec. 10   KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct. 24, 2016) — Dustin S. Cates, Artistic Director of Heartland Men’s Chorus (HMC), announced Monday that the 31th season will open with […]

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Tickets on Sale Now for Kansas City Christmas!

Heartland Men’s Chorus 2016-17 Season Kicks Off with a “Classy, Brassy and Sassy” Kansas City Christmas Tickets are on sale NOW for what is fast becoming one of Kansas City’s favorite non-traditional holiday traditions, Kansas City Christmas! In its third year, Kansas City Christmas brings an exciting blend of familiar carols, choral classics and hilariously zany twists on your favorite […]

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On the Road!

Heartland Men’s Chorus, Kansas City’s gay men’s chorus, is hitting the road again following a wonderfully successful concert tour last month of Hays and Salina. On Friday, July 1st, a touring ensemble of the Chorus will make stops in the Kansas cities of Topeka, Abilene, and Russell singing a few a cappella songs at each stop that are appropriate for […]

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Newly Commissioned Song “I Rise” Based On Poetry By Dr. Maya Angelou

Heartland Men’s Chorus (HMC), Kansas City’s gay men’s chorus, pays tribute to the late United States Poet Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou by commissioning a song inspired by four well-known poems written by the world renowned poet and civil rights activist. HMC is the first chorus in the nation to receive the rights from the late poet’s estate to create music […]

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30th Anniversary Concert “I Rise”

INSPIRED BY HISTORY Heartland Men’s Chorus, Kansas City’s gay men’s chorus, presents I RISE, our 30th anniversary concert that looks back at our proud history while looking forward with the inspiring words of the late United States Poet Laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou. The first half of our concert features songs that are memorable milestones of our incredible history starting with […]

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HMC Presents “Perfect Pitch”

With a little less piano and a whole lot of heart, Heartland Men’s Chorus, Kansas City’s gay men’s chorus, presents “Perfect Pitch,” a concert that celebrates the power and beauty of the human voice. Singing mostly a cappella arrangements, the 135-voice chorus will perform songs featuring intricate arrangements of contemporary popular music including “The Good Life” by OneRepublic, “Stitches” by […]

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(Christmas) hammin’ it up

Kristin Shafel Omiccioli | KC Metropolis A trumpet duo called the Heartland Men’s Chorus concert to order Friday night, followed by chorus members placed throughout the aisles, on a sober Personent Hodie arrangement by Lara Hoggard. The final line, a strong unison of all voices, was majestic and beautifully set the tone of the first half, which included more traditional holiday […]

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Dustin Cates, Heartland Men’s Chorus artistic director, redefines holiday tradition

Nick Spacek | The Pitch The Heartland Men’s Chorus has always aimed for what it refers to as a “non-traditional holiday tradition” at its annual December concert. As Kansas City’s premier gay men’s chorus, the group has plenty of room to fill that niche. After the success of last year’s Kansas City Christmas, artistic director Dustin Cates wanted to solidify the […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus Turns 30

Heartland Men’s Chorus (HMC) has announced its upcoming season, the 30th anniversary for Kansas City’s gay men’s chorus. The season will begin with Kansas City Christmas, December 4-6, 2015. The title of the concert is an intentional holdover from last year’s record-breaking holiday concert. “Our holiday concert is considered an annual tradition by so many in our audience,” says artistic director […]

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‘Big Gay Sing’ unites music, comedy, drag queens in fun filled hour

Bob Evans | AXS.com Dust off the vocal pipes, clap hands, snap fingers, sing along, and laugh a lot when viewing the Heartland Men’s Chorus in their Kansas City Fringe Festival 2015 entry, “Big Gay Sing,” that entertained many in its three day weekend run at Kansas City’s historic Union Station. Drag Queens, Daisy Buckët and Summer Tryst acted as […]

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