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

Press

HMC Takes on Fringe Festival with Big Gay Sing

Heartland Men’s Chorus usually takes the summer months off, but this year the group is poised to launch a new event as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. The Chorus will present Big Gay Sing, an interactive sing-along variety show for four performances, July 17-19, 2015. “It will be more of a party atmosphere, as opposed to a concert […]

Read more

A “Wicked” good concert

Anthony Rodgers | KCMetropolis Stephen Schwartz has found success writing music and lyrics for both stage and screen and remains a standard name in the theatre world today. Under the direction of Dustin S. Cates, Heartland Men’s Chorus had magic to do as the group paid tribute to Schwartz this weekend with a gravity-defying program filled with energy, laughter, and […]

Read more

Are We There Yet? Men’s Choir Takes on New Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

Paul Horsley | The Independent There’s a zephyr wind blowing through gay men’s choirs in America, and Heartland Men’s Chorus appears to have found just the right man to take it into this new era of acceptance and tolerance. On June 13th and 14th, Dustin Cates concludes his brilliant first season as the choir’s artistic director with “A Little Bit […]

Read more

HMC Gets Wicked with Summer Concerts Celebrating Composer Stephen Schwartz

Heartland Men’s Chorus will present “A Little Bit Wicked,” a concert devoted to the music of composer Stephen Schwartz, June 13 and 14, 2015, at the Folly Theater. Featuring songs from his Broadway and film musicals, the repertoire will span more than 40 years of work by the prolific composer. “Stephen is one of the rare modern Broadway composers who […]

Read more

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.” […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Heartland Men’s Chorus and the Lawrence Children’s Choir celebrate America’s modern families

Heartland Men’s Chorus will celebrate the diversity of the American family in its spring concert “Modern Families,” March 28 and 29, 2015, at the Folly Theater. The concert is the latest in the group’s series of “musical documentaries” that use music, narration and multi-media elements to illustrate a particular social issue. Artistic director Dustin S. Cates has a personal connection […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more