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  Concerts of the Heartland Men’s Chorus
Code Concert Title Dates of Concert Comments
2019-2020 Season
Holiday Making Spirits Bright 12/7-8/19 Shawn Cullen, Interim A.D.
2018-2019 Season
Holiday Sleigh 12/1,2,9/18
Extra Common Threads 2/26/2019 Opening concert of ACDA national convention; Helzberg Hall Kauffman CPA w/Allegro Choirs, Isaac Cates & Ordained; Kantorei
Spring Stonewall 50: All of Us 3/23-24/19 Premiere of “Quiet No More”; also performed at White Theatre JCC on 3/31/19
Summer Rock You 6/8-9/18 Music of Queen; Dustin Cates’ final concert
2017-2018 Season
Holiday Packages with Beaus 12/2-3, 10/17 Featuring “Well Strung” and “Claybourne Elder”
Spring Abba-Cadabra! 3/24-25/18 Everything “Abba”
Summer Indivisible 6/9-10/18 Joining National WW1 Memorial and Museum, Commissioned: “We, The Unknown” by Timothy Takach
2016-2017 Season
Holiday Kansas City Christmas, Classy, Brassy, Sassy 12/3-4, 10/16 Additional venue at Yardley Hall-JCCC in OPKS; “Winter Mantra” Commissioned
Spring Identify 3/25-26/17 With Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus; “Tyler’s Suite” and Guests: Jane Clementi, Morgana Bailey, Michalis Koutsoupides, Nancy Nail
Summer Show Tune Showdown 6/10-11-17 100 Years of Broadway-Arr. Mac Huff, Holt McCarley, Guest Brian Ellison-Game Show Host
2015-2016 Season———-30th Anniversary Season
Holiday Kansas City Christmas 12/4-6/15 Processional with trumpets and “Personent Hodie”; five arrangements/four adaptations by Dustin Cates, Selections from “A Ceremony of Carols”
Spring Perfect Pitch 3/19-20/16 Guests:  KC A Cappella High School Ensemble/Director James Levy, Beatboxer Luke Harbur
Summer I Rise 6/11-12/16 Featured the Poetry of Maya Angelou/Music by Mark Hayes, Guests:  KC Friends of Alvin Ailey Dancers, Joe Nadeau, 30th Anniversary
2014-2015 Season
Holiday Kansas City Christmas 12/5-7/14 Dustin Cates’s First Concert, Local Composers,  Featured Artists:  Sarah Tannehill Anderson,  De De DeVille, Mayor Sly James, Dustin Rapier,  Genewa Stanwyck
Spring Modern Families 3/28-29/15 Musical Documentary, Lawrence Children’s Choir, Narrators Brian Ellison and Gillian Power
Summer A Little Bit Wicked 6/13-14/15 Music of Stephen Schwartz, Debut of “Spectrum” Ensemble (subsequently named “Chamber Ensemble”
2013-2014 Season
Holiday Baby, It’s Cold Outside 12/6-8/13 Joe Nadeau’s Final Concert
Spring I Am Harvey Milk 3/29-30/14 At Columbia and St. Louis,Too, w/Dustin Cates as guest conductor. IAHM conducted by Dr. Tim Seelig
Summer Vegas, Baby 6/13-15/14 First 3-Concert Summer Set; With Anthony T. Edwards, Martin Preston, Quixotic, Lance Rich/David Sandy
2012-2013 Season
Holiday Cool Yule 11/30,     12/1-2/12 With Marilyn Maye
Extra Broadway Rocks 1/24-26/13 With KC Symphony, Helzberg Hall—KPAC
Spring Falling in Love Again 3/23-24/13 Including “For a Look or a Touch” by Jake Heggie
Summer Heart and Soul 6/8-9/13
2011-2012 Season
Extra Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Open House/ Grand Opening 9/18/2011 Four Selections
Holiday Holiday Glee 12/2-4/11
Spring When I Knew 3/24-25/12 With Dan Savage; Oliver Button (Encore Performance)
Summer All You Need Is Love 6/16-17/12 Music of the Beatles; Kauffman Theatre, KCPA
GALA When I Knew 7/7-11/12 Denver, Colorado; With Dan Savage; Coffee Concert
2010-2011Season———-25th Anniversary Season
Holiday 12 Divas of Christmas 12/3-5/10
Spring Misbehavin’ 3/26-27/11
Summer Metro Retro 6/11-12/11 With PerformOUT KC
2009-2010 Season
Holiday Fruitcake 12/4-6/09
Spring British Invasion 3/27-28/10
Summer Go West, Young Man 6/12-13/10 With Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
2008-2009 Season
Holiday Bless My Family 12/5-7/08
Spring And Justice for All 3/28-29/09 Documentary about music of civil rights movements
Summer Hearthrobs-Boy Bands 6/13-14/09
2007-2008 Season
Holiday Christmas Down Home 11/30,     12/1-2/07
Spring Exile:  The Journey Home 3/29-30/08 With Heart of America Chorus from Wichita. April 5-6, too.
Summer Divas 6/14-15/08 Christopher Peterson
GALA Miami, Florida
2006-2007 Season
Extra Friends-Celebrating the Heart and the Heartland 10/8/2006 Joint Concert with Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas
Holiday Everything’s Coming Up Christmas 12/1-3/06 First Additional Friday Concert
Spring Global Destinations-Passports, A Non-Stop Flight 3/24-25/07 2007 – Jeff of Studio V Began Recording Concerts
Summer The Pink Carpet 6/9-10/07 Leslie Jordan
2005-2006 Season———-20th Anniversary Season
Holiday Holidays at Home-Favorites from the Last 20 Years 12/3-4/05
Spring No Place Like Home-The Songs of July Garland 3/25-26/06
Summer A Homecoming:  Celebrating Two Decades of Music 6/10-11/06 20th Anniversary
2004-2005 Season
Holiday With Bells On 12/4-5/04
Spring All God’s Children 4/2-3/05 With Rev. Dr. Mel White & The Shower of Stoles Project
Summer Life Is a Cabaret 6/11-12/05 Music of John Kander
2003-2004 Season
Holiday Angels 12/6-7/03
Spring Jerry’s Boys 4/3-4/04 Music of Jerry Hermann. Also presented at NMSU, Maryville
Summer Seductive Sounds 6/26-27/04
GALA Seductive Sounds 7/19/2004 (1) Washington, D.C. 7/15/04    (2) Montreal, Canada 7/19/04
2002-2003 Season
Holiday Let Heaven and Nature Swing 12/7-8/02 Start of Study CD Recordings with Jeff of Studio V
Spring The Few The Proud 3/29-30/03 First “Musical Documentary” w/Margarethe Cammermeyer
Summer Double Your Pleasure 6/14-15/03 With Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus; Naked Man (Encore Performance)
Extra Sing for the Cure 7/19/2003 HMC, Kansas City Women’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus of Dallas; Lyric Theatre
2001-2002 Season
Holiday Joyful and Triumphant 12/1-2/01
Spring Voices from the Heart 3/23-24/02 Two Flutes Playing
Summer To Oz and Beyond 6/15-16/02 With Bukeka Shoals
Extra European Tour Jun-02 Paris, London, Hamburg
2000-2001 Season————15th Anniversary Season
Holiday A Victorian Christmas 12/2-3/00
Spring The Follies 3/31, 4/1/01 Celebrating the Folly Theater centennial
Summer Our Family Album 6/16-17/01 Oliver Button (Premier Performance)
1999-2000 Season
Holiday Ornaments 12/5/1999 With Kansas City Women’s Chorus
Spring A Soulful Celebration 4/1-2/00 With St. Monica’s Catholic Church Gospel Choir
Summer Legacy 6/23-25/00 White Recital Hall UMKC
GALA GALA Festival 2000:  Touching Hearts.  Changing Lives 7/22-29/00 San Jose, California; CD Includes Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus
1998-1999 Season
Holiday The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 12/5-6/98 First concert conducted by Joseph P. Nadeau
Spring Swing, Swing, Swing 3/27-28/99 with the Vince Bilardo Swing Orchestra
Summer Proudly We Hail 6/12/1999
1997-1998 Season
Holiday The Nutcracker “Men in Tights” 12/13-14/97
Spring With Love from the Heartland 4/4/1998 Reuben Reynolds’ final concert
Summer Feelin’ Groovy 6/27-28/98 First summer concert to add a 2nd performance; conducted by J. Kent Barnhart
1996-1997 Season
Holiday Tis the Season 12/14-15/96
Spring Absolutely Gershwin 4/5/1997
Summer Side by Side 7/12/1997 Midwest premiere of “Naked Man” with Gateway Men’s Chorus
1995-1996 Season———-10th Anniversary Season
Holiday A Decade of Holiday Favorites 12/16-17/95 Holiday concert expands to two performances
DoN “A Dinner of Note” 3/8/1996 The first DoN benefitting HMC was held on the stage of the Folly Theater
Spring Night Passage 3/22/1996 Oscar Wilde opera by Robert Moran
Summer Swellegant Elegance 6/8/1996 Music of Cole Porter
GALA Tampa, Florida
1994-1995 Season
Holiday Hooray For Hollywood 10/1/1994
Spring Home for the Holidays 12/11/1994
Summer Hidden Legacies 5/6/1995
1993-1994 Season
Holiday Up In Lights 9/25/1993 Folly Theater
Spring In the Spirit 12/12/1993 Unity Temple on the Plaza
Summer From the Heart 4/23/1994 The Folly Theater becomes HMC’s performing home
1992-1993 Season
Xtra Singing Together 9/19/1992 Joint concert with Gateway Men’s Chorus @ Folly Theater to benefit HARC-MART
Holiday Celebrate the Season 12/11,13/92
Spring Benefit for SAVE, Inc. 4/30/1993 Folly Theater
Summer Pride Concert 6/19/1993 w/Kansas City Womyn’s Chorus
1991-1992 Season
Fall On Broadway! 9/7/1991 Mabee Theater, Rockhurst College
Holiday A Christmas Celebration of Carols 12/15/1991
Spring Brothers Sing On 5/2/1992
GALA Denver, Colorado
1990-1991 Season———-5th Anniversary Season
Fall A Pop Concert 9/29/1990 Penn Valley Community College, Little Theater; included the debut of the HMC wheat-stalk t-shirt, designed by Jim Costa
Holiday Celebrate the Season 12/16/1990
Spring Brothers Sing On 5/11/1991
1989-1990 Season
Fall Benefit of Love 10/14/1989 Benefit for Missouri Head Injury Assn w/KC Chorale and Sweet Adelines
Holiday Celebrate the Season 12/10/1989
Spring Brothers Sing On 4/28/1990
1988-1989 Season
Fall Concert of Giving 11/28/1988 AIDS benefit @ Folly Theater w/ KC Chorale, Santa Fe Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Ida McBeth & Friends
Holiday Celebrate the Season 12/17/1988 St. Mary’s Episcopal, conducted by David Dowler
Spring Brothers Sing On 6/24/1989 featuring Ned Rorem’s “Whitman Cantata” @ St. Mark’s Lutheran; first concert conducted by Reuben M. Reynolds III
1987-1988 Season
Fall Concert of Giving 11/21/1987 AIDS benefit @ Music Hall w/Kansas City Chorale, KC Women’s Chorus, UMKC medical choruses
Holiday Celebrate the Season 12/18/1987 G&HT Cathedral
Spring Brothers Sing On 5/12/1988 featuring Cherubini’s “Requiem” @ St. Mark’s Lutheran
1986-1987 Season
Holiday Debut Concert 12/14/1986 Pierson Hall, UMKC; co-conducted by Randell M. Stewart & Stephen W. Johnson
Spring Some Like It Hot 6/7/1987 w/River City Mixed Chorus @ Southwest HS; first concert conducted by Gina Scaggs