The Spectacular “Garden Party” 2017

Mill Creek

As the gates at Thundering Oaks swing open, your approach along the curving driveway is a preview of the beautiful estate just down the lane. Towering oaks, a waterfall along a wooded creek, a placid lake and lovely flowers are all part of the Garden Party tableau that you’ll experience on June 17th.

Our hosts Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas moved from their home in Kansas City a couple years ago to take advantage of the natural beauty and solitude that surrounds their completely re-modeled home on 37 acres in Independence. Now they are opening their home and property to you, our loyal supporters of Heartland Men’s Chorus!

HMC’s Garden Party has become a late-spring tradition because you value the opportunity to visit with long-time friends and make new ones while getting an insider’s view to a significant home and property in the metro area.

You will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres from the well-known restaurant “Vivilore” as you imbibe cocktails and soft drinks served by gentlemen bartenders while wandering the grounds, sitting poolside, or dangling your toes in the lake or creek.

As a Garden Party Patron, you will arrive early at 3:00 p.m. for a private tour of Thundering Oaks, a glass of bubbly and a lapel flower as our thanks.

As a Garden Party Guest, you will arrive at 4:30 p.m. for the main event when you take in all that Thundering Oaks has to offer.

As an added value to your experience, take advantage of our Designated Driver! HMC has arranged for a chartered motor coach to transport you from the Kauffman Gardens just east of the Country Club Plaza to Thundering Oaks. Departures are at 2:30 p.m. for Patrons, and 4:00 p.m. for Patrons and Guests. Return trips will be at 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The cost of the trip is included in Patron tickets, while guests will pay $25 per person for the round trip.

Tickets are selling fast, we already have 40 Patron couples attending, and that’s before the invitation has landed in everyone’s mailbox. You may purchase your tickets online at or call Rick or Cliff at the Chorus office at 816-931-3338.  Ticket prices are $300 per Patron couple, or $75 per guest.

See you and your friends at Garden Party!Home