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Heartland Men’s Chorus Kansas City #PRIDE

Heartland Men’s Chorus Kansas City was founded in 1986. The organization’s mission is to build community, celebrate pride, and empower authenticity. “The Heartland Men’s Chorus Kansas City’s vision is singing to inspire a world of love and acceptance. We are at the forefront of the LGBTQ performing arts movement,” said Mitch Weber, HMCKC. He added, “In these troubling times that we live in, the arts are what will save us, and we will be leading the pack.” The Chorus has performed in venues across the nation and in different parts of the world. That said, the organization prioritizes  performing in smaller communities throughout the Heartland. Singers are welcome, as are volunteers for HeartLight, which is composed of people who do not sing, but instead provide support functions. HMCKC is a member of GALA Choruses, the international association of the lesbian and gay choral movement. Learn more at HMCKC.org

Anthony Robinson, HMCKC baritone member


Steve Dodge, Ben Babcock, and Wilson Welch


HMCKC Chorus members at the 2023 Spring Concert, “After All: 60 Years of Cher”

Featured in the June 10, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Nicole Bissey Photography



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Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

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Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…