Heartland Men’s Chorus
Tom Lancaster from the Heartland Men’s Chorus sent us an update about the Oct. 13 Dinner of Note at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, where they had 400 guests: “The Chorus chose the Lighthouse as co-beneficiary of the 17th annual Dinner of Note, with all donations from the Fund-A-Need portion of the evening going to the Lighthouse. …The LIKEME Lighthouse is a new LGBT community center in Midtown that was started by country music star Chely Wright and her LIKEME Foundation. This was the first time the Chorus chose to have a co-beneficiary with an organization whose mission is reflective of the Chorus’ values, and HMC is now seeking next year’s partnering group.”
The chorus will begin its 27th season with its “Cool Yule” concert Nov. 30-Dec. 2, featuring guest artist Marilyn Maye, Lancaster reported.
The Kinsey Sicks in Concert
As you can see from our cover, The Kinsey Sicks, including Kansas City’s own Daisy Buckët, will perform “Oy Vey in a Manger” on Dec. 6 at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., to kick off AIDS Walk’s 25th anniversary. For tickets visit: kcartistsagainstAIDS.com.
Kansas City Women’s Chorus
The Kansas City Women’s Chorus is launching its new season Saturday, Dec. 8, with a holiday concert called “Winter Wonderland” at the concert venue they moved to last year, the Folly Theater. Their website reports: “The women of the chorus will showcase their rich and beautiful singing with a variety of holiday favorites, stunning choral classics, and, of course – some surprise gifts that only Kansas City Women’s Chorus can deliver.” For tickets and information visit www.kcwomenschorus.org.
Winter Wonderland 8 p.m. Dec. 8
Folly Theater 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Mid America Freedom Band
Another holiday concert not to miss will be the Mid America Freedom Band’s “Visions of Sugar Plums,” under the direction of its new artistic director, Lee Hartman. Their website offers this description: “Toys come alive in Herbert’s ‘March of the Toys’ from Babes in Toyland, candy dances in Tchaikovsky’s immortal score to The Nutcracker, dreidels are spun in ‘Chanukah Celebration,’ and Charlie Brown will discover the true meaning of Christmas, perhaps with the help of Vaughan Williams’ ‘Fantasia on Greensleeves.’ The Mighty Mo Combo will be featured on a jazzy rendition of ‘Little Drummer Boy.’” For more information, visit: www.mafbmusic.org.
Visions of Sugar Plums 3 p.m. Dec. 16
Unity Temple on the Plaza
Spirit of Hope, MCCKC
Eddy Potter from MCCKC wrote and told us of some events coming up at the church:
At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, the group Double Vision will appear in the MCCKC sanctuary. Double Vision is made up of Mason and Micah Marrs, 15-year-old identical twin boys. They have been singing together from the time they could speak and they formed Double Vision about three years ago.The brothers started sharing their music on the streets of Kansas City at the City Market and the Crossroads Arts District. Now they perform at church youth events, area retirement homes, and churches and community events across the state. They love to lead worship for youth events and play a variety of music, such as country, pop, gospel and some ’80s music. There will also be a bake sale, and an offering will be taken.
At 6 p.m. Nov. 17, MCCKC’s Potters House presents Zoe Kelly and the Gang in a musical revue, along with some of the MCCKC singers bringing in the holiday with some festive music. Doors will open at 5:45, with social time from 6 to 7 p.m. and entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Potters Cafe will be serving up chili dogs, chips, desserts and drinks, all for only $1 each. There will be a donation bucket on the stage during the show.
Both November events are free with free parking in the church lot.
At 7 p.m. Dec. 9, as part of their “Hymns of Christmas Tour,” two-time Grammy-nominated Jennifer Knapp, who has sold over a million albums, and her friend Margaret Becker, who has had 21 No. 1 Christian radio hits and been nominated for four Grammy Awards, will perform at the church. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale soon at MCCKC.
All events will take place at Spirit of Hope, MCCKC, 3801 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Mo. For more information about any of these events, call the church office at 816-931-0750 Monday through Friday.