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Old 11-16-2017, 12:16 PM
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If anyone is interested in starting a smaller mixed musical group (primarily secular/modern music) connect with me. I'd be happy to help organize. I've been looking for one for years and it seems like this is one area lacking in KC for those who are no longer in school.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:45 AM
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Given your mention of Sweet Adelines, I'll presume you are female? If so, you might look into the Kansas City Women's Chorus, which is a reasonably diverse choral ensemble, and fits the bill of relaxed attitudes but a serious desire to perform quality concerts. Approx. a hundred singers, definite mix of ages, and perform a wide range of music across the secular-to-sacred spectrum, lots of different genres, languages. In the past, they have performed jointly with members of Heartland Men's Chorus in various venues (the two ensembles share the same artistic director/conductor at this point, and he is gifted/has a devoted fan base among singers and audiences), so there are also opportunities now and then for SATB singing for those who like a mixed choir experience. KCWC also rehearses in Brookside, and have their annual winter concert coming up at the Folly Theater on Dec. 8.
I know you mentioned it only in passing, but I figured the Heartland Men's Chorus would come up in this thread somewhere.

I think its current artistic director is good friends with the artistic director of the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus, in which I sang from 2005 until 2015 and hope to rejoin one day. (Obligations with our local press club preclude me from continuing to sing.)

Choral singing is great fun and a wonderful social activity to boot. I hope the OP finds a chorus that meets her needs. Philadelphia's answer to KCWC is the Anna Crusis Women's Choir. Founded in 1973, it prides itself on being the oldest feminist chorus in the country and was a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses).

Should the quadrennial GALA Choruses Festival ever land in Kansas City, I'll figure out a way to sing with PGMC again.
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:19 AM
Location: Middle America
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Since my previous post from five years ago, KCWC and HMC are no longer under the artistic direction of Joe Nadeau, as he took a well-earned position with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. Without intending any disrespect to current ADs, who are great, Joe is missed in KC. I certainly loved singing under him in KCWC.

Totally agree with you on choral singing; lifelong thing, here.
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