The Mormon Chorale, originally organized in 1994 as The Heart of America Mormon Choir, is comprised of approximately fifty-five volunteer singers and musicians from all over the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. They come from all walks of life and range in age from teens to eighties. They freely give of their time and talents in building community unity and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The chorale is, and has been, blessed with professional musicians serving as director and accompanist, who also volunteer their time and talents. Since 2002 the chorale has been under the inspired direction of Alice Beebe, and currently enjoys the talents of Amy Cannon as accompanist.
In the Chorale's history are numerous performances and events throughout Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Iowa. A few of the more recent events include:
1. Joining with community members in a performance of Handel's Messiah in Independence, Missouri.
2. Joining with choirs from other faiths to raise food and funds for a local food pantry.
3. Providing music for the Christmas lighting ceremony at the Independence Visitor's Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
4. Partnering with a local Ward and Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to present a patriotic community concert celebrating Constitution Day.
5. Presenting Christmas and Easter programs sponsored by area LDS Wards and Stakes.
6. Providing music for community service award programs held by area LDS Stakes.
7. Presenting musical fireside programs sponsored by area LDS Wards.
8. Participating in food and fund raising concerts sponsored by other churches to provide holiday relief for families in the greater Kansas City area.
9. Sharing in concerts to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
10. Participating as featured choir for the final conference session of the
Mormon History Association held in Independence, Missouri.
We are grateful for opportunities to serve and continue to sing of His Redeeming Love.