Welcome to the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City
where great people make great music! Now in its 25th season under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Johnson, the Metropolitan Chorale continues to be one of Kansas City's most celebrated choral ensembles.
Approximately 60 musicians from the Kansas City area and the Metropolitan Community College breathe life into a wide variety of choral music.
Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Johnson, the chorale has performed throughout Missouri and from coast to coast, including performances with the San Diego Symphony, for Independence Day Celebrations in Washington DC, and for the Missouri Music Educators Convention. The chorale made its international debut in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In addition to the large group, two small ensembles, including a pops group and a chamber group provide opportunities for performing a wide variety of music. Frequently sharing the stage with other musical ensembles and soloists, the chorale performs everything from Cole Porter to Beethoven. "We work hard and love doing it." says Johnson.
Dr. Johnson and the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City welcome you to our performances.
The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City is open to college students and community members of all ages by audition and interview.Audition
Auditions are held the first two weeks of each college semester. They can be scheduled through the conductor, the chorale manager, or by coming to one of the first two rehearsals. The audition will consist of singing a simple warm-up and a simple piece such as America the Beautiful for the conductor. A prepared piece is welcome but not necessary. Reading music, while a great asset, is not a requirement.Interview
The interview will be conducted with the audition and will discuss expectations, season schedule, and concert attire.Membership Fees
Participants wanting to sing without credit pay a $25.00 membership fee. Singers wanting college credit from MCC/Blue River pay for one credit-hour.
If you would like to audition, or for more information, please contact Rebecca Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-604-6508.