About the Chorale

For over thirty years, the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City has delighted, educated, and inspired audiences with its diverse repertoire of choral music. Founded originally as a community chorus, the musicians merged in 1998 with Metropolitan Community College to create a “town and gown” ensemble. This ever evolving group of approximately fifty singers perform everything from Cole Porter to Beethoven, frequently sharing the stage with other ensembles and soloists. 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.

Cornerstone to the Metropolitan Chorale is the select ensemble, Vox Luminis. Established in 2008 as a lecture/recital ensemble, this group of ten to twelve voices quickly became known and loved for their “shimmery musicality”. Lectures and performances have ranged from masterworks of the Renaissance to 20th Century American composers, with even a bit of rock and roll thrown in. While the lecture/recital format is still a favorite of the ensemble, they have recently inaugurated the popular new “Friends and Family” series. In addition to performing with the Metropolitan Chorale, Vox Luminis can be found performing at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Powell Gardens, the Simpson House, and other charming venues throughout the city.

About Main PhotoMetropolitan Chorale performing at Powell Gardens

Performance at the NelsonVox Luminis performing at the Nelson Atkins Museum


Hardhats for Habitat, benefit for Habitat for HumanityVox Luminis, At Ease With Opera, Kansas City Library

Hardhats for Habitat, benefit        Vox Luminis, At Ease With 
for Habitat for Humanity               Opera, Kansas City Library

Sunny Days Ahead, Benefit for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation with featured guests Highland Park Elementary ChoirSunny Days Ahead, Benefit for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation with featured guests Highland Park Elementary Choir