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.
Metropolitan Chorale performing at Powell Gardens
Vox Luminis performing at the Nelson Atkins Museum
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 Choir