JACOMO Chorale Christmas concert 2013

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Welcome to the JACOMO CHORALE

The Jacomo Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Helena Vasconcellos, accompanied by Michelle Comacho, presents “Sacred Spaces, American Faces” to begin its 31st season on October 19th.  The concert of sacred and Americana music will be presented at 6 PM at Nativity of Mary Church, 40 Highway in Independence.   Admission is free of charge.  Freewill donations will be accepted.    The Jacomo Chorale is a not-for-profit organization (501c3) serving the community through its performances and includes members from throughout eastern Jackson County, including Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Grain Valley and Kansas City. Please call Nancy at (816) 355-0114 for more information.

The JACOMO Chorale has provided quality music for Jackson County and the surrounding area since 1983. It has a rich heritage of music styles that warms the heart and soothes the soul.

The Jacomo Chorale is a community chorus with one purpose: to provide an enjoyable outlet for choral musicians in eastern Jackson County.  The Chorale presents major concert repertories each season including a wide variety of literature.

The Jacomo Chorale now meets at the Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence, MO 64052. Get directions, click here.

At I-70 & 40 Highway, go west on 40 Highway through the traffic light at Sterling and drive past V’s resturant and go about 1/8 to 1/4 mile to the entrance of the church parking lot. The church is located on your right.  Everyone is welcome.

We are so proud to have Dr. Helena Vasconcellos as our musical director. We offer an invitation to our supporters of the fine arts and the public here in Jackson County, Missouri to come and watch this woman takes the Chorale  and produces a wonderful and beautiful evening of entertainment. For more detailed information about our musical conductor, check her biography on the About Us page.


Music lovers and singers of all levels are welcome into the JACOMO Chorale. There will be no formal audition to join the group. Instead, the prospective singers will go through a process of voice placement. In a pleasant atmosphere, the prospective singers will be asked to perform the following tasks:

1. Singing  a tune which he or she feels comfortable, such as a church hymn, a folksong, a bel canto/operatic piece, a jazz standard, or even a popular song.

2. Sing “Happy Birthday” in three different key signatures.

3. Describing his or her level of comfort with written music.

Regardless of the skill level of the prospective singers, they will be invited to attend the first rehearsal in order to have an idea about the pace of practices and the level of expectation on the part of the conductor as well all the other members. Please call Nancy at (816) 355-0114, if you would like to try out and see what it would be like to sing under Jackson County’s best choral director.

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Mailing Address:

 JACOMO Chorale
15009 E. 46th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

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