The Jacomo Chorale, a community chorus for Eastern Jackson County, will present its Christmas concert on Friday, December 15th at 7 PM, repeated at 7 PM on Saturday, December 16th. The December 15th concert will be held at Mission Woods Community of Christ, 2800 NW Duncan Rd., Blue Springs. The December 16th presentation will be at Colbern Road Community of Christ, 27507 E. Colbern Rd., Lees’ Summit. The Chorale will sing a variety of seasonal music, including traditional carols and holiday selections. The Chorale, now in its 34th season, is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, directed by Dr. Helena Vasconcellos and accompanied by Michelle Camacho. The concerts are free, with donations gratefully accepted. For additional information, please contact Nancy at (816) 560-9148.
Welcome to the JACOMO CHORALE
Our spring concert, “The Sprig of Thyme” was presented on April 29th and 30th and received outstanding reviews. The presentation, featuring a harmonica solo by John Chronister and an arrangement of “Oh Susanna” by Doug Rottering, a member of the Chorale, concluded the Chorale’s 34th season.
Looking forward, the JACOMO Chorale will begin rehearsals for it’s 35th season on August 17th. Our fall concert “Goin’ to Kansas City” will be presented on October 21st and 22nd. The Christmas concert will be on December 15th and 16th. The spring presentation will be on April 21st and 22nd, 2018.
The JACOMO Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorale and is always interested in adding additional members. Voice placement for prospective members is conducted by Dr. Vasconcellos, the Chorale’s director.
The Chorale rehearses from 7 to 9 PM at Mission Woods Community of Christ, 2800 Duncan Rd, Blue Springs on Thursday evenings and presents two to four unique concerts per year.
For additional information, please contact Nancy White at email@example.com or phone (816) 355-0114 or (816) 560-9148.
The JACOMO Chorale performs at a variety of venues in the Kansas City area. See the Schedule page for further details and for information about past performances.
Music lovers and singers of all levels are welcome into the JACOMO Chorale. There is no formal audition to join the group. Instead, prospective singers will go through a process of voice placement. Prospective singers will be asked to perform the following tasks:
1. Sing 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) 560-9148 for additional information.
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