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Welcome to the JACOMO CHORALE 

The Chorale, now in its 33rd year, was founded by Harold Neal, the retired director of the Independence Messiah Choir in the fall of 1983, and is now under the direction of Dr. Helena Vasconcellos. Dr. Vasconcellos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance, a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D in Music Education with emphasis in Choral Conducting from UMKC. The Chorale rehearses at Mission Woods Community of Christ Church, Blue Springs, on Thursday evenings and presents two to four unique concerts per year at various venues in the local area. Rehearsals are held from 7 to 9 PM at Mission Woods Community of Christ Church, 2800 Duncan Rd, Blue Springs.

The Jacomo Chorale appreciates feedback from patrons about what you think of the concerts. Please make comments at the bottom of this page. Thank you for supporting the Jacomo Chorale.

The Chorale is always looking for additional talented singers to join this dynamic group. For additional information, please contact Nancy White at njwhite1973@gmail.com or (816)355-0114.

The JACOMO Chorale a community chorus presenting audiences with a diverse musical experience and providing an enjoyable outlet for choral musicians in eastern Jackson County. It has a rich heritage of music styles and presents concerts each season that include a wide variety of literature.

The JACOMO Chorale performs at a variety of venues in the Kansas City area. Check out Schedule page for further details.


AUDITIONS

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) 355-0114 for additional information. 

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Mailing Address:

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

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