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JACOMO Chorale April 2024

The Jacomo Chorale is a community chorale group, dedicated to presenting quality, enjoyable music for the residents of Eastern Jackson County and beyond.  For additional information, contact Nancy White at (816) 560-9148 or njwhite1973@gmail.comhttps://jacomochorale.org/

Mission Woods, Community of Christ, 2800 NW Duncan Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64015

The Jacomo Chorale is pleased to announce the selection of Noila Ortega as its director, to begin the Chorale’s 43rd season on August 22, 2024 from 7-9 pm.

Noila Ortega

Born in Cuba and now residing in the Heart of America, Noila Ortega is a well rounded professional musician, conductor, and bilingual educator.

Coming from a family of influential musicians, Ortega started piano at seven and graduated high school from National School of Art with an emphasis in Music Theory, Piano and Chamber Music Teaching. She continued her studies and graduated from the University of Arts in Havana, Cuba with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a focus in Orchestral Conducting and Musicology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Foreign Languages (Spanish) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Ortega has a broad range of experience in performing and conducting orchestras from large ballets to youth orchestras, accompanying ballet classes and choirs, as well as teaching all ages and levels. Currently, she is the head of the Music and Spanish departments at Outreach Christian Education, is a piano accompanist at the Kansas City Ballet, has a private teaching studio, and freelances as a conductor and accompanist.

The Jacomo Chorale is also pleased to announce the selection of Hemdah Salonimer-Horner as its accompanist, to begin the Chorale’s 43rd season in August.

Hemdah Slaonimer-Horner

Hemdah has been an accompanist and piano instructor since 1984, bringing extensive experience to her role. Since August 2014, she has served as the accompanist at William Chrisman High School, currently under the direction of Timothy Gorski.

 Hemdah has collaborated on musicals with her husband, Dr. John Horner, as the director, as well as with Julie McDaniel at Blue Springs City Theatre. She has also worked on a musical at Blue Springs High School and accompanied choirs at South East Junior High and the former O’Hara High School on James A. Reed.

She looks forward to working on the Penguin Project’s production of Annie Jr. at Blue Springs City Theatre this coming season.

Hemdah has 40 years of experience as a piano instructor, specializing in teaching autistic and ADHD students. She also coaches music teachers on supporting their autistic and ADHD students in sensory regulation, helping them stay calm, focused, and able to reach their potential and thrive in both music and life.

Hemdah has a BA in Music Education from Graceland College, and a MM in Performance (Piano) from UMKC.

The Chorale rehearses at the Mission Woods Community of Christ, 2800 NW Duncan Road, Blue Springs, MO 64016 Thursdays from 7-9. 

The Jacomo Chorale, a non-auditioned choral group, is located in Blue Springs, MO and welcomes singers from around Eastern Jackson County and surrounding cities.  It is a 501(c)3 organization.  For additional information, contact Nancy White at njwhite1973@gmail.com or https://jacomochorale.org/.  

Come ready to sing, laugh, and relax.  Even if you can’t join us, please share this information with other singers you know. Dues are $75 ($37.50 for students). Payment arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, please see Nancy White or Richard Dawson at the first rehearsal on Thursday, August 22nd from 7 pm – 9 pm. Looking forward to seeing you!   

Come and join in the fun of singing with a wonderful group that is dedicated to the musical culture of Jackson County and the surrounding area.
For information contact Nancy White, President/Chorale Manager
816-560-9148 or njwhite1973@gmail.com
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(816) 560-9148

The JACOMO Chorale is a 501(C)3 not for profit organization.

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 the Chorale’s director.
For additional information, please contact Nancy White at njwhite1973@gmail.com or phone (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.

Founded in 1983 by Harold Neal of Independence, MO the Jacomo Chorale is a 30-voice community chorale based in Eastern Jackson County. 

The Jacomo Chorale

 Music Director, Noila Ortega

Accompanist, Hemdah Salonimer-Horner


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 JACOMO Chorale
1205 NW Cedar Lane
Grain Valley, MO 64029

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JACOMO Chorale Past Performances – click here.

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