23 May Liberty Community Chorus (LCC) Receives $1,750 Grant from the Missouri Arts Council
This support will guarantee the Chorus can continue to provide an avenue for singers to give high-quality performances for the Northland community. The Liberty Community Chorus consistently comprises at least 85 members, all of whom are volunteers. To promote inclusivity and share the fellowship of music with all interested individuals, the Chorus does not audition its members. As a result, musicians of varying abilities join their voices to present concerts that are musically excellent and brimming with heart. Additionally, the Chorus is committed to collaboration and has had the honor of performing with guest musicians from across the Kansas City metro, including soloists from the Kansas City Chorale.
The Liberty Community Chorus typically gives three performances each year: one in fall, one in winter, and one in spring. The Chorus primarily performs in Liberty, Missouri and is the city’s official community chorus. This proposal is requesting funds from MAC to support the 2019-2020 season’s winter concert, a combined Christmas concert with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, Liberty’s official orchestra. The concert will take place at the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre, which seats approximately 700 people. Leading up to the concert, the Chorus will rehearse weekly for two months. The Liberty Symphony Orchestra will join the final four choir rehearsals.
The Liberty Community Chorus was created to give choral singers the opportunity to continue practicing their craft throughout their adult years. No such opportunity was available in Liberty, Missouri before the Chorus’s inception. The Chorus has now provided the Kansas City Northland with 15 years of meaningful artistic experiences. Liberty is fortunate to have both a successful orchestra and chorus organizations in the community. A large-scaled musical event such as the proposed project is rarely possible in communities of Liberty’s size. This concert hopes to positively impact Liberty’s arts scene. We hope it will encourage performing arts groups to perform at venues within the community and show local patrons that they do not have to travel to Kansas City to experience high-caliber arts events.