The Heartland of America Community Choir and Orchestra (HACCO) had its conceptual beginning in 2012. There was a great desire to have Handel's Messiah once
again in Independence and to be held in the historic Stone Church. The
community of Independence and surrounding communities came together and
we were able to present Handel's Messiah once again in Independence,
Missouri. It was very successful with standing room only during the two
The Messiah was once again scheduled to be
performed the following year, but the decision was made to change it to the Easter Season
of 2014. Once again a wonderful experience and from this we are moving
forward with several other community programs.
From the beginning
it was decided that the choir members, soloists, directors,
accompanists, instrumentalists and other personnel would serve without
compensation of any kind for this is a gift of love to the community.
Also for performances, every person attending would need to have a ticket because of limited seating capacity. However, there would be no charge for the tickets. They would be free.
this November 14, 2015, Heartland of America Community Choir and
Orchestra are pleased to present a Thanksgiving Hymn Sing and on April 8
& 9, 2016, Handel's Messiah. Both performances will be held at the
historic Stone Church in Independence, Missouri. Another program being planned at this time is Ring the Bells of Freedom to be held September 16 & 17, 2016.
Please take a few minutes and see what is currently offered, who can participate, and more information about this organization.