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OARS is proud to announce that the Heartland Men’s Chorus of Kansas City, Missouri, will be returning to Eureka Springs to perform a benefit concert for Ozarks AIDS Resources & Services (OARS) on Saturday, November, 23, 2013, 7 pm, at The Auditorium. As stated in reviews from Pitch Weekly and the Kansas City Star: Heartland Men’s Chorus “consistently proves itself one of the most exciting and talented choral groups working in the Midwest.” And the chorus has “amazing clarity, precision and refinement – and, when needed, plenty of power.”

Just ask anyone who was at the concert at The Aud in March, 2011 to benefit OARS. They can tell you what a fantastic evening this was. Added to that, almost $19,000 was raised for our local AIDS organization. All monies raised stay here in Carroll County to assist OARS with their programs and projects, including a free HIV/AIDS clinic currently serving 55 patients.

The Chorus will present their acclaimed 2012 musical documentary program “When I Knew” which brings together music with narration and visuals to share personal coming-out stories from Chorus members. Conceived and created by Artistic Director Dr. Joseph Nadeau, this performance will mark the final time that Dr. Nadeau conducts the program as he has recently been appointed Artistic Director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. A program that is both moving and entertaining, the premiere performances of the program in Kansas City and Denver last year were narrated by Dan Savage as he and the Chorus shared messages of hope and healing, and the promise that “It Gets Better.” In the second act of the concert, HMC will give a preview of their upcoming Holiday Concert “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to be presented in Kansas City on December 6-8, 2013.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this November 23 OARS Benefit Concert. Every $50 sponsorship donation entitles the donor to one ticket in the center sections of the first two rows downstairs or the center sections of the first row of the balcony. Sponsorships are available by calling 870/480-7476 or sending an e-mail to Carole Sturgis, Executive Director of OARS. Her e-mail address is: CLSturgis@aol.com.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on September 5. VIP tickets are $25 each and seating will be in rows 3 through 8 of the center sections. General Admission tickets will be $15 each for all other seats. Call 870/480-7476 or visit the HMC web site www.hmckc.org to reserve your seats.

Mark your calendar: Saturday, November 23, 2013, and purchase your tickets early. Except for the sponsorship seats, all other sections will be seated on a first-come basis the evening of the concert.

The following are some comments from when the Chorus was here in 2011. Obviously, this is a concert that should not be missed.

“I was in the audience last night and HMC delivered a beautiful, entertaining, and moving performance. The concert made me smile, clap, cry, and most importantly, made me proud. You say, ‘Our voices enlighten, inspire, heal, and empower.’ So true, so true! Thanks for coming to Eureka Springs and thanks for supporting OARS. Hope you come back soon.”

“…a spectacular evening that was positively magical!”

“Fantastic evening!!!...OARS scored again!”

“Throughout the performance, the applause was thunderous…”

“I believe we were looking into angel faces last night – the radiance was blinding and had me awestruck. Thank you for a wonderful evening in Eureka Springs…”

For further information contact:
Carole Sturgis
Executive Director, Ozarks AIDS Resources & Services (OARS)
Home: 870/423-6306
OARS Ticket Line (Cell): 870/480-7476