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Heartland Sings

  • Address: 2402 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Phone: (260) 436-8080
  • Fax: (260) 436-8055
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Heartland Sings is a company of professional vocal artists and ensembles residing in Fort Wayne. Heartland changes lives through song with performances, community outreach, and educational initiatives to entertain and enrich audiences.

  • He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard

    Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne

    October 5, 2018

    2018-10-05 18:00:00 2018-10-05 19:30:00 He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard <p>Author, Lesléa Newman, will be giving several presentations in conjunction with Heartland Sings Oct. 7th Midwest premiere production of October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. <br /><br />"He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard"<br /><br />This program uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. In 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, beaten, and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. Lesléa Newman was the keynote speaker for Gay Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming that year, and arrived on campus the day that Matthew Shepard died from this horrendous hate crime. She spoke to a devastated campus and community, and vowed to work to erase hate from that day forward. Her book, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard explores the impact of Matt’s murder in a cycle of 68 poems. Written as fictional monologues in a variety of voices including the fence Matt was tied to, the stars that watched over him, and the doe who kept him company, this powerful presentation challenges audience members to look deep inside themselves and find a way to make a difference to create a safe world for everyone.</p> 501 W Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Heather’s Mommies Get Married: Homophobia, Censorship and Family Values

    Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne

    October 6, 2018

    2018-10-06 10:00:00 2018-10-06 11:30:00 Heather’s Mommies Get Married: Homophobia, Censorship and Family Values <p>Author, Lesléa Newman, will be giving several presentations in conjunction with Heartland Sings Oct. 7th Midwest premiere production of October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. <br /><br />“Heather’s Mommies Get Married: Homophobia, Censorship and Family Values”<br /><br />Lesléa Newman discusses her classic children’s book, Heather Has Two Mommies: why she wrote the book, how difficult it was to get it published, the controversies that arose as it became one of the most controversial books ever published. She then discusses the rights of gay and lesbian families and delves into the history of the LGBT marriage movement. Includes a slide show (with photos from Lesléa’s own wedding!) and video.</p> 501 W Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

    Plymouth Congregational Church

    October 7, 2018

    2018-10-07 15:00:00 2018-10-07 17:00:00 October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard <p>October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard is award-winning author Lesléa Newman’s deeply personal literary and theatrical response to the events of October 6, 1998, when 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and hung on a fence to die in one of the most brutal gay hate crimes of recent memory. This work of poetic imagination, married to the hauntingly beautiful music of Curtis Heard, serves as an illumination to those unfamiliar with the tragedy, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy.<br />------------------<br />VIP Ticket holders will receive one ticket to the performance as well as access to a special presentation with author of October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman. Lesléa Newman was the keynote speaker for Gay Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming in 1998 and arrived on campus the day that Matthew Shepard died. She spoke to a devastated campus and community and vowed to work to erase hate from that day forward.<br />Ms. Newman will be joining our community for this event and offering a talkback session on her place in and work with Matthew Shepard’s story as well as her other pioneering literary works on LGBT identity. Lesléa Newman is the author of over 70 books for readers of all ages. www.lesleanewman.com<br /><br />Co-sponsored by: <br />Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Pride</p> 501 W. Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 16:00:00 2018-10-20 18:00:00 Three Rivers Choral Festival 2018 <p>FESTIVAL CHORAL CONCERT<br />DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 4:00pm<br />VENUE: Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805<br /><br />Presented by Heartland Sings, Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music, and Fort Wayne Children's Choir: The Three Rivers Choral Festival is an annual event which invites local high school choirs to the PFW campus to join in a day dedicated to learning about the choral arts. This year’s guest clinician and composer, James Mulholland, will be conducting and premiering a newly commissioned work.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-09 19:30:00 2018-11-09 21:00:00 Karaoke Classics Live: The Carpenters <p>Get out of your seat and onto the stage, it's karaoke night! Heartland Sings channels your favorite artists by performing their hit singles accompanied by our professional instrumental combo. Audience members are invited to sing along with us and JOIN US on stage (with lyrics provided on screen!) to unleash their inner rock star. We take requests, we back you up. Everyone gets to be a part of Karaoke Classics Live!<br />This season’s themes include, The Carpenters in November, Love Songs in February, and The Beatles in April, all at C2G!<br /><br />DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30pm<br />VENUE: C2G Music Hall, 323 W Baker St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br />TICKETS: Advance $20 | At the Door $25</p> 323 W. Baker St. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-01 2018-12-02 Jingle Bell Jazz <p>It's the most wonderful time of the year! Get swept up in the sounds of the season with Jingle Bell Jazz. Hear holiday pop and vocal jazz favorites, accompanied by our instrumental combo. Our Principal Vocal Artists are showcased in a dazzling evening of holiday classics, new favorites, and even a few Heartland Sings originals!<br /><br />DATES: Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 7:30pm<br />Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 2:00pm</p> 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • The Spirit of Christmas

    Allen County Courthouse

    December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

    2018-12-14 2018-12-16 The Spirit of Christmas <p>The songs change, but the spirit does not The Spirit of Christmas is a concert where vocal music and stunning architecture combine to create lasting memories! The Heartland Sings Vocal Artists directed by Maestro Robert Nance, present music of the season under the beautiful Beaux Arts style rotunda of the historic Allen County Courthouse. Hear the harmonies echo from floor to ceiling, and feel your spirit soar, with the rush of dozens of voices singing from on high!<br /><br />The Spirit of Christmas has become one of Fort Wayne’s favorite holiday traditions and is always a pleasure to bring to life each year. The combination of beautiful voices resonating in this amazing space is sure to enchant audiences of all ages and reminds us of the reason for the season.<br /><br />DATES: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7:30pm<br />Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2:00pm<br />Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 2:00pm</p> 715 S. Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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