WETU is major new choral work for men’s voices, soloists, and chamber ensemble—commissioned by Heartland Men’s Chorus to commemorate the World War I Centennial—that tells the story of the Unknown Soldier of WWI and the unique process by which he was selected and returned home for interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

Meet the creative team behind the choral commission, understand the project’s importance in commemorating WWI, and view our partner organizations.  Heartland Men’s Chorus was joined by the men of the U.S. Army Soldier’s Chorus for the world premiere in June 2018, Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO.

Listen to: I Have A Rendezvous with Death

by Music by Timothy C. Takach; Lyrics (poem) by Alan Seeger | from We, The Unknown featuring Heartland Men's Chorus & the Men's Ensemble of the U.S. Army Soldiers' Chorus


Through this commissioned work, Kansas City’s Heartland Men’s Chorus (HMC) commemorated and honored the centennial of the First World War and continues to honor all who have served causes greater than themselves.

Endorsed by:

(click on the image above to visit the Centennial Commission’s website)


Explore the history of the Unknown Soldier.

Read our discussion forum that enables visitors to share their thoughts on what it might mean to be “an Unknown” and ways to ensure those who have served and continue to serve our nation, in a myriad of ways, are never forgotten.


If this website and its message of honoring those who served inspires you, consider making a donation to Heartland Men’s Chorus so that it might further its mission of bringing groundbreaking music and performance to the Kansas City region. You will be recognized on these pages.