Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus In March

Stephen Schwartz the award-winning lyricist & composer of the Broadway hits Godspell, Pippin & Wicked will take the stage with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) for Wicked Awesome a celebration of Schwartz’s music. The concerts will take place at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on March 21st & 22nd. Rueben M. Reynolds, III, BGMC Music Director stated, “Stephen Schwartz’s music has long been an inspiration to the Chorus, just as it has to generations of people, young & old the world over. We’re thrilled to share the stage with Stephen & celebrate the many gifts he has given us. I promise that Wicked Awesome will live up to its name & so much more.” Schwartz added, “One of my greatest musical pleasures is singing with a chorus, so I am very much looking forward to these concerts with the 200 voices of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. It’s always fun for me hearing songs usually sung by one or two voices interpreted in a big choral arrangement & I expect it to be an entertaining and exciting evening.” The Chorus will also reprise a newer piece by Schwartz called “Testimony” with lyrics taken directly from videos recorded for the It Gets Better Project which aims to prevent LGBT youth suicide. “Testimony” is a powerful composition that reflects the resilience of LGBT people in the face of harassment, violence & discrimination. In addition BGMC will perform songs that Schwartz composed for the Disney films Enchanted, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt & Pocahontas.
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