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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Event

By Charlotte Robinson, October 12, 2020

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus is celebrating their 42nd birthday with a fabulous virtual celebration on Saturday October 17th from 6P PST to 7P PST. They will be featuring a mix of past performances, vignettes & ensemble pieces for this free event. Guests will also experience the world premiere of "What Will We Hear?" written by composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa ("I Am Harvey Milk") & performed by Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth who will appear virtually with the Chorus. In addition they will honor Chasten Buttigieg with the Inspiration Award to be presented by Pete Buttigieg for Chasten's work in arts education & bringing the struggles of LGBTQ youth. There will also be special appearances by Wanda Sykes, Opera Parallèle featuring Kenneth Kellogg, Sharon Stone, Martha Wash, Britney Coleman & Renée Lubin. Founded in 1978 the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) became the world's first openly gay chorus, one of the world's largest male choruses & the group most often credited with creating the LGBTQ choral movement. The chorus was founded by gay music pioneer Jon Reed Sims. The eligibility requirements for SFGMC are to be at least 18 years of age, to self identify as a man & to pass the audition process defined by the Artistic Director. Today with a membership of over 300 voices the SFGMC continues to present a wide range of music & perform for many different kinds of audiences. The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 42nd birthday virtual celebration on Saturday October 17th from 6P to 7P PST is free but you must register to stream this online event. To Register…

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