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Boston Gay Men’s Chorus PRIDE Concert

By Charlotte Robinson, June 14, 2022

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is presenting the LGBTQ experience to the music & magic of Disney by reimagining the songs in Disney PRIDE in Concert a musical celebration of LGBTQ life, love, family & perseverance on Saturday June 25th at 8P & Sunday June 26th at 3P in Boston at Symphony Hall. From Little Mermaid, The Lion King & Mary Poppins to modern classics like Coco, Zootopia, & Wreck-It Ralph plus all the magical music of Disney Parks, this multimedia extravaganza will feature BGMC’s 250-member chorus & a 20-piece orchestra with visuals from Disney’s films & archives. Reuben M. Reynolds, III, BGMC’s Music Director stated, “Disney movies & musicals have long resonated deeply in the LGBTQ community because they often mirror our experiences in a society that hasn’t always welcomed us. Characters are often struggling to fit in & to accept themselves, they long for a love that feels unattainable, they’ve lost their family of origin & had to create a new one, yet they persevere & find joy in life. They express their alienation, desire, & determination in beautiful songs that have given solace & empowerment to generations of LGBTQ people. Naturally, we’re overjoyed at the chance to make the thematic connections between the Disney canon & the LGBTQ experience explicit by infusing the music with the stories of our lives.” Craig Coogan, Executive Director of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus concluded, “We are grateful to partner with Disney & share their commitment to showcasing the voices & stories of diverse communities, a value that is so close to our hearts.” 

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