San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - We Kiss in a Shadow The San Francisco chorus in their tour planted the seeds of choruses in a number of other cities, and even in cities not on their tour. GALA Membership included 39 choruses. And I'm already very involved with other aspects of the community. Before I get any further I want to give a quick timeline for the chorus. It's from and was by the Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus, and as it turns out has been their only release, but what a release.
Up next, here's one from Los Angeles.
New York City Gay Men's Chorus
And a bold move by the San Francisco chorus led to even more. And the popularity grew rapidly. The ideas came from the members of the chorus and Winston Clark and Peter Winkler turned those into a musical, one that starts at the beginning of figuring out you are gay and then goes on the journey. Young people today it seems in high school, come out earlier and don't feel as much need for the support system that the gay choruses provided its gay members in the past. Beale, international choral director, jazz musician, clinician and speaker. Festivals are now held every four years and the last two, Montreal in and Miami inwere each attended by over members. Not so much between the smaller choruses where those connections are not as strong and the knowledge and awareness of that music is not as seamless as it is with the larger groups.
I think when I was a kid I would have loved to have seen an organization of people in performance who claimed who they were outright and were proud of it and willing to stand on a stage and sing about it. This chorus has done things with Austin and maybe San Antonio as well and probably we're going to do something with Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale, I think they've done that before. Dr Tim Seelig Interview, Continued Turtle Creek Chorale has by far been the most prolific chorus, with regards to releasing recordings. As part of my research for this show, on October 4th I attended a rehearsal of the Gay Men's Chorus, and seeing Dr Linus Lerner in action was very impressive. Do you think the emphasis on any of these goals have changed over the years? GALA is doing a great job on that. Rodney Eichenberger and Patrica Hennings conducted nine festival choruses.