Tag Archives: SF Gay Men’s Chorus

COLORADO: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Sings If You Were Gay At Focus On The Family HQ [VIDEO]

Just in via email: Today, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – with Artistic Director Dr. Tim Seelig- visited the international headquarters of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO. This was part of an outreach extension tour SFGMC is doing, following the quadrennial GALA Choruses Festival, which brings together over 160 LGBT choruses from North America and beyond ...

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World Series Bet: Chorus Vs Chorus

From the clip description: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has no doubt that our SF Giants will handily win their 3rd World Series in 5 years. Should the KC Royals sneak their way to victory, the proud men of SFGMC will offer the following: 1. SFGMC Artistic Director Dr. Tim Seelig will conduct a rehearsal in a Kansas City ...

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SF Chorus Celebrates End Of Prop 8

JMG reader and filmmaker Sean Chapin writes: Moments after Prop 8 fell and the first same-sex couple wed in San Francisco City Hall, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus celebrated the marriage of Prop 8 Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, singing to then an excerpt of a new song called “San Francisco” from Andrew Lippa’s oratorio “I Am Harvey ...

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Santa Claus Is Coming….Out

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SF Chorus: A Tribute To Harvey Milk

Yesterday was the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s assassination. JMG reader Sean Chapin writes with a description of the clip below: The video follows an original chorus member (Robert Rufo) who was at the chorus’ first-ever public appearance, which was at the candlelight vigil on the steps of City Hall the night when Harvey Milk was assassinated. Robert Rufo remembers ...

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SF Chorus Announces Holiday Concerts

I’m not much for Xmas celebrations, but I never missed the SFGMC’s holiday show at the Castro Theater. Get tickets here.

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October 14th: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus To Hold “Crescendo” Gala

I first mentioned this event a couple of months ago so this is your reminder that the SF Gay Men’s Chorus will hold their fundraising gala this Sunday. Crescendo delights with a classic Sunday champagne brunch, silent and live auctions overfilled with faraway exotic destinations, extra special events, wines, distinctive food experiences and rare treats. Guests will the mix and ...

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SF Chorus: Tribute To Matthew Shepard

The lyrics are close-captioned on YouTube. RELATED: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will hold their annual fundraising gala on Sunday, October 14th. I’ll be there with Dan Savage and his husband.

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October 14th: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus To Hold “Crescendo” Gala

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will hold its annual fundraising gala on Sunday, October 14th at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street. Crescendo delights with a classic Sunday champagne brunch, silent and live auctions overfilled with faraway exotic destinations, extra special events, wines, distinctive food experiences and rare treats. Guests will the mix and mingle with family, friends ...

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Lollipop Guild – Too Straight For Me

Clip description: “The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus ensemble group Lollipop Guild, Too Straight Polka, arranged by Deke Sharon, words by Paul Saccone.”(Tipped by JMG reader Sean Chapin)

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus: Testimony

Clip description: In writing TESTIMONY, Stephen Schwartz collaborated with Dan Savage, creator of the groundbreaking “It Gets Better Project.” Schwartz has set the heartfelt words from the “It Gets Better” videos to music, weaving them into a breathtaking, emotional new masterpiece that speaks to anyone who has ever felt out of place. The song urges LGBT youth to hang on, ...

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A Tale Of Two Cities

From the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. (Tipped by JMG reader Sean Chapin)

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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Responds To The “It Gets Better Project”

At the end of this clip the chorus sings The Irish Blessing “in honor and memory of those who left us far too soon.” This should wash away the bile of the Lot Project clip posted earlier.

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FRESNO: San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

JMG reader Sean Chapin sends us his video of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus celebrating California’s first Harvey Milk Day with a concert in Fresno, far away from the gay-friendlier Bay Area. The chorus has been touring California’s heartland in a campaign to bring the LGBT rights message to the places that most opposed Proposition 8.

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Well Received On Prop 8 Tour Of CA Heartland

In a front page story, today’s San Francisco Chronicle notes the success of the SF Gay Men’s Chorus as it tours California’s central heartlands in a peace-making tour after the acrimony of Proposition 8. They came. They sang. They wore pink cowboy hats. When the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarked on its Freedom Tour into the heart of Proposition ...

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus To Make Concert Tour Of Proposition 8 Strongholds

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will conduct a tour of concerts through the heartland of Proposition 8 country in central California as part of an outreach program. Via press release: The three-part tour will kick off at the end of January with concerts in Redding and Chico, continue in May with concerts in Fresno and Bakersfield, and end in ...

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The Fabulous Guest Conductor

The winner of an auction to guest conduct the SF Gay Men’s Chorus during their holiday show turned out to be a highlight of the event.

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Magical: New World Waking!

At Davies Symphony Hall on Monday night, I attended the sold-out world premiere of Steve Schalchlin’s New World Waking!, performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on their 30th anniversary, with Jennifer Holliday appearing as their guest vocalist. I was there because I’ve been a huge fan of Steve’s work for years, but also (as I semi-bragged here) because ...

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New World Waking!

I’m heading back to San Francisco this weekend to attend the SF Gay Men’s Chorus’ world premiere of New World Waking!, the latest work by my fabulous pal Steve Schalchlin, whom you may recall from his recent Off Broadway hit, The Big Voice: God Or Merman? Three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie will introduce the evening, which features Tony Award winner ...

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