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GALA 411 Success

Posted on: July 25th, 2017 by Eve Campbell GALA Articles No Comments

Wonderful things happen when people get together and focus on their organization, especially in a retreat setting. This experience creates an opportunity to regroup and establish greater clarity and new direction. In my work as GALA Choruses 411 Advisor to Board of Directors, I see this routinely! Whether it’s a group with 25 singers or […]


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Moving the Needle with Love

Posted on: July 1st, 2017 by Thea Kano GALA Articles No Comments

We had just boarded the buses following our performance at the Knoxville Pride Festival when we saw several protestors at the festival’s entrance, so we asked the drivers to pull over. Our 100 singers unloaded the buses and crossed four lanes of traffic to get to the other side of the road where the protestors […]


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Pacific Pride Choir to Tour Berlin, Krakow, and Warsaw in July

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by Pacific Pride Choir GALA Articles No Comments

Pacific Pride Choir, made up of 50 choristers from across Australia and New Zealand will travel to Germany and Poland next month for a series of friendship concerts and outreach activities. Founded by Sarah and Melanie Penicka-Smith, Pacific Pride Choir has been created as an occasional touring choir to contribute to the visibility and acceptance […]


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Dispatches from the Road

Posted on: June 20th, 2017 by Justin Fyala GALA Articles No Comments

1600 miles. 100 singers. 8 concerts. 6 states. 4 days. 2 buses. 1 voice. I dropped off my dog Daphne. I picked up coffee. I made my way to our departure point. As I turned the corner, I saw a singer walking, no, sashaying toward the bus. I stopped in my tracks and my eyes […]


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OurSong, After the Tour

Posted on: June 8th, 2017 by Keith Harding GALA Articles 1 Comment

It took me a long time to use the word “Y’all”. I was adamant. It was significant to me. I wasn’t southern. I couldn’t be … although I was born in Texas and spent most of my life in Alabama. My parents are from California, San José, nonetheless. This is why I don’t have a […]


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OurSong, During the Tour

Posted on: June 4th, 2017 by Kimberly Waters GALA Articles 2 Comments

During the week leading to the OurSong Georgia Tour, I was very excited to be traveling to different cities in Georgia to perform such a powerful concert. I feel that we have a strong, but loving message to share with people who may not understand the importance of being a part of a group that […]


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OurSong, Before the Tour

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Traci Munson GALA Articles 2 Comments

I can’t believe it happened! I woke up Wednesday morning and my 9 year old daughter and I immediately turn on the television. She’s in tears and I’m in total shock. Hillary Clinton has lost the election and Donald Trump is our President Elect and will be the President of the United States in January. […]


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