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From Beijing to Denver 2016

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Eric Lane Barnes GALA Articles No Comments

Hello, GALA members and friends! Eric Lane Barnes here, associate artistic director of Seattle’s Flying House Productions (Seattle Men’s Chorus, Seattle Women’s Chorus, Sensible Shoes, and Captain Smartypants) and composer of songs you may know (Drama Queen, Caffeine Overload Polka, Black Christmas, etc.). As some of you know, in June of 2013 I spent two […]

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Shining Jazzy Chorus – Video from Beijing

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by Eric Lane Barnes GALA Articles No Comments

Beijing Video from Eric Lane Barnes on Vimeo. After Chen, Roy, Faye and I met with Ambassador Gary Locke we spent a few hours debriefing about the meeting, the concert, and the future of the Shining Jazzy Chorus. Faye (who has been one of the music directors of the group) said to me, “Before you […]

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A Concert in Beijing

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Eric Lane Barnes GALA Articles No Comments

Last night was the silent auction and concert for Beijing’s gay choir The Shining Jazzy Chorus. The event was packed. We did four songs, with Chinese introduction and English translations between a few of them. I spoke before the ‘Thank You Song,’ which is the song I wrote to honor the perk for donors above […]

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