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411 Advisors: Bob Mensel

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

On July 1st GALA Choruses proudly named the new 411 Advisors. The GALA 411 program builds upon the success of the Artistic Director-in-Residence position by including several additional areas of chorus management. The advisors include an Bob Mensel, Artistic Advisor; Eve Campbell, Board Development Advisor; Jeff Heine, Chorus Management Advisor; and Susan Haugh, Youth Chorus […]


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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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Voice Tips 101

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Once a month GALA Choruses is offering tips on vocalization and singing for our chorus members. If you have tips to share or vocal questions that you would like addressed just shoot me an email.  This first tip comes from veteran conductor and clinician, Dr. Stan Hill.         – Jane Ramseyer Miller, […]


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GALA History – GALAGram February 1992

Posted on: July 19th, 2013 by Joel C. Davis GALA Articles 3 Comments

Obviously time went backwards between NOV, 1990 and FEB, 1992 because the former issue of the GALAgram is numbered VOL V, NUM 4 and this latter issue is numbered VOL V, NUM 1.  I haven’t a clue as to the numbering scheme.  I’m also not sure if indeed there were any issues of the GALAgram […]


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To Be a Chorus Leader

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Teddy Basham-Witherington GALA Articles No Comments

What will your Chorus Board look like, come Labor Day? At times, it seems that we require a little too much of the average Chorus Board Member; the courage of Rosa Parks, the wisdom of Solomon, the agility of Nadia Comaneci, and the foresight of Nostradamus. The reality is that your Chorus Board will comprise […]


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Why We Sing

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

As a long time manager and consultant in the lgbt choral movement, one of the the questions I hear most often is some variation on “what’s our relevance.”  It’s a great question, but one (at least with my U.S.-centric hat on) that we often mis-diagnose. We are living through times of great change for lgbt […]


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With Legato in London: Part 2

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by Matthew Arnold GALA Articles No Comments

Is it time to go back to London yet? The trip abroad for the board and staff of GALA Choruses was an incredible experience. Not only did we have the pleasure of seeing the sights in one of the most amazing cities in the world, we also enjoyed meeting folks from all over Europe. Many […]


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