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Finding Comfort Through The Voices of Others

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Jay Baumgartner GALA Articles No Comments

Odd things happen in isolation. When my eyes pop open in the middle of the night as I am jolted awake by some disturbing thought (and there are plenty of those these days), those scary thoughts take on monster proportions. That is one of the keys to therapy. When you talk through the scary whisperings […]

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Top 3 GALA Symposium Take-Aways

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Jay Baumgartner GALA Articles No Comments

I live in Palm Springs, I am on the working board of a chorus in Palm Springs, and my husband is on the GALA board. You could say that my attendance at the recent GALA Symposium in Palm Springs was guaranteed! But I really did not have time. An old boss used to tell me, […]

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The Pink Singers Visit India – Top Tips For An Amazing Trip

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by Hsien Chew GALA Articles No Comments

  In January 2017, the Pink Singers – London’s LGBT community choir, travelled to India to perform with Rainbow Voices Mumbai, India’s first LGBT choir, in a ground-breaking concert called “We Shall Overcome” at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and to march with them at Queer Azaadi Mumbai – Mumbai Pride. Preparing for […]

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Advocacy Resources for Choruses

Posted on: February 11th, 2017 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

We find ourselves in a moment of great political change. As visible, vocal members of our communities, GALA Choruses are uniquely positioned to be forces for justice, solidarity, and hope. But how can can we actively engage in advocacy, while remaining focused on our missions? How can we engage with the political realities of our times without putting our […]

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Where We Stand

Posted on: January 28th, 2017 by Steve Smith GALA Articles 2 Comments

Back in October, a couple of weeks before the U.S. national election, my board colleagues chose me to serve as Board president of GALA Choruses for 2017. I can recall feeling excited at the prospect of helping to lead our association through a continuing era of progress. And then November 8th happened. Many of us […]

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Out of the Shadows

Posted on: January 14th, 2017 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Two years ago I had lunch with Steve Milloy at the GALA Leadership Symposium in Cleveland. While chatting Steve asked if I would be interested in commissioning a musical oratorio on the life of gay, African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. I said yes immediately; I’m pretty sure he hadn’t even finished the sentence! I […]

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World Premiere of “Kindness” by Christina Whitten Thomas

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by Mary Read GALA Articles No Comments

For twenty years VOX Femina has been committed to championing new works by women, commissioning over 40 pieces since our beginning. This November 19, at the “VOX20: Reflections” concert, VOX Femina was pleased to present “Kindness,” a beautiful new piece “commissioned by founding member Mary Read in honor of her wife, Liz Cvikel”. Listen to […]

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