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Hand in Hand Taipei 2015

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by Tim Seelig GALA Articles No Comments

Two weeks ago, from October 30 to November 1, the LGBT choral movement celebrated yet another huge milestone as it continues to spread its message of pride and unity through music to literally every corner of the world. The very first LGBT choral festival was held in Taipei, Taiwan: Hand in Hand. There were 10 […]

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Turning $9K Into $40K

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Jacob Levine GALA Articles No Comments

On a gorgeous spring night in 2014, I found myself looking out at the Manhattan skyline from a 49th floor office in midtown. Suffice to say, the view was breathtaking, but even that couldn’t distract from the gripping topic at hand: fundraising! The NYC Gay Men’s Chorus had a summer fundraising drive that desperately needed […]

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European Summer of Song

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 by Martin Brophy GALA Articles No Comments

I’m packing my bag and ready to go for my early departure to Prague in the Czech Republic. I’ll be singing with the London Gay Men’s Chorus at the Fifth Pride Celebration with a concert in the National Concert Hall, The British Embassy, some flash mob sings around the city, and on the Pride Parade. […]

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A Healing Visit to Cuba

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Thea Kano GALA Articles No Comments

Our sense of responsibility was immediately felt when we were greeted by a standing ovation for our tour kick-off concert at the Trinity Cathedral in downtown Miami the night before our departure for Havana. The next morning, with 76 pounds of arts supplies, medicine and toiletries to donate in tow, we boarded a chartered flight […]

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Anniversary Whirlwind

Posted on: July 19th, 2015 by Mindy Taylor GALA Articles No Comments

This spring I found myself engulfed in an even greater than usual whirlwind of spring concert activities. Amidst all the excitement (and a little trepidation!) of last minute memorization, double checking tricky rhythms, and a myriad of other performance preparations for my own Anna Crusis Women’s Choir’s 40th Anniversary concerts, I also had the responsibility […]

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Privilege, Access, and the Arts

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by Adil Mansoor GALA Articles No Comments

This past June, I had the opportunity to present at the first Cultural Equity Preconference at the 2015 American for the Arts (AFTA) gathering in Chicago, IL. Over 100 people spent three rigorous days thinking about art, diversity, and their own communities. Each presentation created space for me to consider, reflect, and question. From chats over […]

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A Concert in Tel Aviv

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Thomas Collins GALA Articles No Comments

During rehearsal for our performance at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv on our last night in Israel, our first look at the space was disappointing, to say the least: Only 40 chairs had been set up for audience members and our stage was tucked away in a corner of the Dellal Center’s vast […]

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