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Queer-specific Responses to Quarantine

Posted on: April 30th, 2020 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

“No one overreacts. It’s just that what you’re reacting to may not be what’s in front of you.” –Terry Real The experience of quarantine in response to the coronavirus pandemic has been emotionally challenging for people. While much has been made of coronavirus as a great equalizer and public health officials have reminded folks that […]

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Stepping into the Unknown

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 by Kathleen Hansen GALA Articles No Comments

As young people, we sought the comforting feeling of “home”—even if that feeling was not found in our literal homes: curling up in a favorite blankie, cuddling with a pet, or giggling with a best friend. Growing up, many people found that place of safety making music and art in choirs, bands, orchestras, and theater […]

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COVID-19 – Update

Posted on: March 29th, 2020 by Richard Jung GALA Articles No Comments

Dear GALA Chorus Members: Things are certainly not what we expected!  As we continue to sit through a pandemic that is having a profound impact on every aspect of daily living here in the United States it is important to keep things in perspective.  These are indeed trying times and many of our organizations are […]

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COVID-19 – What Do You Do Now?

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Richard Jung GALA Articles No Comments

If you are like me, the coronavirus is wreaking havoc with my organization.  This week the board, chorus leadership, and staff sat down, and put together a plan to postpone our upcoming concert.  All of this in light of the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration banning all public gatherings in excess of 250 people for […]

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Staying Healthy, Connected, and Musical during Uncertain Times

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by Miriam Davidson GALA Articles No Comments

What does the current COVID-19 threat mean for our choral communities? The essence of a choral community is connection and in-person engagement. COVID-19 puts our very nature at risk. For all of us striving to maintain frequent connections for rehearsals and performances, the threat of COVID-19 is profound. It has implications for our community’s health […]

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Festival 2020 Pinnacle Reception

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Steve Smith GALA Articles No Comments

Festival 2020 is shaping up to be a landmark moment in LBGTQ+ choral history. The largest gay choral gathering in the world also comes at a time of political upheaval and social retrenchment in the U.S. and many governments around the world. Our voices of equality and social justice for all people must play a […]

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Where’s Your Choruses’ Fundraising Plan?

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Richard Jung GALA Articles No Comments

Many non-profits, especially smaller groups without staffing, tend to operate without creating an annual fundraising plan.  The most likely scenario is that an organization understands that they need to raise money, someone comes up with a brilliant idea and then the group puts together a group of volunteers and makes it happen.  Sound familiar? In […]

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