Bayard Rustin Festival Chorus

By  GALA Expert 

 March 3, 2024 


Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream, conducted by Steve Milloy (he/him), will perform three movements in the Legacy Blockbuster (Black Boy Born, Stick in the Wheel, We Shall Not Be Moved). Open to individual singers from choirs that have performed Bayard Rustin previously, including alumni. This chorus performs in the Legacy Blockbuster on July 11 from 9:00 to 10:15 PM on the MCC Auditorium Stage.

Steve Milloy conducts, wearing a purple shirt under a black blazer.


Join composer and conductor Steve Milloy (he/him) to perform 3 movements from “Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream”!  Any singer who has sung Bayard in the past is welcome to join this Festival Chorus (alumni included). 

Singers are expected to arrive at Festival with the three songs memorized and will participate in one joint rehearsal with Steve on the afternoon of opening day, July 10. The performance will include Story-Guides and a full band.  

  • Black Boy Born  
  • Stick in the Wheel    
  • We Shall Not Be Moved  

In addition, singers in the Bayard Rustin Festival Chorus will perform “Thankful” by Josh Grobin, as the closing song in the Legacy Blockbuster Concert.

Rehearsals at Festival

  • July 10 Rehearsal 2:30-4:00 pm
  • July 11 Tech rehearsal 7:00 – 8:30 PM. MCC Auditorium Stage
  • July 11 Legacy Blockbuster 9:00 – 10:15 PM. MCC Auditorium Stage

To sign up for a Festival Chorus, log into the Integra Online Store: open the “Quick links” drop-down menu on your home page, and select the Online Store option.  On the store Purchase Items page, select the chorus you wish to join with your particular voice part.

Steve Milloy conducts, wearing a purple shirt under a black blazer.
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