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Shenandoah: The Songs of America

Jeff and I both sing in the Gay Gotham Chorus (i.e. the “classical” one, not the “showtune” chorus). We have a great concert coming up this Saturday night — Shenandoah: The Songs of America. It’s at 8:00 pm at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street at West End Avenue. Tickets are only $20, or $15 for students and seniors.

Cool things about being in the chorus:

  1. Our last concert, a mounting of Carmina Burana, was listed in the “Goings On About Town” section of the New Yorker (no mention this time because last week’s was a double two-week issue). That may not seem like a big deal to anyone else, but growing up I devoured the New Yorker each week at the Public Library, dreaming of life in the big city. I still have to pinch myself every so often, even after living in NYC for almost a year now.
  2. We’re presenting the world premiere of Marvin Gaspard‘s new arrangement of “Shenandoah” and we’re singing Philip Hagemann‘s haunting “Two Shakespearean Sonnets” — he’s come to our rehearsal several times to give us pointers.
  3. Making beautiful music with a bunch of amazing gay men is a blast. Our wonderful director, Jonathan Babcock, wrote a great piece for the Advocate last year which sums up many of my own feelings.

4 responses so far (Respond)

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hehe, that’s the church where i had my bat-mitzvah. and yes, you read that right.

dahl | 17 Jun 2004
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Good luck tonight!

Silus Grok | 19 Jun 2004
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Well done guys. Hope you had a fantastic night.

Morrie | 21 Jun 2004
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How’d it go? Don’t leave us hanging!

Silus Grok | 21 Jun 2004