1985 was another year of change for the chorus. Our director, Matt O'Grady, stepped down when he announced he was going to Ireland to search for his family's roots. After this, the chorus membership shrank to about 12 to 14 core members who kept on rehearsing at Russell Kassman's piano store. (By the way, Russell has been a great supporter of the chorus over the years, and continues his trade today as a "purveyor of fine pianos.") We sang at small gigs like at the SF General Hospital's AIDS ward, at other hospitals and senior centers. The board of directors led the search for a new director.
The only actual program I have from this year is for a Candlelight Vigil which was held on May 27 at the United Nations Plaza. The Reverend Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial Church was part of this event and we provided the music for it.