Congratulations to the chorus! At the 1990 Cable Car Awards the chorus won the award for our Broadway show of last October.
Our first concert of 1990 was called Brahms and Bernstein featuring the music of these two composers. The first of the two concerts was on April 27 at Old First Church on Van Ness in San Francisco as part of their concert series. The second was on April 28 at the First Congregational Church in Oakland. My favorite part of this concert was singing the Chichester Psalms by Leonard.
Next up was the 12th Annual Pride Concert and was our big 10th Anniversary Concert. Our special guests were SFGMC, the SF Gay Freedom Marching Band, Vocal Minority, which was originally an offshoot of LGCSF and alumni of LGCSF. The date was June 22 at First Congregational Church in San Francisco or as we affectionately called it "First Congo." Our first director, Robin Kay, was on hand as guest conductor. We introduced our newest small group "Naugahyde and the Dinettes, which was four of our twisted sisters. As always this Pride Concert was lots of fun for us and our audience and it was great to sing with our alumni once again.
Next up was our big production show "Radio Daze" held September 28 & 29 and October 13 at the Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason. The show featured music of the thirties and forties and was presented as a live radio broadcast which began with the famous War of the Worlds broadcast which was originally done by Orson Welles and company. Throughout the show we presented radio commercials of the time. Pat Parr worked with Gene Russo, our choreographer, and Roger Scroggs, stage director and script coordinator. This show was lots of hard work memorizing all of the music, learning dance and stage moves, but all the hard work paid off big time for us and our audience. We ended the night with "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me."
Finally, we ended the year as guests of SFGMC in their holiday show "A Classic Tex-Mex Holiday." Lots of fun as always singing with SFGMC.
joined the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco in August of 1984, after seeing them sing in the Pride Concert the previous June and their director, Matt O'Grady, announced that if anyone in the audience wanted to join the chorus that auditions would be coming up so he joined. During his time in the chorus he has always sang in the bass section. He has served as Music Librarian, on the Production Committee, the Artistic Advisory Committee, as a bass section leader, as the GALA liaison and currently as chorus historian. He is glad to create this blog for the chorus to get the history out to anyone who looks at our website.