You will see that 1994 was another busy year for the chorus. Our first concert, It's About Love!, was held March 25 and 26 at the Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason. We sang songs about Family, Friends and Lovers which included a medley constructed by Pat Parr called "I'm Over You Now So Get Lost." We had lots of fun with this concert with our costumes, makeup and choreography.
This was also the year of our first recording on CD and cassette tape (you do remember tapes) called "Together in Harmony." We actually recorded it the past November 1993 and it also included live recordings of music from past concerts.
Next for us was a trip on April 16 to Seattle to sing with the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus and Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Choir in a show called "Boys & Girls with Stories." What a great time we had meeting and performing with these two choruses. All three choruses opened the concert with "We Are Everywhere." Then we sang a selection of songs from It's About Love! For the second half the Seattle chorus sang Boys & Girls With Stories.
Next was the 16th Annual Pride Concert held June 17 at Center for the Arts Theatre at Yerba Buena Gardens. Our guests for this were SFGMC and our friends from Seattle, the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus. This year also marked Gay Games IV and Stonewall 25. What a history we all share.
Next for us was a special night. We were asked to sing at the 13th Annual PFLAG International Conference called Bridges to Equality.
Our final concert of the year was It's About Music! an evening of Classical Choral Music held on October 21 at First Congregational Church of Oakland and October 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church, SF. Among the music we sang was the Hymn to St. Cecilia by Benjamin Britten, Gloria by Francis Poulenc and Alleluia by Randall Thompson. What glorious music we sang and our audience loved us.
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.