LGCSF HISTORY CORNER - 1982
Our spring concert was called Romance and Rhythm, with the guest conductor Gary Miller of New York City Gay Men's Chorus. Then in June was the Pride Concert at the Civic Center Auditorium. In September was the first West Coast Choral Festival, a marathon 12-chorus concert event coordinated by us. Then all of the singers sang "Testament of Freedom" at the closing ceremonies off the first Gay Games. Our fall concert was called Harmonic Harvest and we were again guests of SFGMC in their Now Sing With Hearts Aglow (III). This was a year of change and growth for the chorus. In our first three years, we generally did more classical music than popular, and the chorus was wanting to do more popular music. Our director, Robin Kay, preferred to work in the classical repertoire, and consequently resigned as our director. Next week 1983.
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.