The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus To Honor Drag Queens, Gay Rights, And AIDS Victims

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is teaming up with Broadway and TV sensation Billy Porter.

Back from their tour across conservative states, in which they had to increase security in order to maintain the safety of the chorus members, the chorus is using its upcoming season to celebrate rebel drag queens, fallen comrades, and the Stonewall Inn riots.

Billy Porter will be joining the chorus as a special guest for their June 21-22, 2019 performances at San Francisco’s Nourse Theater. The performances will be titled QUEENS.

But according to Playbill, that’s not all.

The 41st season for the chorus made up of 250 men will include several events such as a 40th birthday concert in October featuring soprano Ellie Dehn, a tribute to the nearly 300 former members who have died due to HIV/AIDS, a salute to the musical genres, artists, and bands from the United Kingdom, and more.

As Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig said in a statement:

“Following the tremendous successes of this past anniversary season, we launch Season 41 with great excitement. The season begins with one of the most monumental moments in our history—the groundbreaking of a memorial to our own chorus members we have lost at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, along with a performance of the first requiem composed in memory of those lost to AIDS. We end the season celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. In between, we will be singing, dancing, and raising a roof or two with incredible musical offerings.”

To find out more info about what the chorus has planned for the upcoming season and where/when you can buy tickets, head over to the SFGMC.org website.

h/t: Playbill

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