A Celebration of GALA Choruses
Encore: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 8 EDT/ 5 PDT
via GALA Choruses
Rise Up Singing Virtual Events
Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director, shines a light on the shared devotion of GALA Choruses through the prism of our journey of mutual inspiration and evolution. Every four years since 1996, Coro Allegro has proudly performed at the international GALA Choruses Festival with thousands of LGBTQ+ singers from around the world.
This year, the world nearly lost GALA Choruses—an association that had helped so many communities recover from the HIV/AIDS pandemic—due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was only saved by a massive outpouring of support from the over 190 member choruses and all whose lives have been changed by the LGBTQ+ choral movement.
Join us for music and stories from composers, conductors, singers, and LGBTQ+ advocates on the impact of Festival, as we honor the GALA board and staff with the Daniel Pinkham Award and celebrate GALA's mission to change the world through song.
Featuring the music of
Craig Carnahan, Kenneth Fuchs, Moses Hogan, Eric Banks,
and Peter Eldridge
Robin Godfrey, Executive Director, Jane Ramseyer Miller, Artistic Director, and
Michael Tate, President, GALA Choruses
Kenneth Fuchs, Grammy award winning composer
Eric Banks, composer and Director of the Esoterics
Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor, co-author, the Black Voices Matter Pledge
John Abdallah Wambere. Founder of AmeriGanda
Craig Coogan, Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
Janson Wu, GLAD, GLBTQ Legal Advocate and Defenders
Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project
Plus alumni and members of Coro Allegro
The 13th annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to the GALA Choruses Board and Staff.
Originally premiere:d Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 4pm. EDT