2014 Pride Performance!
“Four Choirs & a Cathedral: An LGBTQ Celebration of Pride” an LGBTQ choral celebration with:
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 112th Street)
Last season: “Fiery” performance & historic celebration
Our sold-out performance of Carmina Burana received much praise from the audience, as well as a wonderful review on FeastOfMusic.com. Music blogger Michael Cirigliano II said:
“Marking the end of their 36th season, the Stonewall Chorale—the nation’s first LGBTQ chorus—presented an intense reading of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, using its alternate orchestration of duo pianists and percussion ensemble… Leading the 60-member choir was Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, who meticulously directed the proceedings while communicating a great sense of rhythmic clarity… the result was an articulate presentation… and a resonant, crystalline timbre… Showing a strong sense of intonation, diction, and phrasing, the concert rivaled many of the evergreen presentations of the work taking place in larger and more iconic venues across the city, and with the program also serving as their annual Pride Month concert, the LGBTQ community should be quite pleased to have such an ensemble setting the standard for their musical peers.” Read the full review here.
We were honored to perform at a rally celebrating the US Supreme Court’s decisions on United States v. Windsor (the DOMA case) and their refusal to hear Hollingsworth v. Perry (the California Proposition 8 case). Those two cases combined were a historic step in the fight for LGBT civil rights.The rally was held in front of the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Speakers at the rally included Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who successfully argued the DOMA case, and Edie Windsor herself! Read more about the rally here.