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2014 Pride Performance!

Tickets on sale now.

“Four Choirs & a Cathedral: An LGBTQ Celebration of Pride” an LGBTQ choral celebration with:

• The Stonewall Chorale
NYC Gay Men’s Chorus
Empire City Men’s Chorus
Lavender Light

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 112th Street)

Logo: Four Choirs and a Cathedral

2014 Pride Performance: Four Choirs and a Cathedral, an LGBTQ Choral Celebration

 

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.

Photo: Stonewall Chorale performs at DOMA "Decision Day" rally.
Photo by Amy Mayes

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.