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2008 Pride Concert - June 26 & 27

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  • Heidi Beeler
    Next Thursday and Friday is the 2008 Pride Concert, featuring the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of SF, SF Gay Men s Chorus and the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 21, 2008
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      Next Thursday and Friday is the 2008 Pride Concert, featuring the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of SF, SF Gay Men's Chorus and the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. (www.sfprideconcert.org)

      Details follow in the concert announcement below. I've added music program at the bottom.

      Hope you can make it!

      2008 Pride Concert: Our Message Is Music

      Presented by
      The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
      San Francisco Gay Men's�Chorus &
      San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

      8 pm, Thursday, June 26 & Friday, June 27
      First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street (@ Geary), SF
      Tickets: $15-$35
      www.sfprideconcert. org / (415) 865-ARTS

      Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band with the world�s first openly LGBTQ music ensembles. Kick off Pride weekend with music that covers a rainbow of expression - from classical to Broadway, from gospel to world, from jazz to cabaret.

      Program Info:

      San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
      �Cuban Overture� by George Gershwin
      ��Waltz of the Flowers� from The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky, arr. by M.L. Lake
      �Stars and Stripes Forever� by J.P. Sousa
      �Marche Militaire No. 2, Excalibur� by Wayne Love
      �An American Elegy� by Frank Ticheli
      �Espa�a Rhapsody� by Emmanuel Charbrier, transcribed L. Cailliet
      �If My Friends Could See Me Now� from Sweet Charity, by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields

      San Francisco Gay Men�s Chorus
      �Seasons of Love� from Rent by Jonathan Larson, arr Paul Saccone, 2008
      �If You Were Gay� from Avenue Q by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, arr. Alex Rybeck
      �MacArthur Park� by Jimmy Webb, arr. John Raines, 2008
      �Over The Rainbow� from The Wizard of Oz as performed by Israel �IZ� Kamakawiwo�ole, Harburg & Arlen, arr. McGuire

      Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
      �Bonse Aba� traditional Zambian song, Arr. Andrew Fischer
      �Harriet Tubman� by Walter Robinson, arr. by Kathleen McGuire for LGCSF
      �Diu Diu Deng� from A Set of Chinese Folk Songs, Volume 3, Number 9, trad., arr. Chen Yi
      �It Is The Song,�poetry by James Broughton, music by Craig Carnahan, commissioned for The Mixed Choruses of GALA Choruses, Inc. for Festival 8
      �Ray�s Rockhouse,� lyrics by Jon Hendricks, music by Ray Charles, arranged by Steve Zegree

      The�celebration features:

      *����������������� Former Band conductors Nancy Corporon, Jeffrey Foote and Jadine Louie return to the podium.
      *����������������� Friday Birthday Party Reception and champagne toast hosted by Betty's List Founder (www.bettyslist.com) Dr. Betty L. Sullivan.
      *������������������Thursday�appearance by�KRON-TVs and KCBS Radio's film critic and entertainment expert, Jan Wahl.
      *����������������� Photographs and memories: Historic slide show and display featuring photographs, graphic designs, uniforms, National Enquirer articles and the baton used by Jon Sims, founder of the LGBTQ music movement, to conduct the Band at its 1980 SRO Davies Hall Concert.
      *����������������� An audience sing-along and�alumni performances.
      *����������������� Some of the flashiest music written for wind ensemble and for chorus performed by the world's�first openly LGBTQ music ensembles.

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