Friday, February 21, 2014

Combined Post and Plug

So I realize that I've been really lax about posting here so I'm going to try and combine a few posts into one and kill a couple of birds with one stone. First, our performance of "We're Not Lost, We're Here" that I previously referenced on this blog was recorded *cough* and I uploaded it onto youtube..naturally. Here it is:

Unbelievably gorgeous isn't it? That's one of the most powerful songs and messages that we as a group and that I have participated in. So, speaking of powerful performances HMC is gearing up for a mulitple performances of "I Am Harvey Milk". It's so amazing to be a part of such an amazing group that is on the cutting edge of national performances. Heartland Mens Chorus commissioned this work last year and San Francisco Gay Mens chorus performed it last year and it's made its way around to us. Here's what the HMC website says about this show:

“You gotta give ‘em hope,” said a voice that would too soon be quieted by an assassin’s bullet.Gateway Men’s Chorus from St. Louis joins HMC in this gripping concert celebrating the man, the hero and the lasting power his words and actions would have on all of us. Written by Tony® and Grammy Award nominated composer Andrew Lippa and co-commissioned by Heartland Men’s Chorus, I Am Harvey Milk tells the moving story of Milk’s life—from his childhood to his rise as the first gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination.

Heartland Men's Chorus is excited to present two additional regional performances of I Am Harvey Milk across the state of Missouri.

Preview Performance

Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 pm
Missouri United Methodist Church
204 S 9th St, Columbia, MO
Admission is free and open to the public

Encore Performance

Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 pm
Washington University’s 560 Music Center
560 Trinity Ave, St Louis, MO
$25 tickets available online

and here is a preview of the soundtrack, which I can tell you from singing's amazing in it's intensity and it's power and scope. While it is titled "I Am Harvey Milk" it really is about the bigotry and hate that is experienced by our community. Check it out for yourself and come out goddammit!