On June 27, The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, as well as the 40th anniversary of the founding of NYCGMC, with a brand new choral music suite, co-commissioned by NYCGMC and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. The piece will have performances by choruses throughout the US in 2019, the largest collaboration in the history of LGBTQ choruses. Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall50 celebrates the legacy and worldwide changes that started from the events in June 1969. The protests at Stonewall lit the fire for PRIDE, the effects of which are still as vital today as they were 50 years ago. Quiet No More features the voices of a group of diverse LGBTQ composers, including Julian Hornik (Dear Evan Hansen); Our Lady J (Pose, Transparent); Mike Shaieb (Through A Glass Darkly); Ann Hampton Callaway (singer/song-writer); Michael McElroy (Broadway Inspirational Voices, Rent); and Jane Ramseyer Miller (One Voice Chorus). Book and additional lyrics by Jason Cannon.
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