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May 9th, 2013
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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
THE SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS
ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCE OF THE
35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT “HARVEY MILK 2013″
Concert to feature world premiere of “I AM HARVEY MILK”
with music and words by Andrew Lippa
June 26, 27, & 28, 2013
San Francisco, CA (MAY 7, 2013)— Due to overwhelming demand, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) announced today an added performance of their 35th anniversary celebration concert Harvey Milk 2013. Harvey Milk 2013 will feature the world premiere of I Am Harvey Milk, a new choral work, with music and words by Tony® and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa, at The Nourse Theatre (201-299 Hayes Street, San Francisco). The added performance will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m.. The production, which coincides with the 35th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s assassination, was originally scheduled to run for two nights only – Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. The opening night gala will take place on Thursday, June 27. Tickets for all performances of Harvey Milk 2013 are available now, online at SFGMC.org or through City Box Office at (415) 392-4400. Tickets range in price from $25 – $60.
Starring Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk and Tony® Award-winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, NBC’s “Go On”) as the Soprano soloist and Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Fun Home) as young Harvey, I Am Harvey Milk is directed by Noah Himmelstein, conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig, orchestrated by August Eriksmoen, video and projection design by Andrew Lazarow and will feature the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus accompanied by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. I Am Harvey Milk is produced by Bruce Cohen, in association with Robb Nanus and Jessica Leventhal. Harvey Milk 2013 will also feature the debut of I am the Legacy, featuring a variety of performance pieces celebrating the legacy of Harvey Milk submitted by artists from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
I Am Harvey Milk weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon.
I Am Harvey Milk was commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, along with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, and Heartland Men’s Chorus. Following this World Premiere Event, the piece will be made available for choruses to perform from coast to coast.
Tickets for Harvey Milk 2013 range in price from $25-$60 and are available online at SFGMC.org or through City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS
For 35 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has courageously served as the international standard bearer for a powerful and accomplished mix of high-caliber performance, human rights, community activism, empowerment and inclusiveness, establishing it as an icon among LGBT organizations. Founded in 1978, it was the first organization of its kind and is credited with starting the LGBT choral movement, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history. It continues to rally and inspire other arts-based community organizations around the world. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC has in recent seasons established a heightened level of performance standards receiving audience and choral acclaim, increased its touring and recording profile and broadened its impact and reputation in the community while maintaining its signature blend of humor, personality and high-voltage performances. For more information about the performances and SFGMC, visit sfgmc.org. Follow SFGMC on facebook.com/sfgmc and twitter.com/sfgmc.
April 1st, 2013
World Premiere of “I AM HARVEY MILK” with music and words by ANDREW LIPPA will headline SFGMC’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Concert. Starring ANDREW LIPPA and LAURA BENANTI with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Two performances only: 6/27 and 6/28.
November 19th, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents SantaConcert. 250 Santas will take stage on Dec. 6 at Davies Symphony Hall and Dec. 24 at the Castro Theatre. Show to feature world premiere of “There is No Mrs. Claus” by Broadway composer Michael E. Dansicker. Chorus announces partnership with Make-A-Wish foundation for Dec. 6 concert event with Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.
September 1st, 2001
Fall 2011 marked the beginning of Board President Michael Tate’s tenth year as a singing member of the chorus. Outside of SFGMC, he is the Associate Director of Interactive Services at the Stanford Alumni Association.
This is his second term on the Board. In his first term, Michael served as Secretary and also served on the Development and Board Development Committees. He is the founding editor/publisher of Take Note, SFGMC’s monthly chorus e-newsletter, the chorus auctioneer at the “Home for the Holidays” concerts, and, until recently, a section leader for the second tenors.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Tate is a twelve-year resident of San Francisco, seven of which have been in the beautiful and ever-changing Hayes Valley neighborhood. He is the Associate Director of Interactive Services at the Stanford Alumni Association. In this capacity, he manages the email and web teams and is responsible for all electronic marketing and communications to alumni.
In addition to his involvement with SFGMC, Tate is also actively involved in several non-profit organizations. He is a member of the advisory boards for both WomenSing, an East Bay-based women’s chorus, and Ensemble Parellele, a chamber orchestra in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is membership chair of the Brown Alumni Association of Northern California, co-president of the Brown University Class of 1989 and a past board chair of Bay Area Young Positives. He looks forward to a positive and productive 33rd Season with San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.
February 10th, 2012
Concert program from WORDS, the inaugural concert of Dr. Timothy Seelig. Performed at Davies Symphony Hall in April, 2011.
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