San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to sing and screen in Sonoma

A new film about the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and its tour of the southern United States in 2016, “Gay Chorus Deep South,” chronicles the tour the chorus made in the wake of the divisive national election, and the effect it had on the performers and their listeners. While on the tour, the chorus performed in churches, community centers and concert halls throughout the Deep South. The film screens Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Sebastiani Theatre.

Since the film’s premier April 28 at the Tribeca Film Festival, representatives of the chorus have made over 100 appearances at other film fests and events. Chris Verdugo, executive director of the Gay Men’s Chorus, said, “That’s why I am a little loopy but it has been great.” He added that he has “been surprised how people have received it. We got an especially uplifting message from a person who saw the film and our performance who said, ‘This just shows that we are all children of god.’”

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