The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus opens its Iconic 35th Season with Crescendo, its wildly anticipated annual fundraising gala. SFGMC will present two gay icons with its Champion Awards: Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better Project, will receive the Human Rights Champion Award for his contributions to Stephen Schwartz's "Testimony", which was premiered by the Chorus last March. Blogger and activist Joe Jervis will receive the Media Champion Award for continued support of the chorus on his widely-read blog, "Joe.My.God."
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Dan Savage, Creator
It Gets Better Project
Joe Jervis, Blogger
Andrew Lippa, Composer
The Addams Family Musical
“This time-honored event supports the Chorus in raising both awareness and the crucial funds necessary to build and sustain our broad repertoire of social endeavors," said Sean Livingston, SFGMC Chairman of the Board and Crescendo Co-Chair. "We look forward to a fun afternoon filled with inspiration, as we continue to share our mission of changing lives through the power of music." At the event, guests will mix and mingle with family, friends and local Bay Area personalities and will hear a glorious and entertaining preview of selections from SFGMC’s upcoming Iconic Season 35 which includes SantaConcert, Snow White and Her Merry Men and Harvey Milk: Living The Legacy. Crescendo further delights with a classic Sunday champagne brunch, silent and live auctions overfilled with faraway exotic destinations, extra special events, distinctive food experiences, rare treats and Crescendo's signature Wall of Wine. For more information and tickets, please visit the Crescendo web-site.