SAN FRANCISCO (August 16, 2019)—The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC)—under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig and Executive Director Christopher Verdugo—announced today that Contentful, a leading content management system provider, will be partnering with SFGMC to contribute ongoing technical access and cloud storage for SFGMC’s new digital archive.
“The new platform will allow SFGMC to share a rich tapestry of archival print, film and electronic media that documents our origins, members, milestones, and media coverage for more than 40 years,” said Verdugo. “We are grateful to all the individuals who have dedicated countless hours to documenting and preserving our history so that we can share it with others.”
SFGMC’s digital archive is being developed by a small team of dedicated Chorus members, alumni, and volunteers whose combined skills have helped memorialize LGBTQ history in the San Francisco Bay Area. The official launch of the new website and archive access will be announced in early 2020.
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For more than 40 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has courageously served as the international standard bearer for a powerful and accomplished mix of performances, human rights and community activism, empowerment and inclusiveness, establishing it as an icon among LGBTQ organizations. Founded in 1978, it was the first organization of its kind and is credited with starting the LGBTQ choral movement, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBTQ history. It continues to rally and inspire other arts-based community organizations around the world.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC has established a heightened level of performance standards bringing renewed audience and choral industry acclaim. Recent touring schedules, recordings, and outreach programs have broadened its impact and reputation in the community while maintaining its signature blend of humor, personality and ground-breaking performances. In 2019, SFGMC acquired a new facility that has become its permanent home for rehearsals and offices. The building also serves as the first-ever National LGBTQ Center for the Arts and a community space for San Francisco LGBTQ artists.
For more information on SFGMC, visit www.sfgmc.org
SFGMC Archive contact: [email protected]