Crescendo!, Spring 2014

Volume 12  Issue 1  Spring 2014

The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) rounds out our 2013-2014 season with our final concert series, Rise Up Singing , which celebrates the powerful messages of "It Gets Better," acceptance, and love through the lens of some of Broadway's biggest hits. Coming off of a highly successful holiday concert with nearly three sold-out performances, we are pulling out all the stops to bring Broadway to Western New York, sung by a 70-member male chorus. The concert is divided into several sets highlighting each musical, including the Tony-award-winning musicals Wicked , Hairspray , La Cage Aux Folles , Ragtime , and The Sound of Music . Whether you like the upbeat tunes in Hairspray such as "Welcome to the Sixties" or "You Can't Stop the Beat" or the more classic arrangements of "Do-Re-Me," "The Sound of Music," or Edelweiss, you will be humming familiar tunes all evening! Through song, story and script we will tell the stories of hope, love, compassion, acceptance, and adversity that are important messages for LGBT youth and their families and allies. Conducted by Ciaran Krueger, accompanied by pianist Debi Overton-Niles, and featuring an instrumental ensemble, you will experience the magic of Broadway that only the BGMC can deliver. We strive to make every concert series an experience that every patron will enjoy, from the time you are seated. Not only will you be enthralled by the music you hear masterfully executed, you will be entertained by the enchanting spectacle performed. You’ll even be able to participate in a number or two! The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus is thrilled to bring you this concert as we stand proudly not only in the Buffalo music scene, but as a tradition in the Western New York community.

Performances are:

 Friday, May 16 - 8:00 pm at The Historic Riviera Theatre; 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda  Saturday, May 17 - 8:00 pm at Temple Beth Zion; 805 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo  Sunday, May 18 - 3:00 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo; 695 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo. Sunday's performance will be interpreted for the hearing-impaired.

All shows are $20 General Admission, $18 for Students/Seniors. Tickets are available at www.buffalogaymenschorus.org , by calling 716-883-1277, or at the door one hour prior to start.

51 Colonial Circle ■ Buffalo, NY 14222 ■ 716-883-1277 ■ www.buffalogaymenschorus.org ■ Page 1

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