Crescendo!, Autumn 2013

We are SO online!

Artistic Director Ciaran Krueger and his wife Lisa took a cruise to the Bahamas in August to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary. BGMC Director of Business and Communications Christopher Reybrouck [B2] started a new job at Evergreen Health Services as the Foundation Coordinator for the Evergreen Foundation, which raises money for programs and services at EHS. In August, Steve Bukowski [B2] joined the client services division of Thinking Outside the Square, an exhibition design firm in Cheektowaga. Rob Black [T1] has been leading architectural tours of the Lakeview Avenue historic district in Jamestown for three summers. All proceeds benefit the Fenton History Center in Chautauqua County. Every Saturday at 9:45 AM, WGRZ airs a feature called Unique Eats , produced by Zak Kineke [B2]. Viewers can catch up on Zak’s culinary adventures at local restaurants at www.wgrz.com/news/daybreak/uniqueeats/. Joe Grieco [T2] and his partner Peter have a new apartment in the Elmwood village. In July, Joe became grandfather to Carmela. While on assignment in the Baltimore area conducting systems and process training, Timothy H. Mahiques [B2], Senior Operations Manager-Sales for Ingram Micro Inc., prepared for our upcoming holiday concerts by joining weekly rehearsals via SKYPE. Frank Canino, the director of Albert Invincible Theater, has invited Travis Ballard [B2] to be part of his core company of actors and readers.

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Artistic Director: Ciaran Krueger Accompanist: Debi Overton-Niles Director of Business & Communications: Christopher Reybrouck

Music Librarian : William Gardner Ticket Sales: Susan Gruttadauria Archivist: Chuck Alaimo Newsletter: Cynthia Van Ness Webmaster: Jaime Goldfuss President: Gregory Ciupak Vice President : Robert J. Szustak Secretary : Travis Ballard Treasurer : Christopher Pearson

Board of Trustees : Susan Gruttadauria Timothy Mahiques Mark Mancuso Jimmy Rigo Cynthia Van Ness

Joey Sergiej [T2] has joined Yankee Candle in the Boulevard Mall as a sales associate.

Mission Statement: The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus is dedicated to producing vocal music of high quality in the rich tradition of men’s choral singing. We sing to create harmony as we celebrate pride in the community and in ourselves. We seek through song not only to entertain, but to enlighten.

The Erie County Bar Association recently hosted a talk by Mark Peszko, Esq. [T2] on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to recognize same sex-marriage. Hanford Searl, Jr. [T1] has been appointed editor-in-chief of Glam Magazine at glammagazine.org . He recently interviewed Dionne Warwick and Bernadette Peters.

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