Crescendo!, Spring 2013

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Chorus President Gregory Ciupak supervised a team at Roswell Park Cancer Institute who developed Roswell's first ever mobile laboratory, screening and education unit, enabling Roswell to serve rural and remote communities draw and analyze blood right on site. New singer Nicholas Becht [T2] is scheduled to give a talk on June 12, 2013 at the Buffalo History Museum. His topic is the history of cross-dressing and drag in the Buffalo area.

And on Facebook!

Dennis Stuart [B1] and his partner Roger Seifert recently toured India, Thailand, Myanmar, and Hong Kong.

Journalist Hanford Searl, Jr . [T1] has been named to Who’s Who in the Media for the 4 th time.

IngramMicro has named Timothy Mahiques [B2] Senior Manager of Operations and Sales.

Vincent Kuntz [B1] has been re-elected president of the board of Buffalo Reuse.

President: Gregory Ciupak Vice President : Robert J. Szustak Secretary : Shaun Doyle, Jr. Treasurer : Christopher Reybrouck

At West Seneca East High School, Scott Nykiel [T2] is chairing his 10 th high school reunion.

Board of Trustees : Timothy Mahiques Brett Ransom James Rigo Andrew Giarrizzo Cynthia Van Ness

The recent Lancaster Opera House production of Oklahoma featured Jaime Goldfuss [B2] as Slim and Tom Romans [T2] in the ensemble. Also in Lancaster, Realty USA awarded the 2012 Spirit award to David Campbell [T1] for best embodying the core values of the company. Travis Ballard [B1] has been working with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to support candidates who are opposed to the NRA.

Accompanist: Debi Overton-Niles Archivist: Chuck Alaimo Artistic Director: Ciaran Krueger Music Librarian : William Gardner Newsletter: Cynthia Van Ness Ticket Sales: Susan Gruttadauria Webmaster: Jaime Goldfuss 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.

Chorus box office manager Susan Gruttadauria is the proud new grandmother of Mario, born in January.

Mark Peszko [T2] helped curate the 125 th anniversary exhibit at Ascension Church on Amherst St. His family has belonged to Ascension since 1906.

Lastly, we are saddened to report that John Morrison [B1] has relocated to Houston. We miss you already, John!

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