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Reviews of Quiet No More performance in June 2019

CVNC.org: Quiet No More – The LGBTQ+ Community Sings Out Magnificently by Ken Hoover

Quiet No More! A Choral Celebration of Stonewall is a suite of eight choral pieces by six different composers recalling the events of June 1969 around the popular gay nightclub at the Stonewall Inn in New York. It was not the beginning of LGBTQ+ assertion but was a major stimulus for claiming dignity, respect, and justice for all.

This concert, which filled every seat at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, opened with five selections sung by the Triangle Gay Men's Chorus, co-led and accompanied by Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker. They began with "I Sing the Body Electric" from the motion picture Fame, by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, arranged by Kathleen McGuire. Accompanied by the pit band of sorts, made up of piano, electric bass, guitar, two violins, two violas, tenor saxophone doubling on clarinet, and drums, the popular song was a boisterous expression of self-confidence....

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Common Woman Chorus and Triangle Gay Men's Chorus to present momumental concert

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MAY 2019

The Common Woman Chorus (CWC) of Durham and the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) of Raleigh will present a monumental concert on June 22, 2019 entitled Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall. This event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement for civil rights and the inspiration for the annual celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride.

The Quiet No More program will feature songs of protest, liberation and inspiration presented by both choruses. Concert goers will enjoy moving renditions of songs like “Seize The Day” from Disney’s Newsies; “One Voice” by The Wailin’ Jennys; “Warrior” by the Wyrd Sisters; “Make Them Hear You” from the Broadway musical Ragtime; and “From A Distance” made popular by Bette Midler among others.

CWC, TGMC and their special guests, the Triad Pride Men’s and Women’s Choruses, will also perform the title music suite — a brand new, 8-movement work co-commissioned by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. In doing so, the four choruses will represent North Carolina and join over 25 choruses nationwide in the largest collaboration of U.S.-based, LGBTQ+ choruses in history.

“Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall” not only commemorates the events that took place in New York City on June 28, 1969, but also honors the courage of early, social justice pioneers. The work encourages everyone to join in the renewed spirit of resistance for the future — not just for LGBTQ+ individuals, but for all victims of bullying, hate, intolerance and violence.

Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall will take place at 8pm on June 22, 2019 at the historical Carolina Theatre of Durham. The concert is ADA-accessible and will be ASL-interpreted for the deaf and hearing impaired. Ticket prices are available for $35, $25, and $15 and can be purchased through ticketmaster.com as well as by calling the Carolina Theatre box office at 919-560-3030.

A portion of the proceeds from Quiet No More will go to support the LGBT Center of Raleigh and the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Individuals and businesses interested in concert sponsorship should contact Kristen Stinnett at [email protected] or Anthony Reed at [email protected]

Quiet No More is made possible in part by a grant from the Durham Arts Council’s Fletcher Performing Arts Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation and with the generous support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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About the Common Woman Chorus

The Common Woman Chorus is a progressive voice and vibrant musical community based in the Triangle area of NC since 1983 that enjoys an international presence through participation in Sister Singers Network and GALA Choruses. The Common Woman Chorus unites a choral community of richly diverse voices to nurture high quality musicianship and to be a beacon for justice, equality, and love through the healing power of music. Membership is open to all woman-identified, gender-nonconforming, and transgender individuals, with a goal of diversity in ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, interests and beliefs. CWC is under the artistic direction of Kristen Stinnett.

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. Founded in 1995, TGMC is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) and has performed across the United States and Canada. Membership is open to cisgender and transgender individuals who identify as male regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, interests or beliefs. TGMC is under the artistic direction of Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker.

Contact Information

Tyrese Howard
TGMC President
(770) 845-5118
[email protected]
Kristen Stinnett
CWC Artistic Director
(919) 696-8827
[email protected]
David Conroy
TGMC Board Chair
(919) 909-4357
[email protected]

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) Presents “Journey to the Past”

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(RALEIGH, NC) – May 2018

The chorus presents their 24th spring concert on June 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th. Concert venues include Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Fairmont United Methodist Church in Raleigh, Calvary United Methodist Church in Durham, and Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Showtimes are 7pm and 3pm.

Journey to the Past is a fantastic voyage through time and sound, featuring some of the most exciting music from yesterday and today. Concert goers will enjoy hits from groups like The Temptations, The Four Seasons, Kansas and Phillip Phillips. From age-old folk songs to swing; rock ballads to country twang; Broadway hits to millennial chart toppers, Journey to the Past has it all. It’s the one spring concert you won’t want to miss!

“We’re covering the gamut with this one,” says Jeff Whicker, Co-Artistic Director for TGMC. “We want to give audiences a taste of everything, so everyone has something to really enjoy.”

“This has been a tremendous season overall, and Journey to the Past is truly the icing on the cake,” says David Conroy, TGMC Board President.

Tickets for Journey to the Past are now available at tgmchorus.org for a suggested donation of $10. Shows will feature refreshments and a raffle drawing for prizes.

Contact:
Tyrese Howard
770-845-5118
[email protected]

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives by bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, popular, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. It aims to do so by spreading joy through its live concert series.

Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) Presents “Christmas With A Twist”

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(RALEIGH, NC) – November 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) Presents “Christmas With A Twist”

The chorus will present their 23rd annual winter/holiday concert on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th. Concert venues include Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Fairmont United Methodist Church in Raleigh, Calvary United Methodist Church in Durham, and Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Showtimes are 7pm and 3pm.

Christmas With A Twist is an exciting departure from the traditional holiday music the chorus is known for. Featuring fresh arrangements of old favorites like “The 12 Days Of Christmas” and winter-themed, popular songs like “Let It Go” from Disney's Frozen, the concert will have something to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

"This year's concept is a true blend of music inspired by the holidays and this time of year,” says Michael J. Kroeplin, Artistic Director for TGMC. “It's a bit traditional, a bit wacky and campy, but all very uplifting and inspiring.”

For his debut concert with the chorus, Michael has encouraged the group to “sing outside the box” and tackle new and challenging pieces surely to delight audiences.

“We've worked really hard and are very proud of this one,” says Marqui Johnson, TGMC Board Secretary. “I think people will be surprised at how much TGMC has grown.”

Tickets for Christmas With A Twist are now on sale at tgmchorus.org for a suggested donation of $10. Shows will feature refreshments and a raffle drawing for prizes.

Contact:
Tyrese Howard
770-845-5118
[email protected]

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About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives by bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, popular, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. It aims to do so by spreading joy through its live concert series.

TGMC to Attend NC Pride & Sing at WakeMed Soccer Park

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(Raleigh, NC) – September 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus to Attend NC Pride & Sing at WakeMed Soccer Park

Look for the chorus’s signature blue polos on September 30th at the Durham street festival on Rigsbee St., the Raleigh street festival on Harrington St., and the soccer game at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

The group plans to celebrate NC Pride first in Durham from 4 to 5 pm and then in Raleigh from 8:30 to 9:30pm. Members will be mingling with the crowd and handing out flyers for the upcoming winter concert called Christmas With A Twist.

The chorus will also sing the national anthem for the NC Courage at their last home game of the season against the Orlando Pride. The chorus takes the field at 7:30pm.

TGMC Board Chair, David Conroy says, “We have a jam-packed schedule for Pride this year, and we’re really excited to showcase our new sound, our new director and our new members.”

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives by bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, pop, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

PR Contact:
Tyrese Howard
770-845-5118

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