Following a year of lockdown where choirs could not sing together, Sydney Gay And Lesbian Choir is delighted to be able to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre on Saturday 26th June with special guest, Caroline O’Connor.
Called Stronger Together, the concert celebrates 30 years of community, music making, and getting back to singing together after the challenge of Zoom rehearsals throughout 2020.
Featuring songs that have marked important moments in the choir’s history including, These Candles We Burn sung at AIDS candlelight vigils and Marry Me, which was recorded in support of marriage equality; plus commissioned and favourite works from across the years, this concert will showcase the choir’s talent and versatility.
SGLC will be joined by one of Australia’s stars of stage and screen, Caroline O’Connor, and former SGLC Music Director, Jonathan Welch AM, this time singing with the choir.
Music Director, Adam Majsay remarks, “Stronger Together marks a moment of rebirth for our choir. They say that life begins at 30. For SGLC, that is proving very true! After more than a year of silence and separation for our singers, the past month preparing for our 30th anniversary concert has provided a much-needed boost to our spirits. Finally being able to get together and sing again is so uplifting. We are very excited to bring this energy to our audiences after such a long time!”
The Sydney Gay And Lesbian Choir is a non-auditioned choir which welcomes members regardless of their sexual identity or musical experience. The choir is open to all – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and our straight allies. What unites them is a love of singing together and striving for performance excellence. A powerful symbol of diversity, inclusion and harmony, the choir has maintained a vital and visible presence in the history of Sydney’s LGBTQI community.
In its 30 years it has staged over 730 performances, welcomed over 1,000 members and performed in over 10 countries around the globe. The Stronger Together concert at York Theatre Seymour Centre is on June 26th, 2021.