“Our Past, Present, and Hope”
2018 – 2019 will be the Capital City Men’s Chorus’s thirtieth anniversary and the chorus will spend the year celebrating in song, remembering our past while looking forward to a bright future.
In our Fall Concert the chorus will take a specific look back at the 3 decades of LGBTQ history; from the AIDS quilt that served as the initial impetus for the chorus’s formation, through the height of the HIV crisis, through Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, to marriage equality. We will look back remembering the pain, salute the heroes, celebrate the victories, and declare our hope for the future.
In our Holiday Concert we will take a more personal look at our history, visiting the timeless classics of holiday songs that made us smile in our youth as well as some classic, inspiring choruses that define the holiday. Of special note we will celebrate works from gay composers from history (Handel) to gay composers of the 20th century (Samuel Barber).
In our Spring Cabaret, small groups and solos will focus on covering the works of singers that inspired, and continue to fuel the passion of, individual chorus members.
In our final show of our celebratory 30th season (late Spring Concert) we will focus on the musical icons, heroes, and legends of the LGBTQ community. From Liza Minelli, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, and, of course, our beloved Judy, we will end the year singing the songs that have been the soundtrack of the LGBTQ community.