The Pride Month concert will be a show about our experience of being in America, the land we call home. How has living in America shaped us as LGBT citizens? What made us the men and women we’ve become – our journeys, our stories, the messages we were given; what we were told to believe, what we learned along the way, and what was expected of us as Americans and as gay men and women.
The show celebrates the diversity and chaos of ‘America the Beautiful’, the ‘Land of the Free’, the ‘American Dream’, and pays tribute to the ingenuity of LGBT citizens in always finding a place in the American landscape.
We also point out the reality of ‘America the Ugly’ for gay people – gay life in the US military; the US ex-gay and conversion therapy; gays in the US church; gays on TV and social media; in the boy scouts; bullying and abuse of various kinds.
Finally we celebrate “America the Complex Mosaic”: its present conflicts and the creative energy that flows from them; its small towns but big spaces; its natural beauty.
We feature songs and pieces by: Ray Charles, Eric Whitacre, Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and Dar Williams.
America the Beautiful will be performed at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on:
NYCGMC is an auditioned chorus and an inclusive and diverse community of over 200 gay men in NYC. Through singing passionately to a professional standard in a wide variety of styles and contexts, NYCGMC advocates social change to its friends and family and to various audiences locally, nationally and internationally.Learn More