The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington writes:
Standing ovations last night for Carmina 35! Thank you to New York City Master Chorale, Gallim Dance and everyone who came out to help us celebrate our 35th anniversary!
It was a wonderful evening at the Kennedy Center on Sunday. The Gay Men’s Chorus has never been better, with a vigorous performance of “Carmina Burana” as the centerpiece. Former director Bruce Trinkley’s confident direction of his exquisite and challenging arrangement of “The Boy Next Door” from the 80s was a treat. Music Director Thea Kano, Executive Director Chase Maggiano, and the whole talented ensemble have done us proud. It was great seeing chorus founder Marsha Pearson honored, and the award to Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality was a timely reminder of the broader movement the chorus is connected to. Kudos to all involved.
(Full disclosure: I am a co-founder of the chorus, and therefore may be a bit biased.)