“The Stonewall Chorale has a beautiful, open-hearted sound.” – Meredith Monk
The Stonewall Chorale, established in 1977, is a New York-based four-part chorus of approximately 70 members and the nation’s first LGBT choir. The Chorale is highly regarded for its ongoing commitment to musical excellence, creativity, professionalism, and community involvement. It makes multi-voiced music of artistic integrity, providing pride and place to its volunteer membership and to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The Chorale performs three public concerts in New York City each season, with a diverse repertoire ranging from classical works to adventurous pieces by contemporary composers. The group has performed at various prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center; at the first national festival by GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses) (1983); the American Cancer Society’s gala concert at Carnegie Hall (2012); the Guggenheim Museum with composer Meredith Monk; and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan (2014). In 2013, the Chorale performed at a rally celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, with Edie Windsor present.
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