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Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus at GCC

March 05, 2015

What: Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus at GCC

When: Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College

Stuart Steiner Theatre, One College Rd., Batavia, NY 14020

Background: Using the power of music and harmony of voices, the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus (RGMC) strives to spread inclusion through diversity. On Friday, March 20, 2015 hear their harmonies in person at Genesee Community College’s Stuart Steiner Theatre. They will perform one show only at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the GCC box office at (585) 345-6418 or via email boxoffice@genesee.edu.

RGMC began in 1982 when five friends pursued their dream of using music to create an acceptance of social diversity and using the harmony of voice to create a harmony of spirit. Now more than 40 members strong, the Chorus is as vibrant as ever and remains committed to its mission of creating social change through excellence in the choral arts by nurturing pride in and acceptance of the diversity of our communities.

The show at GCC will feature selections from RGMC’s spring concert FantABBAtastic. As the name implies, the chorus will sing a number of ever popular songs first introduced by the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA. These include “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes it All,” “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” and others. “Their music had wonderful complexities, from the driving bass lines, to the beautiful vocals, to the harmonies and structures which seemed so simple but sometimes were not, to the lyrics which often mirrored what we were thinking and feeling,” said Dr. Robert Strauss, RGMC artistic director. “For these reasons, and so many more, we knew we had to bring you a concert dedicated to this music.”

Tickets to the RGMC show are $8 for adults, $5 for GCC faculty/staff and senior citizens, $3 for GCC students. Alumni with ID receive $2 off the full ticket price.

The RGMC show at GCC is sponsored by the College’s Fine Arts Committee and GCC’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).


For more information, contact Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0005 ext. 6616 or via email dsutherland@genesee.edu.


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