San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
A CONCERT CELEBRATION OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and San Francisco’s own Compton Cafeteria Riot which occurred in 1966, SFGMC will honor the inception of the Gay Rights movement by paying tribute to the group that was instrumental in its launch—DRAG QUEENS! This concert celebrates the Imperial Council, the Grand Ducal Council, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence who have organized and raised funds for the community.
The program features beloved gay anthems, as well as songs that pay tribute to the themes of strength, perseverance, and acceptance. Works include “Rise Up” by Andra Day, Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence,” “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” and “Sticks and Stones” from Andrew Lippa’s oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, originally recorded by SFGMC.
Queens will also feature special guest appearances from San Francisco’s celebrity drag queens, including Donna Sachet, Sister Roma and Sister Phyllis of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Heklina, Kylie Minono, and SFGMC’s very own Drag All-Stars.