Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
|Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco|
|Also known as||LGCSF|
|Origin||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Genres||Broadway, choral, classical, jazz, popular|
|Instruments||ca. 35 voices|
|Members||Artistic and Music Director
William “Billy” Sauerland
Joie Rey Cohen
Assistant Music Director
Paul G. McCurdy
The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco (LGCSF) was founded in 1980 by Jon Reed Sims (1947–1984). The world's first choral organization to use both "lesbian" and "gay" in its name, LGCSF is dedicated to building and enriching its communities through the universal language of music.
- BrokeBACH Mountain, November 18 and 19, 2011, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
- A Shameless Show of Holiday Shite, December 18 and 19, 2011, Martuni's Piano Bar, San Francisco, CA
- Love Bites, and so did the 80s, February 10, 11, and 12, 2012, Missional Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
- World Premiere: A Harvey Milk Cantata, April 27, 2012, Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA
- 34th Annual Pride Concert: A Harvey Milk Cantata, June 22, 2012, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
- 35th Annual Pride Concert: Ripped From The Headlines! Music Celebrating LGBT Stories, June 22, 2013, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
- We Celebrate!, November 16, 2013, First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco, CA
- Swing Break, April 11 and 12, 2014, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
- Robin Kay (1980)
- Pat Parr
- Trent Morant
- Michael Carlson
- Jerry R. Foust
- Stephanie Lynne Smith (2002–2010)
- William "Billy" Sauerland (2011–2017)
- Best Concert, Cable Car Awards (multiple recipient)
- Bob Cramer Award for Excellence, Cable Car Awards, 1992
- Arts Excellence Award, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1994
- Together in Harmony (1994)
- Wish You Were Here (2000)
- 25th Anniversary (2005)
- Group Therapy (2005)
Notes and references
- Ahlquist, Karen, ed. (2006). Chorus and Community, Volume 2. University of Illinois Press. p. 251. ISBN 9780252072840.
- "About Jon Sims". Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- Sims also founded the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.
- Bronner, Simon J. (March 4, 2015). Encyclopedia of American Folklife. Routledge. p. 484. ISBN 9781317471950.
- "History". Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- Nugent, Michael (April 27, 2017). "Lesbian/gay chorus director stepping down". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- "Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco". GALA Choruses. Retrieved May 3, 2017.