Tuesday, June 27, 2006

GMCW Photo

This is the photograph that appeared in the Washington Post the following day of the concert at the Kennedy Center. The article gave a great description of our performance along with a lot of praise for both the chorus and Barbara Cook, our special guest.

This is also the first photo of the debut of our new look! We have abandoned the traditional bow tie and have now adopted a silver neck tie to go along with our silver anniversary of 25 years. The look is fabulous and fresh.....just like our group! 6/26/2006

Monday, June 26, 2006

GMCW at the Kennedy Center

there are times in your life when you know a moment of time will burn deep into your memory. i have now experienced this with the gay mens chorus of washington dc for the second time on June 25, 2006.
the first time was singing at the GALA festival in montreal in 2004 with our newly commissioned piece, changing hearts. it was truly amazing............but just as amazing was our performance at the kennedy center for our 25th anniversary concert.
for a raving article on the concert in the washington post, please visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/25/AR2006062500882.html?sub=AR
i am so blessed to be singing again, and singing in a group that makes such beautiful music. how many people can say they have sung at the kennedy center to a packed audience? AND, how many more of those people can say they backed up a broadway ledgend? not many, but i am one of those people along with about 200 others.
for those of you that have not had the pleasure of experiencing a chorus performance, i would love for you to join us in december for our holiday concerts. you can find more information about our concerts at http://www.gmcw.org

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A trip to Hell!
okay, not really, but i have been enjoying watching the show Hell's Kitchen on monday nights on fox. if you haven't seen it, the concept is that new chefs are competing against each other with world famous chef, gordon ramsey. he puts these chefs to the test with constant lashings of his acid tongue. it's like watching boot camp!
it's very raw, but it's almost funny what he does and says to these people. check it out: http://www.fox.com/hellskitchen/index.htm

Monday, June 12, 2006

we can all do something. i have recently learned that my sister-in-law's battle with breast cancer is continuing. she has been fighting the fight now for over 5 years, and this time the cancer is back with a vengence.
although she is not thrilled with continuing this battle, but she is ready to hit this thing again head-on. however, people in this position need our help. they need words of inspiration, they need support, they need money raised for research. no matter what you do, every bit helps.
being far away from my sister-in-law is hard for me when she is going through all this, but i try to do my part. that is why i support those fund raising efforts that i my friends are doing all across the country. whether it's with a local organization or a national one.........the fight is still the same and so are the costs. the easiest thing you can do is pledge $25 to these efforts. right now that's roughly equal to a tank of gas.........but the benefits are so much greater.
chances are you probably know someone in your family that has been touched by cancer........you can probably count several others that you know of in your daily lives. this evil disease affects way too many people.........help to bring a cure. find a way to contribute........