Quiet No More | June 22
Presented by: Common Woman Chorus (CWC) of Durham and the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) of Raleigh

Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall

Saturday, June 22 | 8 PM

The Common Woman Chorus (CWC) of Durham and the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) of Raleigh will present a monumental concert on June 22, 2019 entitled Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall. This event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement for civil rights and the inspiration for the annual celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride.

CWC, TGMC and their special guests, the Triad Pride Men’s and Women’s Choruses, will perform the title music suite—a brand new, 8-movement work co-commissioned by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. In doing so, the four choruses will represent North Carolina as part of the largest collaboration of LGBTQ+ choruses in history. This work will be performed by over 25 choruses nationwide this Spring. The program will feature additional songs of protest, liberation and inspiration presented by both CWC and TGMC.

“Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall” not only commemorates the events that took place in New York City on June 28, 1969, but also honors the courage of early, social justice pioneers. The work encourages everyone to join in the renewed spirit of resistance for the future—not just for LGBTQ+ individuals, but for all victims of bullying, hate, intolerance and violence.

A portion of the proceeds from Quiet No More will go to support the LGBT Center of Raleigh and the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

About the Common Woman Chorus

The Common Woman Chorus is a progressive voice and vibrant musical community based in the Triangle area of NC since 1983 that enjoys an international presence through participation in Sister Singers Network and GALA Choruses. The Common Woman Chorus unites a choral community of richly diverse voices to nurture high quality musicianship and to be a beacon for justice, equality, and love through the healing power of music. CWC is under the artistic direction of Kristen Stinnett.

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. Founded in 1995, TGMC is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) and has performed across the United States and Canada. TGMC is under the artistic direction of Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker.

 

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