Looking for a burst of joy? Look no further than the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, a group of talented singers who consistently provide audiences with high quality music-making, creative programming, spontaneous humor, and yes, even joy.
Under the expert direction of Thea Kano, “God Save the Queens” featured a selection of British pop music favorites, delivered with style and grace. The packed house rocked to the Beatles classic, “Here Comes the Sun,” followed by moving renditions of “Imagine,” and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Pie Jesu.”
… high quality music-making, creative programming, spontaneous humor, and yes, even joy.
Soloist Jarrod Bennett and 17th Street Dance conjured the spirit of Prince with a rendition of “Purple Rain” that surely would have made the ‘Purple One’ proud. Further delighting the 80’s inner child in us all was The Proclaimer’s hit, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” and George Michael’s “Faith.”
The show closed with an encore, “Make Them Hear You,” from the Tony Award-winning musical, “Ragtime,” one last gift from a group of performers who never lose sight of their music’s larger goal: a better world for us all.
“God Save the Queens” ran for two performances on April 16 at The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. Click here to learn about future concerts by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.