The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is proud to present its next full Chorus concert, Let Freedom Sing, a glittering celebration of the African American influence on civil and equal rights. The show is a tribute to African American culture and music, its intersection with LGBTQ+ culture, and the individual stories of members of GMCW.
Let Freedom Sing director Thea Kano says, “This show is the culmination of months of individual and group conversations I have had with GMCW’s African American members. I heard about their upbringings and their growing up black in America, both the challenges and the celebrations. I also asked them what they felt the show’s overall message should be. An overwhelming majority said in so many words: ‘We are more alike than we are different.'”
There is a wide variety of musical styles represented in the show — from jazz and R&B, to gospel and showtunes. Songs include “Purple Rain,” “Think,” “I’m Here,” “Glory,” “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” You’ll hear music of all styles, representing some of the greatest American artists of the past century.
Let Freedom Sing will be presented on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4:00pm (ASL) and8:00pm at Lincoln Theatre, located at 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and can be purchased by calling 877-435-9849 or online.
Let Freedom Sing is the fourth show of GMCW’s 2018-2019 Season.