Stonewall 50 has come and gone—but its legacy lingers, when the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) wraps up their 40th anniversary season with a gala concert that pays tribute to that pivotal event in the fight for our rights, while celebrating their own ongoing presence as one of the country’s longest-running, and largest, LGBTQ arts organizations.
In addition to performing the Stonewall-themed “Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall,” Aug. 16’s “GMCLA 40 / STONEWALL 50” concert will see the Chorus present longtime activist and fundraiser David Mixner with their Lifetime Legend Award.
“Honoring David Mixner is so right,” GMCLA executive director Lou Spisto told the Blade on June 19, when this year’s award recipient was announced, calling Mixner “a pioneer, hero, and legend, in our community and many others.”
As for their special guests, “We are beyond thrilled to have these incredible artists join us onstage for this Gala Concert,” said Spisto, in a July 25 announcement that Chrissy Metz (star of NBC’s “This is Us”) and Shoshana Bean (star of Broadway’s “Waitress”) will be on hand. “These two great singers, who are true allies of the LGBTQ community, have been raising their beautiful and powerful voices for important causes for years. They will add immeasurably to our music and our message.”
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