Three Choruses, Two Nights, One Unforgettable Experience Join us for the region’s premier event paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
SOUTH FLORIDA’S LANDMARK EVENT
June 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the most important milestone in LGBTQ+ history, the Stonewall uprising. The region’s three gay men’s choruses (Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, Miami Gay Men’s Chorus, Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus) are joining forces for Up, Rise, SING!, paying tribute to the courage of those who stood up in 1969, and the many heroes since. This incredibly moving and inspiring concert will have audiences celebrating the strength of the human spirit and cheering for a shared vision of tolerance and acceptance for all people. The concert features well-loved hits such as “What a Wonderful World,” “Why We Sing,” and “Farmer’s Tan,” as well as a spectacular new piece paying tribute to the uprising called, Quiet No More. (Learn more by clicking the plus sign on this page)
Anthony Cabrera, Artistic Director-Miami Gay Men’s Chorus; Dr. Gary Keating, Director-Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus; Harold Dioquino, Artistic Director & Conductor-Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
Quiet No More
Overall Themes and Concepts
Tell the Stonewall Riot story The piece will give listeners a rich, accurate, entertaining, nuanced portrayal of what actually happened during the riots, and dispel some urban legends and reveal surprising details. When Your Stonewall Moment Happens, Will You Join In? The riots were a breaking point where a group of people decided they were no longer going to accept the way things were. We want the audience to apply the same idea to their own lives and leave feeling inspired to make change happen. Take One Step Forward, Link Arms Before the riots, people felt isolated and ineffective. During the riots (and after) individuals banded together, and the whole was more effective than the sum of its parts. Audiences should leave feeling they are not alone. The Ripple Effect Stonewall was one moment in history, but Stonewall moments continue into the present and future. Stonewall 50 will show the ripple effect that will continue to happen all over the world.
Concert Program ACT I
- I Love You/What a Wonderful World
- In My Garden from Living Out Loud
- Farmer’s Tan from Pump Boys and Dinettes
- Baba Yetu
- I Sing Out
- I Am That Man
- Why We Sing
ACT II Quiet No More
- Prologue: It Was the Day
- The Only Place You Can Dance
- Glorious Beauties
- Gotta Get Down to Downtown
- And We Walked
- We Are a Celebration
- What If Truth is All We Have?
- Speak Out!