Chorus hosts ‘Forté!’, awards Gurss

One Voice Chorus Artistic Director Gerald Gurss was presented the 2014 Unsung Hero Award by Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte.

One Voice Chorus Artistic Director Gerald Gurss was presented the 2014 Unsung Hero Award by Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte.

Nearly 200 gathered for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte’s annual black-tie fundraiser gala, “Forté!”, on March 29, feting another year of harmony and growth.

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Members of the chorus, including four high school youth soloists, serenaded dinner guests with a special performance of “Testimony.” The lengthy choral piece was inspired by the It Gets Better Project, with words and music by Stephen Schwartz. The youth soloists included Britany Bowens, Christian Durand Miller, Mekhai Lee and Christopher Gould, each of whom attend Northwest School of the Arts.

Other performances during the dinner include “Let It Go,” with soloist Jacinto De Leon and two performances by the chorus’ small ensemble 7th Son.

Honored at the dinner was Gerald Gurss, artistic director of One Voice Chorus. He was given Gay Men’s Chorus’ 2014 Unsung Hero Award.

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The event was catered by Armin’s Catering and hosted at the catering company’s new event space, The Pearl Wedding and Event Center in Cornelius. : :

info: gmccharlotte.org

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The Gay Men’s Chorus continues their season on May 3, 8:04 p.m., at the McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N College St., when they bring “Big Gay Sing 2 on Broadway” to the stage. Tickets are available online at the chorus’ website.

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer is a staff writer for QNotes. He previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015.

One Reply to “Chorus hosts ‘Forté!’, awards Gurss”

  1. Gerald Gurss has done amazing things for Charlotte’s LGBT community. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to honor his work.

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