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One Voice Chorus of Charlotte – QNotes

Staying In, Singing Out

Gay Choruses Keep Singing During COVID-19

In a country where discrimination remains widespread against LGBTQ people, G-Voice has offered much-needed community and has continued to offer a message of hope during the pandemic — one that is being repeated by choruses here in Charlotte.

Our People: Cory Davis

Musician, Techie, Community Builder

Cory Davis joined One Voice’s LGBTQIA and allied chorus in the summer of 2019 as their new artistic director. Davis is a career musician with 12 years of experience in choral conducting as well as having a background in non-profit development and management.

Remembering Dan Kirsch

Former QNotes Editor and Community Leader Dies at Age 66

At a recent meeting of the LGBTQ Elders Steering Committee, co-chair Cindy Hostetler said, “Every LGBTQ organization today (in Charlotte, N.C.) ties back to Dan Kirsch.” Kirsch died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 21. He was 66.

Our People: Q&A with Gerald Gurss

Artistic Director, Composer

At a time when I was battling religious brainwashing (thank you, Southern Baptist Church), that chorus became more of a mental health refuge than an arts organization.

S(no)w better way to spend the winter

In a season of freak snow storms and temperature fluctuations by the hour, here are a variety of activities for LGBTQ folks to enjoy, stay active and have fun

It may be cold outside, but there are so many fun things to do warm up from the chill.

Charlotte: Drag Storytime, Pride Interfaith Service, Flourish, Pride Mass, Women’s Observance, Album Release, Duke Award

Carolinas News Notes

South Carolina’s Brandon James, whose drag alter ego is Princess Onya, has come under attack by city council members and religious groups after a story broke about his attempts to bring Drag Queen Storytime to the Queen City, the Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service, “Celebrating the Power of Love,” will be held on Aug. 20, Flourish 2017: A Celebration of LGBTQ Arts + Culture will be held on Aug. 26, the 21st Annual Mass of Welcome for the LGBTQ Community will be held on Aug. 23, The League of Women Voters of Charlotte/Mecklenburg will welcome the community to its Women’s Equality Day celebration on Aug. 25, Time Out Youth Center’s Makaila a.k.a. Soulfloetry, recipient of last year’s Tonda Taylor Scholarship, has released her music video on YouTube and Duke Energy was the recipient of the Edison Electric Institute’s Excellence Award for 2017 for its efforts to improve business diversity and inclusion.