June 30, 2022

New York City Men’s Gay Chorus to perform at the historic Stonewall Inn and Sunday’s Pride March

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — We’re simply days away from New York City’s Pride March, the place hundreds of individuals will return to the streets of Greenwich Village, together with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

The refrain will perform at the historic Stonewall Inn on Friday, and then Instances Sq. on Sunday at the Pride March.

For greater than 4 a long time, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus has been a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ group.

“Over time we’ve gone from performing in parks to performing on some of the largest stages in the world,” Government Director John Carrion mentioned.

They made their debut in 1980 at Cooper Union. Not solely was it successful, nevertheless it was the begin of “something bigger” mentioned Carrion.

“It just became a place for gay men to … at the time, exclusively meet, find fellowship, to make music and provide a voice for the LGBT community at that time,” Carrion mentioned.

Over the years, the non-profit has tremendously elevated its scope and attain.

“We’ve had cisgendered women, trans people, people who are bisexual — anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum or not and allies as well,” Carrion mentioned.

Due to the pandemic, the refrain took a break, however reunited in January. In Could, the refrain had its first in-person efficiency.

“It’s amazing, really watching not only the performers but the audience, you forget that people are hungry on both sides of the stage,” Carrion mentioned.

This yr, there are roughly 200 folks in the refrain. They added 70 new members, and in late August, will maintain auditions hoping to add a number of dozen extra.

The NYC Pride March broadcast particular, co-hosted by Angelica Ross together with WABC’s Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion, will return for its sixth consecutive yr on ABC 7 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, June 26 as properly on abc7NY.com, ABC Information Reside, and ABC7 New York’s Related TV Apps on streaming platforms Amazon Fireplace TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.