Timothy Seelig

"Passion" shows LGBT choral music's evolving role

Mar 26, 2015

What's the role of gay and lesbian choruses today? The SF Gay Men’s Chorus first performed in 1978 after the murder of gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone that morning. Three years later, they toured the USA, inspiring dozens of gay and lesbian choruses to form. These groups provided cultural voice and safe social connections for LGBT people, especially in small towns and away from the coasts.

Tyler Clementi was an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman who killed himself after his roommate recorded webcam videos of Tyler’s lustful encounters with another man, then invited other students to view them.

"Snow White" and Alotta Bouté

Mar 21, 2013
Kasey L. Ross

Meet Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and Beach Blanket Babylon cast member Chavé Alexander and her burlesque alter ego Alotta Boutté. Beach Blanket Babylon and the SF Gay Men’s Chorus have teamed up to present Snow White & Her Merry Men — the first-ever collaboration by these two iconic San Francisco performing arts groups — at Davies Symphony Hall Monday and Tuesday nights, March 25 & 26.