Name: Ronald Rybnick, Jr.
What drew you to join the chorus?
Initially it was to be part of something with my friends, an activity to do together but then I realized I missed singing and being on stage and performing.
What do you enjoy the most about being in this chorus?
I love performing for people and making them feel all the emotions that can be felt from our songs. I also love the camaraderie that comes with being part of the group that has become another family.
What value does being in the chorus bring to your life?
The chorus gives me a creative outlet as well as stress relief in the form of distraction from everyday life. When I come to rehearsals on a weekly basis, I forget about everything else.
Why is music/arts important to you?
Music brings people together to forget about the world around us. It can deliver a message, it can make you feel all the feels; laugh, cry, feel love etc.
What is an interesting fact you would like our audience to know about you?
I didn’t come out until I was in my mid to late 30s. Although there are times I wish I was able to come out earlier in my life, I really wouldn’t change anything in my life. Its been a wonderful journey that gave me two wonderful daughters who are my biggest supporters, a huge chosen family as well as my blood family!