I attended a few HGMC chorus concerts before joining and what drew me in was that the HMGC doesn’t just produce choral performances, it produces an audience experience. There is always a message that accompanies each HGMC show, and usually those messages promote the themes of love, acceptance, and hope.
What do you enjoy the most about being involved with this chorus?
This chorus is truly a family. During rehearsals and shows as well as outside of chorus activities, the HGMC has given me a network that I can really lean and depend on.
What value does being in the chorus bring to your life?
The chorus gives me the opportunity to do something I really enjoy with people who I really enjoy. It has also been great for my family and friends to come experience our shows and dive into some of the LGBTQ+ and social themes that we explore.
Why is music and/or the arts important to you?
Music and theatre were the first avenues I had to express myself. Being a shy closeted youth, stepping into that creative space was huge for me. Over the years, I have seen the power of the arts to change lives and that’s what keeps me coming back.
What is an interesting fact you would like our audience/patrons to know about you?
I am a proud alumnus of UCONN where I was a cheerleader and the first out Homecoming King. Along with the chorus, I also enjoy teaching Zumba and volunteering with the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut.