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Rare Recordings 1981 - 1990


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Gay & Lesbian Chorus Discography - The First 12 Years

Data courtesy of Greg Allen

January 2011, New Addition to Discography:

   

From 1989, this is certainly not what you would expect, the Vancouver Men and Women Choruses
backing female vocalists on bilingual versions of a dance track, called "We Are Proud"
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Attention, Artistic Directors!

At the risk of being extremely impertinent, I'm going to suggest a few songs
that in my opinion have not been recorded enough by GLBT choruses.
Now, they may be performed in concert often, but if they are not recorded
they are gone to history. This list of 15 have been mostly recorded only once.
So this is my nudge to consider them. Click on the link to stream each one.

Am I Welcome Here - by Eric Lane Barnes
Recorded by Cincinnati Men's Chorus, "A Homemade Holiday," 2002

A Season for Lovers - by John-Michael Albert
Recorded by Gay Men's Chorus of Houston, "To Friends and To Life," 1995
Recorded by Lexington Men's Chorus, "LMC Live," 1995
Recorded by Cincinnati Men's Chorus, "Safe & Warm," 2008

Before Stonewall - by Tom Wilson Weinberg
Recorded by New York City Gay Men's Chorus Chamber Choir, "Don't Mess With Mary," 2004

Changing Hearts - by Alan Shorter
Recorded by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC, "Changing Hearts," 2005

Coming Out With Pride - by David Maddux
Recorded by Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus, "Chronicles of the Way-Showers," 1996

Hearing Voices and Looking Back - by Jeff Dobbins & Danny Ray
Recorded by Cincinnati Men's Chorus, "Hearing Voices," 2001

I Can Fly - by Robert Seeley & Robert Espindola
Recorded by Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, "Metamorphosis," 2004
Recorded by Bayou City Performing Arts, Houston Gay Men's Chorus, "Topsy Turvy," 2009

I Joined the Chorus - by Larry Grossman & Michael Korie
Recorded by New York City Gay Men's Chorus, "New Century Songbook," 2000

Out - written by Winston Clark and Peter Winkler (plus other songs from this show)
Recorded by Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus, "Out!" 1998

They Sang To Me - by Alan Shorter
Recorded by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC, "Changing Hearts," 2005
Recorded by Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, "25th Anniversary Collection," 2006
Recorded by Bayou City Performing Arts, Gay Men's Chorus of Houston, "Topsy Turvy," 2009

Together - by John Bucchino
Recorded by Seattle Men's Chorus, "Joy," 2001

We Are Everywhere - by David Maddux
Recorded by The Rainbow Chorus, (Ft Collins, CO), "Five Years for Freedom," 1998

We Are Proud - by David Friedman
Recorded by New York City Gay Men's Chorus, "Look To The Rainbow," 1998

We Sing Together - by Eric Lane Barnes
Recorded by Detroit Together Men's Chorus, "15th Anniversary Live in Concert," 1998


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Extras

Chicago's Windy City Gay Chorus had an unusual cassette-only release in 1992

Below, probably a reflection of those times, Houston's HeartSong did not identify
as a lesbian chorus, though by membership I'm told it mostly was.
I wanted to document this history and set up a special page, Click Here.

And, just for fun, I don't own many foreign chorus CDs, so here are two of them:
Stockholms Gaykor - Karlek Forandrar Allt (Love Changes Everything) 2007
Scola Cantorosa - Schwule Im Weltraum (Gays In Space) 1995