The Details: On Friday, March 24, at 8 pm at the new Lauderhill Performing Arts Center and on Saturday, March 25 at the United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will perform its March show entitled We Are Family. The core of this momentous concert will be Songs of My Family, a 13-movement song cycle composed by Robert Seeley with words by Robert Espindola.
The song cycle was commissioned by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC and premiered in March 2007 at The Kennedy Center. Intending to give a musical voice to the multiple ways gay men and lesbians have related to their families of origin and have built families of choice, its inspiration came from South Florida celebrations of LGBT family life, called the annual Valuing Our Families Conference. This tenth anniversary performance will include updated personal accounts from chorus members and South Florida gay and lesbian families. The composer will be in attendance for this important concert event.