The Boston Gay Men's Chorus, a 175-voice ensemble, creates social change and provides a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community through classical and popular music. Music Director, Reuben M. Reynolds III, joins Jenny Johnson.
The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is one of New England's largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 175-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts. In November 2013 CBS-WBZ named the Boston Gay Men's Chorus one of the "top 5" choruses in the city of Boston. In June 2015 BGMC became the first LGBT chorus to tour the Middle East.
The Boston Gay Men's Chorus creates musical experiences to inspire change, build community and celebrate difference.
Hosted by: Jenny JohnsonProduced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
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First term Manchester NH Mayor, Joyce Craig, joins Jenny Johnson to discuss top priorities that include tackling the opioid public health crisis, investing in education, increasing economic development and making city hall more accessible to constituents.
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Reverend Steve Ayres, the Vicar of the Old North Church and Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, discusses the historical significance of the Church and the site as a top tourist destination on the freedom trail in Boston's North End.
New Hampshire State Senator, Jeb Bradley, joins Jenny Johnson to discuss top Senate priorities including; bringing Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing to New Hampshire, developing a renewable energy strategy and reauthorizing Medicaid expansion.
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The MA Commission on the Status of Women promotes rights and opportunities for all Massachusetts women. The Chair of the Commission, Margot Parrot, shares the work and advocacy of the Commission, on this edition of Comcast Newsmakers.
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Interview recorded on November 21, 2107 at Suffolk University.