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Providence Gay Men's Chorus: 'God Save The Queens'

by Joe Siegel
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Jun 12, 2018
The Members of the Providence Gay Men's Chorus
The Members of the Providence Gay Men's Chorus   

The Providence Gay Men's Chorus performed music from acclaimed British artists at their spring concert, "God Save the Queens," performed at the Greenwich Odeum June 8-10.

The song selections included classics as well as more contemporary tunes, such as Adele's "Skyfall," the theme from the 2012 James Bond film.
Highlights included a superb Beatles medley, which featured "Hey Jude," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Eleanor Rigby," "Let It Be," and "Yesterday."

The chorus also performed beautifully when they sang John Lennon's classic ballad, "Imagine."

Soloist Adam Rodriquez-Dunn gave a passionate performance of the Scottish folk ballad, "The Skye Boat Song," which featured bagpiper Alexander Bauhart.

The chorus' rendition of rock band Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" was rousing and spirited.

"Glad to Be Gay," featuring soloist Ron Bedig, was a poignant song which lamented the epidemic of anti-gay violence and sensationalized news stories about gays and lesbians.

There were some lighthearted moments as well.

Matt Balsamo, Mark Lima and Stephen Fernandes delivered a playful "Three Little Maids from School" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado."

Greg Wright and Michael Foley were hilariously campy with their duet of Elton John's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."

The chorus also soared with a medley of songs from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera."

The show concluded with an invigorating showcase of Queen hits, including "We Are The Champions."

Once again, the PGMC was a pure delight and put on a show that would make the monarchy, as well as the LGBT community, beam with pride.

For more information about the Providence Gay Men's Chorus, go to www.provgmc.org.

Joe Siegel has written for a number of other GLBT publications, including In newsweekly and Options.


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