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Houston Voice, No. 1207, December 12, 2003 - File 016. 2003-12-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/2489/show/2475.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1207, December 12, 2003
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date December 12, 2003
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 016
Transcript Open Wide: Pretend you're a trained seal and catch a flying shrimp at Royal Japan Steakhouse. Page 17 Trouble at the Pole: As it turns out, Santa, Mrs Claus and the eight tiny reindeer make for a fairly dysfunctional family. Page 16 Out on the Bayou HOUSTON VOICE DECEMBER 12,2003 PAGE 15 Gay Men's Chorus of Houston celebrates 25 years of music with 'Silver Bells' and a new CD By JOHNNY HOOKS □ HERE IS NO QUESTION that 25 years signifies a mile stone in any life situation. A couple celebrates their silver anniversary together at 25 years. A monarch's silver jubilee comes after a quarter century on the throne. The Gay Men's Chorus of Houston celebrates its 25th anniversary this holiday season with productions in Houston and Galveston appropriately titled, "Silver Bells: Holidays in the City" The word play is intentional. All of the concerts in the 2003-2004 season are "silver," said Artistic Director James Knapp. Founded in 1979 as the Montrose Singers Inc., the chorus has from the very beginning been known as the most visible face of diversity in the city. Knapp said that is a tradition on which the group has expanded. "Diversity means all people," he said. "The face of our chorus is one of the most beautiful mosaics of diversity in our community We have 12 countries represented in our organization." From a first season that began with 10 singers, the Chorus has grown to include about 150 voices. The support staff for the chorus is made up of more than 40 volunteers. It takes that many hands to produce the group's concerts. KNAPP JOINED THE CHORUS AS ITS ARTISTIC director three seasons ago, when only 30 voices were heard. He came with a background that included directing choral groups at the college and university level and also as music director for Sugar Land United Methodist Church. He had left making music to become an artistic consulant for a group called Intropa that manages international artistic tours for performing artists. When he learned that the chorus was looking for a director, he threw his hat in the ring. He isn't shy about saying, "They made a really good choice." His three-year record would back up that statement. In three years, the chorus has not only Please see SILVER BELLS on Page 19
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