Stephen Flaherty (arr. Jeff Funk): Make Them Hear You 2:50
Dawn Broom - Piano
Total Playing Time: 1:08:16
One Voice Chorus
When we began in 1990, many of our singers were hesitant to print their full names in the concert programs for fear of persecution. Much has changed since then but the LGBT community still does not enjoy full equal rights - and even recent advances are countered by setbacks and intolerance. One Voice exists to present a public face and voice of the LGBT community as we work for social justice.
One of the pioneering gay-affirming choruses in the “Deep South,” One Voice also provides a welcoming place for LGBT people to express their musical artistry together. All are welcome in this non-auditioned group that’s also one of fewer than a dozen choruses in the national LGBT choral community where men and women perform together.
Gerald Gurss - Artistic Director
Gerald resides in Charlotte, NC where he serves as the artistic director for the One Voice Chorus (Charlotte’s LGBT chorus), their chamber ensemble, Sotto Voce, and the newly-formed Midlands Men's Chorus in Columbia, SC. Gerald is currently a DMA candidate at the University of South Carolina, where he studies with Dr. Larry Wyatt. Gerald has written works for One Voice Charlotte, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte, Providence United Methodist Church (Charlotte, NC), the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus, Sine Noimine (Denver, CO), and the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.
Sotto voce - Vocal Ensemble
Dawn Broom - Piano
Adam Ward - Piano
Caroline Cave - Soloist
Xiomara Quartini - Soloist
Jonathan Kersnowski - Soloist
Cameron Self - Soloist
Leslie Netta - Soloist
Jonathan Green - Soloist
John Quillin - Cello
Steven Rusk - Soloist
The album features selections from both the larger chorus and the auditioned chamber ensemble, Sotto Voce. Recording locations include: Heaton Hall (Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC) and Redeemer Lutheran Church (Gastonia, NC). The artistic staff for the recordings include:
Gerald Gurss, artistic director
Adam Ward, accompanist
Dawn Broom, accompanist
Evan Richey, recording engineer
HOME is a compilation CD recorded by the One Voice Chorus of Charlotte, NC. One Voice Chorus is the LGBTQA chorus of Charlotte. HOME was recorded from 2 concerts: "HOME," where we chronicled the lives of homeless LGBT youth in the Carolinas; and "Wish," the 25th anniversary concert for the chorus.