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Longtime Seattle Men's Chorus director to retire

Dennis Coleman, longtime artistic director of the Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus has announced that he will retire next year.

His final Seattle-area concert will be the SMC Summer concert held in conjunction with Pride Week in June of 2016.

Coleman will take his final bow at the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses) Festival in Denver in 2016.


(h/t KING 5 News)

I'm happy for Dennis and excited to find out what comes next. There will be a number of committees, made up of board members, singers, and other stakeholders including audience members and donors: one tasked with planning a big send-off for Dennis including two commissioned works, one with fundraising for the organization related to the occasion, and one with the search for new artistic direction for the Choruses.
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In which we return to Seattle. )
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In which we hunt for a post office, root for the local ensembles, and visit South Beach. )
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In which Bear Soup gets inundated and SMC performs to rave reviews. )
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Sunday, July 25


In which we return to Rochester.
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Saturday, July 24


In which the Festival Choruses perform, we split up for the final concert block, and the Festival concludes with huge parties.
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Friday, July 23


In which the Rochester women perform, Dennis and I sing in the Basilica de Notre-Dame with the Festival Chorus, Gary takes in an Expos game, and Bear Soup II occurs.
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(This one's easy: 'six' is spelled the same in French as in English. ;-)

Thursday,July 22


In which [livejournal.com profile] vaneramos performs, we switch halls like mad, and I find out how to say "I prefer boys" in Irish.
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Wednesday, July 21



In which the Rochettes perform, and Bear Soup I fizzles out.
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Tuesday, July 20


In which RGMC performs and we get to meet a lot of people including some more LJ'ers.
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Monday, July 19


In which we have a tech rehearsal and some minor costume drama, and check out groups from Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Seattle.
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Sunday, July 18


In which we see a lot of Gianluca from Ottawa, eat poutine, and cry just a little (not that any one has anything to do with the others).
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Saturday, July 17


In which we play tag with Buffalo's bus, arrive in Montreal, and visit the Village.

(Note: I ran out of notepaper so my observations from later in the week will of necessity be less detailed than these early ones.)
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