Gender Blenders was the final performance of our 2017-2018 season. It was a celebration of music from artists who blur the lines of gender identity. Artists featured included Boy George, P!nk, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, k.d. lang, Prince, Marlene Dietrich and more! While the acceptance by virtue of their music has allowed these stars to enjoy great success and a place at the table, the truth is not the same for so many who deal with a not-so-welcoming world on a daily basis because their presentation or identity does not fall into the binary boxes our world would prefer to put us in. We dedicate Gender Blenders to them. We want to thank everyone who attended this concert. Without your continued support of our mission to inspire and change lives through the power of music, we wouldn't have been able to do what we do.
The chorus helped open AIDS Walk Miami 2017 with "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. AIDS Walk Miami is an annual 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser through the picturesque streets of South Beach. It benefits over 15,000 individuals living in our Miami-Dade and Broward communities who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. The event continues to be Miami’s largest HIV/AIDS awareness fundraiser and continues to attract thousands of participants who walk for different reasons, but walk together for one common cause: to support Care Resource and the Food For Life Network food bank and its work to prevent new infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and to end the epidemic here in South Florida.
The chorus had the honor of participating in Florida International University's City-Wide Lavender Graduation & Leadership Recognition Dinner on April 24, 2017, a celebration that recognizes LGBTQA students' academic achievements and acknowledges leadership contributions of members in our community. Lead by Artistic Director Anthony Cabrera, the group performed "Bridge Over Trouble Waters" arranged by Kirby Shaw.