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A Prairie Homo Companion – A Parody of Everyone’s Favorite Radio Show

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Concerts | 0 comments

A Prairie Homo Companion – A Parody of Everyone’s Favorite Radio Show

Join the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus for the whimsical and witty “A Prairie Homo Companion”, a parody of everyone’s favorite radio show. Artistic Director, William Sauerland, crafts a show that highlights a diverse repertoire, from opera hits of Giuseppe Verdi and Sigmund Romberg to popular tunes of Anne Murray and Sandi Patty, along with some blues, bluegrass, and American folksongs. Classic radio drama-parodies are sprinkled throughout the show, including “Gay Noir, Private Eye,” “Days of Our Lives of the...

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Our Retreat at Walker Creek Ranch

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Retreats | 0 comments

Our Retreat at Walker Creek Ranch

Early this March, the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus took to the woods for our annual retreat, which has been held for the last few years at the beautiful Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. More than just a series of intensive rehearsals, the retreat is a way for the chorus members to connect, to welcome our newer members, and to become more bonded. For the weekend, we all lived together like a family. The facilities were absolutely amazing. We all stayed in two-person rooms spread over three cabins across the ranch. We had everything...

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Board of Directors

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Meet the Team - Board | Comments Off on Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Gratitude through Community Service The all-volunteer board of directors is proud to support the Oakland East Bay Gay Mens Chorus.  Our board comprised of singers, friends of the chorus and community members is primarily responsible for the fiscal stewardship and well-being of this community-based arts organization in the East Bay. The board regularly participates in fundraising events, collaborating with other community organizations, providing guidance and overall direction for the strategic management of The Chorus and sets an example for...

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Buy Tickets Now!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Buy Tickets Now!

Tickets are now on sale for A Prairie Homo Companion, the Spring Concert presented by the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus. “This shall certainly be one of the most entertaining shows you’ll find anywhere in the East Bay this Spring.” according to Lawrence Turner, former board president. Under the direction of William Sauerland and featuring Principal Accompanist Lynden Bair, the chorus will sing and pay homage to the radio show formerly hosted by Garrison Keilor. Character sketches promise to charm and entertain...

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Principal Accompanist

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Meet the Team - Pianist | Comments Off on Principal Accompanist

Principal Accompanist

Lynden Bair Lynden is a pianist, singer, and actor who has worked for a variety of organizations, schools, and theater companies around the Bay Area. Originally from Utah, he attended the University of Northern Colorado on a musical theatre scholarship.  He has been the Associate Accompanist for The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus since 2009 and has appeared onstage with them as a featured soloist as well. photo credit: Shawn...

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Fairy Tales 2016 Official Press Release

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Concerts | 0 comments

Fairy Tales 2016 Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC 6 2016 Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus 1.800.706.2389 manager@oebgmc.org FAIRY TALES 2016: A HOLIDAY CONCERT Musical Theater, light reception following concerts Oakland CA — Dec 6 2016 — The Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus announces its Annual Holiday Concert 2016 titled Fairy Tales: A Holiday Concert. Join us as we journey through some of the best loved tales and visit some of your favorite characters. This family friendly concert combines classic tales with seasonal music that will fill audiences with...

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Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus Brings “Fairy Tales” to Lafayette

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Concerts | 0 comments

Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus Brings “Fairy Tales” to Lafayette

The Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus performed the opening night of “Fairy Tales” at the Lafayette Christian Church on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30pm. A sold-out show, the audience was packed with eager attendees excited for the concert to begin. Pastor Steve Borgard welcomed the audience, introducing OEBGMC’s Artistic Director, William Sauerland. William took the stage and welcomed the crowd, requesting first a moment of silence for those affected by the tragic loss of life in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire on December 2. Some...

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Giving Tuesday 2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Giving Tuesday 2016

Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus for #GivingTuesday Global Day of Giving Takes Place this Year on November 29 [Oakland, CA] [November 29, 2016] – [The Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus (OEBGMC) is planning to promote #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the...

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OEBGMC Sings the National Anthem for the Oakland A’s

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

OEBGMC Sings the National Anthem for the Oakland A’s

The Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus sings the national anthem before the Oakland Athletics play the Texas Rangers in a MLB game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The A’s dedicated Pride Night to the victims of the Orlando, Fla. shooting. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News...

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Fundraiser – Every Voice Counts

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fundraiser – Every Voice Counts

Every Voice Counts Fundraiser and Luncheon – September 13, 2014 – Scott’s Seafood, Oakland Join the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus at our first annual fundraiser at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland. Enjoy a complimentary lunch while enjoying a performance by small ensembles. Learn more about how the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is a well-respected arts organization in the Oakland and East Bay, community and, serves the community by giving back. Meet the new Music Director, Carl Pantle, and find out why he...

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