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 the spirit of the season!

The Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus donates 10% of ticket sales from each of its concerts as part of giving back to the greater East Bay community. This season, the chorus is proud to donate to the Rainbow Community Center of Concord, who experienced a series of hate crimes in the past weeks.

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 of the young musicians and artists were students and friends of Chorus members.

Mr. Sauerland also let the audience know that 10% of the ticket proceeds for all three OEBGMC concerts will be donated to the Rainbow Community Center in Concord, which has been vandalized repeatedly in recent weeks. RCC provides social, health and advocacy programs for the LGBTQ community, and their representatives were in attendance.