Meet the team - Artistic Director

Artistic Director

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017

William Sauerland Artistic Director Our Artistic Director, William Sauerland, maintains a busy schedule of teaching, singing, and conducting. He is currently the Director of Choral...

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Meet the Team - Pianist

Principal Accompanist

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017

Lynden Bair Principal Accompanist Lynden is a pianist, singer, and actor who has worked for a variety of organizations, schools, and theater companies around the Bay Area....

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Meet the Team - Board

Board of Directors

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Gratitude through Community Service The all-volunteer board of directors is proud to support the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus.  Our board comprised of singers, friends...

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2018

NED ROREM TELLS ALL!!! (Sixth in a series.) By Denis Whitaker  “I conceive all music…vocally. Whatever my music is written for— tuba, tambourine, tubular bells— it is always...

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The Protégé—Stephen Sondheim

The Protégé—Stephen Sondheim
(Fifth in a series.)

By Denis Whitaker

“Steve is the most important force
in the American musical theater.
He combines wit and intelligence
in a very special way,
and he’s willing to take chances.”
Leonard Bernstein

 “Maybe you could show me
how to let go,
lower my guard,
learn to be free.
Maybe if you whistle,
whistle for me.”
From “Anyone Can Whistle,”
reported to be Mr. Sondheim’s favorite of his songs.