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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The Patron Saint—Edward MacDowell

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018

Link to the second article in the Lenny Bernstein series. The Patron Saint—Edward MacDowell (Third in a series.) By Denis Whitaker “If my music has been connected in...

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The Mentor—Aaron Copland

Link to the first article in the Lenny Bernstein series.

The Mentor—Aaron Copland (Second in a series.)

By Denis Whitaker

“You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down… some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.”

“If a literary man puts together two words about music one of them will be wrong.”

“’Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be, ‘Yes.’ And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’”

Aaron Copland