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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Blog

NED ROREM TELLS ALL!!!

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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An Interview with William Sauerland on Lenny & Friends

The Artistic Director of the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, William Sauerland (known to the chorus as Billy), easily expresses his passion for the music of the 2018 spring concert, Lenny & Friends:  A Centennial Celebration of Leonard Bernstein. His emotional connection to the music on the program stems from early childhood when he immersed himself in the music of the stage—both musical theatre and opera. One of the first shows he remembers listening to was West Side Story. As a child, he knew it was escapism; it was not until he was a teenager that he began to understand that West Side Story along with much of Bernstein’s work pointed a truth at life as a response to oppressive ideologies and social injustice.