Support Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
by Rob Bell
Supporting: Sing for America 2023 Fundraising for Sing For America Foundation
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Please help me support the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys by making a tax-deductible donation through my Sing for America fundraising page. The process is fast, easy, and secure.
For more than a century, the French Gothic-style Episcopal Cathedral on Nob Hill has had a boys choir providing sublime music on a weekly basis throughout the school year. I joined the choir of men and boys a half-century ago this June, the week after I moved to San Francisco, Memorial Day weekend 1973. For 22 years I sang on a regular basis until the 50th anniversary service for the United Nations. Since then, I have sung in other Sunday choral ensembles, but am still a member at Grace and a pledging supporter. Thursday Evensong at 5:30 PM continues the tradition of the Anglican merger of Vespers and Compline. As a former Dean once said: “It’s the best show in town for a buck.” Attendance, of course, is free of charge, but contributions are most welcome. This musical tradition — in a setting and context for which the music was originally composed —is one of the cultural glories of San Francisco.
Between now and April, I’ll be rehearsing with the Sing for America Chorus for our Annual Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. on April 16, 2023 (coincidentally my 74th birthday -- an age not attained by either my father or paternal grandfather) at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This year’s concert will showcase an incredible variety of choral music, beautiful orchestrations, and exceptional guest artists. Our concert theme is “Brand New Day: songs of hope and renewal”.
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