#5 Sing, Sing, Sing -- Choral Music All Around:
Huh? Sorry Glee-o-philes. While we’re all for a little harmonizing to the latest Lady Gaga, we know that real choral music can shiver your timbers in ways that Will Schuester could only dream of. This weekend offers you the chance to hear three of the best choral groups in the Midwest, if not the U.S., and you only have to spend a couple of nights doing it. On Sunday, Richard Hynson leads the Bel Canto Chorus and Bel Canto Boys Choir in Alexander Levine’s Prayers for Mankind, a tribute to an Russian Orthodox priest assassinated in 1990. On Saturday, the Milwaukee Choral Artists hosts the National Lutheran Choir in a program entitled The Call. The two groups separately and together, and there’s a world premiere included in the bargain.
Why? Because it’s a full weekend of some of the best LGBT-themed films from around the world. And even if you missed the opening night feature, Thom Fitzgerald’s Cloudburst, there is still plenty to see. Including Charles Atlas’s Ocean a documentation of Merce Cunningham and John Cage’s performance that was a smash a this year’s Whitney Biennial, a documentary history of ACT-UP, and Mosquita y Mari, an award winning portrait of a friendship that begins with the meeting of a tutor and her student.
Read the full article in Milwaukee Magazine.