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Pride Concert

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a concert celebrating Pride Month, featuring a new work by Eric Thomas and Buck McDaniel.

Neither concert nor play, The Heart of the Matter is a meditation on LGBTQIA+ Pride past, present, and future. The work pairs original texts narrated by Queer theological scholar Dr. Eric Thomas (The New School, General Theological Seminary) and music composed by Buck McDaniel (Saturday Night Live, The Moth) in varying combinations of solo organ (McDaniel), horn (Van Parker), and tenor vocals (Matthew Jones). Learn more about the artists here.

Although Pride Celebrations are just that, a celebration, this work claims Pride as something bigger than a weekend event. In the work, the audience is invited to recall and name those in our community lost to the AIDS Epidemic, violence, and suicide. Additionally, it rejoices in the varied identities represented in Pride through song, narration, and creative use of the pipe organ as an extension of much of the electronic dance music that grew up around LGBTQIA+ culture.

The Heart of the Matter takes its name from the eponymous work by 20th c. Queer English composer Benjamin Britten, composed to memorialize pianist Noel Mewton-Wood who committed suicide after the death of his partner.

St. Margaret’s Faith in Action Committee is sponsoring the relocation of an LBGTQ+ refugee through Welcome Corps and Rainbow Railroad. While there is no admission charge for this concert, a free will offering will be collected to offset costs related to the committee’s endeavor.


June 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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