We had an amazing experience recently.
We sang in Plymouth, Massachusetts as featured performers for “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration” the annual parade that attracts over 100,000 people. ON an unusually warm November day – just 20 feet from historic Plymouth Rock – over 100 members of the Chorus sang.
On the hillside in front of us, hundreds of local families, sitting on blankets and waiting for the parade, listened and then cheered for the BGMC. Clusters of small children danced and sang along to their favorite songs from the “Wizard of Oz.” Thousands more watched as a Sony Jumbotron broadcast our performance further down the parade route. And then, as 100 openly gay men sang “America the Beautiful,” the 80 foot American flag from Mt. Rushmore unfurled in the breeze and Air Force fighter jets flew maneuvers overhead.
It was a stunning moment of history and patriotism – and the BGMC was at the center of it. On the very ground where the Pilgrims began their new lives three centuries ago, our voices helped to expand new frontiers of freedom from prejudice.