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L E T T E R F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T A N D A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R Dear Friends, Welcome back to the 80’s! Tonight is flashback to a decade that celebrated big hair, shoulder pads, and the start of MTV! Sit back and listen to the sounds of the hits heard on shows like Solid Gold, American Bandstand and America’s Top 40 while a bevy of characters from favorite television shows and videos make cameos across the stage. Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus established in 1983 Like so many LGBT and HIV/Aids support organizations, CGMC got its start in the early 80’s. Since that time many positive changes have occurred in the areas of equality, acceptance and support for our community, but the fight is not over. While CGMC is poised to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we see our mission to Entertain, Inspire, Motivate and Comfort as important as it was in 1983. To continue our reach within the community we chose to perform this show in new venues: Francis Parker Auditorium and Elmhurst College. Both institutions promote equality and acceptance among their student populations and fully support programs and scholarships for LGBT students and their supporters. We applaud both of these schools and the pride they instill in their students. A Special Kind of Pride… Denver bound! Speaking of pride, please join us on June 16th when history will be made as CGMC takes the stage with Windy City Gay Chorus and Aria for a Pride celebration concert at Senn High School. This joint concert is in anticipation of all three organizations attending GALA Festival in Denver Colorado July 7-11, 2012. The festival is 4.5 days long, with 45 ensembles, 130 choirs, 200 performances and over 5000 delegates. Come to the concert and experience what all three groups will be performing in Denver! A Dedication… to the Past and the Future We dedicate this concert to two people who helped shape the history of CGMC: Merry Mary and Arnold ‘Arnie’ Cuarenta. Merry Mary passed away on December 30, 2011. For nearly 30 years, she attended almost every CGMC Sunday rehearsal, staffing the money table, volunteering in other capacities, and being a friend and supporter of everyone in the organization. Mary was a critical part of Chicago’s LGBT history and certainly of CGMC’s. Arnie Cuarenta joined the chorus in 2001 and as member served on the chorus’ board of directors and on the membership committee for two years respectively. He has been the General Manager for the past six years. He and his partner are moving to Florida to explore the next chapter in their lives together and we wish them both the very best. Arnie’s enthusiasm and love for CGMC and life in general will be missed greatly. His dedication to this organization serves as a highstandard for all of us to strive for.

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ABOUT THE CHORUS With more than 150 singing members backed by a small army of volunteers, the CGMC family covers a diverse cross-section of the Chicago metropolitan area. Under the visionary guidance and inspired direction of Artistic Director, Patrick Sinozich, CGMC delivers a distinctive brand of entertainment that keeps our audience coming back again and again. Our members log thousands of hours annually to accomplish an ambitious schedule of performances, fund-raisers and charitable appearances. We Entertain CGMC delivers a unique entertainment experience found nowhere else in the city. We produce professional-quality shows that combine the best elements of musical theater, cabaret and traditional choral performance. But only CGMC can add that special “twist of gaiety” that can make each show fun, moving and memorable. We Inspire Whether we’re representing the community while singing the national anthem at Wrigley Field or we’re providing rarely-seen GLBT-friendly entertainment in smaller cities downstate, CGMC serves as ambassadors and provides a positive image to countless thousands every year. We Motivate Sometimes the message to take action can be delivered more effectively through song than through speech. That’s why CGMC has been heard regularly in the dome of the state Capitol (supporting GLBT rights and domestic partner benefits) and at major fundraising events throughout the city (often supporting AIDS-related organizations). We Comfort CGMC is not only an integral part of the community, but we are a family. When asked to help, CGMC heeds the call. We’ve sung at at the Auditorium Theater honoring the victims of Sept. 11. We sing at smaller memorial services honoring local community leaders... and sometimes our own members. We’re humbled to realize that CGMC’s presence can bring comfort and healing to those around us. For more information, to join our mailing list or to find out how you can support the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, visit cgmc.org. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. CGMC is supported in part by a City Arts 2 grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

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BIOGR APHIES Patrick Sinozich, Artistic Director The 2011-2012 season marks the continuation of Patrick’s 15th year as Artistic Director of the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Patrick holds degrees in music from the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music and from Northwestern University. He also studied music, psychology and theology at Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy and at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In addition to CGMC, Patrick serves as the Music Director of Chicago a cappella, the Assistant Music Director at St. Clement’s Catholic Church, and is on the musical staff of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He operates a private vocal coaching studio and appears regularly in vocal and chamber music recitals throughout the United States. An accomplished composer and arranger, Patrick writes and arranges much of the material used in CGMC productions. His arrangements have been sung by choruses across the country including New York, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Kansas City,

Denver, Cleveland, Portland and Phoenix. Patrick has produced four CDs for Chicago a cappella and three for the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. James Morehead, Rehearsal Pianist He has recently music directed and/or played Jerry Springer - The Opera (Jeff Award - Best Show), bare (Jeff nominee Music Direction), Trouble in Tahiti, The Rainbow Connection, Copacabana, The Mikado, The Impresario, Barber of Seville, The Old Maid and the Thief, Amelia Goes to the Ball, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sondheim in the Park, The Wandering Scholar, The Bear, Reagan’s Children, Something Schwartz, The Way We War, and The Tony Goes To. James is also the organist/choir director at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Burr Ridge, IL and the music director for Vox3 (www. vox3.org). He works at Roosvelt University as an accompanist, vocal coach and music director, having also taught classes classes in music history, music theory and German diction. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, James received his BM from Duquesne

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) University and his MM from Chicago College of Performing Arts. James has also appeared as a featured cabaret pianist at Gentry, Spin, Davenport’s, the 410 Club and the Casino. Janneke Waal-Fowers, Choreographer After her parents sent her to ballet class at four years old to help her get rid of her flat feet, Janneke eventually earned a bachelors degree in Dance Education. She worked as a dance teacher and choreographer for theatre, television and fashion shows both in her native country of the Netherlands and in Bozeman, MT where she also was a founding member of Montana Theatre Works, a community theatre company. After receiving her masters degree in Art & Culture from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, she moved to Chicago with her husband nine years ago and changed careers to become the Heritage Interpreter at Mayslake Peabody Estate. She would like to thank CGMC for giving her the opportunity te re-visit her first love, choreography, despite her flat feet. Margaret Nelson, Lighting Designer Margaret L. Nelson, USA 829, has received two Ruth Page Dance Achievement Awards for lighting design and stage management in the dance community and a Joseph Jefferson Citation for lighting design at the Organic Theatre. More than that, she has been the lighting designer and occasional stage manager for CGMC for many years. Margaret’s current projects include acting as production stage manager and lighting designer for Goat Island Performance Project’s national and international tours. More projects include working with assorted Chicago dance companies as they create works for Ravinia, the Athenaeum, the Dance Center of Columbia College and a Park District swimming pool; the 2005 Dance Chicago, 2005 Dance For Life and Chicago Human Rhythm Project; and lighting Dance Africa at the Auditorium Theater for WTTW. Theater projects have included lighting and road managing the national tours of Big River, Pump Boys and Dinettes and This Is America.

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Ron Wirth, Sound Designer Ron Wirth was raised a sharecroppers son on a small farm in the midwest, where he ate fresh veggies from the garden and was forced to drive a stick shift (on a tractor) at age 8. His grade school band director needed trumpet players and Ron’s parents dutifully volunteered their firstborn. In the 7th grade he was diagnosed with a serious disorder and has been wearing glasses ever since. At the age of 16 he had to pay his father 34 cents a gallon for the gasoline that would take him to the city for hooliganism, trumpet lessons, concerts and culture shock, that would change his life forever. Now he just does audio, and still drives a stick. Derek Van Tassel, Production Assistant Derek is thrilled to be a part of CGMC! Since graduating Columbia in 2009 with a BA in Theatre, Derek has been keeping busy working as a director/stage manager with Strawdog, Appetite Theatre, Lincoln Square Theatre, Nothing without a Company, Point of Contention, American Demigods, Quixotic Comedy, and Chicago Fringefest. Some of his favorite credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Chicago, Grease, Dames at Sea, The Apocolypse: Now in 3D, On Golden Pond, Fatima & Maama, Erratica, Vanishing Points, and Ike Holter’s FuturePast. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?”  Arnie Cuarenta, General Manager Sadly That 80’s Show marks Arnie’s final show with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. He joined the chorus as a singer in 2001 and became the General Manager in 2006. He always joked that the chorus hired him so they could pay him not to sing. Arnie and his partner Steve are moving to Fort Lauderdale shortly after this performance. We wish them well in their endeavors.


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T H AT 8 0 S S H OW ( c o n t .) ACT I THE OPENING Mr. Roboto..................................................................................................................................................Styx I’m So Excited........................................................................................................................Pointer Sisters Celebration.......................................................................................................................Kool & The Gang I’m Coming Out.......................................................................................................................... Diana Ross Let’s Hear It For the Boy..............................................................................................Deniece Williams Ready For The 80s...............................................................................................................Village People GENTLEMEN CALLERS Who Can It Be Now............................................................................................................... Men At Work Smooth Operator.................................................................................................................................. Sade You Should Hear How She Talks About You....................................................Melissa Manchester Call Me..................................................................................................................................................Blondie THE GYM Physical....................................................................................................................... Olivia Newton-John Muscles......................................................................................................................................... Diana Ross I Know What Boys Like......................................................................................................The Waitresses Don’t You Want Me...........................................................................................................Human League Another One Bites the Dust............................................................................................................Queen ROCK ME, AMADEUS.................................................................................................................................Falco THE TV WKRP In Cincinnati Theme..................................................................................... WKRP in Cincinnati Thank You For Being A Friend...................................................................................The Golden Girls The Facts Of Life Theme................................................................................................ The Facts of Life Where Everybody Knows Your Name........................................................................................ Cheers Who’s The Boss Theme....................................................................................................Who’s The Boss Three’s Company Theme............................................................................................Three’s Company Believe It Or Not.......................................................................................The Greatest American Hero The Love Boat Theme........................................................................................................The Love Boat TRUE COLORS THE VIDEOS Mickey.............................................................................................................................................. Toni Basil Maniac............................................................................................................................. Michael Sembello Whip It.......................................................................................................................................................Devo Heaven Is A Place On Earth............................................................................................Belinda Carlisle Addicted To Love................................................................................................................ Robert Palmer Thriller.................................................................................................................................Michael Jackson INTERMISSION ACT II THE MOVIES Theme From Xanadu .....................................................................................................................Xanadu What a Feeling............................................................................................................................Flashdance We Don’t Need Another Hero.....................................................Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome It Might Be You...................................................................................................................................Tootsie Let The River Run.................................................................................................................... Working Girl Up Where We Belong............................................................................. An Officer and a Gentleman Wind Beneath My Wings..............................................................................................................Beaches Arthur’s Theme....................................................................................................................................Arthur Theme from Making Love.................................................................................................. Making Love Theme from Fame................................................................................................................................ Fame Theme from Ghostbusters ............................................................................................... Ghostbusters

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T H AT 8 0 S S H OW ( c o n t .) SWEET DREAMS....................................................................................................................The Eurythmics THE GIRLS Material Girl....................................................................................................................................Madonna Uptown Girl......................................................................................................................................Billy Joel Rosanna..................................................................................................................................................... Toto Billie Jean............................................................................................................................Michael Jackson Bette Davis Eyes.........................................................................................................................Kim Carnes To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before.......................................................... Willie Nelson/Julio Iglesias Venus..........................................................................................................................................Bananarama Simply Irresistible............................................................................................................... Robert Palmer Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.................................................................................................Cyndi Lauper ANTHEM THE CLOSING Shout.......................................................................................................................................Tears for Fears Karma Chameleon.................................................................................................................Culture Club Walk Like An Egyptian...........................................................................................................The Bangles I Wanna Dance With Somebody.............................................................................Whitney Houston Hungry Like The Wolf........................................................................................................... Duran Duran Never Gonna Give You Up.......................................................................................................Rick Astley Ready For The 80’s Reprise...............................................................................................Village People ENCORE It’s Raining Men............................................................................................................The Weather Girls THAT 80’S SHOW: CONCEIVED AND ARRANGED BY DAVID MADDUX THE SOLOISTS (Smooth Operator) Christian Castillo, Sean Murphy, Fran Feeley, Chuck Jones (Rock Me, Amadeus) Kiel Galland (WKRP in Cincinnati) Jim Meske (The Facts of Life) Scott Sponsler (Who’s the Boss) Anthony Gerena (Whip It) Michael Elder, Michael Marino, Chad Baus, Tim McKernan, Craig Dannenbrink (Addicted to Love) Gary Paaren, Jim Martin, Marvin Ausby, Marty Miller, Eric Karas, Andrew Bouverette, Dion Edwards, Spencer Gartner, Reggie Owens, Stephen Lev, Leonard Lloyd, Dale Fahnstrom, Brandon Strawn (Thriller) Perry Simmons and Michael Kirby (To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before) John Gordon and Michael McGraw (It Might Be You) Will White (Wind Beneath My Wings) Adam Hibma (Love Lift Us Up) Cha Charleston and Marvin Ausby THE DANCERS (Mister Roboto) Harold Moore, Ken Puttbach, Cha Charleston, Richard Straub, Donny Middlebrook, Ron Lehman, Rick Aiello, Christopher Blasone, Troy Yilmaz, Anthony Gerena, Elio Reyes, Andy Greene, Joseph Torres, Michael Applebaum, Joshua Foy, Ron Robert, Chuck Jones, Gary Scanlon, Kevin Swerdlow, David Kinnard (Ready for the 80s Ribbons) Jim Martin, Marvin Ausby, Reggie Owens, Dale Fahnstrom, Dion Edwards, Spencer Gartner (Rock Me, Amadeus) LT Johnson, Will White, Ben Hladilek, Scott Sponsler, Fran Feeley, Paulus Kormelink, Peter Hillsman, Todd Rodrigue (Thriller) Christian Castillo, Michael Anderson, Scott Sponsler, Janneke Fowers, Greg Marquis, Jamar Green, Brandon Vejseli, Perry Simmons, David Weiner, Philip Joseph, Tim Gallagher, Bart Goldberg, Wil Brownson, Nico Nepomuceno, Jeremy Dunn (Hey Mickey) Matthew Honaberger, Michael McGraw, Adam Loredo, Christopher Chen, Michael Roman, Michael Gutgsell (Xanadu) Fran Feeley, Wil Brownson, Tim Gallagher (Sweet Dreams) Matthew Honaberger, Michael Gutgsell, Adam Loredo, Christian Castillo, Jamar Green, Michael Anderson, Jeremy Dunn, David Weiner, Bart Goldberg, Wil Brownson, Nico Nepomuceno, Brandon Vejseli, Janneke Fowers, Philip Joseph (The Girls) Greg Marquis, Ben Hladilek, Tim Gallagher, Chris Chen, Michael Roman (Maniac) Drew Nixon

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T H AT 8 0 S S H OW ( c o n t .) THE ACTORS (Gentlemen Callers) Jim Martin, Reggie Owens, Chad Baus, Marty Miller, Michael Marino, Brandon Strawn, Eric Karas, Tim McKernan, Leonard Lloyd, Craig Dannenbrink, Dion Edwards, Spencer Gartner, Gary Paaren, Stephen Lev, Michael Roman, Brandon Vejseli (The Gym) Michael Elder, Marvin Ausby, Jamar Green, Jeremy Dunn, Tom Myles, Michael Applebaum, Ron Robert, Dale Fahnstrom, Andrew Bouverette, Antonio Calzada, David Weiner, Tim Gallagher, Ken Puttbach, Guy Stehley, James Meiss, Joshua Foy, Greg Marquis, Michael McGraw (Golden Girls) Bill Ryan, Joshua Foy, Andrew Greene, John Ademola (Three’s Company) Michael Anderson, Janneke Fowers, Nico Nepomuceno, Ken Puttbach (Facts of Life) Jim Martin, Misha Davenport, Dion Edwards, David Kinnard (Love Boat) Craig Dannenbrink, Fred Commo, Michael Hairston, Paul Mumberger, Spencer Gartner (GHOSTBUSTERS) Spencer Gartner, Reggie Owens, Ron Lehman, Gary Scanlon THE DRAG QUEENS Marty Miller, Drew Nixon, Antonio Calzada, Stephen Lev, Leonard Lloyd, Ken Puttbach, LT Johnson

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Denise Lesiak and Jean Leigh Bill Lieber in memory of Bob Green Michael Mork Paul Mumberger and Dave Eckberg David Ort Ron Robert Dr. Kenneth Shanoff Paul Shoun Tom Sinkovic Oscar Tatosian Matt Toles Frank Villella Cristofer Zell Frank Zurek and Larry Scott Piano ($250 or more) Rick Aiello Sherrill Bodine Bill Bordonaro Chris Chen Laurie Davis Steve Glickman RJ Hannan Richard and Elaine Heuberger Katherine Kurtz and Raburn Howland George Luebking Rick Marzec and Tom Goodman Kevin McGirr Michelle MelinRogovin and Mark Rogovin David Morris Rett Nelson and Ralph Jassen Charlotte A. Newfeld Susan Orlowski and Katherine Boho Jason Ott David Schuringa Steven Shelton Roni Siegel Frank Sutter and Michael Sherrin Bill Trude Brandon Vejseli Pianissimo ($25 or more) Anonymous donation in memory of Merry Mary Gaile Aardema Richard and Elaine Albright John Allen Walter Bayer Tony Campise Daniel Cohn Theresa Cuarenta Brian Cunningham Philip Darling Karen Dobyns Larry Emge

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MEMBERS FIRST TENOR Michael Anderson Christian Castillo Cha Charleston Nick Conner Janneke Fowers Ben Hladilek Matthew Owen Honaberger Larry Todd Johnson Scott Jones * Joshua La Force * Mitchell S. Laks * David C. Lee John Masura Harold A. Moore Jr. Drew Nixon Jonathan Pugh Ken Puttbach Scott Sponsler Guy Stehley Chris Walsh * William White Richard Williams * Andrea Wolpa SECOND TENOR Rick Aiello David Kingsley Allen Marvin Ausby Chad A. Baus Craig Besand Jr Chris Blasone Eric Boberg * Andrew Brawley* Chris Chen Rich Cinquepalmi Misha Davenport Mark Duebner * Eric Edwards * Ryan A. Fisher * Eric John Fredericks Kiel Galland Steve Geiermann Anthony D Gerena Jamar Green Michael Hairston Kevin Heffernan * Gordon Hyatt * Jonathan Johnson* Danny Kopelson * Chuck Lambert Bill Larkin * Ron Lehman Adam Loredo Joseph Duggan Lyons 16 Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

Michael Marino Greg Marquis Jim Martin Steve Maxey Michael McGraw David Meimers * Donny Middlebrook Marty Miller Sean M. Murphy Rob Onken Jason Ott * Reggie Owens Michael Sherrin * Matthew Staman * Jay Stimac * Richard Straub Brandon Strawn Frank Sutter * Brandon Vejseli Zak Watts * Wil Wells Troy U. Yilmaz BARITONE John Ademola Michael Anderson Michael Applebaum David Ashby Shawn A. Bechtol * Joseph Beeman Andrew Bouverette Charles Brent Bricker Marty Brown Will Brownson John T. Bruce Phil Cooper * Scott Cooper Craig Dannenbrink Seth Dibblee * Alonzo Dudley Dion L. Edwards Dale Fahnstrom Edward Farnham Fran Feeley Scott Foreman-Orr Joshua Foy Tim Gallagher Spencer Gartner Bart Goldberg John Gordon Andy Greene Joseph Groeper Michael Gutgsell Brian Ham Peter Hillsman

Matthew Ishu Chuck Jones Phil Joseph Eric Karas Van Karcher Michael King * Matt Lampton Leonard K. Lloyd David Long * Eike Lumma * Jeff Lynch Larry Maucieri * Patrick McGuire * Tim McKernan Jim Meske Tom Myles Rett Nelson * Nico Joshua Nepomuceno Steven Reid Elio Reyes Ron Robert Todd Rodrigue Michael Roman David Schuringa * Paul Shoun * Perry Simmons Christopher Stratton * Joseph Torres Tri Truong * James A. Tully Mark Ulrich Dan Walsh * David Weiner David Welch BASS Andris Antons Derek Lee Barton * Samuel Blake Michael AJ Bonnett * Bill Bordonaro * Benjamin F Calvert III Antonio Calzada Frederick Commo Jeremy Dunn Michael Elder Jim Flores Wesley Fowler * Mark Gershman TJ Ha * Adam Hibma Joshua Holcombe * David Kinnard Michael Kirby Joe Koecher


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SUPPORT Bobby Foreman-Orr Matt Foster Lee Hollis Scott Meeker Jimmy Pipkins Cliff Ruemmler Derek Van Tassel *leave of absence

C G M C A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F Board of Directors President.....................................................................................................Quenten Schumacher Vice President....................................................................................................Michael V. Roman Secretary.........................................................................................................................Kiel Galland Treasurer............................................................................................................... Craig “CJ” Jensen Board Members........................................................................ Misha Davenport, Ron Degen, Seth Dibblee, Virginia Harding, Ben Hladilek, Michael Kirby, David Ort, Jeff Port, Frank Sutter, Janneke Waal-Fowers Membership Council President.......................................................................................................................Marty Brown Membership Council Representatives.............Antonio Calzada, Brian Ham, Dave Lee, Leonard Lloyd, Marty Miller, Reggie Owens Committee/Subcommittee Chairs 30th Anniversary....................................................................................................Peter Hillsman Elections Committee...................................................................................................Eric Boberg Finance..........................................................................................................................Mitchell Laks Marketing....................................................................................................................Ken Puttbach Performance.................................................................................................. Larry Todd Johnson Administrative Personnel General Manager...................................................................................................Arnie Cuarenta Auditors......................................................................................................................... A.C.T. Group Graphic Designer........................................................................................................Dan Paterno Legal.................................................................................................................................Jerry Glover Librarian................................................................................................................... Michael Curran Finance Table....................................................................... Bobby Foreman-Orr, Matt Foster, Lee Hollis, Scott Meeker , Jimmy Pipkins Artistic Staff Artistic Director.................................................................................................... Patrick Sinozich Accompanists....................................................................................................Jimmy Morehead Choreographer..........................................................................................Janneke Waal-Fowers Technical Staff – CGMC Lighting Designer................................................................................ Margaret Nelson, USAA Sound Designer...............................................................................................................Ron Wirth Production Assistant.........................................................................................Derek Van Tassel That 80s Show 17


2 011- 2 012 C G M C P E R F O R M A N C E F O R L I F E PA R T N E R S The Kip Snyder Performance for Life Program In 1990, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus founding Artistic Director Kip Snyder instituted the Performance for Life Program, through which CGMC donates a block of tickets for one performance to local service agencies that provide support to Chicagoans impacted by HIV and/or AIDS and organizations supporting at-risk youth populations. The chosen service providers may distribute the tickets to its participants or sell the tickets and retain all proceeds. Canticle Ministries Canticle Ministries works with individuals and communities to facilitate changes necessary so that people with HIV can live with dignity, autonomy and respect, while working to minimize the impact of HIV in the larger community. Phone: 630588-9165 Web: www.Canticleministries.org Chicago House Since 1985, Chicago House has provided housing and supportive services to men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS. Their services have since expanded to include community case management, substance abuse counseling, HIV prevention, medical adherence, and the Midwest’s first employment training and placement program specific to people affected by HIV. Chicago House now also offers FREE, anonymous rapid HIV testing. Phone: (773) 248-5200 Web: www.chicagohouse.org Howard Brown Health Center Youth Program The Broadway Youth Center offers comprehensive support services to all youth, 24 years of age and under. These include housing, job placement, and a safe environment with medical care and counseling available. Test Positive Aware Network Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) empowers people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information dissemination, and advocacy. TPAN also provides services to the broader community to increase HIV knowledge and sensitivity, and to reduce the risk of infection. TPAN publishes the Illinois HIV Services Directory and the nationally-distributed HIV treatment publication, Positively Aware Magazine. Visit the TPAN Web site, www.tpan.com, for more information. Vital Bridges Food Pantry Vital Bridges Food Pantry helps people throughout metropolitan Chicago impacted by HIV/AIDS to improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing access to food, nutritional counseling, and case management.

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THE L ARRY E. BURKE MEMORIAL SCHOL ARSHIP FUND In addition to their many talents and their endless enthusiasm, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus members are also required to contribute financially to the success of the organization – through annual dues and miscellaneous costs associated with weekend rehearsal retreats and traveling performances. Fortunately, CGMC members who are not able to meet these financial obligations can earn scholarships through the memorial fund left by Larry Burke, a longtime member and dear friend of the chorus who died in February 2005. Through Larry’s generosity, every CGMC member has the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits and experiences the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus has to offer. In Memory Of Bill Albarran Rob Anderson Jerry Armstrong Bryce Henry Bandstra Earl Becker Wayne Bittner Ray Blevins Robert Bohm Howard Bonin Lee Boyce Larry Burke Eric Calimag Thom Callahan Jeff Colby Skip Coleman Jerry Crawford Bill Dahlstrand Rich Davis Thom Dombkowski Steve Fisher Tom Foale Gene Freeman Dick Freiwald Don Garapolo Ed Gregg Garth Guido Michael Halebian Dewey Harrington Bill Heller Will Henderson Mark Hieber Brad Hilkin

Duane Hoevet Bo Holley Mark Humphrey Rei Ignacio Bob Janotta Alan Jernsted Keith Jones Dennis W. Kaber Peter Kalamaris Steve Kaliski R. Fred Kampe David Keglovitis Fred Kelsey Gregg Kesinger John Kent Wil Kight Jon Loran Kimsey Brian Jamie Kirkwood John Klein David Kouba Guy Kuhnheim Bob Lesh Scott Lidman Tony Little Joseph Looby Martin de Maat Michael Marholz Merry Mary Michael McAllister Tim McLain Dennis McCullough Brent McCullough Joey McDaniel

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20 Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

Brent McNeil Gary Monachino Ralph Nehrenz Tom Neniskis Carl Off Kathy Ostermann Bill Pepel Bob Pelinski Giorgio Lord Pharo Kevin R. Pobst Larry Prospero Frank Purtee Tony Rago Daniel Reber Lon Rice John Roback Jack Roeckeman Jim Sala Wayne Schoop Dean Schroeder Bobby Shelton Bob Snyder Dick Snyder Kirk Sommers Tony V. Terrell Chris Urbanik George Vanek David Varas Bradley Allen Waters Matthew Wertman Joe Willoughby Duane White Don Woolf


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