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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th

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Dear Triad Pride Men’s Chorus Family, Thank you for joining us for our 12th season. Sing Loud, Sing Strong, and Sing Often is my mantra. Who/What is Triad Pride Men’s Chorus? TPMC is comprised of individuals like you and me that support the arts and support a gay and gay affirming organization. What does TPMC offer? TPMC offers a free voice lesson every week; it offers love, kindness, friendship, and a family community. TPMC gave us a safe haven to heal and recover from the passing of our brother Randy Benitez and gave us the opportunity to celebrate his life. If you have ever considered joining us as a singing member, volunteer, or supporter please see one of our board members or myself to see how you can become more involved. You will find it a rewarding experience. Watching my brothers on this journey as they as they grow musically, professionally, and personally, I have been amazed. When joining TPMC in 2001 I never thought or dreamed I would become President of the Board, I was just looking for a place to sing. In closing, TPMC’s mission to Entertain, Enlighten, and Enrich our community, this mission is underwritten by your donations and support. The general operating budget and the production costs of each show are dependent upon your generosity. We could not do this without you!! Thank you to all of our loyal supporters who have supported us from year to year to year. Remember, all donations are tax deductible. For more information please take some time to visit our website at www.triadpridemenschourus.org. Our mailing address is 200 N Davie St. Box 20 Greensboro, NC 27401. Our email address is: info@triadpridemenschorus.org. Thank you and Sing,

Robert Jordan

History of the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus

In late 1998, three men from Greensboro who had been driving to the Triangle area every week to sing with the nearest gay men’s chorus decided to take a chance. Hoping that there would be enough interest in and support for a gay men’s chorus in the Triad, they advertised for singers. Over twenty men showed up in January 1999 from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and other area towns—all eager to join together in pride and in song. In June of that year the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus held its first concert. Since then the chorus has doubled in size. Membership is open to gay and gay-affirming male singers. TPMC is a member of GALA Choruses, the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Choruses. TPMC continues to grow, both musically and organizationally, enabling us to expand our mission to perform choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity--fostering pride, understanding and acceptance. We remain so grateful to all our audience members, donors, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and singers for raising us up to new heights, ensuring our success.


TRIAD PRIDE MEN’S CHORUS

Artistic Staff

W O O D S O N E . F A U L K N E R , I I - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR Founding conductor of the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, Mr. Faulkner is a graduate of Greensboro College with a Bachelor of Music degree. Mr. Faulkner has also pursued advanced study in choral conducting and voice training at UNCG. His professional training also includes attending the Saratogo-Potsdam Choral Institute in Saratogo Springs, NY, and seminars at the Master Schola for church music in Orleans, MA. He has recently been appointed Choir Director/Organist at Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. Mr. Faulkner is also Accompanist and Assistant Director for the Burlington Boys Choir with tours to New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Mexico, and most recently Vienna. He has worked as Music Director/ Arranger for the Touring Theatre Ensemble of NC. His professional credits include an appearance conducting TPMC at the International Festival of Gay and Lesbian Choruses (GALA) in Montreal, and at the regional conference in Cincinnati, OH. He has also sung professionally under the direction of Robert Shaw at Carnegie Hall and has performed as singer/assistant director of The Desert Chorale of Santa Fe, NM in four summer seasons. Mr. Faulkner has been a long time member of the Bel Canto Company of Greensboro and enjoys singing with them whenever possible. He also holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University.

M A R I O C A P A N O - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST Mario Capano has served as pianist with the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus since the spring of 2000 and was appointed assistant conductor in 2004. He also directs NoteWorthy, the small vocal ensemble comprised of members of TPMC. He has performed extensively with both groups locally as well as in GALA choral festivals in Cincinnati, Montreal, Kansas City, and Denver. Mario holds music degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Yale. He has studied at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, and at the famous Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He began his career as a vocal coach and collaborative pianist at Carnegie Mellon and Chatham College in Pittsburgh, where he also did concerts and radio broadcasts with Dear Friends, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh. With the Robert Page Festival Singers he has concertized in Russia, Finland, Spain, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In 2003 he accepted an invitation to perform chamber music at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. In addition, he has completed several choral arrangements for men’s voices and has composed “Everyday People,” an anthem to equality that was commissioned by Triad Equality Alliance.


TRIAD PRIDE MEN’S CHORUS

Triad Pride Men’s Chorus

TENOR

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TENOR

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Lindell O. Carter, Greensboro Justin DeLany, Winston-Salem Billy Erwin, Greensboro Robert Jordan, Winston-Salem ¿ Alexis G. Kiger, Greensboro Kirt Michael, Gibsonville ¿ Anthony Dean Moore, Greensboro ¿

Jeffrey L. Carrick, Greensboro Scott Collins, Winston-Salem Chris Eller, Greensboro Devin Newkirk, Greensboro Keith Prince, High Point Dirk Robertson, Lewisville John Warrick, Greensboro ¿

BARITONE

BASS

Jeff Banner, Winston-Salem ¿ Michael Grant, Greensboro Eric Hiatt, Greensboro ¿ Chris Joyce, Winston-Salem Ken Nash Jr., Greensboro George A.Propst, Winston-Salem ¿ Eric Stainbrook, Winston-Salem ¿

Byron Grimes, Greensboro ¿ Craig Sites, Greensboro Donald Miller Jr., Greensboro ¿ Paul Musick, High Point ¿ Blake Williams, Thomasville

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NoteWorthy

Tenor 1 Robert Jordan Anthony Dean Moore Baritone Jeff Banner George A. Propst Eric Stainbrook

Tenor 2 Jeffrey L. Carrick Chris Eller Bass Byron Grimes Blake Williams

Board of Directors

Robert Jordan, President Paul Musick, Vice President Amie Gauither, Secretary

L. Robbie King, Treasurer Donald Wolford, Assistant Treasurer Eric Stainbrook, Singer Liaison

Kirt Michael, Assistant Singer Liaison Tony Chapmon Jennifer Hance Taffy London Lyn Warmath-Boyd

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Denotes Section Leader Denotes Committee member ¿

Sandi Weston Katy Whiteheart Lee Stringfellow


TRIAD PRIDE MEN’S CHORUS PRESENTS

...Where the Heart is Part I

Introduction Home for the Holidays

Words by Al Stillman Tune by Robert Allen Arranged by Roy Ringwald

Foyer - with the NoteWorthy Ensemble, conducted by Mario Capano Baby It’s Cold Outside Words and Music by Frank Loesser Arr. by Kirby Shaw Flute – Jeffery L. Carrick Let It Snow Lyrics by Sammy Cahn Music by Jule Styne Arr. by George A. Propst (ASCAP) String Bass – George. A. Propst Sitting Room

Locus Iste A Deo Factus Est, … Inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est. (This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament beyond reproach) Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) Arr. by Dennis W. Rosenbaum Salvation Is Created

Paul Tschesnokoff Ed. & Arr. by Walter Ehret

Dining Room bittersweet tango – NoteWorthy Ensemble

Eric Lane Barnes

Family Room Love in a Home from Li’l Abner

Words by Johnny Mercer; Music by Gene de Paul Arr. by Mario Capano

Icicle Blue Kitchen

Holly Near & Jeff Langley Arr. by J. David Moore Oboe music by Dirk Robertson Dr. Mark Biggam – Oboe

Fruitcake – (Christmas Novelty) Words & Music by Philip Hagemann & Penny Leka


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Intermission - 15 minutes Refreshments will be served in the lobby.

Part II

Sing-A-Long: “Twelve Days of Christmas”

Traditional

My Room In My Room – NoteWorthy Ensemble Words & Music by Brian Wilson & Gary Usher Arr. by Tom Gentry In This Heart of Mine

Words by Robert Espindola Music by Robert Seeley

Bedroom You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Adagio & Swing Cole Porter (1943) Adagio Arr. by Roy Ringwald Swing Arr. by W. Faulkner, II A House Is Not a Home And So It Goes

Burt Bacharach Arr. by Byron Grimes

Words & Music by Billy Joel Arr. by Kirby Shaw

Game Room Homo for the Holidays 13 Days of Christmas

Words by David Blue & Tony Strangis Music by Stephen Smith Arr. by Deke Sharon with thanks to RC Gregory Adapted & Revoiced by W. Faulkner, II

Narrator: Tabitha Scholtz Jowett Narration development: John Warrick

Acknowledgements

• Randy Gooch for concert

videography • Greensboro Cultural Center • Greensboro City Arts

• Brent LeFevre, Director of

Performance Facilities, NC School of the Arts • Dana Lowell, Technical Director Greensboro Day School

• Belk Four Seasons

Towne Centre for TPMC’s participation in Belk Charity Days. • Marty McKinney for graphic art assistance


TRIAD PRIDE MEN’S CHORUS

Donor Recognition

TPMC gratefully acknowledges the generous support of: Pfizer Foundation Wachovia Foundation

G R A N D PAT R O N

Hugh A. Barton & David Williams

PAT R O N

Jeff Banner Robert Jordan Bob Horton Paul Musick & Randy Gooch Robert Rocco

A D V O C AT E

Frank Benedetti and Gary Trowbridge Dr Elizabeth Vaughn

SUPPORTER

Cheryl and Tracey Bridges Dr M Elaine Burgess & Margaret H Underwood Judy Carter & Susan Sluyter Archie Carter* Amie Gauither Eric Hiatt John Hull L. Robbie King David & Mary Kingery Price Paul Lawrence Alan & Susan Kirby Richard Mock The Q Eric Stainbrook Donald Wolford As of 11/18/10 Denotes Song Sponsor *

SPONSORS Allan De Lain Woody Faulkner Taffy & Sid London Anthony Moore Lyn Price Austin Propst Dirk Robertson Kenny Russell Alison Walls Bob Winsor

FRIEND

Richard Barnett

In honor of Woody Faulkner

Mark Biggam Charles L Cummings & Dorian Faye Ellen Gerber & Pearl Berlin Donald Johnson Howard Jones D Scott MacMillan Lanny & Renee Miller Noel Parenti & Meghan Prior Kim Page Craig Plummer & Michael Lange Ina Siler Jennifer Thompson Ralph & Ruthann Wenger Katy Whiteheart R. Alan Winstead

Donor Recognition Program

The annual patronage campaign of the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus gives individuals and businesses in the community an opportunity to make annual tax-deductible contributions to help defray the financial obligations for TPMC. Our fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. TPMC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Complimentary tickets are valid through June 2010 concerts.

Friend Supporter

($100 to $249) Friend level benefits plus, 1 complimentary ticket to any TPMC concert

Sponsor

($250 to $499) Supporter level benefits plus, 1 additional complimentary ticket to any TPMC concert (2 Total)

Advocate

($500 to $999) Sponsor level benefits plus, 1 additional complimentary ticket to any TPMC concert (3 Total) Complimentary TPMC CD

Patron

($1,000 to $2,499) Advocate level benefits plus, 1 additional ticket to any TPMC concert (4 Total), preferred seating at concert of choice

Grand Patron

($2,500 +) Patron benefits plus, 2 additional complimentary tickets to any TPMC concert (6 Total)

(up to $99) Program recognition


TRIAD PRIDE MEN’S CHORUS

Corporate Sponsors Sponsoring the Chorus is a fantastic opportunity for your business to gain even greater exposure to potential new customers, and is also a wonderful affirmation of the arts and GLBT communities. Please patronize our corporate sponsors and thank them for supporting TPMC. For more information about corporate sponsorship, check out the TPMC website and download our sponsor packet.

GoodSearch is a search engine that gives money to TPMC every time you search the internet! Go to www.goodsearch.com, type in Triad Pride Men’s Chorus in the box for Who You GoodSearch For so that every time you search you are supporting TPMC.


TRIAD PRIDE MEN’S CHORUS

How to Contact Us

If you would like to contribute to TPMC, sing in the chorus, volunteer, or send us comments, please contact us through:

Email: contact@triadpridemenschorus.org

Join Us

If you are a man who loves to sing, and to sing a wide variety of repertoire, we’d love to hear from you. Sit in on a regular rehearsal to see what goes on and meet us. Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays in Greensboro from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Greensboro Cultural Center in room 121, 200 North Davie Street. Rehearsals: For the December concert rehearsals begin in mid-August. For the June concert rehearsals begin in mid-January. BUT SINGING IS NOT MY “THING” The chorus welcomes non-singing volunteers to do things like working the front of the house (usher, sell tickets or merchandise), help on various chorus committees and other activities. This is another great way to make a contribution to the success of TPMC ... and meet some pretty great guys. For more information on volunteering call us at 336-589-6267 or send email to contact@triadpridemenschorus. org. We’ve got a spot just for you!


In Honor 0f

Woody Faulkner and John Sopper With love and gratitude for being such an important part of our family‌‌. Rob Price, Katy and Clay Whiteheart, Baby Girl Whiteheart and Steve Boyd and Lyn Warmath-Boyd

We would like to thank the following people who donated Art and Door prizes for our White Space Gallery Fundraiser

Elizabeth Darrah Robert Flynt Taffy & Sid London Julie McKnight Lea Metz G Alex Norwood

Jan Pegram Katie Wall Podracky Robert Rocco Eric Stainbrook Scott Ward

BoneFish Grill Barnes and Noble Cloverfields The Matt Kendrick Trio The Frame Gallery The Potting Shed Van Davis Avaeda Salon and Spa Vincenzos Italian Restaurant Special Thanks to Michael Grant and Chevara Orrin



Winter 2010