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August 2, 2009

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August 2, 2009

Have been to and enjoyed many performances of the AGMC but Lush Life has been an exception. They were lacking their usual energy and charisma throughout what little parts of the show they actually got to perform. The production and flow of the show was also very rocky. At one point a serious monologue was followed by a completely disconnected campy dance routine. I sincerely hope this is not a harbinger of things to come with this great group.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 9, 2009

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July 9, 2009

I am a singing member of this organization. In May, I sang the original work "Shaken, Not Heard" with the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. This is a groundbreaking work where the songs and dialogue highlight the composite struggles of one gay man in his search for compassion, understanding, and grace in the harsh light of organized religion. I felt that we were doing a small part to change the world by presenting this emotional material, which resonated greatly with my own life struggles. This is the kind of value that the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus brings to Atlanta and the world. I will continue to cherish my involvement in this important organization.

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small and large efforts. Beyond the large concert events, small groups from the Chorus go on Christmas caroling excursions for seniors, spreading cheer and music.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the collective effort and energy of the individuals who make up the group never seems to give out or give up. We recharge and keep going...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to the mission of the group, and supremely committed to doing and being their best in that effort.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

tour the country or the world bringing programs like "Shaken, Not Heard" to people everywhere, changing lives for the better and broadening understanding of what it means to be gay.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 8, 2009

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July 8, 2009

What the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus does for me personally and the community at large cannot be underestimated. I recently attended a musical concert that not only touched me personally, but also bridged and important gap between the gay community and the rest of Atlanta. The chorus provides such a positive example of gay role models for LGBT people who are trying to come out as well as for the straight community. Often these positive role models are absent or under-represented in contemporary society. The AGMC blends musical harmony with a vivid reflection of social intolerance to create a musical tapestry of its vision for a more accepting society.

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the way it bridges communication between communities.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help to establish an even wider volunteer base to help with outreach efforts as well as find ways to capitalize on capturing audience data for future concert and outreach opportunities.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the beautiful music along with the outreach to the greater community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, engaged and motivated to provide the best experience possible.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide a permanent safe space for members of the gay community to meet in musical fellowship and to continue to reach out to the Southeastern US in its efforts to increase tolerance and break down barriers.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had enough resources to insure that its message would continue to be heard across multiple communities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

widening its donor base and increaseing its artistic outreach and social relevance across the barriers of intolerance and homophobia.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have personally seen this organization provide a safe space for intolerance and homophobia to be overcome either with members of the audience or through the example provided to other organizations the chorus has partnered with.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 5, 2009

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July 5, 2009

This organization is on the way up. The membership, board, donors, and supporters have taken a nearly 30 year old organization and made it gleam. The staff surpasses expectations through their dedication to excellence. Friction within the organization is kept to a minimum, and the mission of the chorus is consistently achieved in the Atlanta community. Having sung with an award-winning large chorus in the Nation's Capitol, I am equally as proud to be a singing member of the AGMC.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

changing lives through the experience of quality musical performance with a message of reconciliation, love, and understanding.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

seek a benefit concert with Sir Elton John, recruit more non-singing members to support the chorus both financially and through support activities such as productions.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the new friendships after relocating to the area from Washington DC. Also, the opportunity to serve the community through my singing in the chorus.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Superb.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

go on a tour with the recent "Shaken, Not Heard: Stories of Gay Men, Faith, and Reconciliation."

Ways to make it better...

the economic climate were not so challenging, as the singing membership has had to contribute extraordinary amounts of time to help keep the organization moving forward due to financial needs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the same economic challenges other non-profits face in today's economic climate. The talent is ready to zoom to dizzying heights.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Philanthropic lovers of quality musical performance should experience the Atlanta Gay Mens Chorus at where it is currently, instead of recalling some distant memory of the AGMC. We're gonna WOW you!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 4, 2009

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July 4, 2009

Excellence in musical performance and message, the AGMC ROCKS!! Essential to the greater community in its delivering of excellence, the AGMC is a distinguished representation of Atlanta and its LGBT community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its impressive impact on the individual and community at large.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a part of a magnificent artistic group of performers and staff... and knowing that the message of inclusivity, fairness and equality are so very relevant to today!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional in every detail.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be sustained and ensured that its message is broadcast more widely.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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