The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a special performance, “I See You: 50 Years After Stonewall,” at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308.
General admission is $30 through June 21 and $35 at the door. For more information about pricing, discounts and to purchase tickets, visit voicesofnote.org.
“I See You” will tell the story of the LGBTQ liberation movement from its inception, during a time when the United States grappled with other polarizing issues like the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. The Stonewall Riots, which were in response to police raids on gay bars in New York City, are seen as the watershed moment for the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
The concert weaves a narrative of the LGBTQ movement through music of the era, featuring artists like Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel, and Andrew Lippa.
“I believe the activists from 1969 would still be in the streets if they were with us today,” said executive director, Eve Campbell. “They’d be telling us to keep our history alive, tell the stories, be proud, and to keep working. So we will! We will sing and remember and keep the faith.”
Earlier this month, AGMC took “I See You” to the small city of Hendersonville, NC., which held its first-ever Pride celebration.