Gay Men’s Chorus Of Washington, D.C., To Perform

Posted: April 3, 2014

Daily News-Record

A concert, featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., will be held at 8 p.m. April 5 at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts on the James Madison University campus in Harrisonburg. Event benefits the Valley AIDS Network. (Photo by Photo Courtesy of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts / Bob Adamek)

Two groups within the all-volunteer 250-member Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., will return to Harrisonburg at 8 p.m. April 5 for a concert benefiting the Valley AIDS Network.


This show will be the fourth visit to James Madison University for the chorus, which has used its stop in Harrisonburg to benefit VAN every time.


This year’s show will feature Potomac Fever, a 13-man a cappella pop group, and Rock Creek Singers, a 30-person chamber ensemble.


Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., have performed at the White House, the Vice President’s residence, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall, just to name a few.


“We absolutely love the Forbes Center; it’s a great concert hall, and it’s always a joy to sing there,” said Jeff Buhrman, artistic director of the chorus.


The singers will perform in many styles, including jazz, pop, classical, country and Broadway.


 “The quality of the group is extraordinary,” said Regan Byrne, executive director of the Forbes Center.


“We’re all about quality, and we’re all about bringing in a variety of artists that we think have a diverse audience, and the music this group makes is incredible.”


Tickets cost $23-$24 and $12 for JMU students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 568-7000 or visit jmuforbescenter.com.

Contact Candace Sipos at 574-6275 or csipos@dnronline.com.