Season 6

Sunday June 17, 2007 - The Chorus provides music for the Fathers Day services at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Tuesday June 19, 2007 - Both the incoming and outgoing Boards meet at the home of Doug McKinney and Peter Burkholder. Jim Johnson and Eric Metzler were reappointed as manager and treasurer, respectively, and Rob Hasskamp was appointed secretary. For the first time, the Board approved a budget that includes a modest stipend for the musical director. Following the board meeting, the entire chorus enjoyed a pot-luck dinner and a viewing of the spring concert DVD. The chorus takes a break form rehearsals until August 7.

Saturday September 8, 2007 - The chorus performs four pieces at the Tenth Anniversary celebration dinner of the Indiana University GLBT Alumni Association, in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Center. Following the performance, several members attended the Kate Clinton performance at the IU Auditorium.

Saturday October 20, 2007 - The chorus enjoys a performance at the Bloomington Farmers’ Market that is much cooler than past market appearances. An appreciative crowd enjoyed the program of familiar Carmichael and Gershwin tunes and the pleasing blend of a slightly larger chorus. Ed Chamberlain mingled with the audience during the performance and distributed information about the group.

Sunday December 2, 2007 - The chorus impresses its largest-ever audience of 178 with its most challenging concert to date, “Home for the Holidays,” and a significantly larger chorus of 24 singers. The John Rutter “Gloria” was both a large draw for the crowd and an exciting musical accomplishment for the group, featuring a trio of guest sopranos, an eight-member brass ensemble, two percussionists, and Pam Freeman on organ. The piece required the group to go outside of its comfort zone and perform in a new venue, the First United Methodist Church, about which the audience raved. The concert also included solos by Rebecca Keith.

December 10-12, 2007 - The chorus experiences a new milestone as the “Home for the Holidays” concert is broadcast four times on community access television, CATSchannel 3.

Monday January 21, 2008 - The chorus again contributes the the community’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance by singing at the IU Interfaith Service.

Saturday January 26, 2008 - During the Saturday evening screening of Bloomington’s fifth annual PRIDE LGBTQ Film Festival, the chorus performs a three piece set to entertain a sold-out crowd at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Sunday April 13, 2008 - In what was described as its best concert to date, the Chorus of 21 singers thrills an audience of more than 120 with a themed concert entitled “A Date with the Quarryland Men’s Chorus: Flowers, a Show, and More.” The first half featured flower-themed songs including performances by the MusicMakers Monroe County Extension Chorus and Carol Scheuer.  Special guest Moya Andrews introduced the quartet pieces by presenting a “Focus on Flowers” discussion of daisies. A highlight was the comedic production “Pansies Everywhere You Go” by Eric Lane Barnes. The second half featured Broadway show tunes and a guest appearance by Janiece Jaffe. The concert is recorded by Community Access Television Services and aired the week of April 24-30.

Tuesday April 15, 2008 - At a General Meeting of the Chorus, the membership votes to amend the bylaws resulting in a restructure of chorus governance. The manager position is changed to president, and a president-elect position is created. Board terms are changed to two-year alternating terms, and a nominating committee is established.

Saturday April 19, 2008 - The Chorus supports the Student Global AIDS Campaign by performing several pieces to kick off the 4th Annual Bloomington AIDS Walk.

Tuesday April 29, 2008 - The Chorus holds its fifth Annual Meeting and a pitch-in dinner at the home of Rex Hinkle and Jody Hays. Reports are given, but the meeting fails to reach quorum. Potential board members are asked to begin meeting with the board until an election can be held in the fall.