The chorus began in January 1980 under the name, "The San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Men's Community Chorus." The chorus initially received financial assistance from Golden Gate Performing Arts, which we were part of along with the San Francisco Gay Freedom Gay Marching Band & Twirling Corps (known today at the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band) and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. On May 17, 1980, we presented our "Premiere Performance" along with the Lambda Pro Musica orchestra. We then participated in the joint "Gay Musical Celebration at Grace Cathedral" on June 27 and marched in the Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 29. Our fall concert was held on September 27 at Mission High School. Our first artistic director was Robin Kay.
Next time: the chorus in 1981.