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Sunday, March 23, 2014 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Music: The Power to Change Hearts and Minds
Guests: Jane Clementi and Dr. Timothy Seelig
Interlocutor: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw
 
Jane Clementi
Jane Clementi is co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies. A native of New Jersey and devoted mother of three sons, Ms. Clementi advocates for parents of LGBT children to speak openly of the love they have for their children, and in doing so impact the world around them and create accepting environments. Since losing her son, Tyler, Jane's spiritual journey has continued to carry and transform her in ways she never would have imagined. She left her church of many years because she felt that, while sitting in the pews of a church that condemned LGBT people, she was herself a bystander to bullying. Jane leads an inspirational life through the unique experience she shares with other parents and speaks passionately about the need to divorce the concept of "sin" from homosexuality.

Dr. Timothy Seelig
Timothy Seelig is a conductor, singer, teacher, motivational speaker who conducts regularly at Carnegie Hall and, most recently, at Lincoln Center and the Southbank Centre in London.  He is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Conductor Emeritus of the Turtle Creek Chorale, which he conducted for 20 years, and taught at Southern Methodist University for 14 years.  Dr. Seelig holds four degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas and a degree from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has authored numerous books and DVDs on choral technique including The Perfect Blend; The Perfect Rehearsal; The Perfect Choral Workbook; Quick Choral Fixes and The Music Within.  He has commissioned choral works for amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research), the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation featuring Dr. Maya Angelou and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital featuring Marlo Thomas.  His most recent commission is for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
 
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents

LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Davies Symphony Hall
Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 p.m.
These concerts primere “Tyler’s Suite,” a multi-movement work created by top American composers of this century and presented in collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Tickets: www.SFGMC.org or 415-392-4400

 

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