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United in Voice- 20th Anniversary Concert

June 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

On June 16, 2018 Ashville’s gay men’s chorus will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary at Diane Wortham Theatre with the world premier of “Brothers, Lovers, Friends”. Commissioned by the chorus for this occasion composer David Troy Francis and poet Gavin Dillard were selected to honor 20 years of gay and gay supportive men singing out and proud in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

David Francis, a former resident of Asheville, is best known for his steadfast championing and performance of contemporary music. He is an esteemed concert pianist and recording artist as well as an award-winning composer, arranger and accompanist. His unique arrangements of American Hymns have led to two best-selling CDs: Pieces of My Childhood – American Hymns Revisited and Be Still, My Soul – American Hymns Revisited Volume Two. David has been awarded three consecutive ASCAP Plus Awards for Musical Excellence.

Poet and lyricist Gavin Dillard is an iconic and internationally celebrated poet in both the gay community and the world of music and theatre. A native of Asheville, he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. Gavin has published seven books of poetry and was lyricist for BARK! The Musical.

For over 19 years Cantaria, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville, has been sharing its voice with Asheville and the greater Western North Carolina. Starting with just a few gay men the chorus is growing and our voices are reaching an increasing diverse audience.


June 16, 2018
7:30 pm


Diana Wortham Theatre
2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States