Bruce Vilanch will host “Crescendo” Oct 10

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Bay Area Reporter
SF Gay Men’s Chorus is ready for ‘Crescendo’
Sept. 30, 2010

Comedian Bruce Vilanch will host “Crescendo,” the annual fundraiser of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on Sunday, October 10 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Green Room at the War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue.

“Yes, it’s 10/10/10,” said chorus President Michael Tate. “Ten times the excitement, 10 times the luxury, and with Bruce at the helm, 10 times the fun.”

The event features a gourmet brunch donated by Patrick David’s Catering and Events, and complimentary beverages. Soft piano music will accompany the luxurious menu and the chorus’ small ensemble, Vocal Minority, will give a short performance prior to the live auction. Vilanch will close the event with comedy and a question and answer session with the audience.

Crescendo raises funds for the chorus as well as the annual “fund-a-need” that highlights a particular service. This year, guests will be invited to help the chorus expand its Experience Music Program (launched in April at Mission High School) to 7-10 year olds so that they can experience the joy of singing, to other high school students, and to provide more resources for the chorus.

Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased online at

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