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S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus brings Freedom Tour to S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus brings Freedom Tour to CSUB

gay men's choirSan Francisco Gay Men's Chorus is kicking off the Southern California leg of its 2011 California Freedom Tour on Saturday, April 9 at California State University, Bakersfield. The concert is co-sponsored by Bakersfield LGBTQ and the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Student Network (GLSSN) at CSUB. There will also be a special guest performance by Rainbow Voices, Bakersfield's LGBT chorus.

The concert features uplifting and joyous music that speaks directly to the experience of seeking freedom in the face of discrimination. It starts at 7:30 p.m. in the CSUB Doré Theatre. Parking is free in Lots B, C and D. Tickets are $27 and $42 in advance and are available online at or by calling 415-865-2787. Tickets will also be available for $25 cash only at the door.

"This is an honor for CSUB to host the renowned Chorus, and a great opportunity for our GLSSN students to work closely with Bakersfield's very active LGBT community to make this happen," said GLSSN faculty co-adviser Judith Pratt.

The 2011 California Freedom tour is the second annual tour of the state by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, with the goal of building bridges across cultural divides, creating acceptance and galvanizing local communities. Last year's tour raised nearly $20,000 for grassroot charities in Bakersfield, Fresno, Chico and Redding, said artistic director and conductor, Dr. Timothy Seelig. For more information about the Chorus, visit

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