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Song Squad of New York Pride Event at the Footlight
June 19 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Song Squad of New York is an informal chorus with a live backup band. At each unique event, Song Squad’s choir director, Uton Onyejekwe, helps participants make two previously-announced songs performance-ready. After an hour of arranging harmonies, correcting vocal phrasings, and making other improvements to the first song, Song Squad’s video crew shoots a live performance for a future online release. The process is repeated for the second song.
Throughout June, Song Squad will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, a key event in America’s LGBTQ+ civil rights movement. Drag queen Charmagne Aültra will dazzle as the guest host for these shows. And, the group has curated a special list of fun and empowering Pride songs with which to celebrate. Song Squad’s second Pride event will feature “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper at the Footlight, on June 19th.
There are no auditions for Song Squad and anyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to participate. All skill levels are welcomed and prior choir experience or preparation for each event are not requirements. Events are 21+ and are held at venues selling alcohol (unless otherwise advertised).