The San Diego Queer Youth Chorus (SDQYC) bring us “Fresh & Original”

“Fresh & Original” a virtual concert of original songs and spoken word pieces written and created by members of the chorus. Working with Artistic Director Lindsey Deaton, songwriting coach Abby Dorsey, SDQYC accompanist Gina Seashore and playwright/rapper Miki Vale; members of the SDQYC have written more than nine original songs and spoken word pieces. Drawing from their experiences amidst the worst pandemic in a century, these young artists have been meeting weekly since Fall 2020 to create this unique concert experience.

SDQYC’s “Fresh & Original” concert will stream live on YouTube on Sunday, March 21 at 2 PM PT.

Registration is FREE via Eventbrite. A YouTube live link will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

The San Diego Queer Youth Chorus (SDQYC) is the only chorus in the State of California of LGBTQIA2+ and allied middle and high school students. SDQYC encourages and fosters artistic expression, personal development, and leadership in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning intersex, and allied youth and presents musical performances that provide an opportunity and space for young people, however, they identify, to say “this is a place where I am accepted for who I am and everything that I bring.”

The SDQYC is deeply grateful for the support from the Jason Mraz FoundationSan Diego Pride, and the San Diego Women’s Chorus. SDQYC is led by Founding Artistic Director Lindsey Deaton, who is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and the Diverse City Youth Chorus in Cincinnati, OH. Lindsey’s work with choruses has been covered and featured on NPR, MSNBC, LA Weekly, The Advocate, and the LA Times.

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