Bourland and Hall: DreamDrag (1994)

July 27, 2008

“DreamDrag” from FLASHPOINT STONEWALL (1994)
Music: Roger Bourland
Lyrics: John Hall
Bass: Craig Wheeler
Chorus: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
Conductor: Jon Bailey

FLASHPOINT/STONEWALL celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and was co-commissioned and performed by GMCLA, the Seattle Men’s Chorus, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Wash. DC, and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. The word “Stonewall” is now nearly synonymous with gay liberation.

Each chorus performed the whole work in its own city, and then an all-star cast of all the choruses sang it for 2 sold out audiences in Carnegie Hall.

The interlude in “DreamDrag” originally called for the drag queen to shoot up on stage, but we decided to tone it down.

Music is available from Yelton Rhodes Music.

© 1994 by Roger Bourland and John Hall.
Recording by Kim Paulsen.

Here is an mp3 of the same performance:

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