While thousands of Westcott Community Fair-goers braved the sweltering heat on the final day of summer, Earl Taylor collected signatures in a popup tent. His goal? To turn signups into new voices for the Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus.
“The chorus is an all-inclusive organization,” Taylor said. He adds that musical ability should not hold people back from joining.”We’re a non-auditioned chorus, so people can just come in and we’ll find a place to put them.”
The chorus was founded in 1991, and Taylor, who now chairs the group, believes that it was always about providing community. “Originally…it was, you know, a safe place. Cause times have changed a lot for the gay community,” Taylor said.
The group hosts concerts in the spring and winter, with some additional events sprinkled throughout the year. For those interested in joining the chorus, or catching them in concert, Taylor says to check out their website.