What People are Saying
Dammit, Gerald Gurss! Way to close out this Festival on an emotional high note! Lots of tears out here. Thanks for creating such beauty.
I am humbled to even be associated with this group. What a touching story and performance. Gerald Gurss, you are truly changing the world with your amazing gift of talent with music. Caroline Cave, I have NO idea how you memorize SO many damn solos! Everyone else, it was fantastic. I’m sitting over here crying when I’m supposed to be doing homework. When I’m struggling to stay awake in class tomorrow it will be because of a good reason. I’m so glad I got to see that SHOWSTOPPER! Love you all!
Member — One Voice Chorus of Charlotte
One Voice Chrous of Charlotte’s Salute to Bottoms set to “Belle” from “Beauty and the Beast” – one of if not the best spot-on performances during the festival!
Being chosen as a Showstopper Chorus, and with that piece (Glenda & Lauree) in particular, was completely deserved! When they mentioned three choruses were selected, I immediately thought, “Better be OVC up there!” So proud of you all!
Member — Desert Voices
… I heard the story Glenda and Lauree, first shared with the world on NPR’s StoryCorp, set to music by One Voice Chorus of Charlotte, in a song that wrenched tears from the eyes of all assembled, and we watched Glenda Elliot stand before us as proof of the power of our undying love. …
Biggest “ugly cry” yet!!
Few words can describe a GALA Festival. Last night’s closing ceremonies were filled with truly memorable moments: LGBT singers from China, Cuba, and the EU singing as one, Gerald Gurss’ original composition about love and lost time, and most amazing, 6500 people proudly raising their voices and arms in song.
Glenda R. Elliott
My appreciation is beyond words to express in hearing the beautiful voices of the OVC put music to my story. Still I will offer heartfelt thanks to Gerald for his beautiful composition and to the OVC for your extraordinarily beautiful performance! My love to and for all of you!
Honorary Member — One Voice Chorus of Charlotte
Congrats to all. Your performance at the final concert was a real highlight. Beautifully written and sung.