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Alexander's House

by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC

In honor of its 30th anniversary, the chorus performs a funny, heartbreaking and touching one-act work by composer Michael Shaieb, telling the story of a gay man whose death brings together friends, family and a long-lost son.
Genre: Classical: Choral Music
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1. The Tale of Alexander
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2. Nothing Ever Changes
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3. First Things First
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4. Tell Me the Story
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5. They Played a Tape of the Pope
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6. It's Just What You Do
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7. Get Out the Gay
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8. Gifts Unsent
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9. It Was All I Knew
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10. A Final Gift
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11. Alexander's House
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alexander's House
Music and Lyrics by Michael Shaieb. Book by Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord.

Cast:
Alexander: Tim Tourbin
Carson: Joshua Bennett
Willoughby: Eric Peterson
Joey: Richard Bennett
Sam: Cory Claussen
Alex's Father: Richard Yarborough
The Pope: Steve Spar
Young Alex: Max Akridge

"To Mike and Brent, we raise a martini in a highball glass to you. Thanks for the opportunity." —the cast of players: Joshua Bennett, Rick Bennett, Cory Claussen, Eric C. Peterson, Tim Tourbin, Max Akridge, Steve Spar and Rick Yarborough

Artistic Director: Jeff Buhrman
Assistant Music Director: Thea Kano
Principal Accompanist: Theodore Guerrant
Production Managers: Barry Bugg and Larry Rosen
Executive Director: David Jobin
Director of Marketing and Communications: Taunee Grant
Business and Administrative Manager: Craig Cipollini

Recorded and edited by Ed Kelly, Cedar Knolls Media
Mixing Engineer: Thomas W. Nichols
Mastering: Charlie Pitzer, Airshow Mastering
Produced by Thomas W. Nichols and Jeff Burhman
Cover Artwork and Package Design: Brent M. Almond, Design Nut

Recorded live at The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C.

Digital Sponsors:
"The Tale of Alexander": "For all of our friends who would have so enjoyed this new commission." —Jim Arshem
"Nothing Ever Changes": "In memory of Darryl Timothy Tolson, Class, Courage, Character, Forever, Love" —Geno Sexton
"First Things First": "For Michael Baker: you'll always be at the head of our table! With love." —Jeff, Roger, David, Scott, Steve and Chip
"Tell Me the Story": "For all who share their stories with their voice and for all who listen to them with their hearts." —Paula Bresnan Gibson
"They Played a Tape of the Pope": "To Peter Fox, Thom Gibb, Marvin Weeks, Michael Baker, Bob Wonneberger, Robb Rexroth and other friends we dearly miss." —Kathy and Marsha
"It's Just What You Do": "In honor of all of us who usually play by the rules — but break them on occasion." —Rob Hall
"Get Out the Gay": "To my chorus families, for always encouraging me and others that Gay is GOOD." —Rob Serpa
"Gifts Unsent": "For all those whom fear and ignorance have torn from their families, in the hope that they will be reconciled." —John Paul Hayworth
"It Was All I Knew": "For Josh: your Potomac Fever brothers want you to know how proud we are of all you bring to the group and to the greater GMCW family. We dedicate this to you for all you are, all you dream to be and for the gift of letting us be a part of that journey. We love you."
"A Final Gift": "For all those inspiring homes that blend families of choice with families of origin." —Jack Reiffer
"Alexander's House": "For our friend Scott, who is one of the best fathers we know and shows it every day." —Charlie and Jeff
"May the beautiful harmonies and melodic phrasing of this important work bring you grace and peace on your life and journey. In honor of Richard Leon Neal." —Kerry Neal

Special thanks to Robert Winter, Roger Alford and Jeff Buhrman for their generous contribution for the commissioning of Alexander's House.


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