While unable to meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Quire pushed forward to debut on of the songs commissioned to celebrate 25 years of The Quire building community and making music.
We invite you to check out the Virtual Quire Project and, just as with any performance by The Quire, we invite you to make a donation in support of the work we continue to do as the longest continually running LGBTQ+ organization in Iowa City.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s shadow looms large–so large that the names of some of his close colleagues in the civil rights movement remain unheralded. Bayard Rustin is not a household name today, but he was the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, among his long and broad lifetime of activism for the rights of people in all walks of life. In addition to his work as an activist, Rustin was a musician, an art collector and an athlete — all elements which describe a man who was shunned for another characteristic: his sexuality.
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the sharing of Bayard Rustin’s incredible story — we are truly honored to bring the work to life in our community. If you wish to hear the work performed again, we encourage you to join The Quire and other LGBTQ choirs for the GALA performance in Minneapolis, MN this July! More details forthcoming.