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Prayers for Bobby: a concert for equality

  • Trinity Lutheran Church 31-18 37th Street Long Island City, NY, 11103 United States (map)

The Astoria Choir: Prayers for Bobby

As part of World Pride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, The Astoria Choir will present Jay Kawarsky's moving work for choir and chamber orchestra, Prayers for Bobby.Based on the critically acclaimed book, this piece tells the true story of a young gay man, Bobby Griffith, and how his mother's heart and mind were transformed in the aftermath of his suicide.

A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Ali Forney Center and the Trevor Project to help support LGBTQ youth.


Jana Mestecky, narrator
Elizabeth van Os, soprano
Eugenio Vargas, tenor

The Brown Label Ensemble, orchestra

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