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Walking Together – featuring Tyler’s Suite
2017 Quarryland Men’s Chorus Winter Concert
With Sylvia McNair / Mayor John Hamilton
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:00PM

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men/trans men and their allies, presents their annual winter concert entitled Walking Together. Walking Together features the men of the chorus, renowned vocalist Sylvia McNair, and Mayor John Hamilton performing Tyler’s Suite, a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college. Tyler's mother Jane Clementi will attend the performance. She will speak about Tyler, her family's experience and the foundation they established that fights for internet safety and to protect all children from bullying, especially online forms of bullying.

Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (Conductor/Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus), Tyler’s Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine of today’s top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz.

For fifteen years, the chorus has been under the direction of Barry Magee, who announced his retirement after Season 16.

This powerful collection of songs moves audiences and singers alike and ultimately shines a light of hope for a safer, kinder world in line with the mission of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which works to end all forms of online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.

Other musical selections will feature music that inspires, uplifts, and calls the audience to action for the LGBTQ+ community. Contact the chorus at if you’d like to partner in some significant way to enhance the overall concert experience for the audience.

The Tyler's Suite project is made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Brown County Community Foundation Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. With additional funding provided by the Bloomington Arts Commission.

Doors for this general admission event will open at 6:30 pm, and the show is expected to last roughly 2 hours. It will be followed by a reception featuring BLU Boy Café and Cakery desserts and Board + Blade appetizers, which will last approximately 1.5 hours. Children 12 and under are free for this event.