Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, “Believe”

Do you believe? The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates the joy of the season with traditional favorites (Ave Maria, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Oh Holy Night) and modern classics (Spirit of the Season, Believe, North Pole Rock n’ Roll). BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!

With performances in December, starting on Sunday the 10th (at 3 PM and 7 PM), Friday the 15th (at 8 PM), Saturday the 16th at 8 PM and ending on Sunday the 17th (at 8 PM), there are a lot of options to attend. While at time of printing, the prices are not available, tickets go on sale on November 1st. All shows are at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02116).

For more information see the show’s website. Please call (617) 542-SING (7464) to order tickets with any special needs. This includes: wheelchair accessibility, service animals, proximity to the sign language interpreter.

Deck the Halls Potluck

hosted by Stephen Larrett & Tony Soares

WHAT: Deck the Halls with balls and holly…. Join Tony and Stephen to kick off the holiday season with a December potpourri, good friends, good food and great times.
WHEN: Sunday, December 3rd, 2-6 PM.
WHERE: 25 Warren Ave, Randolph
FOOD: Call or e-mail Tony (see below) if you would like to bring something to contribute.
COST: $2 to the host for incidentals.
RSVP: Please call or e-mail Tony at (617) 282-5154 or tony45232@aol.com.
MAXIMUM GUESTS: The more the merrier!

DIRECTIONS: Take I-93 to Exit 4 (MA-24 S.) toward Brockton using the left two lanes, and continue onto MA-24 S. Take Exit 20A to merge onto MA-139 E. toward Randolph. Follow MA-139 E., which becomes Warren St. After the plaza with Not Your Average Joe’s on the right, Warren Ave. is the third left, by the big white fence on the corner. Stephen & Tony are the 1st house on the right.

October & November’s Program

Our October Program will by Elizabeth Anker, singer, and voice teacher. She had been the director of the Platinum Singers from the Harriet Tubman House until the building was closed to seniors on June 30th. BPT member Jim Flavin and other seniors have sung with her. She will be bringing a singing group with her. Currently she is conducting classes in Jamaica Plain and Central Square, Cambridge.

Contralto Elizabeth Anker sings Baroque oratorio, art songs, new music, opera, and a variety of non-classical styles. She has recorded Bach, The Shakers, and many songs written for her deep contralto. Performances as a soloist include national tours with Sequentia of Köln, Boston Camerata, and Magnificat Baroque of San Francisco.

She has created opera roles for Francine Trester and Larry Thomas Bell, as well as modern revivals of Baroque operas by Handel and Cesti. She was a soloist in the world premiere of John Adams’s Grand Pianola Music with the San Francisco Symphony and with Boston institutions such as Emmanuel Music, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Cecilia, Chorus Pro Musica, as well as the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco and festivals in Europe. Needless to say, she has sung Messiah and Bach’s Mass in B minor many, many times. For more information, visit her website at elizabethanker.com.

There will be no November speaker. A complete turkey dinner with all the fixings (or fish or a vegetarian plate, should you wish) will be served from 3-5:30 PM. The cost of this dinner is $22.

Provincetown, Dining Out & Trips

Hello Gentlemen,

We’ve just had our first meeting at our new location in Club Café. It seems everyone enjoyed the new venue and Jim Morgrage once again took good care of us. If any of you have ideas or contacts for speakers for one of our meetings, please contact me or Bob Kingston-Parrott (see roster or contact page). Bob has been doing a great job helping but it is a difficult job to find new and interesting presenters.

Fall is now upon us and the annual Halloween invasion of Provincetown is a few weeks away. The reservation date was September 29th, but if you didn’t get a reservation in, you can contact the Inn directly. See September’s Prologue. The meet and greet cocktail hour with the other chapters will be Friday around 5 PM in the main lobby. Sister Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be Saturday afternoon at the Inn. Expect lots of laughs and prizes to the winners.

Dinner will be Saturday night with the Costume Party immediately following. We’ve made many friends over the years who’ve supported us so we’d love to return the favor. Please join us every last Tuesday of the month at Club Café for the monthly dinner. Paul Fanizzi has been very generous to the Prime Timers for years. In return, there will be a group going to dinner Friday night in P-Town at Fanizzi’s on Commercial Street. His food is outstanding. All are welcome. Also on Friday night is The SistersHairspray Sing-Along fundraiser at the Crown & Anchor to benefit the Sister Santa Fund. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. All these folks have been very generous financially as well as with their time. Please show them love.

Tony and Steve have organized a bus trip to Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum on December 17th. Reserve early as the bus will accommodate 56 people. You may also contact them if you wish to hold a potluck at your home.

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming changes or events feel free to contact me at everharry@aol.com or (857) 544-3630.

October Dinner

Tuesday, October 31st
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Steak Tips, (2) Cod Filet, (3) Statler Chicken, (4) Summer Ravioli.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by October 20th.

Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla

On Saturday, September 9th, the Provincetown Community Compact invites you to this quintessential Provincetown tradition.

Come immerse yourself in the cleansing waters of Provincetown Harbor and help raise funds for AIDS, women’s health and for the community.

When people gather with passion and vision great things are accomplished. For three decades, in one of the largest natural harbors in the world, thousands of swimmers have braved its unpredictable waters–its chilly currents, surging tides, and their deep fears−raising $4 million for AIDS, women’s health and the community. Please be a part of it.

Celebrating its 30th year, the swim symbolizes the heroic efforts of a community devastated by the pandemic and its unequivocal response to it. The Swim for Life & Paddler Community Compact, has become a catalyst for a nurturing community, offering connectedness, healthy exercise and continuity for those who return year after year.

Join the Provincetown Community Compact for this spirited and invigorating event. For info, e-mail thecompact@comcast.net or go to swim4life.org.

Take the plunge!

Moving the Meeting Place & Cruise

Hello Gentlemen,

Our 30th Anniversary has come and gone. Participation is key to successful events and we could not have made the Boat Cruise the success it was without everyone who pitched in to help. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Special thanks to our entertainment, Carol O’Shaughnessy and Tom, for the great tunes and laughs. Captain Jerry and his crew, as well as Ritas Catering did a fabulous job for us. Even Mother Nature behaved herself. It was a beautiful day.

Fall is here and we are looking forward to our annual invasion of Provincetown for Halloween as well as a Thanksgiving Dinner after our November meeting at Club Café. Tony and Steve will be able to sit and enjoy the meal with us this year and we thank them for all the beautiful dinners they prepared for us in the past. Enjoy your retirement, boys. However, they have worked hard to arrange a holiday coach trip to Stockbridge, home of the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Members have asked to bring back the rotating monthly dinners. Bob Kingston-Parrott is working on this. If you have a favorite T-accessible restaurant, please suggest them and we will look into having a dinner there. Call Harry or Bob. We will still have the Tuesday dinner at Club Café.

Remember, our next meeting will be held at Club Café on September 16th. The support group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and the social hour will begin at 2:30 PM. This month’s speaker will be Dr. Philip Daoust, M.D.

Please contact Tony and Steve if you wish to host a potluck. We’d love to see a few more on the calendar.

It’s membership dues time!!! Please make sure you send your payment into the office via tear sheet or at the next meeting.

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming changes or events feel free to contact me at everharry@aol.com or (857) 544-3630.

September Dinner

Tuesday, September 26th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Cobb salad (with chicken), (2) Club Café beef burger, (3) Salmon filet, (4) Summer ravioli (ricotta, green beans).

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by September 16th.

GLAD 36th Annual Summer Party

On Saturday, July 29th, please join GLAD for their 36th Annual Summer Party at Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA 02657. The festivities will last from 4-7 PM.

GLAD promises a fabulous event, a delicious taste of summer, and a gorgeous view of Provincetown. Mingle with other supporters of LGBTQ justice, be inspired, and learn more about the incredible work you make possible!

Don’t miss their amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. Exciting vacations, art, dining adventures, and much more—there is something for everyone.

Summer fare and drinks on GLAD!

Tickets are available from GLAD’s website for $75. For more information, see their website.

Getting Tear Sheets in on Time

Please note the date(s) listed on the Tear Sheet for when your choices and payments are due. While the office will do their best to try to accommodate everyone, when your Tear Sheet is received the day of the event, this is often difficult. Club Café in particular has been absolutely amazing in going out of their way for us. We like seeing as many of you as possible at every event, so please get your Tear Sheet in on time.

Thank you for your attention in this!