Credit: Flying House Productions

Seattle Men’s Chorus

March 20th-March 21st
Benaroya Hall

“Love Beyond Borders”
Love and hope can’t be constrained behind closed borders but sometimes they need a helping hand. Dramatic and inspiring stories of escape are joined by pop sounds of LGBTQ artists from across the globe including Freddie Mercury, Ricky Martin and k.d. lang.

Featuring a world premiere commission inspired by the lives of many LGBTQ Muslims who settled in North America after years of seeking asylum. With music from Caldwell and Ivory, Lyn Rye, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, and Bonnie McKee, songwriter for pop music’s biggest stars, including Katy Perry and Britney Spears.

The commission spotlights Seattle’s pivotal role in the LGBTQ underground railroad. Ultimately our community’s efforts brought more than a dozen people from Middle Eastern countries into Seattle and on to safe havens in parts of Europe and North America. Among the Muslim LGBTQ refugees are Nayeff and Btoo, currently married and living in Seattle. They are featured in the 2016 documentary Out of Iraq. See where they are now.

Fri., March 20 – 8:00 pm*, Sat., March 21 – 2:00 pm

*with certified ASL interpretation

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