A Benefit for the North Shore AIDS Walk Team
Honoring VERNY SAMAYOA.

Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Lynn City Hall
Three City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this benefit concert (originally scheduled for May 31, 2020) has been postponed until
May 23rd, 2021.

 

This concert is Sponsored by The Solimine Family, Solimine Funeral Homes and Lucia Lighting, Eastern Bank.

Featuring the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

“I Want My Gay TV”

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Doors Open at 2:00 PM
Show at 3:00 PM

Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Lynn City Hall
Three City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

 

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus returns to the Lynn Auditorium with a preview of their latest show. “I Want My Gay TV,” promises to be a fun-filled program that features songs re-imagined from your favorite music videos, TV shows and movies. Selections will include songs from Glee, American Horror Story and Smash, along with an epic medley of classic TV theme songs. Of course, no GAY TV program would be complete without Madonna’s Vogue!

All proceeds benefit the “North Shore Walks for Verny” AIDS Walk team and AIDS Action.

Who was Verny Samayoa?

This concert is dedicated to Verny Samayoa, who died Oct. 14, 2019 at age 68 after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Verny started his career in the field of HIV/AIDS as one of the first outreach workers for Lynn Community Health. During his tenure at the Health Center, he led them to become one of the Centers of Excellence in HIV/AIDS, a designation that recognized the comprehensive, high quality and innovative approach to care.

In 2016, Verny joined AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts where he served as a Community Case Worker for Essex County, working tirelessly to assist clients living with HIV.  At the time of his death, Verny was managing an outreach office in Lynn for AIDS Action/Fenway Health. He was a life-long advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS and we are privileged to raise money in his honor for AIDS Action. 100% of all proceeds will benefit the life-saving programs of AIDS Action and credited to the “North Shore Walks for Verny” AIDS Walk Team.

DONATE TO VERNY’S TEAM

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 200-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts. CBS-WBZ named the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus one of the “top 5” choruses in the city of Boston. The Boston Business Journal in 2018 and 2019 named BGMC one of the top 10 performing arts organizations in the city. BGMC is a Cultural Ambassador — being the first LGBTQ+ chorus to perform in Poland in 2005, the Middle East in 2015 and in South Africa in June 2018. Learn more online here.

PRESENTING SPONSORS
This concert is sponsored by The Solimine Family, Solimine Funeral Homes and Lucia Lighting, Eastern Bank. This concert is dedicated to Verny Samayoa, who died Oct. 14 at age 68 after a long courageous battle with cancer. At the time of his death, Verny was managing an outreach office in Lynn for AIDS Action/Fenway Health. Proceeds from the Concert will benefit AIDS Action in Verny’s Name.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more here.

Questions or for Sponsorship Inquiries, please contact Sharon Glasser at sglasser@fenwayhealth.org or 857.313.6737