Out And Proud

New chorus intended to celebrate diversity

Posted: November 26, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo Ryan Fox, musical director, leads a rehearsal of the new Northwest Arkansas Men's Chorus, debuting Dec. 2 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. Its founder, Jeff Walker, says it is the state's only "out and proud" chorus and a member of GALA Choruses, the international association of the lesbian and gay choral movement.

When Jeff Walker was growing up in Warsaw, Mo. -- a town of about 2,000 about an hour and a half north of Springfield -- there were no role models for him. He knew he was gay, but the only gay men he knew were "flamboyant and ultra-feminine -- nothing I wanted to identify with."


‘Who We Are’

Winter Concert

WHEN — 6 p.m. Dec. 2

WHERE — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Missouri Road in Fayetteville

COST — Free

INFO — nwamenschorus.org

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