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Gay Men’s Chorus Forms In Fargo-Moorhead

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A group of about 15 men in Fargo-Moorhead have started a gay men’s chorus, and hope to pull off a holiday concert.

The chorus organized a few months ago and has been holding weekly rehearsals at a Fargo church. The Forum newspaper reports that the group hasn’t performed yet, but members say they’re open to performing at any church that will welcome them.

The director of a gay chorus in Minnesota’s Twin Cities is mentoring Jon Landre, director of the Fargo-Moorhead chorus. He acknowledges that the Fargo region is more conservative than larger cities like Minneapolis and San Francisco, where the first gay men’s chorus started in 1978.

He says members of the chorus just want to belong, and be part of the community.

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