GAY MEN'S CHORUS ADDS VOCAL MUSCLE - Timothy Seelig, the chorus' new conductor, seems intent on taking the chorus up a notch. Since January, when Seelig moved from Dallas, where he was conductor of the city's Gay Men's Chorus, 68 new singers have joined the group, bringing the membership total to more than 280. Seelig chalks up his popularity to "being the new kid on the block," but also to having guest-conducted the San Francisco chorus last year. He also comes to his new job with the kind of confidence that is born from years of experience: He has been involved with the gay choral movement for 25 years. Read Full Article >>
Standing ovations were easy to come by at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center last night as Dr. Timothy Seelig conducted and performed his last concert as the artistic director of the Turtle Creek Chorale. (How many people get a standing O simply by walking out on stage?) Despite a stirring solo entrance, he remained silent for a big chunk of the first part of the show, which made for some dramatic tension. The man knows how to work a room. Read Full Article >>
Member Spotlight: Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. “The phenomenon of a gay men’s chorus is a vital part of the musical fabric of our society. It is not a gimmick to draw a crowd. We have always just wanted to put on great concerts – and make a difference while doing it.” Read Full Article >>
A comedic segment on The Daily Show attests San Francisco is no longer the Gayest City in America after a recent report. San Francisco is so old-school, it’s like “the Colonial Williamsburg of gay.” Minneapolis is the ‘gayest’ now. Tim, as you might imagine, doesn’t buy it. The video clip does contain some “MATURE” material. Watch the Video Segment >>
I conducted the gay men’s chorus in Dallas, Texas for twenty years, and a few other gay and lesbian choruses before that. I started my life as an opera singer, and had a wife and two children. Things shifted gears after I came out, obviously, and I discovered gay choruses: my mission. The rest, as they say, is history. Read Full Article >>
When I was approached about doing a regular column for the San Francisco Bay Times, I was thrilled. My next thought was, “What ever will I write?” I then excitedly shared this opportunity and my worry with my friends. Most said, “How will they keep you to under 600 words?” People say the Seeligs can just talk until they think of something to say! Well, this same thing happened to me some years ago when a publisher asked me to write a book. I said, “I’m not old enough to write a book!” He suggested I look in the mirror. Now there are six books! Apparently, I had a lot to say.
Tim writes a monthly piece for the San Francisco Bay Times, you can see them all here: Read Full Articles >>