Liberal Studies Assistant Professor Jeff Roy will join the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) as they present “Queen of the Night,” a concert celebrating the life of lead vocalist Freddie Mercury from April 2-3 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Together, the chorus will perform a variety of selections by Queen and Freddie Mercury including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody to Love” and “We Will Rock You.” The concert will be conducted by Ernest H. Harrison, GMCLA’s music director, and feature choreography by Janet Roston.
Roy, a regular participant of the GMCLA, is a musician, composer, filmmaker, and two-time Fulbright recipient. Roy’s research on transnational music, film, and media engages in dialogue with queer of color critique, post/decolonial theory, and South Asia studies. Roy currently teaches liberal studies courses on arts integration, music and media, and other subjects in the humanities and liberal arts.
“GMCLA is a joyful community dedicated to raising awareness about LGBTQIA+ experiences and issues through educational outreach and public initiatives,” said Roy. “We’re excited to celebrate the life of this legendary artist whose impact on the world is truly immeasurable.”
Tickets to “Queen of the Night” may be purchased online from UCLA’s central ticket office. A special discount will be given to Cal Poly Pomona community members. To receive the discount code as well as more information about the GMCLA, contact Assistant Professor Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.