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January 12 - Mill Valley Rainbow Flag Fundraising Chamber Concert

Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive Street (at Throckmorton), Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Map)(Tickets) Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm Rainbow Flag

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJohn Ireland - Sextet for clarinet, horn & string quartet

Allegro, ma non troppo

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesFrancis Poulenc - Sextet (for wind quintet & piano)

Beethoven - String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3

Schubert - Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 for two violins, viola and two celli

Allegro, ma non troppo


Fundraising Concert to replace vandalized Rainbow Flag Players from the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony are performing to help raise funds for the vadalized rainbow flag which was mounted outside the church. Last August, the Community Church of Mill Valley, a progressive church long active in social justice issues, was vandalized.Β  The church had been flying a rainbow flag outside its building since late June when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Prop. 8 (which had been banning same-sex marriage in California).Β  Within the first week the rainbow flag was up, its edges were defaced and smeared with grease.Β  Then a few weeks later, the flag was ripped down, stolen, and its sturdy metal holder left twisted and bent out of shape.

Church members, astounded that this could happen in Mill Valley, notified the police, as well as local newspapers. Here’s a link to an article that appeared in the Marin Independent Journal.

The Community Church of Mill Valley is a progressive church that has been active in social justice issues for more than 80 years. The brown-shingled church was built in 1929 and stands amid a grove of redwoods near downtown Mill Valley.

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS' LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.