Gateway Men's Chorus

Joseph Cultice

The Gateway Men’s Chorus came up with the name “Bad Boys” before B -52’s frontman Fred Schneider was onboard for this weekend’s performances.

According to Al Fischer, artistic director of GMC, Bad Boys is about “guys with attitude, guys with something to say, who don’t care what people think about them.”

The Gateway Men's Chorus' mission is to affirm and promote gay culture and acceptance through excellence in musical performance and education.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The Gateway Men’s Chorus celebrated its 25th anniversary season in 2012; and under the direction of Artistic Director Al Fischer, the 80-plus-member group is certainly not resting on its laurels.

The chorus, which has the stated mission to “affirm and promote gay culture and acceptance through excellence in musical performance and education,” is bringing in Fred Schneider, singer and founder of the new wave group B-52s, for its next musical event.