William Sauerland, Artistic and Music Director
San Francisco-based countertenor and educator, William Sauerland enjoys a varied career of teaching, singing, and conducting. Mr. Sauerland is currently the Artistic and Music Director of the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, Director of Vocal Music at Lick-Wilmerding High School, and Associate Music Director of the Grammy Award-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy.
Paul G. McCurdy, Assistant Music Director and Pianist
Paul G. McCurdy is an accompanist and coach for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory and Adult Extension Divisions. He performs regularly with the Lestat Trio (piano, clarinet, and viola) and other instrumentalists and vocalists and works with a wide range of organizations, including Lamplighters, Lick-Wilmerding High School, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, the Marin Girls Chorus, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, and Woodminster Summer Musicals. He studied music at the University of Georgia and holds degrees in anthropology and German. Teachers and mentors include Jane Bailey, Jeannine Morrison, George Mann, and Richard Rogers.
Joie Rey Cohen, MFA, Operations Manager
Joie Rey Cohen is a San Francisco-based visual artist who earned an MFA in Creative Inquiry/Interdisciplinary Art with a focus on Visual Memoir and Interdisciplinary Teaching Practices from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a BA in Humanities with a focus on Gender Studies from New College of California. Joie is the current Manager of Social Media, Marketing and Photography for the iconic Britex Fabrics in Union Square, San Francisco. Joie has worked on social media, photography, website design and has produced fundraiser events for small business owners, galleries, artists, authors and non-profits in the Bay Area since 2001, and has been published locally and nationally, both in print and online. Joie has also shown visual artwork on three continents, in over 10 cities. Joie is a huge fan of Broadway Musicals, and values the intersections of music and community. Joie is dedicated to preserving the arts, specifically within LGBTQ+ communities, and has been volunteering within those communities for the last three decades. Joie enjoys knitting, hand sewing clip on bow ties, and people watching in local coffee shops with their dog Ruby Jo Jo.