Bryce Sprosty, 23, a tenor singing with the Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus. Zach Boyden-Holmes/Juice
Three questions with Bryce Sprosty
Published on December 17th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler
Bryce Sprosty, 23, is a tenor singing with the Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus. The group performs its Solstice Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave.
Q: How did you get involved with the chorus?
My neighbor was a singing member and invited me to join and I thought it sounded like fun. This is my first singing or performance group that I’ve done, other than singing in church. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try that out and meet some new people. This will be my second Solstice Concert.
Q: What’s the selection of songs like for the Solstice Concert?
It’s all kind of left up to the choral director, Rebecca Gruber. I think she bounces ideas around with a committee. They seem to be very careful to pick music that sounds very good in a tenor-tenor, bass-bass arrangement. They pick a lot of holiday-themed songs that will sound good with a men’s chorus and check out what other choruses do. A few of the songs purposely have words like “gay” or “fairy” in there so we can add some jokes.
Q: Do you have a favorite holiday song?
If I was to pick one that we’re singing, “Jesu Parvule.” I really like it. It’s not quite so campy and chorusy; more thoughtful.