“I became the one that was the mom of the office. I was the one that people came to with their problems. That’s basically one of the things I do in the chorale,” Gano said.
When she retired from the Hill in January 2007, Hobson called her “the heart of this office and my district for years.”
“Ginny is absolutely indispensable,” said longtime chorale member David Greengrass, a senior legislative assistant for Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). “She puts so much time and cares about the group so much, and I think we’d be absolutely lost without her.”
It is a tossup between the wonderful music and the wonderful people that draws Gano and many others to the chorale year after year, she said.
“To be able to make such beautiful music with the people you care about is the best thing ever,” she said. “I just try to keep it like a family.”
What: Capital City Symphony and Capitol Hill Chorale
Title: “Together Again: Mozart and Brahms”
The concert features Mozart’s “Requiem” and “Overture” to “Don Giovanni” and Brahms’ “Nänie.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Saturday at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue Southeast; Sunday at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE.
Tickets: Buy tickets for both performances at capitalcitysymphony.org or call 202-547-1444 for tickets to Saturday’s performance and 202-399-7993 for tickets to Sunday’s show.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.