GALA Choruses

GALA Choruses presents

Rise Up Singing

an ongoing series of virtual concerts, collaborations, and conversations throughout 2021 to elevate our vision of a world where all voices are free. 

registration is now open for:

Coffee Concert: Street Requiem

Thursday, September 23 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

(encore) Sunday, September 26 at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT

South Coast Chorale performs a modern Requiem enhanced with English, African and Persian lyrics. The composition explores the communities and individuals affected by homelessness and violence on the streets. Includes interviews with the composer and conductor.  

Devotion: A Celebration of GALA Choruses

(encore) Thursday, September 30 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

In a year when we almost lost the GALA Choruses organization, Coro Allegro shines a light on the shared devotion between GALA and its member choruses through the prism of our journey of mutual inspiration and evolution. Join us for music and stories from composers, conductors, singers, and LGBTQ+ advocates on the impact of Festival, as we honor the GALA board and staff with the Daniel Pinkham Award and celebrate raising our voices together for LGBTQ+ rights worldwide.Guests include: Robin Godfrey (GALA Choruses), Jane Ramseyer Miller (GALA Choruses and One Voice Mixed Chorus); Kenneth Fuchs (Grammy-award winning composer), Eric Banks (composer and Director of the Esoterics), Reginald L. Mobley, (countertenor & co-author of the Black Voices Matter pledge), John Abdallah Wambere (Founder of AmeriGanda), Janson Wu (Executive Director of GLAD, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders), Craig Coogan (Executive Director of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus). Michael Tate (GALA Choruses and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus). Sam Brinton (The Trevor Project and Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC), and other alumni and members of Coro Allegro.  

Coffee Concert: ReMembering - Singing Water

Thursday, October 14 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

(encore) Sunday, October 17 at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT

One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota's LGBTQ and allies chorus, explores Minnesota as a place of both home and exile for immigrants, LGBTQ people and Indigenous people. Large scale puppets, choral music, and true stories are woven together through themes of water.

Sacred Resilience

Friday, November 19 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

Sunday, November 21 at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT

Featuring a new commission by two transgender artists, composer Mari Esabel Valverde and poet Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, this concert honors the November Transgender Day of Resilience. Sacred Resilience features trans and nonbinary singers from across the GALA Choruses movement and includes interviews, spoken word and choral music.

About GALA

GALA Choruses is an association of approximately 200 LGBTQ and allied choruses throughout the Americas, representing 12,000 diverse singers from Alaska to Maine and Canada to Brazil. The organization is best known for producing our quadrennial choral festival which has become the largest LGBT+ performing arts event in the world. The next Festival is being planned for July of 2024.  

GALA Choruses offers our members networking opportunities and Discussion Groups, an annual Leadership Symposium, a full array of administrative support, an Online Resource Library, in addition to our signature event: the quadrennial LGBTQ Music Festival!

Thank you for supporting the GALA Choruses!