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:

Naked Man 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Wednesday, June 16 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

(encore) Tuesday, June 22 at 11pm EDT / 8pm PDT

(encore) Thursday, June 24 at 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Naked Man, a ground breaking commission by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The event includes conversations with composer Robert Seeley, conductor Stan Hill and singer Clint Johnson. Enjoy a performance of the entire Naked Man commission from the 2016 GALA Choruses Festival in Denver.  

Webinar: Ask an Expert- Digital Marketing

Monday, June 21 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

Have a digital marketing question? We've got you covered! Join us for a conversation with consultants from Capacity Interactive, who will draw on their vast experience working with arts nonprofits to help you navigate your marketing challenges. Whether you're a beginner or a marketing guru, feed your curiosity with this interactive and collaborative session. 

"Capacity Interactive is the premier digital marketing consulting firm for the arts. We partner with leading arts and cultural organizations to help them build audiences, engage community and market smarter." (-from CI's website). Clients include the Kennedy Center, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and the Royal Court Theatre.

Space is limited so reserve your ticket now! A recording of this webinar will be made available to those who paid admission. So, even if you can't make it on the 6/21, you won't miss a thing!

Devotion: A Celebration of GALA Choruses

Sunday, June 27 at 4pm EDT / 1pm 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 Law), 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.  

Up Next....

GALA Virtual Festival 2021

Join us for a series of historic and current events celebrating GALA Choruses!

Blockbuster 2012 Retrospective: Our Legacy = Our Song

Wednesday, July 7 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

This concert from Festival 2012 tells the 45-year history of GALA choruses through song, including interviews with founders of the movement.

Coffee Concert: Portraits of Pulse

Thursday, July 8 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

The Orlando Gay Chorus recounts the story of the Pulse murders as seen through the eyes of JD Casto, a local gay photographer and film-maker. The performance includes interviews with the director and photographer.

Coffee Concert: A Roof and a Bed

Friday, July 9 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT 

The Portland Lesbian Choir explores the poignancy of home through a stirring song set featuring two new commissions: a setting of poetry by homeless women, and a troubled youth’s journey to find home.

A Song of Courage

Saturday, July 10 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

This 2008 documentary video tells the history of the LGBTQ choral movement.

GALA Youth Choruses Showcase

Sunday, July 11 at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT

(encore performances TBD)Collaboration concert featuring poetry, original compositions, stories and choral music from LGBTQ youth.

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!