Recognizing a rapidly shifting climate in the United States marked by an increase in dangerous and divisive rhetoric against vulnerable minority populations, such as the LGBTQ community, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has announced the launch of its 2017 “Lavender Pen Freedom Tour.” In an effort to reaffirm its ever-present message of equality and inclusiveness, and the value in treating all individuals – irrespective of differences – with dignity, the Chorus will take their message across several southern states.
This summer, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus moved offices back to the Castro, after many years away from the neighborhood. Shane Downing of Hoodline, a local SF blog, highlights the move to the Castro in this feature article. Check it out.
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) announced today that they have appointed Christopher Verdugo as Executive Director. Mr. Verdugo joins SFGMC in anticipation of the Chorus’ 39th Season, and together with Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig, will lead the organization to new levels of growth, financial sustainability and artistic excellence.
Tickets are on sale now for our summer concert - "Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever" - June 24 and 25, 2016 at the Nourse Theater. Come celebrate Pride Weekend with the 250 men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus as we transform into the biggest boy band the world has ever seen - singing infectious pop hits from yesterday and today! We'll be joined by guest artists Well-Strung for the shows - you won't want to miss it.
Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and the SFGMC Divas announced its 5th Annual Dragathon event - "Dragathon Is Burning!" - on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Café (2369 Market St., San Francisco), raising much-needed funds for the SFGMC Financial Assistance Network (FAN). Admission is free.
Today, we announced our spring fundraising event at the home of Ann & Gordon Getty in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, and honoring composer Jake Heggie with a Champion Award.
This February, members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will present a show at the Park City Institute in Park City, UT on February 14, 2016 at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available here.
It was 40 years ago when author Armistead Maupin penned the very first article that became the international phenomenon of “Tales Of The City,” bringing the colorful life and times of San Francisco to the entire world. Maupin joins SFGMC for an evening full of stories and music about our home and its heroes, while revisiting this magical work of literature.
Today, we announced the final amount for our 2015 holiday fundraiser, benefiting the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA), a local K-5 public school in the Castro neighborhood. SFGMC presented a check to HMCRA Principal Ron Machado and members of the Parent Faculty Club in the amount of $30,378.32.
Come try your hand at a roulette table while watching amazing Vegas-style performances and sipping that double – all for a good cause. Featured games include poker, blackjack, and baccarat. Performances by SFGMC’s favorite Divas, Oasis’ own Baloney cast, and tons more – all emceed by SF’s finest cabaret performer, Tim Wagner!
Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced a partnership with the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy to help raise funds for the Academy at SFGMC’s upcoming holiday concerts.
Once again, YOUR chorus is making history. In October 2018, the Chorus will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary by taking a concert tour to China. It will be the first LGBT chorus to make such a tour.
Members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will be visiting three other spots around the Bay Area for holiday performances this year. The show is an over-the-top celebration, full of joyful, raucous takes on classic favorites, some stunning new choral works, and plenty of kicking up of heels and cutting of rugs, in usual SFGMC style.
This holiday season, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to release Festive!: Four Years of Favorites. Nineteen stunning tracks comprise this brand-new album, recorded between 2011-2015 and conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC’s Artistic Director & Conductor. Festive! is available here
Holidays in San Francisco: festively decorated cable cars, ice skating in Union Square and the uproariously hilarious antics and stunningly beautiful music of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. It is the “alternative” holiday experience only available in the City By The Bay.
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to announce Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader as the recipient of SFGMC’s Human Rights Champion Award, to be given during SFGMC’s upcoming Crescendo Turns 10! gala on Sunday, October 11 from 12pm – 3pm at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco