San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Embarks on Lavender Pen Tour

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Embarks on Lavender Pen Tour

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC), whose mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism and compassion, will kick off its 40th season by embarking on the Lavender Pen Tour from October 7-15, 2017. The tour will visit various cities and small towns in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, while raising much-needed funds for local LGBTQ+ nonprofit organizations.

SFGMC Welcomes Mitch Galli as new Educational Outreach and Music Services Manager

SFGMC Welcomes Mitch Galli as new Educational Outreach and Music Services Manager

Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC), under the leadership of Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, and Christopher Verdugo, Executive Director, announced the hire of Mitch Galli as SFGMC’s new Educational Outreach and Music Services Manager.“There could not be a more perfect person to join the SFGMC team at this time,” writes Dr. Timothy Seelig. “Mitch comes to us from public school music education to help us launch our educational outreach to Bay Area youth. We are so lucky to have such a dynamic musician leading the way.”

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents "Paradise Found" - March 30 – April 1, 2017 at Herbst Theatre

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents "Paradise Found" - March 30 – April 1, 2017 at Herbst Theatre

Paradise Found features the 250 men of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the spectacular choral sound for which they are known, and a cavalcade of surprises along the way. SFGMC’s trademark sound will be on full display with several world-premiere pieces, cherished favorites and must-see production numbers. In addition, the Chorus welcomes the international sensation Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Dance Company.

Kathy Griffin to Be Honored by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at 11th Annual Crescendo Gala

Kathy Griffin to Be Honored by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at 11th Annual Crescendo Gala

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC), whose mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism and compassion, today announced a stellar lineup of honorees and VIP guests for the 11th annual Crescendo Gala presented by Foresters Financial. Being held on March 12, 2017, this year’s star-studded event will honor two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin with the Vanguard Award for her achievements in LGBTQ equality and for using her voice as an agent of change in the movement.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Announces Lavender Pen Freedom Tour 2017

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Announces Lavender Pen Freedom Tour 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (November 15, 2016) – 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.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus To Perform For United States Navy’s Naming Ceremony Honoring Harvey Milk

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC Artistic Director, announced today that the Chorus will perform the National Anthem at the celebrated USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, held by the United States Navy. The event will take place on Treasure Island at the Great Lawn in San Francisco, CA. Last week, USNI News reported that the Navy declared their intention to name a fleet oiler for Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California.