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    SFGMC to Perform for United States Navy’s Naming Ceremony Honoring Harvey Milk

    August 9th, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (August 9, 2016) – 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.

    SFGMC Appoints Christopher Verdugo as New Executive Director

    June 29th, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (June 29, 2016) – 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. Verdugo brings over 15 years of experience leading non-profit organizations, and comes to SFGMC after five successful years as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA).

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Issues Statement of Solidarity Following Orlando Shooting

    June 15th, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (June 14, 2016) – Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) issued a statement of solidarity for those affected by this past weekend’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read the statement below.

    Additionally, the Chorus offered a video of solidarity, filmed during last night’s SFGMC rehearsal. The Chorus sang “Dedication,” with music by Richard Burchard and text by Mark Twain (based on a poem by Robert Richardson) as an act of support for the victims of the tragedy, as well as for all who have banded together to promote peace, love, healing and pride following the events this past weekend. To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/z83Sx-KECpc

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever” this Pride Weekend

    June 9th, 2016

    Today, in celebration of San Francisco Pride, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced the program for the final concert of the 2015/2016 season – Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever on June 24 – 25 at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco). Guest artists Well-Strung, the singing string quartet, join the Chorus for Heartthrobs. Performances are Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $20-60 and are available now on www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Readies 5th Annual Dragathon Event – “Dragathon Is Burning”

    April 27th, 2016

    Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and the SFGMC Divas announced its 5th Annual Dragathon event 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. “Five years ago, the idea of Dragathon was born at a Chorus member’s birthday party,” says SFGMC Divas leader, Richie Perez. “The Divas banded together to figure out how we could turn it around to benefit the Chorus. Our inaugural event launched in 2011, and it has grown in both size and funds raised every year!”

    Patti LuPone Joins San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for Spring Fundraising Event at Home of Ann & Gordon Getty

    February 23rd, 2016

    Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced its spring fundraising event at the home of Ann & Gordon Getty in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, and honoring composer Jake Heggie with a Champion Award.

    The evening is presented by the Bob Ross Foundation, Terrence Chan and Edward Sell and Putnam Automotive Group, and includes a cocktail reception, followed by an intimate salon performance by Broadway superstar Patti LuPone and a select ensemble of SFGMC singers.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Tales of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes”

    February 18th, 2016

    Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced the spring concert for Season 38: Expect The Unexpected – “Tales of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes” on April 14 – 15 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Performances are Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25-75 and are available now on www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Raises $30,378.32 for Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy

    January 15th, 2016

    Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced the final amount for its 2015 holiday fundraiser, benefiting the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA), a local K-5 public school in the Castro neighborhood. Dr. Seelig, with members of SFGMC, presented a check to HMCRA Principal Ron Machado and members of the Parent Faculty Club in the amount of $30,378.32.

    SFGMC Partners With Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy To Raise Funds

    December 9th, 2015

    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. The Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy empowers student learning by teaching awareness, acceptance and non-violence, celebrates diversity, and achieves academic excellence while also fostering strong family-school-community connections.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “HoliGays Are Here” This December

    November 13th, 2015

    Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced the holiday performances for Season 38: Expect The Unexpected, featuring three performances of HoliGays Are Here, running December 11-12 at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, San Francisco). Performances are Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25-65 and are available now on www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.


    For all press and media inquiries, please email Peter Zimmerman, Marketing Manager – peter.zimmerman@sfgmc.org or (415) 865-3650 ext. 306

  • Key Biographies

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – Chorus Bio

    March 10th, 2016

    For nearly 40 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) has served as an international standard bearer for a powerful mix of extraordinary musical excellence and mission-driven activism. Founded in 1978, it was the first choral organization to courageously proclaim its orientation in its name and is credited with helping start the LGBT choral movement that now spans the entire globe, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history.

    Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director

    September 27th, 2015

    Known for his artistry, enthusiasm and sense of humor, Tim Seelig has been making music as a conductor, singer, and teacher for 35 years. Tim joined SFGMC in 2011.


    For all press and media inquiries, please email Peter Zimmerman, Marketing Manager – peter.zimmerman@sfgmc.org or (415) 865-3650 ext. 306

  • Images for Press

    Dr. Tim Seelig, Artistic Director

    Dr. Tim Seelig, Artistic Director

    Christopher Verdugo, Executive Director

    Christopher Verdugo, Executive Director

    SFGMC – USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony 2016

    SFGMC – USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony 2016

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016 (Photo Credit: Gareth Gooch)

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016 (Photo Credit: Gareth Gooch)

    “Harvey Milk 2013” Promo Photo 1

    “Harvey Milk 2013” Promo Photo 1

    “Harvey Milk 2013” Promo Photo 2

    “Harvey Milk 2013” Promo Photo 2

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – Pride Month

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – Pride Month

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016


    For all press and media inquiries, please email Peter Zimmerman, Marketing Manager – peter.zimmerman@sfgmc.org or (415) 865-3650 ext. 306

  • Logo & Media Kits

    Media Kit

    November 18th, 2015

    Would you like to advertise with us? Download the Season 38 Media Kit! This kit includes advertising rates and information for Season 38 programs, courtesy of VIA MEDIA. Download here.

    SFGMC Logo

    February 9th, 2012

    High resolution version of the SFGMC Logo in PDF format. Editable in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Suitable for high-quality print production, professional video, or web design.


    For all press and media inquiries, please email Peter Zimmerman, Marketing Manager – peter.zimmerman@sfgmc.org or (415) 865-3650 ext. 306

  • Programs

    Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever – Program

    June 25th, 2016

    Concert program from “Heartthrobs: Biggest Boy Band Ever,” featuring guest artists Well-Strung. Performed at the Nourse Theater on June 24 + 25, 2016.

    Unplugged Program

    June 19th, 2012

    Concert program from UNPLUGGED. Performed June 15 & 16, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church in San Francisco.

    Enchantingly Wicked Program

    April 7th, 2012

    Concert program from ENCHANTINGLY WICKED, featuring STEPHEN SCHWARTZ and the world premiere of TESTIMONY. Performed at Davies Symphony Hall in March, 2012.

    Words Program

    February 10th, 2012

    Concert program from WORDS, the inaugural concert of Dr. Timothy Seelig. Performed at Davies Symphony Hall in April, 2011.


    For all press and media inquiries, please email Peter Zimmerman, Marketing Manager – peter.zimmerman@sfgmc.org or (415) 865-3650 ext. 306