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    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.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Launches its 38th Season with “Crescendo Turns 10!”

    September 23rd, 2015

    The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) kicks off Season 38: Expect the Unexpected with its fabulous annual fundraising gala, Crescendo Turns 10! This year marks the tenth iteration of SFGMC’s signature fundraiser, and will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 12 – 3 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco (600 Stockton St, San Francisco).

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Releases New Recording “Passion: Songs of Love and Life”

    July 21st, 2015

    Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (Artistic Director & Conductor) announced the release of SFGMC’s new recording Passion: Songs of Love and Life, available now for purchase and download. Passion: Songs of Love and Life was recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall during two concerts on April 1 & 2, 2015 and was produced by multi-Grammy award-winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Ranch. The recording is available now at SFGMC.org and is also available digitally on iTunes and Amazon, and high quality audio on Bandcamp.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Elton: The Sing-Along”

    May 11th, 2015

    Today, in celebration of San Francisco Pride, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) announced the program for the final concert of the 2014/15 season, “Elton: The Sing-Along” on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco). Guest artist Breanna Sinclairé, the first transgender singer to earn the Master of Vocal Performance degree from the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music, joins the Chorus for “Elton: The Sing-Along.” Tickets for “Elton: The Sing-Along” range in price from $20 – 60 and are available now by visiting www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Passion,” featuring the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s “For a Look or a Touch”

    February 4th, 2015

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the program today for the spring concert series, “Passion” at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness, San Francisco), on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.. “Passion” will present a selection of extraordinary new works, taking audiences on a voyage across three centuries, sharing stories of passion as only music can express. Starring the 275 men of the Chorus, Passion includes the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s choral opera “For a Look or a Touch,” and the world premieres of “#twitterlieder: 15 Tweets in 3 Acts,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Charles Silvestri and “My Friend, My Lover: Five Walt Whitman Songs” by Steve Huffines. Tickets for “Passion” range in price from $25 – 90 and will be available on February 19th by visiting www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400. Mini-subscriptions for SFGMC’s final two shows of Season 37 are available now.

  • 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.

  • Images for Press

    Dr. Tim Seelig, Artistic Director

    Dr. Tim Seelig, Artistic Director

    “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

    “Tales of Our City” – Armistead Maupin #1 – at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” – Armistead Maupin #1 – at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” – Armistead Maupin #2 – at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    “Tales of Our City” – Armistead Maupin #2 – at Davies Symphony Hall, 2016

    Patti LuPone

    Patti LuPone

    “Passion” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2015

    “Passion” at Davies Symphony Hall, 2015

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus 2014

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus 2014

    “LUSTER” at Davies Symphony Hall

    “LUSTER” at Davies Symphony Hall

  • 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.

  • Programs

    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.