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  • Press Releases

    The Divas Present Jazz Hot Casino Cabaret At Beatbox

    March 31st, 2014

    Gin. Gambling. Flapper girls. Live music. It’s about to get hot, hot, hot!

    The Divas are back with a brand new event – Jazz Hot Casino Cabaret – where you’re invited to soak up the speakeasy vibe on our casino floor and indulge your inner card shark with games from blackjack to baccarat.

    Proceeds from ticket and raffle sales all go towards SFGMC’s Financial Assistance Network (FAN). Your donations help singers unable to participate due to financial limitations, ensuring anyone and everyone may participate no matter their finances.

    Buy your tickets now!

    SFGMC’s Recording Of “I Am Harvey Milk” Nominated For Independent Music Award

    March 24th, 2014

    This week, SFGMC joins nearly 400 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans. SFGMC’s original cast recording of I Am Harvey Milk is nominated for “Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording.” I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon. Part choral work, part theater piece, it weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California and to his untimely assassination.

    “LUSTER – An American Songbook” Press Release

    January 22nd, 2014

    San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to be joined by cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway in “LUSTER – An American Songbook.” LUSTER to include the World Premiere of “Tyler’s Suite,” Presented in collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation, composed by the top American composers of this century. Tuesday, March 25 & Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    SFGMC & I AM HARVEY MILK TEAM RESPOND TO RULING

    June 26th, 2013

    SFGMC and the creative team of I AM HARVEY MILK, premiering this week at Nourse Theatre respond to US Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

    Show Added Due to Overwhelming Demand!

    May 9th, 2013

    Andrew Lippa Contacts:
    Rick Miramontez rick@oandmco.com
    Andy Snyderandy@oandmco.com

    SFGMC Contact:
    Julie Richter, Charles Zukow Associates
    415.296.0677 or julier@charleszukow.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
    THE SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS
    ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCE OF THE
    35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT “HARVEY MILK 2013″

    Concert to feature world premiere of “I AM HARVEY MILK”
    with music and words by Andrew Lippa

    June 26, 27, & 28, 2013

    San Francisco, CA (MAY 7, 2013)— Due to overwhelming demand, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) announced today an added performance of their 35th anniversary celebration concert Harvey Milk 2013. Harvey Milk 2013 will feature the world premiere of I Am Harvey Milk, a new choral work, with music and words by Tony® and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa, at The Nourse Theatre (201-299 Hayes Street, San Francisco). The added performance will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m.. The production, which coincides with the 35th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s assassination, was originally scheduled to run for two nights only – Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. The opening night gala will take place on Thursday, June 27. Tickets for all performances of Harvey Milk 2013 are available now, online at SFGMC.org or through City Box Office at (415) 392-4400. Tickets range in price from $25 – $60.

    Starring Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk and Tony® Award-winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, NBC’s “Go On”) as the Soprano soloist and Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Fun Home) as young Harvey, I Am Harvey Milk is directed by Noah Himmelstein, conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig, orchestrated by August Eriksmoen, video and projection design by Andrew Lazarow and will feature the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus accompanied by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. I Am Harvey Milk is produced by Bruce Cohen, in association with Robb Nanus and Jessica Leventhal. Harvey Milk 2013 will also feature the debut of I am the Legacy, featuring a variety of performance pieces celebrating the legacy of Harvey Milk submitted by artists from around the San Francisco Bay Area.

    I Am Harvey Milk weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon.

    I Am Harvey Milk was commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, along with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, and Heartland Men’s Chorus. Following this World Premiere Event, the piece will be made available for choruses to perform from coast to coast.

    Tickets for Harvey Milk 2013 range in price from $25-$60 and are available online at SFGMC.org or through City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

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    ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS
    For 35 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has courageously served as the international standard bearer for a powerful and accomplished mix of high-caliber performance, human rights, community activism, empowerment and inclusiveness, establishing it as an icon among LGBT organizations. Founded in 1978, it was the first organization of its kind and is credited with starting the LGBT choral movement, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history. It continues to rally and inspire other arts-based community organizations around the world. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC has in recent seasons established a heightened level of performance standards receiving audience and choral acclaim, increased its touring and recording profile and broadened its impact and reputation in the community while maintaining its signature blend of humor, personality and high-voltage performances. For more information about the performances and SFGMC, visit sfgmc.org. Follow SFGMC on facebook.com/sfgmc and twitter.com/sfgmc.

  • Key Biographies

    Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director and Conductor

    January 1st, 2011

    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

    “Luster – An American Songbook” Banner

    “Luster – An American Songbook” Banner

    Harvey Milk 2013 Banner

    Harvey Milk 2013 Banner

    Christmas 2011 – Rudolph and the Elves

    Christmas 2011 – Rudolph and the Elves
    Thursday December 08, 2011

    Christmas 2011 – Masonic Hall

    Christmas 2011 – Masonic Hall
    Thursday December 08, 2011

    Christmas 2011 – Merry Chorus

    Christmas 2011 – Merry Chorus
    Saturday December 24, 2011

  • Logo & Media Kits

    “Luster – An American Songbook” Banner

    January 22nd, 2014

    Web banner graphic for “LUSTER – An American Songbook.”

    Media Kit

    November 5th, 2013

    Would you like to advertise with us? Download the Season 36 Media Kit! This kit includes advertising rates and information for Season 36 programs, courtesy of VIA MEDIA.

    Harvey Milk 2013 Banner

    April 1st, 2013

    Web banner graphic for HARVEY MILK 2013.

    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.