BWW Review: THE BRITS ARE COMING at Davies Symphony Hall Salutes The Music Of Our Friends Across The Pond

BWW Review: THE BRITS ARE COMING at Davies Symphony Hall Salutes The Music Of Our Friends Across The Pond

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, March 22, 2019

For their penultimate performance of their 41st season, the SFGMC salutes the music and culture of our friends across the pond in an evening both stately and dignified, but with the typical clowning and impishness we've come to expect. In the glorious setting of Davies Symphony Hall, a five-piece band accompanied the Chorus and they presented songs from all genres, ranging from classical, folk ballad, pop and rock.

Andrew Lippa's Musical Chronology of the Gay Experience, Unbreakable, to Make World Premiere in San Francisco

Andrew Lippa's Musical Chronology of the Gay Experience, Unbreakable, to Make World Premiere in San Francisco

Following the international success of I Am Harvey Milk, which played an acclaimed 2014 Lincoln Center concert, composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa will debut a new world premiere titled Unbreakable at San Francisco's Nourse ...

"Unbreakable" Tickets - On Sale Now!

"Unbreakable" Tickets - On Sale Now!

Tickets to our final concert of Season 40 - "Unbreakable" - are ON SALE NOW! Buy yours here: http://www.cityboxoffice.com/sfgmc. “Unbreakable” is composed by and stars Tony Award-nominee Andrew Lippa and the 250+ members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. This world premiere musical chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ community over the last 120 years.

Upworthy: What happens when a gay men's choir tours the Deep South?  This one decided to find out.

Upworthy: What happens when a gay men's choir tours the Deep South?  This one decided to find out.

On a sultry October day in Selma, Alabama, about 300 members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in identical purple shirts. The iconic bridge where civil rights leaders famously stood against racism has seen a lot in its day. But nothing quite like this.

Huffington Post: The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Flies South to Fight Bigotry

Huffington Post: The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Flies South to Fight Bigotry

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is going on tour this fall – prepare yourselves for a very gay October.

If you’ve ever watched the group, you know they will brighten up the grayest of days and the dullest of sports games. One of the many prides of San Francisco, SFGMC will continue spreading positivity this fall in a place that may need it most – the South.

O Magazine: This Gay Men's Chorus Is Taking a Stand Against Hate in the Best Way

O Magazine: This Gay Men's Chorus Is Taking a Stand Against Hate in the Best Way

A year ago, members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) believed they were going places—faraway places, like Cuba, maybe, or China. They were coming up on their 40th season, and the milestone deserved a landmark tour. Then came the presidential election—and with it, the fear that the gay rights high of the past few decades could collapse. SFGMC board chairman Steve Huffines was alarmed by that chilling notion. "I wasn't concerned with liberals versus conservatives," says Huffines (rhymes with lines), who sings bass in the group. "I was worried about the normalization of hatred."

HRC Blog: Singing in the Face of Fear

HRC Blog: Singing in the Face of Fear

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) are raising their voices for empowerment, acceptance and harmony this coming week as they head to the Deep South on their first-ever Lavender Pen Tour. Through community outreach activities and nightly concerts, they hope to inspire solidarity and love in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The group of more than 200 will also be holding a rally for equality on the steps of Mississippi's State Capitol in Jackson, marching in song over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and holding outreach programs with youth along their five-state journey.

TimeOut SF: The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus kicks off its 40th Season with a tour through the country's reddest states

TimeOut SF: The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus kicks off its 40th Season with a tour through the country's reddest states

First, a history lesson: In 1977, a year before his death, Harvey Milk (the country’s first openly gay elected politician) sponsored a landmark LGBTQ civil rights bill. Mayor George Moscone signed that bill into law with a lavender pen that Milk gifted to him.

In honor of that purple pen, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus—its first public appearance was at Milk’s candlelit vigil—kicks off its 40th season this October with a two-week tour through Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida and more of the country’s reddest states. Dubbed the Lavender Pen Tour, it will see the ensemble use uplifting music to instill hope in Southern LGBTQ communities as well as educate people who may be less accepting of gay culture.

"Elfstravaganza" - December 8-9, 2017 - Tickets On Sale Now!

"Elfstravaganza" - December 8-9, 2017 - Tickets On Sale Now!

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director have announced the holiday performances for Season 40: Unstoppable, featuring three performances of Elfstravaganza, running December 8-9 at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St, San Francisco). Performances are Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25-99 and are available now on www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

SFGMC Welcomes Mitch Galli as Educational Outreach + Music Services Manager

SFGMC Welcomes Mitch Galli as Educational Outreach + 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.”