davie's symphony hall

SantaConcert Video!

sc_video.png

Ever wonder what 250 Santa's look like dancing and singing? Well, here's your chance to get a sneak peak of SantaConcert and see Santa, like you've never seen him before!

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - Castro Theatre at 5, 7 & 9PM Christmas Eve.

This year, we salute Santa, the quintessential icon of the holidays. We'll be wearing our red suits and joining the millions of people that take part in SantaCon each year (which, by the way, started right here in SF). That's right, over 250 gay men dressed in red- it’s our most festive and spectacular holiday show ever!


  • MONDAY, DEC. 24 at 5PM, 7PM, & 9PM
  • Come home for the holidays with us to the Castro Theater on Christmas Eve!

SFGMC partners with Make-A-Wish foundation.

maw_featureimg_200.png

We are proud to announce our partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, an organization whose volunteers have brought joy to countless numbers of sick children. Join us on December 6th for SantaConcert --a special Make-A-Wish concert event at Davies Symphony Hall.

Meet Michael: Our own Make-A-Wish Child

SFGMC Tenor Michael McGovern received a "wish" of his very own during a battle with cancer. Here is his story, as told by his father: During the summer of 1986, we were vacationing on Nantucket Island. Marcie’s parents were on a three-week trip in Europe, and the empty house on the water was too inviting to pass up for a quick getaway. 2 ½-year-old Michael and his older brother Phil were horsing around in the breakfast nook one evening when Michael fell back onto the edge of the bench, hit his shoulder, and started crying. Mom discovered a suspicious lump on his shoulder and took him to the doctor the next day. The doctor was very concerned by the lump and rather emphatic that we should see our pediatrician as soon as possible. We arrived at Dr. Norman Weinberger‘s office first thing on Monday. He looked at the lump on Michael’s shoulder and scheduled a consultation with Dr. Sue McIntosh at Yale New Haven’s oncology practice, who had one look at Michael’s lump and scheduled surgery to determine the pathology of the tumor. The attending surgeon, Dr. Seashore, reported that Michael had a rare form of muscle cancer: rhabdomyosarcoma. Michael was a brave soldier and submitted to multiple invasive procedures and horrible elixirs in preparation for the follow-up surgery the next day. They removed the bulk of the muscle on his scapula bone and several “involved” lymph nodes around his shoulder and down his right arm. Michael was immediately started on an aggressive regimen of three specific chemotherapy drugs sequencing in one-, two, and three-week protocol timetables and a week off, plus 25 radiation treatments over 18 months. In the months following his treatment at Yale New Haven Hospital, the staff in Dr. McIntosh’s office referred us to the Make a Wish (MAW) Foundation of Connecticut. We were not too familiar with MAW Foundation, but the MAW volunteers did a fantastic job dealing with our very emotional response to their proposal and reminded me that the MAW Foundation approach was for our son. He wanted to see Mickey and all the Disney characters (prompted by Phil, I’m sure), and we began planning his “wish,” which became something Michael started looking forward to. At 3 years old he was beginning to see the relationship his wish had to his many visits to the doctor’s office and the ever-present needles, blood work, and tests. We are one of the fortunate families, and we thank God every day for our blessings. Michael got his wish, and it helped give him the strength to beat the odds. He graduated with honors from high school, and has a BS in Biology/pre-med from The University of San Francisco. Gymnastics classes and tennis mitigated much of the debilitating effects of the surgery and radiation treatments. Michael turned 28 last January and is a smart, attractive, gifted young man with great passion for music and performance, and has been able to spend time “giving back” for all his blessings, dedicating time and resources to worthy charities and foundations.

Introducing Season 35

s35_200.png

Watch the SEASON 35 VIDEO and learn how the icons that make San Francisco unique-- SantaCon, Beach Blanket Babylon and Harvey Milk-- help us celebrate our 35th anniversary season.



Season 34-- Highlights Video

sensational_logo_122811.png

Ever wonder what an entire season of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus is like? If you got 4 minutes, we can show you-- here's a video look-back at Season 34, SENSATIONAL



Season 35 starts with Dan Savage & Joe Jervis at Crescendo!

s35_cresc_071512_200.png

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus opens its Iconic 35th Season with Crescendo, its wildly anticipated annual fundraising gala. SFGMC will present two gay icons with its Champion Awards: Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better Project, will receive the Human Rights Champion Award for his contributions to Stephen Schwartz's "Testimony", which was premiered by the Chorus last March. Blogger and activist Joe Jervis will receive the Media Champion Award for continued support of the chorus on his widely-read blog, "Joe.My.God."
[pl_raw] [wp_lightbox_ultimate_fancy_gallery class="lightbox_fancy_grid_view_gallery"] [wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_image link="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/savage_082312.jpg" source="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/savage_082312_150.jpg" title="Dan Savage, It Gets Better Project" gallery_group="s35-crescendo-1" class="lightbox_img_frame_fancy1"] [wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_image link="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jervis_082312.jpg" source="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jervis_082312_150.jpg" title="Joe Jervis, Joe.My.God." gallery_group="s35-crescendo-1" class="lightbox_img_frame_fancy1"] [wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_image link="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/lippa_082312.jpg" source="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/lippa_082312_150.jpg" title="Composer Andrew Lippa" gallery_group="s35-crescendo-1" class="lightbox_img_frame_fancy1"] [/wp_lightbox_ultimate_fancy_gallery] [/pl_raw]

Dan Savage, Creator
It Gets Better Project
Joe Jervis, Blogger
Joe.My.God.
Andrew Lippa, Composer
The Addams Family Musical

“This time-honored event supports the Chorus in raising both awareness and the crucial funds necessary to build and sustain our broad repertoire of social endeavors," said Sean Livingston, SFGMC Chairman of the Board and Crescendo Co-Chair. "We look forward to a fun afternoon filled with inspiration, as we continue to share our mission of changing lives through the power of music." At the event, guests will mix and mingle with family, friends and local Bay Area personalities and will hear a glorious and entertaining preview of selections from SFGMC’s upcoming Iconic Season 35 which includes SantaConcert, Snow White and Her Merry Men and Harvey Milk: Living The Legacy. Crescendo further delights with a classic Sunday champagne brunch, silent and live auctions overfilled with faraway exotic destinations, extra special events, distinctive food experiences, rare treats and Crescendo's signature Wall of Wine. For more information and tickets, please visit the Crescendo web-site.


SantaConcert

s35_santa_071512_200.png

This year, we salute Santa, the quintessential icon of the holidays with SANTACONCERT. It's our most festive and spectacular holiday show ever!

SantaCon is global sensation that started in San Francisco in 1994. Hundreds flocked to the streets dressed as Santa, making it the ultimate expression of holiday cheer.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6 at 8PM
  • Davies Symphony Hall
  • With the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Orchestra
  • MONDAY, DEC. 24 at 5PM, 7PM, & 9PM
  • Come home for the holidays with us to the Castro Theater on Christmas Eve!

Snow White & Her Merry Men

s35_bbb_071512_200.png

Snow White is still looking for love, and we're going to help her find it. For the first time in 30 years, the cast of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon joins the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus for an extravagant, hilarious spectacle that's can only be described as pure, over the top entertainment. The costumes, the parodies, the music and THE HATS!


  • MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013 at 8PM
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 at 8PM
  • Davies Symphony Hall

Testimony Video & Music Now Available

testimony_coverart.jpg

TESTIMONY is a breathtaking and emotional new masterpiece written by Stephen Schwartz for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Based on the heartfelt words of the "It Gets Better Project," TESTIMONY speaks to anyone who has ever felt out of place. The DVD Video is available for purchase, along with an iPod/iTunes downloadable version of the song from the SFGMC online store.

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="http://youtu.be/-XZRNL9ZnyM?hd=1" width="853" height="480" description="TESTIMONY Music by Stephen Schwartz" source="http://www.sfgmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/testimony_620_032212.png" title="Testimony"]